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Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast
Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California

Thomas E. Cochrane
Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast: Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California by Thomas E. Cochrane

Geologist Cochrane provides a detailed yet approachable overview of how and why the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast appears as it does today––with all its fascinating oddities. Explores the San Andreas Fault and its dynamic and continuing role in shifting both land and sea; unusual features including sink holes,sag ponds, submarine canyons, and underground streams. Meet the area’s geologic superstars: Bowling Ball Beach, Devil’s Punchbowl, Witches’ Cauldron, sea stacks, gargoyles, blowholes, sea caves, the 8000-foot Black Point Spilite, and more. Includes human impact and climate change, features nearly 50 diagrams, maps, and striking photos.

An 85-mile road log provides precise instructions for a self-drive geological tour from Bodega Bay to Elk––includes must-see features as well as suggestions for best hikes, picnic spots, public beaches, campgrounds, side trips inland, and more.

“ …a guide to understanding the forces that have shaped the land as we now see it. And the Road Log is an invaluable asset to our knowledge of the coast.”
–– Dave Koehler, Executive Director, Sonoma Land Trust

2017, 156 pages, 7.5” x 9.25”, full-color cover, 29 color photographs, 1 black & white photograph, 13 maps, 3 tables & graphs, bibliography, index. Published by River Beach Press.
ISBN 978-0-9985106-0-6 trade paper

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Get Out In Nature Sale

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