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Exploration of the Sierra Nevada

Francis Peloubet Farquhar

Exploration of the Sierra Nevada

by Francis Peloubet Farquhar

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Published by California Historical Society in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Francis P. Farquhar.
    ContributionsCalifornia Historical Society.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58 p., [3] leaves of plates ;
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22973211M

    The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest continuous mountain range in the United States. It contains over 50 percent of California's total flora, approximately plant taxa endemic to the Sierra, and taxa that are considered rare. Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada offers. The Defense Minerals Administration (DMA), Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA), and Office of Minerals Exploration (OME) mineral exploration programs were active over the period – landforms in the Ruby Mountains-East Humboldt Range of central Nevada and along the northeastern flank of the Sierra Nevada.

      Birds of the Sierra Nevada is not a field guide. If you’re not interested in the mass of behavioral, status, and habitat information in Birds of the Sierra Nevada, just stick with your Sibley guide or whatever you use. If you’re like us, you won’t lug this book into the field. One of the great classics of American mountaineering, western Americana, and nature writing. King was a geologist and a member of the California Survey when he made his famous ascent of Mt. Tyndall in the Sierra Nevada, which is described here, along with ascents of Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta and exploration of the Yosemite Valley.

    The impressive Sierra Nevada is about miles long, 70 miles wide, and between feet high. Occupying one fifth of the state, the Sierra Nevada is the largest mountain range in California. In late October or early November, the first snowfall whitens the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Canadian Science Publishing; University of Wyoming; Book Chapter Great Basin and Sierra Nevada Published: Janu Cite. View This Citation; Add to Citation Manager; Citation. "Great Basin and Sierra Nevada", Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, David R. Lageson, Stephen G. Peters, Mary M. Lahren.


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Exploration of the Sierra Nevada by Francis Peloubet Farquhar Download PDF EPUB FB2

By Francis P. Farquhar “Exploration of the Sierra Nevada” appeared in the California Historical Society Quarterlyfor March It was a basis for at least two books, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada, appearing in   The book progresses from the time when Indian tribes were the only inhabitants of the Sierra, to the first hesitant, sometimes unwise (Donner party),forays into the Sierra by the first California immigrants; finally culminating in the the creation of the Sierra Club and a discussion about utilization and recreation of the Sierra Nevada mountain range/5(13).

by Francis P. Farquhar “Exploration of the Sierra Nevada” appeared in the California Historical Society Quarterly for March It was a basis for at least two books, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada, appearing inand his best work, History of the Sierra Nevada ().

Exploration of the Sierra Nevada. San Francisco: California Historical Society, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Francis P Farquhar; California Historical Society.

His best known book is History of the Sierra Nevada (), which is still in print. In addition to serving as Sierra Club president, he was president of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (), California Academy of Sciences (), and the California Historical Society ().Born: DecemNewton, Massachusetts.

A solid primer on Sierra Nevada developments, expeditions, infrastructure and key personalities. Touches on many names, places and ideas, perfect to stimulate interest for further investigation. The writing is crisp and approachable. Greatest room for improvement would be /5(6).

A bona fide classic, originally published inMountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is still exciting reading. It describes the perils and pleasures experienced by Clarence King () 4/5(1). Every person interested in the Sierra Nevada and mountaineering will greatly enjoy "Norman Clyde:Legendary Mounaineer of California's Sierra Nevada".The book fills in lots of previously missing information on Clyde's lengthy life and background and contains very interesting comments by people who met him in all kinds of s: In the last few years, she writes, "the Sierra has been put through the plate tectonics intellectual filter, which has told us how the mountains might have been created, and why they are where they are." The book also expands its coverage of "human exploration of the Sierra Nevada, not just by geologists" but by others as well.

ThriftBooks - Sierra Nevada. A ThriftBooks Global Brand. From the largest selection of used titles to collectibles and new releases, we put quality, affordable books into the hands of readers.

At ThriftBooks, we believe reading can change the world. Shelves: adventure, memoir, mountaineering, nonfiction, read Wonderful 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/5(19).

Sierra Nevada, also called Sierra Nevadas, major mountain range of western North America, running along the eastern edge of the U.S. state of great mass lies between the large Central Valley depression to the west and the Basin and Range Province to the east.

Extending more than miles ( kilometres) northward from the Mojave Desert to the Cascade Range of northern. The Sierra Nevada halts ration of the American Cordillera, a curtail of hill sorts that comprises of just incessant obligation of such ranges that run through the western “backbone” of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.

We are going to discuss the top 10 books on the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada (/ s i ˌ ɛr ə n ɪ ˈ v æ d ə,-ˈ v ɑː d ə /) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, an almost continuous chain of mountain.

Sierra Nevada. The effective discovery of the Sierra Nevada rests, however, with the Franciscan missionaries, Francisco Tomas Hermenegildo Garcés and Pedro Font. They not only beheld the range, but they mentioned it specifically, and Font placed it for.

Tertiary Gravels of the Sierra Nevada also known as Professional Paper 73 by Waldemar Lindgren is probably one of the most important publications written on the Auriferous Gravel Channels in the Sierra Nevada of California.

These ancient river channels were the majority source of the massive placer gold deposits that supplied the Mother lode. Granada and the Sierra Nevada (Footprint Handbook; Andy Symington, ) Full of practical information (where to stay, eat, drink etc) and background detail, this is a good book to have handy before and during your exploration of Granada and the Sierra Nevada (it will easily fit in your day bag).

Sierra Nevada Corp.'s Lunar Gateway ground prototype is deployed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 21, The Large Inflatable Fabric Environment, or.

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King, Clarence, Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. University of Nebraska Press. The first real literature of the Sierra by the famed geologist and first director of the United States Geological Survey.

Farquhar, Francis, History of the Sierra Nevada. Farquhar was an early member of the Sierra Club. The book deals with the human history of. About the Book From the time it was sighted by Spanish explorers in the eighteenth century through the creation of the John Muir trail, the building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam, and the founding of the Sierra Club, the great snowy range of California has provided fulfillment to generations of trappers, immigrants, engineers, naturalists, and tourists.The Sierra Club publishes, as an Exhibit Format book, Gentle Wilderness: The Sierra Nevada, with photographs by Richard Kauffman and most of the text from My First Summer in the Sierra, edited by David Brower U.S.

Post Office publishes a commemorative, 5-cent .Now a mountaineering classic, this pioneering book was the first to synthesize into a single, riveting narrative all of the varied aspects of human endeavor related to the history of the Sierra Nevada. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, the book continues to be indispensable for any lover of the high country.4/5(1).