Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clive King

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. ISBNKostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Fremdsprachige Bücher. Mountaineering in the Sierra NevadaMountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. Originally published 1872. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clive King

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. And Mount Whitney; survey of Yosemite Valley; and field trips in the Merced Valley. King provides anecdotes of the mountains’ people and natural history along the way. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence KingWonderful 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 region with his personal tales of the people and places he visited in the region. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clive King

Definitely an adventure tale that stands the test of time. Begins with a summary of the geological history of the Sierras and then recounts King& 39; s experiences in the range. And Mount Whitney; survey of Yosemite Valley; and field trips in the. A web resource to. Clarence King was a young. Adventurous geologist when his memoir “ Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada” was published in 1872. He was part of the Victorian wave of mountain- climbing that first scaled the highest world peaks in the mid- 19th century and. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clive King

Was part of a similar wave of new theories and discoveries. Darwinian evolution. And human behavior. 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. Geological Survey. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada Item Preview remove- circle Share or Embed This Item. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clive King

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Publication date 1872 Topics Mountaineering. Publisher Boston. Osgood and company Collection cdl; zamorano80; americana; additional collections Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation Contributor University of California Libraries Language English. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is essential reading for anyone who both loves those mountains and wants to get a glimpse of life there before it reached the level of settlement it has today. Whether or not all the stories here are strictly factual. They are often both gripping and entertaining. They bring the reader some sense of what rural central California life was like at that time. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clive King

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