The Rise and Fall of the Southern Alps

Author(s): Glen Coates (Illus Geoffrey Cox)

NZ - Natural History

In this new book, geologist Glen Coates tells how the alps were formed from ancient marine sediments, how they were uplifted to become mountains, and how they are being eroded down to produce the spectacular landscape seen today in the South Island. Non-technical language, copious illustrations and artwork result in a book that will fascinate all who take an interest in their landscape and heritage.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780908812936
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : December 2002
  • : 280x210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : colour photographs, illustrations
  • : Glen Coates (Illus Geoffrey Cox)
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 551.43209937
  • : 150
  • : Geography & environment; Natural history, country life & pets