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The Resource The explorer King : adventure, science, and the great diamond hoax : Clarence King in the Old West, Robert Wilson

The explorer King : adventure, science, and the great diamond hoax : Clarence King in the Old West, Robert Wilson

Label
The explorer King : adventure, science, and the great diamond hoax : Clarence King in the Old West
Title
The explorer King
Title remainder
adventure, science, and the great diamond hoax : Clarence King in the Old West
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Sierra Nevada, published a book now considered an adventure classic, initiated a groundbreaking land survey, and ultimately uncovered one of the greatest frauds of the century--the Great Diamond Hoax--making him an international celebrity at a time when there were few. The book also provides the bigger picture of the West at this time, showing the ways in which the terrain was measured and charted and mastered, and how science, politics, and business began to intersect and influence one another during this era.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951 February 21-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Robert
Dewey number
  • 551.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE22.K5
LC item number
W55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Clarence
  • Geologists
  • West (U.S.)
Label
The explorer King : adventure, science, and the great diamond hoax : Clarence King in the Old West, Robert Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-267) and index
Control code
ocm62172911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 p.
Isbn
9780743260251
Lccn
2005053598
Other control number
9780743260251
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The explorer King : adventure, science, and the great diamond hoax : Clarence King in the Old West, Robert Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-267) and index
Control code
ocm62172911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 p.
Isbn
9780743260251
Lccn
2005053598
Other control number
9780743260251
Other physical details
ill., maps

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