THE ASCENT OF MOUNT HAYDEN, GRAND TETON, 1872:
a new chapter of Western discovery. by Nathaniel Pitt Langford.
Trials and triumphs of the first party to climb the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, July 29, 1872. Author Langford was among the early explorers of the Yellowstone/Teton region and was first superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. His claim to a first ascent of the Grand Teton has been challenged by later parties, and former park naturalist McCurdy considers the various claims in the editor's preface. But regardless, the account still gives a fine record of what mountain climbing was like in the early days in this region. Reprint from Scribner's Monthly.
Illustrations from Thomas Moran and others, 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-066-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-066-9. Order #: VIST0066 paper$3.95.
THE BEAVER MEN. by Mari Sandoz.
History of trappers who roamed the wilds of Canada and western America during the two centuries 1630-1834-their canoes, paddles, portages, and the animal whose fur they sought as bounty for trading to widespread companies. Tells of rivals of trading companies, rendezvous, relations with Indians, politics in the region. A chapter of American history that resulted in the first explorations by the white race of regions formerly known only to Native Americans, fueled largely by a desire to provide hats for folks in civilized areas. 335 pages, illustrated, maps, bibliography, index.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-8032-5884-4. Order #: UNNE6948 paper$7.95.
THE CAÑONS OF THE COLORADO-- the 1869 discovery voyage down the Colorado River. by Major John Wesley Powell.
Note the word cañons in the title would today be spelled canyons but we have preserved the usage from the time when this voyage was made and written about by the major himself. From Wyoming, into Colorado, through Utah, to Arizona and the Grand Canyon, and to Nevada--this was the journey of the "Colorado River Exploring Expedition", what Powell called his group of 9 men and 4 boats as they began charting what was the last major unexplored part of the then United States. The trip was not only scientific in its goals, but it naturally became a grand adventure, with two of their party opting to leave the expedition before attempting a furious cascade, only to be killed by Indians. Much of the land and scenery which they drifted or dashed past is today included in National Park System areas.
Illustrations are by Thomas Moran and others. 64 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-059-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-059-1. Order #: VIST0059 paper$4.95.
DISCOVERING LEWIS AND CLARK FROM THE AIR. Author: Joseph A. Mussulman,
Photographer: Jinn Wark.
"Anyone who insists on a window seat when booking an airline flight will enjoy this book." We Proceeded On. Discovering Lewis and Clark from the Air offers a fascinating new perspective on the Corp's historic journey. From Monticello in the east to Fort Clatsop on the Pacific Coast, the wild continent the expedition crossed is revealed anew in breathtaking full-color photographs. 272 pages. OUT OF PRINT; we have 1 copy left.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-490-4.Order #: MOPR1139 paper$24.00.
THE DISCOVERY OF GLACIER BAY (1879). by John Muir, its discoverer.
Adventures in a truly Alaskan wild with ice floes, bergs, mountain peaks, Indians, canoe travel. Spending several "icy summers" in Alaska, Muir earned the name "Ice Chief", exploring Glacier Bay and its region. It was a fitting continuation to his involvement with glaciers, for he had developed the glacial origin theory for Yosemite Valley, in spite of the fact that there the glaciers were almost entirely gone. Here at Glacier Bay, no imagination was needed to understand the processes. Reprinted from Century Magazine. Engravings of ice and peaks abound in the book. 16 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-045-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-045-4. Order #: VIST0045 paper$3.95.
DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE IN 1851.
by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, M.D., one of the Discoverers, of the Mariposa Battalion.
First published in 1880, this is the primary account of how Yosemite Valley came to be "discovered" by the white race. Of course, the Indians knew it was there; they were living in it when the battalion came to roust them out. The valley had been seen from its rims and from afar before this trip, but this was the first recorded entry and exploration. Bunnell proposed the name of the Indian tribe for the valley, "as it was suggestive, euphonious, and certainly American; that by so doing, the name of the tribe of Indians which we met leaving their homes in this valley, perhaps never to return, would be perpetuated." Foreword by former chief park naturalist William R. Jones.
Period engravings. 184pages, slightly abridged from the original. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-021-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-021-8. VIST0021 paper$6.95.
ENDURANCE: Shackleton's incredible voyage. by Alfred Lansing.
In 1914 Ernest Shackleton set out to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, Antarctica. But his ship became locked in pack ice and was crushed and his 27 men began a year of survival, while some of them journeyed 800 miles by lifeboat over perilous seas to a distant whaling station for help and rescue for the others. Photographs, 282 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-7867-0621-X. 1959. Used..Order #: MISC1052 paper$13.95.
FORT CLATSOP: the story behind the scenery (OR). Dattilio.
Walk in the moccasins of Lewis and Clark at their 1805-06 westmost winter encampment. Relive their daily lives, from tanning beaver hides to candlemaking. Fort Clatsop National Memorial in northwestern Oregon, marks the location of the winter fort. Explore the story of what Lewis & Clark found in the area, their interaction with the native American tribes of the area, and the history that is preserved at the memorial. 9x12, Paperback, 48 pages, 67 color photos, 1 map.
Inventory= 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-011-4. 1993. Order #: KCPU3581 paper$11.95.
HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EXPLORATION: 1492-1600. by Angus Konstam.
This Age of Discovery was a period of intense passion, rivalry, and excitement during great global discovery by explorers from European nations. Read of the journeys of Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama's search for a sea route to the Indies, John Cabot's exploration of north America, Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the planet, and several others including search for the Northwest Passage across North America. Contemporary illustrations and 70 detailed full-color maps follow each explorer on their travels to the New World, the Pacific Islands, the Indies, the Spice Islands, and Asia. Color photographs, maps, paintings, and drawings, 192 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-8160-4248-9. 2000.Order #: MISC2706 cloth$35.00.
and the opening of the West. by Dale L. Morgan.
An authentic American hero, Smith's main purpose was to find and trap beaver for the fur trade but in the process he discovered many western areas and travel routes: South Pass in Wyoming, California via overland, crossing of the Sierra Nevada, length and width of the Nevada/Utah Great Basin, and first to reach Oregon by journey up the coast from California. Episodes of travel in snow, dealings with fur companies, traveling companions, Indian relations and encounters.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-8032-5138-6. Pages 1-4 wrinkled.Order #: UNNE6523 paper$9.95.
JOHN WESLEY POWELL: soldier, explorer, scientist (1834-1902). Jean Thor Cook.
John Wesley Powell's insatiable curiosity led him to explore the area of the US marked "unknown" on maps -- an area he mapped and named the Grand Canyon. Powell was a one-armed Civil War veteran when he led the first expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-080-0.Order #: FILT4785 paper$8.95.
LEWIS AND CLARK: a photographic journey. by Bill and Jan Moeller.
Bill and Jan Moeller's Lewis and Clark provides a photo documentary to accompany text and quotes from the journals of Lewis and Clark, creating a more appealing visual exploration of their journeys accessible to general-interest audiences." —Bookwatch. Retrace Lewis and Clark's footsteps with photographs of each location as the explorers would have seen it. Includes quotes from their journals and carefully researched text. Color photographs, 108 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-405-9. 1999. Order #: MOPR1138 paper$18.00.
LEWIS AND CLARK: Voyage of Discovery. Murphy.
1804 exploration into America's new Louisiana Purchase; wildlife, Indian encounters. 68 color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-916122-50-6. 1974.Order #: KCPU0740 paper$8.95.
LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL: the photo journal. by George Thomas.
If Lewis and Clark had had the good fortune to document their amazing journey with photographs, these are the scenes that would have been recorded because they are the scenes described in their journals. Each photograph was taken within three weeks of the date Lewis and Clark camped at or passed each location—thus, landscapes, water flows and vegetative stages are very much as seen by expedition members. 11"x 8-1/2", 136 pages, 195 color photos, maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-970599-20-X. 2004. Order #: PIHI5799 paper$19.95.
MAJOR JOHN WESLEY POWELL: voyage of discovery--the story behind the scenery. by Dan Murphy.
Travel with Powell on his harrowing 1869 journey of exploration to descend the Green River to the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. 9x12, 64 pages, 63 color photos, 28 maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-059-9. 2001. Third printing. Order #: KCPU8090 paper$12.95
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE KINGS RIVER COUNTRY, 1864. by Clarence King of the California Geological Survey.
This early ascent of Mount Tyndall at the head of King's River (the river is not related to our author) is now classic Western Americana literature. It is mountaineering drama to the extreme, written even when the foothills of the Sierra Nevada were remote enough, let alone peaks at the range crest, such as Tyndall. Clearly showing is the author's love of nature. This writing appeared in several forms before being gathered with others of King's articles in 1872 into Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, a book still in print! In our little volume we include just material dealing with the Kings River country so that visitors to this region, much of it now in Kings Canyon National Park, can focus. King also conducted the U.S. Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, an unexplored line through America's interior, and was first director of the U. S. Geological Survey. He has a Sierran peak named for him. Illustrations are added from Picturesque California (1888) and The Yosemite Guidebook (1869). 48 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-042-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-042-3. Order #: VIST0042 paper$3.95.
MOUNTAINEERING ON THE PACIFIC IN 1868. by Edmund T. Coleman. POWELL'S CANYON VOYAGE. by W. L. Rusho. SPACE: discovery and exploration. edited by Martin J. Collins & Sylvia K. Kraemer.
UNITED STATES POLAR EXPLORATION.
WESTWARD WHOA: in the wake of Lewis and Clark.
Carter. CABRILLO'S LOG: 1542-1543--a voyage of discovery. Paez. click for VistaBooks Outlet Home/Contents or use links in sidebar Need help? email. We want you to find what you want to find.
Based on an account of the ascent of Mount Baker and a description of that portion of Washington Territory seen on its approach. Mountaineering in 1868 was a different experience than nowadays. This ascent began at the seashore and included canoe trip, portages, and a backpack just to reach the base of the peak--all through country still wild with Indians, bears, and wolves. The final assault on the summit included ropes, ice axes, and crampons. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Illustrated with period engravings. 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-014-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-014-0. Order #: VIST0014 paper$3.95.
History of J. W. Powell's first expedition through the Grand Canyon, organized as an endeavor to gather scientific information on the route of the river and its character, being in one of the last places of the then-United States to be explored. In addition, the venture also became an adventure as Powell's group navigated uncharted rapids in wooden boats. 44pages, illustrated with engravings and photographs from early expeditions..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-910584-12-5.Order #: FILT0461 paper$4.00.
Begins with a chronicling of man's historical explorations of Earth by sea and by land as a precursor to modern space exploration. Narrative moves into the scientific and engineering feats that allowed this new arena for discoveries and includes the politics and economics as well as the costs of accomplishments including aspects of the Cold War and of military and governmental aspects. Presents the stories of dedicated individuals who pioneered space exploration both in the laboratory and on missions. Color and black-and-white photographs and drawings, 321 extra-large-format pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = 1.ISBN:0-88363-893-2 1993.Order #: SISC8583 cloth$75.00.
National Archives Conference Vol. 1, Papers of the Conference on United States Polar Exploration.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-8214-0093-2. 1970. Order #: SWAL3743 cloth$15.00.
How Preston and I set out in a rubber raft, afoot, and ahorse to discover the Northwest Passage. 299 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-79891-X. Order #: SISC8559 cloth$21.00.
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POWELL'S CANYON VOYAGE. by W. L. Rusho.
SPACE: discovery and exploration. edited by Martin J. Collins & Sylvia K. Kraemer.
UNITED STATES POLAR EXPLORATION.
WESTWARD WHOA: in the wake of Lewis and Clark.
CABRILLO'S LOG: 1542-1543--a voyage of discovery. Paez.
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