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Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

King, Clarence

ISBN 10: 1103284193 / ISBN 13: 9781103284191
Published by BiblioLife 2009-02-11, 2009
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1103284193 Very good condition. Book contains bumps to edges, pages are in great shape. Ships immediately. Bookseller Inventory # Z1103284193Z2

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Title: Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Publisher: BiblioLife 2009-02-11

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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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. King, who in 1879 became the first director of the United States Geological Survey, will always be remembered for Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, which was praised by Wallace Stegner, Van Wyck Brooks, and Henry Seidel Canby as a watermark of frontier literature.

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