Up and Down California

Up and Down California


Up and Down California
By William H. Brewer

New, Paperback, 4th printing, with maps, 583pages

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Up and Down California
By William H. Brewer

New, Paperback, 4th printing, with maps, 583 pages

This is a collection of letters that Brewer wrote to his brother back east describing his four years as a member of a geological survey team in California. This was first published in 1930 & was an instant classic of Californians & published again in 1949 & 1966. This fourth printing (2003) adds much welcome maps. Even though this is not a small book (583 pages), you will have a hard time putting it down.


BOOK I: 1860-1861

I. To California via Panama
II. Los Angeles and Environs
III. More of Southern California
IV. Starting Northward
V. Santa Barbara
VI. The Coast Road
VII. Salinas Valley and Monterey
BOOK II: 1861

I. An Interlude
II. New Idria
III. New Almaden
IV. Approaching the Bay
V. The Mount Diablo Range
VI. Napa Valley and the Geysers
BOOK III: 1862

I. The Rainy Season
II. Tamalpais and Diablo
III. The Diablo Range South
IV. Up the Sacramento River
V. Mount Shasta
VI. West and East of the Sacramento
VII. Closing the Year—A Miscellany
BOOK IV: 1863

I. In and About San Francisco
II. Tejon—Tehachapi—Walker’s Pass
III. The Big Trees—Yosemite—-Tuolumne Meadows
IV. Mono Lake—Aurora-—Sonora Pass
V. To Carson Pass and Lake Tahoe
VI. The Northern Mines and Lassen’s Peak
VII. Siskiyou
VIII. Crescent City and San Francisco
BOOK V: 1864

I. San Joaquin Valley—Giant Sequoias
II. The High Sierra of Kings River
III. Owens Valley and the San Joaquin Sierra
IV. The Washoe Mines
V. Homeward Bound—Nicaragua


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