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The explorer King : adventure, science, and the Great Diamond Hoax : Clarence King in the Old West

Author: Robert Wilson
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of a scientist-explorer whose mountain-scaling, desert-crossing, river-fording, blizzard-surviving adventures helped create the new West of the nineteenth century. King in his youth was an icon of the new America: a man of both action and intellect, who combined science and adventure with romanticism and charm. He went west in 1863 at age 21 as a geologist-explorer. During the next decade he scaled the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Clarence King; Clarence (Geologe) King
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wilson
ISBN: 0743260252 9780743260251
OCLC Number: 62172911
Description: viii, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Wilson.
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One of the year's most compelling biographies provides a portrait of Clarence King, an elite scientist-explorer who helped to create the new West of the 19th century. Photos throughout.  Read more...

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"Robert Wilson has written a searching, fast-paced account of a colorful and enigmatic American, Clarence King, whose life embodied so many jostling opposites that he was the very image of a new, raw Read more...

 
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