Big Sur to Big Basin by Pamela Verduin Cain
California's Dramatic Central Coast

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From the dramatic cliffs of Big Sur to the colorful boardwalk and misty wooded mountains of Santa Cruz, Big Sur to Big Basin captures the stunning vistas and lively spectacles of the Monterey Bay region. This perennial backlist seller updated and with a striking new cover is the only book to explore the nine different communities that radiate north and south from the Monterey Bay, presenting an insider s view of the history and present-day attractions of this gorgeous coastline. Photographer Larry Ulrich's lush images reveal the hidden canyons once wandered by John Steinbeck, the emerald lawns of Pebble Beach, and the power and serenity of majestic redwood forests. Writer Pamela Verduin Cain tells a tale of a pirate attack on Monterey, takes readers on a tour through the West Coast's oldest continuously operating lighthouse, and visits the gorgeous private estates of celebrated Carmel residents. Full of characters and legend, sunsets and hot springs, wildflowers and whitecaps, Big Sur to Big Basin celebrates this ruggedly beautiful meeting of mountains and sea.

About Pamela Verduin Cain

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Larry Ulrich's outdoor and nature photography has been published in more than ten books and in numerous magazines and calendars. He lives five minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Pamela Verduin Cain has written for newspapers, television documentaries, and educational curricula. She spent her teenage years in the Monterey Bay area, then returned to the region in 1988, where she now lives in Pacific Grove.
Published April 1, 1998 by Chronicle Books. 144 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Whether capturing an orange sun setting behind the Pacific Grove's Ocean View Boulevard or the lush green forests of Santa Cruz's Redwoods State Park, landscape photographer Ulrich reveals the astonishing diversity and beauty of the area.

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