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The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

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    The Golden Shore by David Helvarg This book has so much to offer

    The Golden Shore by David Helvarg
    This book has so much to offer: the history of parts of the west coast, mainly CA and so many parts I was aware of and have been to and so many more I wasn't really aware existed there and the reason why they are there.
    Love hearing how they rebuilt many parts from major disasters using their own resources.
    To me this book is like a National Geographic encyclopedia of the area from earlier than the Ice Age and everything that shaped the coast and had any influence.
    There is SO much knowledge you can gain from reading this.
    Have watched and visited over the years various measures taken to bring back some fish to the area: dam near a power plant near Hurricane Ridge in the state of WA. Also very interesting to see the west coast with same issues as east coast had with fishing for whale and it's byproducts.
    And most recently the overfishing til a species is just about deplete.
    Love the references to John Muir and John Steinbeck, didn't know he played such a major role in things.
    Chapters on the Navy and oil industry and how each of them has taken a part of the gold coast.
    Parts of this are also better than a guided tour as details and names of other places to visit, where a tourist would never know about, are spoken about on the journey.
    Besides the oceanographic and surfing there are throughout talks of saving the land, plastic bags and other garbage to preserve the land for the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013


    (Im by the sea xthroughout the whole song except for choruses) traveling east across the sea on the road of make believe. Ur the one that i can tell ur secret ive beheld. This is where i belong. So take me home down by the...(chorus) golden sea. Still i stay with thee. Golden golden sea. Still i stay with thee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012


    *walks by the stream and spots the fish. She waits and when she spots another she dives after it using her claws to kill it*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Lazy Stream

    A slow moving stream weaves its way through the forest. Fish dart by, many so fast all you can see is their tail and a slight shimmer of their scales. You'll have to be accurate and quick to catch them.

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