Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
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Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence King

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Published by C. Scribner"s sons in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mountaineering,
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Clarence King ...
The Physical Object
Paginationxi p., 1 l., 378 p.
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17439035M
OCLC/WorldCa28842298

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Wonderful book filled with tales of the exploration of the Sierra Nevada in California including an ascent of Mt. Whitney and Shasta. King does a great job weaving information about the geology of the 4/5(1). Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (originally published ) begins with a summary of the geological history of the Sierras and then recounts King’s experiences in the range, both as a member of the Whitney expedition and as a mountain climber, Highlights include his ascents of Mount Tyndall, Mount Shasta, and Mount Whitney; survey of Yosemite Valley; and field trips in the . Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by (Mountaineering) King, Clarence Edition: First English edition Book condition: Contemporary half brown leather and cloth. Joints and corners a bit rubbed, small waterstain at lower edge of first two leaves, Book Description. Dedicating Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada to Josiah Whitney, King ultimately proved to be “a key figure in the creation of the U.S. Geological Survey (), and he was its first director before stepping down after one year to make way for John Wesley Powell” (Lamar, ). First issue with publisher’s monogram on the title page.

A bona fide classic, originally published in , Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is still exciting reading. It describes the perils and pleasures experienced by Clarence King () while conducting the first geological survey of California in the s. Buy Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. by Clarence King by Clarence King online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada first appeared in book form in , published by James Osgood & Co. of Boston ( pages). This edition came in 2 forms, octavo in. Sierra Mountaineering International was founded by Kurt Wedberg in the fall of We are specialists in all types of mountaineering guiding and instruction year round in this inspiring and beautiful mountain range. We are also positioned to guide expeditions to high peaks on all seven continents.

A bona fide classic, originally published in , Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is still exciting reading. It describes the perils and pleasures experienced by Clarence King () while conducting the first geological survey of California in the s. His language was equal to the marvels he found, and here with unfading brilliance are his accounts of scaling such mountains as 4/5(1). Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (Nature Library, Penguin) by Clarence King. Penguin Books. Used - Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. % Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (originally published ) begins with a summary of the geological history of the Sierras and then recounts King's experiences in the range, both as a member of the Whitney expedition and as a mountain climber, "Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada" is a memoir by Clarence King of his adventures and work with the California Geological Survey. King later led a major survey along the 40th Parallel in the American West and then was appointed the first director of the new U.S. Geological Survey.