xv, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
0520230108 cloth alkaline paper 9780520230101 cloth alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-463) and index.
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Captain Cook The cornucopia of California The French La Pérouse expedition at Monterey, 1786 The Spanish Malaspina expedition with naturalist Haenke, 1791 The British Vancouver expedition with Menzies, 1792-1795 The Russian Rezanov expedition with Langsdorff, 1806 Russia visits again. The Rurik visit with Kotzebue, Chamisso, and Eschscholtz, 1816. The Predpriatie visit with Kotzebue and Eschscholtz, 1824 HMS Blossom's visit with Beechey, Collie, and Lay, 1826-1827 HMS Sulphur's visit with Belcher, Hinds, and Barclay, 1837 and 1839 The French visit again. The voyage of the Héros, 1827-1828. The voyage of the Vénus, 1837 The United States Exploring Expedition in California, 1841 David Douglas : Don David el botánico Thomas Coulter : first to the California desert A frontier naturalist and his protégé visit California separately. Thomas Nuttall : "Old Curious." William Gambel : the first naturalist across the Southwest Karl Theodor Hartweg John Charles Frémont : in pursuit of the California flora. The first expedition to California, 1843-1844. Frémont's return to California, 1845-1847. Frémont's final two California expeditions, 1848 and 1853 Battles and botany : Lt. William Emory and the Army of the West, 1846-1847 The Mexican Boundary Surveys. The often confusing preliminaries. Lieutenant Whipple and botanist Parry : the Mexican Boundary Survey, 1849. Bartlett, Thurber, and Webb tour California, 1852. The Gadsden Purchase : new boundaries, plants, and animals, 1853-1855 Williamson's railroad survey for southern mountain passes, 1853. The railroad survey's Tejon Depot. The Mohave Desert excursions. Fort Tejon : Xántus and the camels, 1857-1859 The 35th parallel : Whipple and the naturalists, 1853-1854 Parke heads east while Beckwith heads west, 1854. Parke's 32nd parallel party. Lieutenant Beckwith surveys northeastern California Expeditions up and down California. Down the coast with Lieutenant Parke and Antisell, 1854-1855. Lieutenant Williamson and Newberry journey to the Oregon line, 1855 Up the Colorado River with Ives and the naturalists, 1857-1858 The California Geological Survey's formative years, 1849-1862. Preliminaries, 1849-1860. North along the southern California coast : the 1861 season. The Sacramento Valley and Mount Shasta : the 1862 season The Geological Survey continues, 1863-1874. The southern Sierra junket, 1863. The central Sierra, 1863. The northern mountains, 1863. The southern Sierra again, and Nevada, 1864. The Survey's final decade, 1865-1874 The California Academy of Natural Sciences "Scientist and savant" Joseph LeConte and the University of California Astronomy devotee James Lick and the Lick Observatory Edward Lee Greene : the University of California's first bona fide botanist The latter-day peripatetic naturalists. The ultimate peripatetic : Parry and his naturalist colleagues. Parry, Edward Palmer, and Lemmon in southern California. Parry and Engelmann visit the golden state, 1880. The infamous Parry-Jones-Pringle-Orcutt trek into Baja, 1882. Parry's final visits to California Frontier naturalists calling California home. John Muir : the premier resident naturalist. Zoologist James Graham Cooper claims California. A botanist couple in residence : "J.G. Lemmon & Wife." Mary Katharine Layne Curran Brandegee Postlude : the end of California's "frontier." The Death Valley expedition, 1890-1891. The lingering California frontier.