Author and Professor of Geology at MiraCosta College
Keith Meldahl's newest book is Surf, Sand, and Stone: how Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast (University of California Press). It tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast: its mountains, bluffs, beaches, islands, waves, earthquakes, and related phenomena. It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the evidence for how the coast's features came to be and how they are continually evolving. With a compelling narrative and clear illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone suggests how the coast will change in the future and how we can best prepare.