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The Andes: As the Condor Flies
     

The Andes: As the Condor Flies

by Tui Roy
 

A magnificent tour of the world's longest mountain range.

The Andes of South America is the youngest, longest, most varied mountain range on the planet. Its 4,500 miles of rock and ice, forests and deserts, smoldering volcanoes and razor-sharp granite spires span the same distance as New York to Moscow.

The Andes mountains are still in the full throes

Overview

A magnificent tour of the world's longest mountain range.

The Andes of South America is the youngest, longest, most varied mountain range on the planet. Its 4,500 miles of rock and ice, forests and deserts, smoldering volcanoes and razor-sharp granite spires span the same distance as New York to Moscow.

The Andes mountains are still in the full throes of formation. This dramatic process reveals itself in breathtaking forms thousands of feet high. The Andes examines this astonishing natural phenomenon with superb color photography and richly detailed text.

The Andes describes:

  • The effects of the region's plate tectonics
  • Ecuador's cloud forests and volcanoes
  • Peru's windswept plateaus
  • The canyons and wetlands along the Peru-Chile border
  • The terrain from Amazon rainforest to the Pacific desert coast
  • The Altiplano of Bolivia
  • The mystery forest of the Great Patagonian Divide
  • The fiords, islands, glaciers and steppes from Patagonia to Cape Horn.

Each chapter on a specific region begins with a comprehensive introduction explaining essential geological and environmental facts. Stunning color photographs of the region's landscape, plants and animals bear concise, explanatory captions.

The Andes is an expansive book that beautifully captures the extraordinary environments of this spectacular mountain range.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Camera - Joy McDonell
De Roy's tour, knowledgeable in its ample text and truly admirable for its accompanying photographs, takes you on a journey past rocks and glaciers, through forests, caverns and deserts, beside smoldering volcanoes and razor-sharp granite spires.
American Scientist - Roger Harris
I found the combination of personal anecdote and natural history delightful. The book is an unashamed testament to the beauty of the wilderness... readers will be left longing to visit the area.
Wildlife Conservation Magazine
A magnificent tour of the world's longest mountain range... wild and untouched places, all beautifully described by a woman who has been crisscrossing the Andes for 25 years.
Portland Oregonian - Jeff Baker
A beautiful look at the youngest mountain range in the world.
Shutterbug - C.A. Boylan
Eloquent words and breathtaking images... an extraordinary tale that reveals the scenic wonders and beautiful wildlife of the Andes.
Winnipeg Free Press - Randy Midzain
Superb color photography... and detailed text make this culmination of 25 years of Tui De Roy's photo journey a must-read... lovely book.
Globe and Mail
Brings this area and its wildlife to life in stunning color photos and beautifully designed layouts... An intimate look at wild, untouched spaces and creatures the way they have always been.
Columbus Dispatch - Gary Budzak and Bill Eichenberger
One of the most beautiful photo books of the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554070701
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
12.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Tui De Roy has been crisscrossing the Andes since she was 19. An accomplished photographer and writer, her work has been published in over 30 countries, earning her many awards, including Outstanding Photographer of the Year from the North American Nature Photography Association in 2005.

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