The Most Spectacular Sights & Destinations

Text by Karen Misuraca
Photography by Gary Crabbe
Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau

With its many national and state parks, hundreds of cultural and historic sites, and stretches of untouched wilderness, the California coast attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. The California Coast explores the breathtakingly beautiful California coastline, from the rugged, mountainous northern shore fringed with majestic redwood forests to the inviting beaches of southern California.

A treasured keepsake for residents and a perfect souvenir for visitors, The California Coast captures the look and local color of this world-famous 1,200-mile strip of the Pacific Rim: its sounds and smells, its natural and human history, the world-famous cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, the historic Spanish towns of Santa Barbara and Monterey, the wild Big Sur, and the quaint fishing villages of Mendocino and Eureka.

In more than one hundred color photographs and ten essays, The California Coast paints a rich visual, cultural, and historic portrait of the shore. The soul of the coast is revealed in the stories of unique Californians who embody the character of coastal towns and regions, from an oysterman on Tomales Bay to a Chinatown legend, a surfer dude at Malibu and the savior of an ancient tree named Luna.

ISBN 0-89658-481-X
Hardcover $29.95
8½ x 11 160 pgs 120 color photos,

"Book of the Year, 2002"
Outdoor Travel Writers Assoc. of California

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