Mountains: Masterworks of the Living Earthby Paul Tapponnier, Kevin Kling (Photographer)
Keepers of legend and witness to nature's 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 world's 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 book's incisive text reveals the secrets of a mountain's 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.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- 10.50(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.50(d)
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When I saw this book, I expected it to have captured dynamic perspective of the mountains of the world. The book contains several photographs of the mountains of less prominance. Except for Annapurna Mountain range of Nepal, the book fails to mention about most popular mountains of the world including the highest peaks. Anyone who has some idea about mountains would expect more representation of prominant mountains.