Mountains: The origins of the Earth’s mountain systems
- Hardback (BB)
- 09 Nov 2017
- Dunedin Academic Press
- 256 pages - 260 x 200mm
'This highly attractive, superbly illustrated book provides a comprehensive review of 'European' volcanoes that have been active in the past 10 000 years. It includes all active and dormant volcanoes and some that can probably be regarded as extinct. 'Europe' is meant in a political rather than a geographical sense and hence includes oceanic islands of the North Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge… Ironically, I received the invitation to review this book whilst on a Geologists' Association tour of Italian volcanoes, but I did not see it until after I had returned home. It summarises and illustrates beautifully all that we saw on that trip but how I wish that I had had it earlier and I know that this is a volume that I will dip into again and again.'
'Never before has anyone taken a global look at mountain , in this way and presented the material in such a clear and fairly simple manner. To do the task Graham uses superb colourful maps and sections. accompanied by excellent colour photographs. The large format pages are uncluttered allowing the images to be reproduced at generous sizes. My summary - a great read!'
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