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King of the 40th parallel : discovery in the American West

Author: James Gregory Moore
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford General Books, 2006.
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"This book recounts the life and achievements of Clarence King, widely recognized as one of the most gifted Americans of his era. King's genius, singular accomplishments, and near-death adventures unfold in a narrative centered on his personal relationship with his lifelong friend, James Gardner. The two, upon completing their studies at Yale, traveled by wagon train across the continent and worked a few years with
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, James Gregory, 1930-
King of the 40th parallel.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford General Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607771303
Named Person: Clarence King; Clarence King; Clarence King, Geologe.; Clarence King; Clarence King
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Gregory Moore
ISBN: 0804752222 9780804752220 0804752230 9780804752237
OCLC Number: 61529772
Description: xxi, 387 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a bird of paradise --
A youthful alliance --
Ablebodied men --
Gold and guns --
Almost inaccessible to man --
Grand cold fury of the Sierra --
Mirage and blizzard --
Fever on the desert --
True ice and false summit --
An unparalleled fraud --
Pushed with the utmost vigor --
Rocky triangulation --
A grand fusion --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: King of the fortieth parallel
Responsibility: James Gregory Moore.
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Recounts the life and achievements of Clarence King, recognized as one of America's gifted intellectuals of the nineteenth century, and a legendary figure in the American West. This work attempts to  Read more...

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