9780939666911

Such a Landscape! : A Narrative of the 1864 California Geological Survey Exploration of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon from the Diary, Fieldnotes, Letters and Reports of William Henry Brewer

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  • ISBN13:

    9780939666911

  • ISBN10:

    093966691X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Pgw

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Summary

Here are collected William Brewer's diary, field notes, letters, and reports (many previously unpublished) made during the Geological Survey's landmark explorations of some of California's wildest terrain. William Alsup ties these various sources together with his own careful observations made over a dozen years as he traced and photographed the survey party's route through the central Sierra Nevada. Adding substantially to the beauty of the book are forty of Mr. Alsup's remarkable black-and-white photographs, elegantly reproduced by the duotone process.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. 5
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 13
William Brewer's Narrative
To the Big Treesp. 23
To Mount Sillimanp. 26
Mount Brewer and Mount Whitneyp. 39
Kings Canyonp. 58
The Owens Valleyp. 64
Mono Pass to Mount Goddardp. 72
The San Joaquinp. 82
Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Backcountryp. 91
Postnotep. 103
List of Campsp. 105
List of Platesp. 114
Sourcesp. 115
Acknowledgmentsp. 117
Indexp. 118
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