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Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Clarence King
"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 In his own words, hear how this troubled man and his team mapped the treacherous Sierra mountains. Rather than a dry account of pure events, the text is imbibed with a sense of wonder and adventure. The writing is beautiful and compelling: over an over, King finds beauty in the worst conditions.
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Clarence King (1842-1901) was an American geologist, mountaineer, and author. He served as the first director of the United States Geological Survey from 1879 to 1881. King was noted for his exploration of the Sierra Nevada.
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