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Gary Griggs, Between Paradise and Peril

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

UCSC Professsor Gary Griggs will discuss the natural disaster history of the Monterey Bay, from earthquakes and landslides to floods, droughts, El Niños, and seacliff erosion, at a book talk and signing for Between Paradise and Peril.

Gary Griggs is in his 51st year as a Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz. He also served as the Director of the University’s Institute of Marine Sciences for the past 26 years, where he led the development of a Coastal Science Campus. His research, teaching and writing have been focused on the coast of California and include coastal processes, hazards, and sea-level rise. In 1998 he was given the Outstanding Faculty Award at U.C. Santa Cruz and the Alumni Association honored him with a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006. The California Coastal Commission and Sunset Magazine named him one of California’s Coastal Heroes in 2009, and in 2010 he was elected to the California Academy of Sciences. Earlier this year he chaired a committee recommended by Governor Brown to update California’s sea-level rise projections.


This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. 

If you have any ADA accomodation requests, please contact by November 7th.

Between Paradise and Peril: The Natural Disaster History of the Monterey Bay Region Cover Image
By Gary Griggs, McPherson Bruce (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781732709300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Monterey Bay Press - September 12th, 2018