It is possible through these gerial photographs to tack the beginnings of San Diego, which were also the beginnings of modern California, and the follow the city's meandering evolution from a Spanish pueblo to an insular, transplanted Midwestern town by the sea, to a Navy city, and on the its present rich diversity. The migrants of this generation have been a refreshing new breed, and they have superimposed on old San Diego has become more: a treshold city that has not yet passed the point of no return. Its a magnet for innovators in science and technology, and for those who envision America's future in the Pacific basin.
This beautiful volume may come to serve as the most useful single book about this fluid and complex city. From the altitudes at which Bob Cameron works his spell, above the human hubbub, issues and answers seem clearer. It seems easier to decide just what is going right or wrong.