This 481-page collection, published in 2009, contains 26 papers, primarily by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) authors but including a few papers from non-USGS agencies, such as the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project and various university authors. The book is divided into six sections: (1) Surficial Seafloor Mapping and Characterization, (2) Source to Sink Sedimentation, (3) Southern California Physical Oceanography and Sediment Transport, (4) Regional Tectonic Structure: Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards, (5) Coastal Aquifers of Southern California, and (6) Contaminant and Biological Implications of Earth Science Studies in the Southern California Bight. Each section contains an introduction that summarizes the...

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