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Channel Islands National Park & Marine Sanctuary
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In this remarkable new coffee table and gift worthy volume, veteran landscape photographer Tim Hauf captures the flora, fauna, cultural sites, and dramatic landscapes of the little known Channel Islands. Included are tiny Santa Barbara Island, with its teeming plant and marine life; Anacapa, renown for its lighthouse and sea caves; Santa Cruz, the largest and most diverse of the islands; Santa Rosa, former home of a robust Old West cattle ranch; and San Miguel, the westernmost, with its spectacular pinniped rookery and ghostly caliche forest. Also included is a chapter on the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, a wonderland of aquatic marvels that encompasses an offshore distance of six miles from the pelagic edge of each island.
Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary is a valuable introduction to the astounding natural wonders that flourish just off the coast of Southern California. Through Tim Hauf's stunning photography and Catherine French's informative text, you can explore this wilderness and learn of the bounty of rare flora and fauna that can be found here and nowhere else on earth.