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Devil in the Mountain: A Search for the Origin of the Andes

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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 de
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Paperback, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Princeton University Press (first published April 5th 2004)
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Steve
Dec 20, 2014 Steve rated it really liked it
A fascinating "geological a memoir" summarizing a decades worth of fieldwork and research in the Andes. this is a story that is even more complicated than we thought it was a mere 20 years ago, and he does a good job of explaining this conclusions and how he reach them. It also is a interesting description of the realities of fieldwork in a very harsh environment.

A bit dry and spots, but worth reading if you like this kind of stuff.
David
Aug 28, 2010 David rated it really liked it
This is a fascinating book not only if you have an interest in geology but also if you're curious about how a scientist actually works.
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Difficult but engaging read of the formation of the Andes (and mountains in general), and how mountains affect the climate.
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Makes me want to be a geologist in my next life.
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Interesting take on Bolivia and the origin of the Andes. Part story part documentary.
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