Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK2114-891
PLACE NAMES OF THE SIERRA NEVADA FROM ABBOT TO ZUMWALT Peter Browning 1991 2nd ed Softcover Near Fine
By Browing, Peter
Price: $9.99

List Price: $20.00
You Save $10.01 (50%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Berkeley, 1992, 2nd edition. 256 pp, b/w photos, maps. Used softcover. Near Fine.
 
"Over the years, the High Sierra has attracted a diverse group of travelers and residents who have explored its rivers, valleys, mountain peaks, lakes and passes. The names of these features are clues to the colorful and unusual aspects of the area's past, and the people and events that shaped it.
 
In 1926, the Sierra historian Francis Farquhar wrote Place Names of the High Sierra. Published by the Sierra Club, it quickly became a standard reference book. Since then, more than half of the names on the present topographic maps of the Sierra have been created, but Farquhar died before he was able to complete his planned revision.
 
Peter Browning, who was given access to Farquhar's extensive revision notes, has written an entirely new book on the place names of the Sierra Nevada. He has perused many original sources, including the place-names file of the national parks and forests, the decision lists of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and field notes of the U.S. Geographical Survey topographers responsible for naming many of the features. This new book gives the derivation and lore associated with each name as well as quotes from many of the explorers and travelers of the Sierra Nevada."

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE GUNS OF JOHN MOSES BROWNING: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE INVENTOR WHOSE FIREARMS CHANGED THE WORLD Nathan Gorenstein 2021 1st ed Hardcover
By: Gorenstein, Nathan
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $28.00, You Save $8.01 (29%)
- Item # BK8362-874
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH AMERICA Fred Beckey 1982 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Beckey, Fred
Price $49.95 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $75.05 (60%)
- Item # OP219B-855p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH AMERICA Fred Beckey 1982 1st ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Fred Beckey
By: Beckey, Fred
Price $125.00
- Item # OP219C-855p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SENSATION SEEKING TENDENCY IN MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS: A 20TH CENTURY PHENOMENON Athiqul Laskar 2000 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Laskar, Athiqul H.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $44.96 (90%)
- Item # BK2030-8612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRAIL AND TIMBERLINE 1962 - 1998 As Available Not a Set $5 each
By: Colorado Mountain Club
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # JR727A-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PEAKS AND LAMAS Marco Pallis 1995 reprint Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Pallis, Marco
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK1154-8613
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FIFTY STATE SUMMITS: GUIDE WITH MAPS TO STATE HIGH POINTS Paul L. Zumwalt 1988 Paperback Very Good With a climber's Ephemera
By: Zumwalt, Paul L.
Price $49.95
- Item # GB736-961p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1997 August Climbing Thalay Sagar Indian Himalaya Greg Child, Kitty Calhoun, Jay Smith Multiple copies available
By: National Geographic Magazine 1997 August
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $7.01 (47%)
- Item # NG9608-8723
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCS NATURE CATHERINE DESTIVELLE [Mostly USA] Catherine Destivelle Gerard Kosicki 1991 1st edition Large hardcover Multiple copies available
By: Destivelle, Catherine and Gerard Kosicki
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $35.05 (47%)
- Item # BK228-8572p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL 1990-1991, VOLUME 48
By: Himalayan Club India
Price $39.95
- Item # HJ1990
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


CENTRAL COLORADO 4-WHEELING: A GUIDEBOOK Wayne W. Griffin 1994 Softcover Fine
By: Griffin, Wayne W.
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $9.95, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # GB7513-942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOPOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE KLAMATH MOUNTAINS Joseph S. Diller 1902 Softcover Very Good
By: Diller, Joseph S.
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $219.99, You Save $200.00 (91%)
- Item # OP7604-864
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Catalog 56. Chessler Books
By: Chessler Books
Price $10.00
- Item # CBC056-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ESCAPE FROM LUCANIA David Roberts 2002 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Roberts, David
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $23.00, You Save $8.01 (35%)
- Item # BK1854A-86012
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLO FACES [Novel] James Salter 1988 or 1998 Softcover Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Salter, James
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $5.01 (33%)
- Item # BK1352-8605
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1990 Softcover Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize (Not Signed)
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $8.95, You Save $6.96 (78%)
- Item # BK1443C-9383
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ST. BRIDE FOUNDATION INSTITUTE LIST OF EARLY PRINTED BOOKS R.A. Peddie 1904 Pamphlet Very Good
By: Peddie, Robert Alexander
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $17.96 (90%)
- Item # OP7276-282
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ECUADOR, PERU AND BOLIVIA: THE BRADT BACKPACKER'S MANUAL GUIDEBOOK Kathy Jarvis 2000 Softcover VG-Fine
By: Jarvis, Kathy
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $18.95, You Save $15.96 (84%)
- Item # GB1971-8642
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 1981-1982 As available (Not a set) $5 each issue
By: International Mountain Society
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $8.01 (80%)
- Item # OP7760-933
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRAILS OF THE ADIRONDACK HIGH PEAKS REGION 2001 Folded Map and Guide Near Fine
By: Adirondack Mountain Club
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $10.01 (40%)
- Item # GB7580-964
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart