Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (Paperback)
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Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/03/1997
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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.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803277830
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A fine book . . . [that] will please the mountain climber and allow him to enjoy his precarious pastime within the safe confines of his armchair."--"New York Times"
"Mountaineering is the first real literature of the Sierra, and, as a book of familiar travels in unfamiliar places in America, it brooks no equal."--"Pacific Historian"
"Scientifically accurate as well as charmingly descriptive of the region."--James D. Hart, "The Oxford Companion to American Literature" -- James D. Hart "The Oxford Companion to American Literature"

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