WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR SAN DIEGO: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE REGION!
Since its first edition in 1976, it has tried to convey in a concise but informative manner the essentials of the history, natural environment, and uniqueness of the San Diego region.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob
Chapter One: Introduction: The Uniqueness of the Region
Chapter Two: Building the Region: The Geologic Forces that Shape San Diego County
Chapter Three: The Nature of the County: San Diego’s Climate, Vegetation, and Wildlife
Chapter Four: American Indians: The County’s First Residents
Chapter Five: Peopling the Region: San Diego’s Population Patterns
Chapter Six: Gifts from an Arid Land: Natural Resources of San Diego County
Chapter Seven: Beaches, Bays, and Boats: San Diego’s Coastal and Marine Environment
Chapter Eight: The Most Essential Resource: A Secure Water Supply for the County
Chapter Nine: Working the Land: Agriculture in San Diego County
Chapter Ten: Working the Cities: The Regional Economic Base
Chapter Eleven: San Diegans on the Move: Transportation in the County
Chapter Twelve: Visions of the Builders: The Evolution of the San Diego Cityscape
Chapter Thirteen: “America’s Finest City”: Communities of the City of San Diego
Chapter Fourteen: And 17 More Fine Cities: The Other Cities of San Diego County
Chapter Fifteen: The Towns Beyond the Cities: Unincorporated Communities
Chapter Sixteen: Fun in the Sun: Regional Recreation Facilities
Chapter Seventeen: Keeping It Clean: Maintaining Environmental Quality
Chapter Eighteen: Saving the Pieces: The Effort to Conserve San Diego’s Biodiversity
Chapter Nineteen: Tijuana and Environs: Transformation on the Border
Chapter Twenty: Visualizing the Twenty-first Century: Planning San Diego’s Future
PRAISE FOR San Diego: An Introduction to the Region, 5th Edition
These pages will help you appreciate San Diego’s past, better appreciate the present, and make you excited for its rapidly emerging future. I highly recommend this engaging read.
The new 5th Edition contains even more useful information about San Diego County. Whether you are a newcomer to this area or one of the few natives, you will enjoy being informed about most every aspect of America’s Finest County….
A fantastic update to the must-have comprehensive primer on San Diego County.