Edward Keller's New Book Explores the Natural History of Santa Barbara

For the past 25 years, geologist Edward A. Keller has researched and studied the natural landscape and environment of California from Camarillo to Gaviota. In a new book, “Santa Barbara, Land of Dynamic Beauty — A Natural History,” Keller, a professor of earth science, environmental studies, and geology narrows his focus to highlight the Santa Barbara area, from Goleta to La Conchita, and into the Santa Barbara Channel. The book begins with the geologic history of the Santa Barbara area, including natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, and wildfires. Keller then separates the area by geography — Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria-La Conchita, Goleta, Ellwood, and the Santa Barbara Channel.  READ MORE (UCSB Featured News)