David Helvarg: The Golden Shore

Author will take audiences on a geographical, literary, and historical journey through the state.

When: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6 p.m.

Where: S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures


David Helvarg talks about his new book, The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea. Taking you on both a geographical and literary history of the state, Helvarg goes from California's border up north with Oregon down to the border of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, and out into the sea with the whales, sharks, seals, kelp forests, and offshore seamounts.

He captures the unique spirit of this great coast, its mythic place in American culture, and its role in a state whose ongoing natural disasters and unrelenting sense of renewal are intimately linked to its deep connection with an ever-changing sea. The book will be for sale after the talk, with author signing.

David Helvarg, founder and president of the Blue Ocean Campaign, is an award-winning journalist, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation. He has produced more than forty documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, and others.

Phone: 805-564-5633

Event posted Jan. 29, 2013
Last updated Feb. 5, 2013


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