Book/Printed Material Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada,

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Title
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada,
Summary
Clarence King (1842-1901) of Rhode Island was a Yale-educated geologist and mining engineer who rode horseback across the continent in 1863. In California, he was hired to work on Whitney's geological survey of the state, and he went on to a distinguished professional career. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (originally published 1872) 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, 1864-1870. Highlights include his ascents of Mount Tyndall, Mount Shasta, 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.
Contributor Names
King, Clarence, 1842-1901.
Created / Published
New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Mountaineering
-  Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xi p., 1 l., 378 p. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F868.S5 K52
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.vg21
Library of Congress Control Number
02027225
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Description
Clarence King (1842-1901) of Rhode Island was a Yale-educated geologist and mining engineer who rode horseback across the continent in 1863. In California, he was hired to work on Whitney's geological survey of the state, and he went on to a distinguished professional career. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (originally published 1872) 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, 1864-1870. Highlights include his ascents of Mount Tyndall, Mount Shasta, 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.
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https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/02027225
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King, Clarence. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1902. Web.. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/02027225/.

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King, C. (1902) Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. New York, C. Scribner's sons. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/02027225/.

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King, Clarence. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1902. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/02027225/>.