Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2013
Snowy Range Reflections, the Journal of Sierra Nevada History and Biography highlights authors Dugan Aguilar, Brian Bibby, Eric Blehm, Kimi Kodani Hill, Gary Kurutz, Tom Killion and Scott Lankford. This collection of authors emphasizes the breadth of beauty, history, art and intrigue of the people and cultures of the Sierra Nevada.
The Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum highlights an additional collection. This time, the speakers focus on the physical Sierra. Beginning with a Native American creation myth on the formation of the range, the collection continues to discuss the range’s very old and more recent geology and glaciology. Scientists Frank DeCourten, Dick Hilton and Laird Thompson discuss the hard-rock geology and the more recent volcanism. Tim Palmer and Dick Hilton discuss glaciation and the recent retreat of Sierran glaciers. World-famous rock climber Royal Robbins wraps up the collection with his review of personal adventures in the Sierra – on its vertical walls and down its exciting rivers.
The mission of the Sierra College Press is to inform and inspire scholars, students, and general readers by disseminating ideas, knowledge, and academic scholarship of value concerning the Sierra Nevada region. The Sierra College Press endeavors to reach beyond the library, laboratory, and classroom to promote and examine this unique geography.
Sierra College Press (in partnership with Heyday Books) has recently co-published The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology, Edited by Gary Noy and Rick Heide, Tahoe Beneath the Surface by Scott Lankford, and California Glaciers by Tim Palmer. Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues by Gary Noy will be available Spring 2014.
For more information contact Joe Medeiros, Editor-in-Chief at jmedeiros(at)sierracollege(dot)edu.
Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.