The origin of mountains / Cliff Ollier and Colin Pain.

Author
Ollier, Cliff [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005,c2000.
Description
xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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"The Origin of Mountains describes mountains from all over the world, emphasising their landforms, their rocks, and their structure and age. This leads to a deduction on the mechanism that formed them, causing the authors to reject the preconceived well-known hypothesis that plate tectonics and folding creates mountains."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-335) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Simple plateaus and erosional mountains -- Fault block mountains -- European mountains -- Western North America -- The Andes -- Asian mountains -- Mountains with gravity structures -- Volcanoes and granite mountains -- Mountains on passive margins -- Plains and planation surfaces, drainage and climate -- Problems of mountain tectonics -- Science and the origin of mountains.
ISBN
  • 0415198895 ((hbk.))
  • 9780415198899 ((hbk.))
  • 0415198909 ((pbk.))
  • 9780415198905 ((pbk.))
  • 9780203005903
  • 0203005902
LCCN
99058339
OCLC
42813056
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