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Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Mike Searle


The Himalaya is the greatest mountain range on Earth: the highest, longest, youngest, the most tectonically active, and the most spectacular of all. Unimaginable geological forces created these spectacular peaks. Indeed, the crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, giving birth to the Himalaya and Karakoram, one of the most remote and savage places on Earth. In this beautifully illustrated book, featuring spectacular color photographs throughout, one of the most experienced field geologists of our time presents a rich account of the geological ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653003
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199653003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Searle, author