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The mountains of California.

John Muir

The mountains of California.

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Published by The Century co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • California -- Description and travel.,
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination381 p. :
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17640553M


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The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag. Examples of fault-block mountains include the Sierra Nevada in California and Nevada, the Tetons in Wyoming, and the Harz Mountains in Germany.

Impact of Mountains on Habitats and Geopolitics. The Mountains of California is the first book I picked up by Muir, and this chapter is the single reason why it ultimately took me ten years to return to his writing. Now, with a more curious and mature ear for such details in nature, my recent reading of.

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The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography.

Mountains of California by John Muir. Author John Muir. Title Mountains of California. Format Hardcover. Publisher Binker Rating: % positive. The White Mountains of California and Nevada are a triangular fault-block mountain range facing the Sierra Nevada across the upper Owens extend for approximately 60 mi (97 km) as a greatly elevated plateau about 20 mi (32 km) wide on the south, narrowing to a point at the north, with elevations generally increasing south to nates: 37°38′02″N °15′20″W / °N.

His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today.

Geography. The Trinity Mountains run in a southwest-northeasterly direction for 30–35 miles (48–56 km). The range runs between Trinity Lake and Lake Shasta, around 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Redding. Peaks of the Trinity Mountains rise to elevations of 4, feet (1, m) in the southwest, and to more than 7, feet (2, m) in the : Mount Eddy.

California has the largest economy in the United States and, inwas the first state to reach the trillion-dollar benchmark in gross state product.

InCalifornia was ranked the ninth. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Muir, John, Mountains of California. New York: Century,© (OCoLC) Document Type. ‎The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag, crook, and valley with great care and contemplation/5(14).

The Mountains of California Language: English: LoC Class: F United States local history: Pacific States: LoC Class: QH: Science: Natural history: Subject: Natural history -- California Subject: California -- Description and travel Subject: Naturalists -- United States -- Biography Subject: Muir, John, -- Travel -- Sierra Nevada Cited by: GO where you may within the bounds of California, mountains are ever in sight, charming and glorifying every landscape.

Yet so simple and massive is the topography of the State in general views, that the main central portion displays only one valley, and two chains of mountains which seem almost perfectly regular in trend and height: the Coast Range on the west side, the Sierra Nevada on the east.

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Muir’s vivid descriptions of nature are infused with his characteristic wonder at the magnificence of wilderness, from a single songbird’s “perfect arabesques of melody” to. Pioneer conservationist John Muir recounts his journeys by foot through the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests, King's Canyon, and other wilderness areas.

With a natural historian's keen eye for flora, geography, and geology, he describes glaciers, lakes, trees, and the daily lives of the region's inhabitants. Muir's lyrical narrative, originally published inis.

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The Mountains of California () was his first book, published when he and although he is not as great a stylist as Thoreau, his enthusiasm and heart-felt Author: PD Smith. Washington, Oregon, and California, and follows the highlands some distance into Mexico."[1] Throughout the vast region bounded on the east by the Wahsatch Mountains and on the west by the Sierra there are more than a hundred subordinate ranges and mountain groups, trending north and south, range beyond range, with summits rising from eight to 4/5.

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Reviews Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50. THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA BY JOHN MUIR [Illustration: HOOFED LOCUSTS.] CONTENTS CHAPTER I THE SIERRA NEVADA II THE GLACIERS III THE SNOW IV A NEAR VIEW OF THE HIGH SIERRA rest and a glance at my note-book, I cut a few leafy branches for a bed, and fell into the clear, death-like sleep of the tired mountaineer.

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