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Firefly Guide to Mountains (Firefly Guides)by Doug Scott
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Illustrated comprehensive guide to mountains, including their formation and erosion, geology and physical geography, snow, ice, avalanches and weather. Also includes the people and cultures of mountainous regions and mountain sports.
Book News Annotation:
Some 20 of the world's most significant mountain ranges are profiled in this concise guide for general readers. Mountaineer and former geography teacher Scott also explains how mountains are formed and eroded and describes the plants, animals, and people who live on and around them. Other topics include mountain sports and the history of climbing. The volume (which lacks bibliographical references) is illustrated throughout with color photographs and maps. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
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