Guide to Mountains

Guide to Mountains

by Doug Scott
     
 

An illustrated, concise reference to the Earth's mountains.

This comprehensive and compact resource begins with an exploration of the powerful geological and other natural forces that create and shape mountains. Environmental sensitivity and unique weather conditions like snow and ice, avalanches and glaciers have lasting effects on mountains, and many

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An illustrated, concise reference to the Earth's mountains.

This comprehensive and compact resource begins with an exploration of the powerful geological and other natural forces that create and shape mountains. Environmental sensitivity and unique weather conditions like snow and ice, avalanches and glaciers have lasting effects on mountains, and many diverse societies and economies exist in mountainous regions.

This easy-to-use guidebook features an atlas of the world's major mountain regions that shows topography with detailed descriptions and informative tables of key facts and figures.

Guide to Mountains is an ideal and handy quick-reference book that naturalists, mountain climbers, skiers, hikers, and travelers of all ages will enjoy and find useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554070527
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/04/2006
Series:
Firefly Pocket Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Doug Scott, CBE, has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia. He has reached the summit of 40 peaks, of which half were first ascents, and all were climbed by new routes or for the first time in Alpine Style climbing, without the use of artificial oxygen. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents -- "the seven summits." He is a past President of the Alpine Club and he was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1994. In 1999, Scott received the Royal Geographical Society Patron's Gold Medal.

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