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Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada King, Clarence/ Farquhar, Francis Peloubet (EDT)/ Farquhar, Francis Peloubet 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0803277830
ISBN-13: 9780803277830
Sku: 30157025
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  1
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A bona fide classic, originally published in 1872, "Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada" is still exciting reading. It describes the perils and pleasures experienced by Clarence King (1842-1901) while conducting the first geological survey of California in the 1860s. His language was equal to the marvels he found, and here with unfading brilliance are his accounts of scaling such mountains as Tyndall, Shasta, and Whitney. The chapters on the Yosemite Valley and surrounding High Sierras were written while he was surveying the boundaries of a newly designated national park. There are also delightful vignettes of western characters, including a Sierra artist and a family of Pike County hog farmers.
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A bona fide classic, originally published in 1872, Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is still exciting reading. It describes the perils and pleasures experienced by Clarence King (1842–1901) while conducting the first geological survey of California in the 1860s. His language was equal to the marvels he found, and here with unfading brilliance are his accounts of scaling such mountains as Tyndall, Shasta, and Whitney. The chapters on the Yosemite Valley and surrounding High Sierras were written while he was surveying the boundaries of a newly designated national park. There are also delightful vignettes of western characters, including a Sierra artist and a family of Pike County hog farmers.
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Product attributePublisher:   University of Nebraska Press
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