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The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite
By Brian D. Cohen (illustrator) and Tom Wessels
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Countryman Pr
Publication date November 1, 2002
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780881505283
ISBN-10 0881505285
Dimensions 0.75 by 9.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
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Original list price $19.95
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Chronicles and illustrates the natural history of North America's granite summits, introducing the origins of granite domes and mountains in Yosemite National Park, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Maine's Acadia National Park.
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From the author/illustrator team that produced the bestselling Reading the Forested Landscape: a fascinating and beautiful natural history of North American granite summit balds.

In The Granite Landscape Tom Wessels synthesizes history, geology, biology, and personal narrative to enhance our understanding and appreciation of these high, wild placesthe granite summit balds of North America. He explores the unique and fragile ecosystem that is common to exposed granite expanses from Acadia to Yosemitehow it evolved slowly over millennia, and how it is threatened today by foot traffic and overuse. Wessels' wonderfully informative and accessible text combine with his dramatic photographs and Brian Cohen's beautifully detailed illustrations to bring the denizens of the granite bald to life. The mountains they celebrate include: Acadia National Park in Maine; the White Mountains of New Hampshire; the Adirondacks of New York; the Wind River Range of Wyoming; the Beartooths of Montana; the Enchantments of Washington; and Yosemite National Park in California. 18 photographs, 30 illustrations, 1 map, glossary, index.

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9780881505283 | details & prices | 208 pages | 9.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.04 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Chronicles and illustrates the natural history of North America's granite summits, introducing the origins of granite domes and mountains in Yosemite National Park, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Maine's Acadia National Park.

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