Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Introduction to Joe's story -- What is a mountain? -- Tectonic plates -- Different shapes -- Layers in the rock -- Erosion -- Fossils on the mountain -- Crumple and crack -- Mountain animals -- In the cave-dripped shapes -- Fly like an eagle -- How do birds fly? -- Downhill flow-gravity -- Mountain people -- A Sherpa guide -- Why is Joe there? -- Carbon dating.
"Separated from his science team on a mountain after a landslide, Joe is in no hurry to get back. The slide has carried a wealth of fossils with it for him to study! Joe examines these and the mountain terrain to learn how the mountains formed and figure out how old they are."-- Provided by publisher.