The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color photographs of breathtaking climbing and mountain scenes, many taken by the authors during their expeditions. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the late Tenzing Norgay wrote the forward.
Frederic Harteman is an ILSA Fellowat Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and an Associate Research Physicist at the University of California, Davis. Robert Hauptman is a professor at St. Cloud State University where he is Coordinator of Reference.