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Devil in the Mountain: A Search for the Origin of the Andes
by Simon Lamb
How do high mountain ranges form on the face of the Earth? This question has intrigued some of the greatest philosophers and scientists, going back as far as the ancient Greeks. "Devil in the Mountain" is the story of one scientist, author Simon Lamb, and his quest for the key to this great geological mystery.
Lamb and a small team of geologists have spent much of the last...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Princeton University Press
(first published April 5th 2004)
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