The new book
"Mountains : Wonders of the Natural World"
Kevin Kling's photographs and text by Paul Tapponier will be out soon.
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Kevin Kling had the privilege to accompany several French-Chinese Geological Expeditions to trace the biggest earthquake fault on the planet in one of the most remote & inaccessible parts of Western China. Her journey followed the path blazed by ancient caravans who once carried luxuries for hundreds of years and thousands of miles.

Nowhere on the continents of the Earth, have the forces of Nature contributed so much to shape the environment so fast.

The Kun-Lun Mountains are rising 50 centimeters per century while the debris eroded from them pile up in the Taklamakan, trapping vast reservoirs of natural gas and oil.
To the south, Tibet is chased away at the rate of 2 centimeters per year along the Altyn Tagh Fault.
A powerful interaction between relief and climate, orchestrated by the glacial ages, has led to the rise and fall of vast lakes in the desert. Today fierce winds, driven by the tremendous Tibet Plateau Monsoon weather "machine" ("Karaburans") are strong enough to lift stones!