Called the "Birthplace of California" San Diego is steeped in several cultures, native and immigrant. Early twentieth century records paint the city as a quiet navy town, but with the passage of time sleepy San Diego woke up to become "America's Finest City." This maturing has meant that many of the city's bedroom communities have matured into full-blown residential units in their own right, and many started bursting at their walls.
Partially driven by this trend, protection for the natural history of the region has necessarily kept pace. Forward thinking planners representing various public agencies and private foundations have secured vast amounts of acreage to help preserve nature's resources in the region. Parks, trails, forest lands, preserves, reserves and the like have sequestered hundreds of thousands of acres for the benefit of regional flora and fauna and their land and sea habitats.
Greater San Diego can boast that it is home to one of the better city parks on earth, Balboa Park, and one of the largest regional parks, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The Cleveland National Forest, Torrey Pines State Reserve and scores of other protected areas of the region, from sea to desert, serve also for the benefit and edification of humankind. The region's unparalleled geographic diversity is one of the greatest treasures of Southern California, and in fact the nation.
Fine as San Diego is 144 pages of handsome local imagery visually detailing the natural side of the entire region and its unparalleled geographic diversity. Indeed, the book fulfills its goal to show that finery extends well beyond the city limits. Naturalist/photographer Greg Lawson has authored numerous books on American places and this is his fourth on the San Diego area. His award winning international work is showcased by various galleries, including the Walls of the World gallery in San Diego's North County.
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Worldwide landscape, nature, wildlife, and places; these are the focus of award-winning international photographer Greg Lawson who has been showcasing the earth for some five decades. Fine as San Diegois his fourth book on the San Diego region.Review:
"Greg Lawson . . .one of the most emphatic photographers of our time. . . once again showcases the rich geographic and seasonal splendor of our greatly diverse homeland. . .(Fine as San Diego) will beckon you to return the coffee table again and again" --Rancho Santa Fe Review
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Book Description Oakana House, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0976219700