Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

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Applewood Books, Sep 19, 2011 - Reference - 324 pages
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The Shelf2life History of the American West Collection is a unique project that provides opportunities for researchers and new readers to easily access and explore works which have previously only been available on library shelves. The Collection brings to life pre-1923 titles focusing on a wide range of topics and experiences in US Western history. From the initial westward migration, to exploration and development of the American West to daily life in the West and intimate pictures of the people who inhabited it, this collection offers American West enthusiasts a new glimpse at some forgotten treasures of American culture. Encompassing genres such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama, this collection provides a new window to the legend and realities of the American West.

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User Review  - Lois Bujold - Goodreads

I read a slightly different edition... I came to this book via a reference in The Life of a Fossil Hunter, another fascinating 19th C. science memoir. These men seem to stand on some strange sliding ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tristy - Goodreads

Pulp travel writing from 1872. Historically interesting and yet painful to read - the author travels the Sierra Nevada, simultaneously being in awe of the natural beauty of the wilderness, while mocking the people who actually live in the wilderness and survive. Read full review

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Clarence King (born 1842) of Rhode Island rode horseback across the continent in 1863. In California, he was hired to work on Whitney's geological survey of the state, beginning the adventures recorded in this book.

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