Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence King

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

byClarence King

Kobo ebook | January 26, 2017

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The western margin of this continent is built of a succession of mountain chains folded in broad corrugations, like waves of stone upon whose seaward base beat the mild, small breakers of the Pacific.
By far the grandest of all these ranges is the Sierra Nevada, a long and massive uplift lying between the arid deserts of the Great Basin and the Californian exuberance of grain-field and orchard; its eastern slope, a defiant wall of rock plunging abruptly down to the plain; the western, a long, grand sweep, well watered and overgrown with cool, stately forests; its crest a line of sharp, snowy peaks springing into the sky and catching the alpenglow long after the sun has set for all the rest of America.

Title:Mountaineering in the Sierra NevadaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 26, 2017Publisher:Clarence KingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8826006903

ISBN - 13:9788826006901

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