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“Exploration of the Sierra Nevada” (1925)
by Francis P. Farquhar


Recent Scientific Explorations

To give an adequate account of the numerous contributions to the natural sciences that have been made in recent years would fill more than one substantial volume. Perhaps the best way to indicate the extent and importance of these researches is to enumerate a few of the more important publications of some of the more prominent individuals. The following list is not intended to be complete or comprehensive:

Andrews, E. C. (Department of Mines, New South Wales).

An Excursion to the Yosemite (California), or Studies in the Formation of Alpine Cirques, “Steps,” and Valley “Treads.” In Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Vol. XLIV. 1910.

Camp, Charles Lewis (Museum of Paleontology, University of California).

Several contributions to University of California Publications in Zoology. 1916-1918.

Eastwood, Alice.

A Flora of the South Fork of Kings River from Millwood to the Headwaters of Bubbs Creek. Publications of the Sierra Club, No. 27. 1902.

Evermann, Barton Warren (Director of the Museum of the California Academy of Sciences).

The Golden Trout of the Southern High Sierras. In Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, XXV, 1905. 1906.

Gilbert, Grove Karl.

Variations of Sierra Glaciers. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. V, No. 1. 1904.

Domes and Dome Structure of the High Sierra. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Vol. 15, 1904. Reprinted in Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. V, No. 3. 1905.

Systematic Asymmetry of Crest Lines in the High Sierra of California, Journal of Geology, Vol. XII. Reprinted in Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. V, No. 4. 1905.

Lake Ramparts. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. VI, No. 4. 1909.

Grinnell, Joseph (Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California), and Storer, Tracy Irwin, (Field Naturalist of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California).

Animal Life in the Yosemite: an Account of the Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians in a Cross-Section of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley, 1924.

Life Zones, Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles and Amphibians of Yosemite National Park. In Handbook of Yosemite National Park, by Ansel F. Hall. 1921.

Hall, Harvey Monroe (Assistant Professor of Botany, University of California). With Carlotta Case Hall.

A Yosemite Flora. San Francisco, 1912.

Jepson, Willis Linn (Professor of Botany, University of California).

The Silva of California. Memoirs of the University of California, Vol. 2. 1910.

The Trees of California. San Francisco, 1909. New edition, Berkeley, 1923.

A Flora of California. Partly published, remainder in process of publication.

The Giant Sequoia, and Flowers of Yosemite National Park. In Handbook of Yosemite National Park, by Ansel F. Hall. 1921.

A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, San Francisco, 1925.

Johnson, Willard D.

The Grade Profile in Alpine Glacial Erosion. Journal of Geology, October-November, 1904. Reprinted in Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. V, No. 4. 1905.

Knopf, Adolph.

A Geological Reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the Eastern Slope of the Southern Sierra Nevada, California. U. S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 110. 1918.

With Paul Thelen: Sketch of the Geology of Mineral King, California. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology, Vol. 4, No. 12. 1905.

Lawson, Andrew C. (Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of California).

The Geomorphogeny of the Upper Kern Basin. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology, Vol. 3, No. 15. 1904.

Geology of Yosemite National Park. In Handbook of Yosemite National Park, by Ansel F. Hall. 1921.

Matthes, François E. (U. S. Geological Survey).

Little Studies in the Yosemite Valley, Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. VII, No. 4; Vol. VIII, No. 1; Vol. VIII, No. 2; Vol. IX, No. 1. 1910-1913.

Studying the Yosemite Problem. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. IX, No 3. 1914

Sketch of Yosemite National Park and Account of the Origin of the Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy Valley,. 1912.

Cockscomb Crest. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 1. 1920.

Merriam, C. Hart.

Indian Village and Camp Sites in Yosemite Valley. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. X, No. 2. 1917.

Smiley, Frank Jason.

A Report upon the Boreal Flora of the Sierra Nevada of California. University of California Publications in Botany, Volume 9. 1921.

Sudworth, George B. (Dendrologist U. S. Forest Service).

Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope. 1908.

Turner, H. W.

Post-Tertuary Elevation of the Sierra Nevada. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Vol. 13. 1903.

The Rocks of the Sierra Nevada. In 14th Annual Report of the U. S. Geological Survey, Pact 2. 1894.

Wright, W. H.

Photographs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Taken from Mount Hamilton. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 4. 1923.


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