This book takes readers on a globe-spanning tour of dramatic mountain formations, from block mountains to volcanic sea mountains to high-altitude-landform "sky islands." The direct text invites attention to the complexity of these peaks, their changing nature, and related environmental issues. Enhanced with resources for further investigation, Mountains also includes a collection of vivid photographs and line illustrations, as well as a stunning eight-page, full-color insert, sure to catch the browser's eye.
Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. 8-page, full-color insert. Further reading. Web sites. Sidebars. Glossary. Index.
About the Author(s)
Peter Aleshire, a science writer for 10 years, has also written four history books and a volume on the training of F-16 pilots. He spent 18 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, 13 years as a senior lecturer at Arizona State University, and now serves as editor of Arizona Highways magazine. He is also the author of Deserts and Ocean Ridges and Trenches, two other volumes in the Extreme Earth set.
The foreword was written by Geoffrey H. Nash, a geologist with wide experience in surface mapping of rock formations, oil and gas exploration, environmental engineering, and surface water quality. Nash also has interests in paleontology, fossils, and natural selection. He received a B.A. from Knox College in Illinois and an M.B.A. from Boston University.