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The Origin of Mountains

By: Cliff Ollier and Colin Pain

345 pages, 37 b/w photos, line illus, maps

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Paperback | Dec 2000 | #106106 | ISBN: 0415198909
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #106104 | ISBN: 0415198895
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About this book

Describes mountains from all over the world, with an emphasis on mountain landforms, but also looks at their rocks, structure and age. The authors reject the well-known hypothesis that plate tectonics and folding creates mountains, and instead offer facts about mountain landscapes rather than theory.


Contents

1. Introduction 2. Simple plateaus and erosional mountains 3. Fault block mountains 4. European mountains 5. Western North America 6. The Andes 7. Asian mountains 8. Mountains with gravity structures 9. Volcanoes and granite mountains 10. Mountains on passive margins 11. Plains and planation surfaces, drainage and climate 12. Problems of mountain tectonics 13. Science and the origin of mountains 14. References

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