Frates presents 91 full-color photographs of this picturesque region of America that abuts the immense Pacific Ocean. The images convey the coast's beauty and moods, with landscapes large and small, as well as a selection of images from the impressive Coast Range. Intense, bright-orange sunsets are counterbalanced by tranquil, pastel-colored sunrises and misty, evocative panoramas. The region's unique lighthouses provide a focal point throughout the book. Sea lions, wildflowers, and unique rock formations round out the offerings.