Frontiers of geological exploration of western North America a symposium sponsored by Section E (geology and geography) of the Pacific Division American Association for the Advancement of Science, the School of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Idaho, and the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the United States Geological Survey. Edited by Alan E. Leviton ... , Peter U. Rodda ... , Ellis L. Yochelson ... , [and] Michele L. Aldrich. San Francisco: [Pacific Division / American Association for the Advancement of Science], 1982. 25.3x17.3 cm, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-5  7-248 [249-250: blank], illustrations, original pictorial white wrappers printed in brown and black, perfect bound. First edition. At head of title: "Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division / American Association for the Advancement of Science held at University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho June 3-7, 1979." Among the papers are three that are pertinent to the study and history of the Sierra Nevada, including "John Boardman Trask: Physician-Geologist in California, 1850-1879" by Alan E. Leviton and Michele L. Aldrich, pp. 37-69, a seminal study, with important bibliography, of California's first, if unofficial, State Geologist. The other two are "The Role of Clarence King in the Advancement of Geology in the Public Service, 1867-1881" by Clifford M. Nelson and Mary C. Rabbitt, pp. 19-35, and "I. C. Russell: Frontiersman of Science" by Mary C. Rabbitt, pp. 79-83, a paper on Israel Cook Russell, "the last of the great geologic explorers" whose "earliest years with the Survey were spent in investigating the desert basins of the arid West and the glaciers of the Cascade Mountains and the Sierra Nevada" (Rabbitt, p. 79). See Russell, "Existing Glaciers of the United States," Fifth annual report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 1883 -- '84 (1885) and "Quaternary History of Mono Valley, California," Eighth annual report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 1886 -- '87 (1889). A nearly fine copy. (#166295).
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