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sierra

a range of mountains with jagged peaks, esp in Spain or America

sierra

[sē′er·ə]
(geography)
A high range of hills or mountains with irregular peaks that give a sawtooth profile.

Sierra

(company, games)
(Or "Sierra On-Line") A computer game developer founded in the early 1980s by Ken and Roberta Willams in the small mountain town of Oakhurst California. Sierra was named after the local mountian range, 15 miles from the famous Yosemite National Park.

In 1997 Sierra was purchased by CUC and its main office is now in Seattle, WA, USA.

Products include Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, Robin Hood, Phantasmagoria, Leisure Suit Larry, Eco Quest and many more.

http://sierra.com /.

Sierra

Version 10.12 of the Mac operating system. Introduced in 2016, Sierra was officially rebranded macOS Sierra and not OS X Sierra (the OS X moniker was used by Apple for 17 years). Sierra is not supported on older Macs, although it may run depending on the model. The official support is for Mac computers built in 2010 or later, except MacBooks and iMacs, which can be 2009 or later.

More Integration of Mobile Features
Siri is integrated into Sierra, and an Apple smartwatch can be used to unlock the machine. iCloud files can be accessed via the Mac as well as mobile devices, and user files are uploaded to iCloud if local storage becomes insufficient. The Photos and iTunes apps have been enhanced. For better support of solid state drives, a new file system is used in Sierra (see APFS). Picture-in-picture allows a video to appear over a full-screen application, and the clipboard can be shared across other Macs in the network. See Mac OS X and High Sierra.
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Four amphibian species have been documented in the coastal-dune system along the Great Beach: Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii); Rough-skinned Newts (Taricha granulosa); Sierran Treefrogs (Hyliola sierra = Pseudacris sierra, Pseudacris regilla [part], Hyla regilla [part], Pacific Treefrogs [Duellman and others 2016]); and federally-threatened California Red-legged Frogs (Rana draytonii).
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Today, minute globules of mercury lurk in the sediments behind Sierran dams, lie buried in mountain lakes and riverbeds, and rest in the estuary that stretches from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay.
Queman los arboles, sierran la madera y la venden, desde hace seis meses.
Resource-use efficiency and drought tolerance in adjacent Great Basin and Sierran plants.
Tranquil and peaceful experiences in nature will no longer be possible if bicycles gain access to the foot-path of the Santa Monica mountains," said Dan Popper, vice chairperson for the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force, in Southern Sierran last January.
Non-native fish, such as trout, are thriving, while some natives, such as Chinook salmon, "are now nearly extinct from Sierran rivers.
Modern Muirians have substituted wetlands for Muir's Sierran peaks as the resource most in need of preservation.
As we reported last May, a survey by the Sierran Biodiversity Institute indicates that less than 10 percent of the range's old growth outside of protected national parks and wilderness areas remains uncut.
The presence of old-growth Sierran mixed-conifer forest and the fact that the area has never seen a saw made it an ideal choice.
We characterized the habitat in the region as mainly Sierran mixed-conifer, with areas of conifer, hardwood, and chaparral (Allen 1988).