Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

5.0 1
by Mike Searle
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the most remote and savage ranges of all. In this beautifully illustrated

Overview

The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the most remote and savage ranges of all. In this beautifully illustrated book, Mike Searle, a geologist at the University of Oxford and one of the most experienced field geologists of our time, presents a rich account of the geological forces that were involved in creating these mountain ranges. Using his personal accounts of extreme mountaineering and research in the region, he pieces together the geological processes that formed such impressive peaks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191652493
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
63 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Mike Searle has worked for the last 30 years on the geology of the Himalaya, Karakoram, Tibet, and Southeast Asia. He combines geological field investigations with mountaineering expeditions to the greater ranges, and has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of Geology and Tectonics of the Karakoram Mountains (1991) and has co-edited four books for the Geological Society of London. He has published a Geological Map of the Mount Everest region, Nepal and South Tibet (2003, 2007) and has given numerous talks about the region.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Colliding Continents: A Geological Exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impressive lifetime exploration made personal as well as interesting. The illustrations are unfortunately rather small on an e-reader. The book will not appeal to a general audience but those interested in physical science, especially geology will want this book.