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Description - History of the Sierra Nevada by Francis P. Farquhar

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. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520253957
ISBN-10: 0520253957
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Francis P. Farquhar

Francis P. Farquhar (1887-1974) was a renowned mountaineer, former president of the Sierra Club, and author of several guidebooks to the Sierra Nevada. Mt. Francis Farquhar in Kings Canyon National Park is named in his honor.

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