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Clarence King: A Biography

Author(s): Wilkins, Thurman

Copyright: 1958, MacMillan, NY
Specifications: 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 441, photo frontis, 4 bw photos,black cloth
Condition: dj worn, edge tears, good+, cloth fine.

King was leader of the Fortieth Parallel survey which measured, mapped, and surveyed an enormous region of the West from eastern Wyoming through Nevada. He convinced Congress to establish the USGS and served as its first director. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.

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