America's Mountains: An Exploration of Their Origins and Influences from the Alaska Range to the Appalachians

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In America's Mountains, noted science professor Clark Hubler journeys back to prehistoric times in an attempt to explain the less than-mystical origins of North America's magnificent mountains and to anticipate future changes in their evolution. The book begins with an exploration of orogeny, the process of mountain building, which began millions of years ago when a combination of violent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions shook the Earth. This ongoing process can be witnessed today in the Alaskan mountain ranges, where ...

America's Mountains: An Exploration of Their Origins and Influences from the Alaska Range to the Appalachians 1994, Facts on File, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780816026616

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