Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley and Other Borax Deserts of the Pacific Coast - American Land Classics (Paperback)
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Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley and Other Borax Deserts of the Pacific Coast - American Land Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 16/02/2001
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In 1891, New York "Sun" reporter and travel writer J.R. Spears accepted an invitation to visit Death Valley to write about the region and explore its borax mines. Spears, the first professional journalist to visit, photograph and report on the region, provided the American reading public with an engaging and informed account of Death Valley and its surrounding desert country. Through 19 chapters, Spears examines the 20-mule teams used in borax mining, freighting in the rugged desert landscape, and various desert characters - including "Desert Tramps" and a California bear hunter.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801865077
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 192 x 127 x 14 mm
Edition: New edition


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"A book equally as distinguished as it is distinctive; and its substance guarantees as perpetual the sustained interest that pulsates throughout every chapter... No desert collection even merits the name without a copy of the Spears." -- E. I. Edwards, The Enduring Desert

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