The Mountain Encyclopedia

  • The Mountain Encyclopedia

    Bruce Smith, Eric Cole and David Dobkin
  The Mountain Encyclopedia
Frederic V. Hartemann and Robert Hauptman
291 pages, softcover: $29.95
Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005.

The Mountain Encyclopedia delivers just what its title promises: intriguing facts and figures about mountainous topics from calderas and Chomolongma to vicuñas and virga. Colorful maps and photos complement the entries, many of which come from the authors’ first-hand experience. If you’ve ever wondered whether a Fifi hook has anything to do with poodles, or if sastrugi is a kind of pasta, this is your guide.

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