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Author Booker, Matthew Morse, 1968-

Title Down by the bay : San Francisco's history between the tides / Matthew Morse Booker.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource
Physical Medium polychrome.
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Summary San Francisco Bay is the largest and most productive estuary on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is also home to the oldest and densest urban settlements in the American West. Focusing on human inhabitation of the Bay since Ohlone times, Down by the Bay reveals the ongoing role of nature in shaping that history. From birds to oyster pirates, from gold miners to farmers, from salt ponds to ports, this is the first history of the San Francisco Bay and Delta as both a human and natural landscape. It offers invaluable context for current discussions over the best management and use of the Bay in the face of sea level rise.
Contents Introduction : Between the tides: layers of history in San Francisco Bay -- Rising tide -- Ghost tidelands -- Reclaiming the delta -- An edible bay -- From real estate to refuge -- Conclusion: Rising tides?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.
Land use -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- History.
Land use -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History.
Human ecology -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Human ecology -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: 9780520273207 0520273206 (DLC) 2013000528
ISBN 0520951484 (electronic bk.)
9780520951488 (electronic bk.)
9780520273207 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0520273206 (cloth ; acid-free paper)