Thursday, January 3, 2013

The 10 Mightiest Mountains by Nigel Samuel

After reading Peak by Roland Smith several years ago I have become fascinated with mountains, mainly because they are so scary!  This nonfiction book presents ten mountains that have been deemed the "mightiest" for different reasons.  Some of the tallest mountains in the world are included, of course, but it also counts Mt. Vesuvius as one of the top ten for its destructive power.  The pictures are clear and great and the information is really concise and interesting.  Even if you're not already interested in mountains, you will find the information contained here interesting enough to draw you in.