Mountains of New Mexico
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Mountains of New Mexico by Robert Julyan
Book DescriptionMany 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 Mexico's highest point is 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, and Sierra Blanca, 11,973 feet high, is snow capped for most of the year. What's 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 Mexico's 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 Mexico's 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826335166
(230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Julyan
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Written for both outdoor enthusiasts and vicarious travelers, Hiking to History describes the historical significance behind these publically accessible sites and includes GPS coordinates to enable readers to find each place.
New Mexico's High Peaks, Hardback (April 2014)
"A collection of high quality photographs featuring the impressive summits in New Mexico, this work explores the history and ecology of the wilderness while also sharing Butterfield's tales and anecdotes of the Land of Enchantment"--
Place Names of New Mexico, Paperback (January 1996)» View all books by Robert Julyan
Filled with the history, geography, sociology and anthropology this 2nd revised edition contains more than 7000 names of features throughout the state - towns, mountains, rivers, canyons, post offices, even abandoned settlements, offering glimpses of the lives and values of the people who named them.
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