John Muir



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This article includes a revision of no. 14 but is greatly enlarged, and as such becomes the basis of no. 144. See also: no. 175, v. 1, pp. 3-8, no. 189, pp. 20-35; no. 341, v. 4, pp. 23-40. It is in this article (only) that Muir criticizes Professor Joseph Le Conte, University of California, Berkeley, for his erroneous conclusions on Sierra glaciers, deducted from superficial observations made on Lyell Glacier. Professor Le Conte gave his findings in a paper at the California Academy of Sciences, which was later published in the American Journal of Sciences and Arts.


Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 51, no. 306


pp. 769-776

Living Glaciers of California.



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