What discoveries shocked author and Blue Frontier president David Helvarg while writing The Golden Shore? What would surprise you about California and its environmental history? We talked with David about The Golden Shore: California’s Love Affair with the Sea, the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean. Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, The Golden Shore tells the story of California’s majestic coastline and ocean. David captures the spirit of the Californian coast, its mythic place in American culture, and its role in a state whose ongoing natural disasters and unremitting sense of renewal are intimately linked to its deep connection with an ever-changing sea.