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GREAT MOUNTAINS AND VOLCANOES OF OUR PLANET

"The earth's rocky elevations, mountains and volcanoes, have an enduring fascination... Until recently, some people saw mountains and volcanoes as the home of wrathful gods who vent their anger without warning, shaking the ground, and spewing fire, rocks and ash into the air. But mountains and volcanoes are just the most visible sign of the tectonic forces shaping the earth..." ( page 141 of reference 1)