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9780810930834

Mountains Masterworks of the Living Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780810930834

  • ISBN10:

    0810930838

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-02
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

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Keepers of legend and witness to natures greatest movement, mountains are regarded with awe and admiration by every culture that has these staggering wonders in its midst. In this stunning book, a geologist and a nature photographer provide a tour of the worlds most spectacular mountain ranges, revealing their fascinating scientific origins and tracing their natural histories. Studying closely the young mountains found in the Himalayas and Andes ranges, and explaining how ranges like the Rockies are dying, the books incisive text reveals the secrets of a mountains birth, its endurance against erosive elements, and its march towards an inevitable demise. Illustrated throughout with breathtaking photographs, "Mountains" shows how the living earth creates these natural wonders.

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