The Mountains of New Mexico Robert Julyan

ISBN: 9780826335166

Published: July 15th 2006

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384 pages


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The Mountains of New Mexico  by  Robert Julyan

The Mountains of New Mexico by Robert Julyan
July 15th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: 9780826335166 | 6.15 Mb

Many non-New Mexicans envision New Mexico as one large desert, yet New Mexico is very much a mountain state, with more than one hundred named mountain groups. New Mexicos highest point is 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, and Sierra Blanca, 11,973 feetMoreMany non-New Mexicans envision New Mexico as one large desert, yet New Mexico is very much a mountain state, with more than one hundred named mountain groups. New Mexicos highest point is 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, and Sierra Blanca, 11,973 feet high, is snow capped for most of the year.Whats more, the mountains here display a diversity rarely seen elsewhere: glacier-carved alpine summits (Sangre de Cristos), shield volcanoes (Mount Taylor and Sierra Grande), cinder cones (Capulin Mountain), fossil limestone reefs (Guadalupes), laccolith intrusions (Capitan and Zuni Mountains), erosional formations (Tucumcari Mountain), and tilted fault-blocks (Sandias and Caballos.) New Mexicos mountain animals range from elk to desert bighorn sheep, from marmots to coatimundis.

The arctic lynx and semitropical jaguars have also been spotted.In this guide to New Mexicos mountains, Robert Julyan provides essential information such as location, physiographic province, elevation and relief, ecosystems, and ownership, as well as the historical and natural details that make each range unique: archaeology, Native American presence, mining history, ghost towns, recreation, and much more, as well as geology, ecology, and plants and animals.



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