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Interactive video lesson plan for: How Tall Can Mountains Be?

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What is the maximum height for a mountain on Earth!? And why?

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Papers referred to in the making of this video:

Scheuer, P. A. G. 1981. How High Can A Mountain Be? J. Astrophys. Astr. 2: 165--169. http://www.ias.ac.in/jarch/jaa/2/165-169.pdf

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