A spectacular portion of the Earth's lithosphere.
Lithosphere is defined as the rock and crust surface that covers the Earth.
An example of lithosphere is the Rocky Mountain range in western North America.
the solid, rocky part of the earth; earth's crust
Origin of lithospherelitho- + -sphere
The outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) thick.
From litho- +"Ž -sphere