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Making and Unmaking of the Western Bays Bundle



ISBN 9781032214221
Published March 30, 2022 by CRC Press
464 Pages

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Book Description

This three-book set is devoted to the prominent bays of the Western North America. The first volume describes San Francisco Bay - a shallow estuary surrounded by a large population center. The forces that built it began with plate tectonics and involved the collision of the Pacific and North American plates and the subduction of the Juan de Fuka plate. Gold mining during the California gold rush sent masses of slit into the Bay.

The second volume is devoted to San Diego Bay, which is also a shallow estuary surrounded by a large human population center that influenced the Bay.

The third volume describes Puget Sound – a different sort of bay – a complex fjord-estuary system, but also surrounded by several large population centers. The watershed is enormous, covering nearly 43,000 square kilometers with thousands of rivers and streams. Geological forces, volcanos, Ice Ages, and changes in sea levels make the Sound a biologically dynamic and fascinating environment, as well as a productive ecosystem.

Key Features

  • Summarizes a complex geological, geographical, and ecological history
  • Reviews how the San Diego Bay has changed and will likely change in the future
  • Examines the different roles of various drivers of Bay ecosystem function
  • Includes the role of humans—both first people and modern populations—on the Bay
  • Explores San Diego Bay as an example of general bay ecological and environmental issues

Table of Contents

Making and Unmaking of San Diego Bay

Chapter 1 California Then and Now

Chapter 2 Geological Forces that Built San Diego Bay

Chapter 3 Water

Chapter 4 Geomorphology of the San Diego Region

Chapter 5 Early Biology of the San Diego Region

Chapter 6 Humans Arrive

Chapter 7 San Diego Bay Today

Chapter 8 Biology of the San Diego Bay Region

Chapter 9 Restoring the Bay

Chapter 10 Future of the Bay

Making and Unmaking of Puget Sound

Chapter 1 Puget Sound Then and Now

Chapter 2 Geological Origins of the Puget Sound

Chapter 3 Water

Chapter 4 Geomorphology of Puget Sound

Chapter 5 Early Biology of Puget Sound

Chapter 6 Humans Arrive

Chapter 7 Puget Sound Today

Chapter 8 Biology of Puget Sound

Chapter 9 Protecting and Restoring Puget Sound

Chapter 10 Puget Sound in the Future

Making and Unmaking of the San Francisco Bay

Chapter 1 California Now and Then

Chapter 2 Geological Forces that Built the Bay

Chapter 3 Water

Chapter 4 Geomorphology of the Bay Area

Chapter 5 Early Biology of the Bay

Chapter 6 Humans Arrive

Chapter 7 The Bay Today

Chapter 8 Biology of the Bay

Chapter 9 Restoring the Bay

Chapter 10 Future of the Bay

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Biography

Gary C. Howard is science editor and writer. He spent over 20 years at the Gladstone Institutes of the University of California San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and at Harvard University. He has edited several books, including three books for CRC Press. Matthew R. Kaser is a Senior Partner at Bell & Associates in San Francisco and has been a part-time lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University East Bay. He was on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics, UCSF, an NIH Fellow at Habor-UCLA Medical Center and held postdoctoral researcher positions at the University of California Irvine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and at Oxford University.