A number of people have contributed to the preparation of this book. Very early in the writing, I asked Marlin Harms and Bob Canepa, two published photographers both from the California Central Coast area, to contribute most of the chapter-opening photos. As always, the staff of Rocky Nook (Gerhard Rossbach, Joan Dixon, Maggie Yates, Matthias Rossmanith) are competent, helpful, and available, as are the contractors Rocky Nook hires for their special areas of technical expertise.
As always, my most valuable colleague and collaborator is my best friend; she is also my wife, editor, advisor, and motivator. This book is dedicated to Heather.