About this book
The only book on the Himalayas that explores the geological history of the region. A combination of science with stories of mountain climbing and travel, this also includes the author's own spectacular colour photos throughout. It recounts the piecing together of the complex geological history of this colossal continental collision, and its ongoing impact in the earthquakes and tsunamis of Indonesia.
Gargantuan geological forces created the spectacular mountain ranges of the Himalaya and Karakoram. Mike Searle, one of the world's most experienced field geologists, tells the scientific story, illustrating it with his own photographs, and accounts of his mountaineering and research in the region.
|Oxford University Press|