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1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer

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In 1860 William Brewer, a young Yale-educated teacher of the natural sciences and a recent widower, eagerly accepted an offer from Josiah Whitney to assist in the first geological survey of the state of California. Brewer was not a geologist, but his training in agriculture and botany made him an invaluable member of the team. He traveled more than fourteen thousand miles in the four years he spent in California and spent much of his leisure time writing lively, detailed letters to his brother back East.

These warmly affectionate letters, presented here in their entirety, describe the new state in all its spectacular beauty and paint a vivid picture of California in the mid-nineteenth century. This fourth edition includes a new foreword by William Bright (1500 California Place Names) and a set of maps tracing Brewer's route.

Synopsis:

"By 1864 no one knew California better than Brewer. Contemporary readers can once again feel the thrill of being with him as he saw California for the first time and found a place truly commensurate with his capacity for wonder."--Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520027626
Subtitle:
The Journal of William H. Brewer
Editor:
Farquhar, Francis P.
Author:
Brewer, William H.
Author:
Bright, William
Author:
Farquhar, Francis P.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
California
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Scientific expeditions
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
1974
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 1.09 lb

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