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Mountains of the world
2018
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Wild Animals of The North creator, Dieter Braun, explores mountains of the world in his latest nonfiction picture book.

Mountains have been the fascination (and sometimes the downfall) of adventurers and explorers throughout history. Meet the animal inhabitants of these rocky peaks, as well as the brave travelers who challenged their great heights. Climb into this immersive book and explore the top of the world, from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the summit of Mount Everest. Revel in the lush illustrations by Wild Animals of The North creator, Dieter Braun, in this celebration of mountains all over the world.
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This holistic introduction, translated from German, explores the geology, history, flora, and fauna of, and human interactions with, mountains around the world. Several dozen short paragraphs hit on topics like What Is a Mountain? The Andean Condor, Alpine Climbing Equipment, Mount Fuji, Does the Yeti Exist? and Holy Mountains: Seat of the Gods. The organization appears fairly random, but a table of contents and glossary help, and, anyway, a big part of the fun of this book is just to jump in anywhere and see what you can learn. The art is striking: filling each page, beautifully angular graphics interpret rather than literally depict what is happening on and around these massive natural formations, many with supporting captions. Specific peaks and their altitudes are featured across the book, as well as together on one spread, to give a sense of their relative sizes, and again on a map for geography's sake. This is a supplement to learning about mountains, rather than a core source, but it's a fun exploration.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2018 Booklist
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