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The mountains of California by John Muir

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Published by T. Fisher Unwin in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

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

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby John Muir.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 13272.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxiii, 381 p.
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13559411M
OCLC/WorldCa11485427

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The following list comprises the mountain ranges of U.S. State of California designated by the United States Board on Geographic Names and cataloged in the Geographic Names Information System. 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 . 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 .