This book will disappoint most geologists and is not to be recommended. The authors are geomorphologists who believe that the importance of geomorphology in understanding mountain building has been under-appreciated by the geological community. This may be true, but this book will not help their cause. The stated theme of the book is the narrow assertion that all mountain ranges form by vertical uplift of plateaus followed by erosion with or without gravity sliding. This book is basically anti-plate tectonics and, instead of enlightening the reader, we are treated to one-sided views, unsupported assertions, obsolete information and generally sloppy scholarship....

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