Baja California's Coastal Landscapes Revealed
Excursions in Geologic Time and Climate Change
Johnson reveals a geologic history that is outside the temporal framework of a human lifetime and scored by violent storms. We see how hurricanes have shaped coastal landscapes all along the peninsula’s inner coast, a fascinating story only possible by disassembling the rocks that on first appraisal seem incomprehensible.
Looking closely, Johnson shows us how geology not only helps us look backward but also forward toward an uncertain future. The landscape Johnson describes may be apart from the rest of Mexico, but his expert eye reveals how it is influenced by the unfolding drama of Planet Earth’s global warming.
“An outstanding and long-awaited field guide as the third part of the author’s trilogy on Baja California’s fascinating geological history and landforms that far too often are overlooked by travelers and residents alike. Here is much more than just a rockhound’s guide. It is a small compendium of natural history in the finest sense. A good entry into the large technical literature and research now going on for the Baja Peninsula and the legendary Sea of Cortez.”—Bill Burley, biologist