Mountains by Peter Aleshire
(Extreme Earth)

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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.

About Peter Aleshire

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Peter Aleshire is an award-winning journalist and magazine editor. He was named Journalist of the Year in 2009 by the Arizona Newspaper Publisher's Association and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of ten books about nature and history. He lives in Payson, Arizona. The foreword for each volume 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.
Published April 1, 2008 by Chelsea House Publications. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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