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Mountain

A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

A mountain is an elevated portion of the Earth's crust, generally with steep sides that show significant exposed bedrock. A mountain differs from a plateau in having a limited summit area, and is larger than a hill, typically rising at least 300 metres (1000 feet) above the surrounding land. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in mountain ranges.

Mountains are formed through tectonic forces, erosion, or volcanism, which act on time scales of up to tens of millions of years. Once mountain building ceases, mountains are slowly leveled through the action of weathering, through slumping and other forms of mass wasting, and through erosion by rivers and glaciers.

High elevations on mountains produce colder climates than at sea level at similar latitude. These colder climates strongly affect the ecosystems of mountains: different elevations have different plants and animals. Because of the less hospitable terrain and climate, mountains tend to be used less for agriculture and more for resource extraction, such as mining and logging, and recreation, such as mountain climbing and skiing.

The highest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest in the Himalayas of Asia, whose summit is 8,850 m (29,035 ft) above mean sea level. The highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on Mars at 21,171 m (69,459 ft).

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'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 25
Ursa Major (al-Dubb al-Akbar), f. 24v
The orbit of Venus (al-Zuhrâ), f. 19
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 12v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 4v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 18
Ursa Minor (al-Dubb al-Asghar), f. 24
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 7
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 20v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 8
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 14v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 21v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 6v
The orbit of Mars (Mirrîkh), f. 21
In Egypt, there is a strange creature that is like one woman from the waist down and two women from the waist up, f. 13
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 1
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 6
Sarlawh, f. 1v, [Headpiece] - Persian manuscript
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 23v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 2v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 14
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 8v
The orbit of Saturn (Zuhal), f. 22v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 10
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 17
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 3v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 17v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 16
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 9v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 15
Cepheus (al-Qîqâ'ûs) [top]; Boötes (al-'Uvâ') [bottom], f. 25v
The orbit (falak) of  the Moon (al-Qamar), f. 15v
The orbit of Mars (Mirrîkh), a second view [top]; The orbit of Jupiter (Mushtarî) [bottom], f. 22
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 16v
The orbit of the Sun (Âftâb), f. 19v
The orbit of the Sun (Âftâb), a second view, f. 20
A woman who has one arm and one leg of a woman, but the other half of her body is like that of a nasnâs; here the right arm and leg have hooves, f. 13v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 11v
Sarlawh, f. 2, [Headpiece] - Persian manuscript
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 11
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 10v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 4
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 12
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 3
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 5v
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 9
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 7v
The orbit of the stars (kawâkib), f. 23
'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât, f. 5
Design of buildings, fences, mountains in background
Le Mont inaccessible
Thirty-six views of Jehol
A new map of North America shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains &c.
Segment of Ressen Zukan.
Coupe du lazaret de Mr de St Hubert.
Elevation du lazaret de Mr Moreau.
Map of road to the Mountains of the Emeralds and Berenice on the Red Sea.
Guillota, Chile.
View of the great chain of the Andes.
View of the Hudson and the Catskill Mountains
Utagawa Hiroshige - Hiratsuka, Nawatemichi
Utagawa Hiroshige - Yoshiwara [Station 15]
Utagawa Hiroshige - Odawara, Sakawagawa
Utagawa Hiroshige - Hakone, Kosui-zu
Utagawa Hiroshige - Kambara,Yoru no yuki
Chef de Bororenos partant pour une attaque.
Distance map of the state of New York : containing all the towns in the state.
Sepulchral Chamber, in the Rock, Mount Sipylus.
Hawkers of the Ko-i-staun. With the valley of Caubul and mountains of Hindoocoosh.
The "Bullock's Hump" and military cantonments, Kandahar
Jugdelluk, the last stand made by General Elphinstone's army in the calamitous retreat
Sinai-Halbinsel: Der Serbâl von Osten; Wadi Firân am Fusse des Serbâl.
Grande Gallerie prés la Chapelle de Cell
Lucerne & le Mt. Pilate
Utagawa Hiroshige - Kawasaki, Rokugō watashi-bune
Up the Valley, Yosemite.
Vernal and Nevada Fall from Glacier Place, Yosemite.
Mirror View, Yosemite, North Dome.
The North Dome, 3730 ft., Yosemite.
Royal Arches, Yosemite.
El Capitain - 3600 ft., Yosemite.
North Dome, 3730 ft., Yosemite.
Mt. Starr King, Yosemite.
The Half Dome, Yosemite.
The Domes, Yosemite.
Mount Serbal, the "Sinai" of the early Christian Church
Wady Feyran in the wilderness of Sinai
A camping-place in the wilderness of Sinai
El Capitan.
On the mountains of Green River.
No. 16. Alpine lake, in the Sierra Nevada, California.
No. 10. Entrance to Black Cañon, Colorado River, from above.
No. 1. Snow peaks, Bull Run mining district, Nevada.
Enlarged view of No. 33, Arctics
Wilcox Mountain with a stormcloud, Arctics
One of eight immense icebergs, which were discharged from the front of the glacier within 5 minutes
View of Yumoto
View of Yenoshima
View of Tonosawa
Das Reitkameel (Hèdjîn) des Scherîf Jahja, eines Sohnes des Scherîf Ahmed, dessen Vater der berühmte 1886 verstorbene Grossscherîf Abd èl-Muttálib […] mit einer reich mit Silber gestickten Satteldecke (batât). Den Zaum hält der Sklave Jahja’s…
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