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From: m.driussi@genie.geis.com
Subject: (urth) Geography of Urth
Date: Fri,  6 Feb 98 15:12:00 GMT

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

Reply:  Item #7943209 from URTH@LISTS.BEST.COM@INET01#

Mountains of Urth, head and shoulders above the snowline.

Ambient temperature drops about 1 degree F for every 300 feet of

Ambient temperature at the equator is nearly "seasonless"; seasons
become more pronounced at latitudes beyond the tropics.

Hill: 100 to 200 feet rapid elevation.
Mountain: 1,000 feet to 6 miles rapid elevation.

Tropical Andes: 18,400 feet
Himalayas     : 19,000 feet (30 degrees N)
Rocky Mts.    : 11,000 feet
Alps          :  7,500 to 9,000 feet (45 degrees N)
Patagonia     :  6,000 feet (40 to 50 degrees S)
Iceland       :  3,000 feet (65 degrees N)


P.S. Re Paul Park, I read the Starbridge Trilogy first and liked it a
whole lot.  I haven't re-read it yet, but I probably will.


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