Kim Steinhardt - The Edge (Sausalito)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Pacific coast is the most iconic region of California and one of the most fascinating and rapidly changing places in the world. Densely populated, urbanized and industrialized — but also home to wilderness with complex, fragile ecosystems — the coast is the place where humanity and nature coexist in a precarious balance that is never perfectly stable.

The Edge is a dramatic snapshot of the California coast’s past, present and probable future in a time of climate change and expanding human activity. Written by Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs, two marine experts who grew up on the coast, The Edge is both a celebration of the coast’s natural and cultural uniqueness and a warning of the many complex changes that threaten that uniqueness.

The Edge examines the current state of the coast’s natural and social environments, gives the historical causes for the coast’s present endangerment and offers informed projections on possible scenarios of the coast’s future. A masterful and sweeping synthesis of environmental and social science, The Edge presents a comprehensive portrait of the history, people, communities, industries, ecology and wildlife of the California coast.

Join Kim Steinhardt for this special evening that will include sharing his personal recollections of the citizen led effort to create the San Francisco’s Richardson Bay Sanctuary, along with rarely seen images of that successful campaign.

Kim Steinhardt delivers popular lectures and photographic programs on coastal conservation and ocean advocacy for aquariums and marine centers, universities, state parks and other audiences. He is currently working with National Geographic Books for release next year of a collection of his otter photographs and coastal storytelling.

Location: 
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California's Coast Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781610353090
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Craven Street Books - October 1st, 2017

The Pacific coast is the most iconic region of California and one of the most fascinating and rapidly changing places in the world. Densely populated, urbanized, and industrialized -- but also home to wilderness with complex, fragile ecosystems -- the coast is the place where humanity and nature coexist in a precarious balance that is never perfectly stable.