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Rocks Above the Clouds: A Hiker's and Climber's Guide to Colorado Mountain Geology

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ROCKS ABOVE CLOUDS: CO. MTNS
Rocks Above the Clouds is the first geology book written for climbers, scramblers and hikers. It is an exploration of how the nature of mountains and the challenges they present to the climber and hiker are influenced by the rocks that form them, in other words, by their geology.After describing the types of rocks found in mountains, the authors
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Colorado Mountain Club Press (first published August 1st 2007)
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Craig McConnell
Feb 13, 2012 Craig McConnell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mountains, 2012
This is a beautifully assembled book -- it made me hungry to be in the mountains again, and fed that hunger at the same time. I've long had a casual appreciation of the great variety of geologic stuctures in the Colorado Rockies. This brief survey allowed me to understand why different ranges in the Rockies look so different. The illustrations and photos are gorgeous, and do a great job of showing what the text describes. A joy to read on its own, I look forward to taking it into the field the n ...more
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