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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...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Princeton University Press (first published April 5th 2004)
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David
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.
Proust2012
Difficult but engaging read of the formation of the Andes (and mountains in general), and how mountains affect the climate.
Irving
Interesting take on Bolivia and the origin of the Andes. Part story part documentary.
Phyllis
Makes me want to be a geologist in my next life.
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