Great Caves Of The World

Author: Tony Waltham
ISBN: 9780565092160
Size: 59.63 MB
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Dwell in the awe-inspiring surroundings of some of the natural world's most mysterious wonders with Great Caves of the World. This stunning visual feast includes thirty of the most spectacular, challenging and diverse caves from across the globe. Each entry includes details of the cave's inhabitants and environment, how and when it was discovered, how it was formed, as well as tips on how to get there (where possible). Discover four million-year-old hominid remains at Sterkfontein Cave, South Africa, huge tunnels under the desert at Nullarbor Caves, Australia, and the world's largest tourist cave at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. Continue to descend far below New Mexico through spectacular gypsum crystal in Lechuguilla Cave, and be dazzled by myriad glow-worms in Waitomo Cave, and be dazzled by myriad glow-worms in Waitomo Cave, New Zealand. Climbing Crevices, navigating great lakes or squirming over lava formations, this book will enthral all natural history enthusiasts, from adventure travellers to caving experts.

Blind Descent

Author: James M. Tabor
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812979494
Size: 12.21 MB
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Documents the 2004 race between American and Russian scientists to dive to the planet's deepest spot, profiling each nation's team and expedition leaders while explaining how both sides were ultimately victorious.


Author: Jeanne K. Hanson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106653
Size: 39.23 MB
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An introduction to the world's most fascinating caves. This work explores every nook and cranny of these nature-made creations, including lava caves, sea caves, and glacial caves, from Kentucky's Mammoth Cave, to the amazing Paleolithic paintings of Lascaux, to Fingal's Cave of Scotland, which inspired Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture.

The Cave Book

Author: Emil Silvestru
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780890514962
Size: 52.10 MB
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Describes how different kinds of caves are created, explains human use of caves, introduces the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, and tells how scientists study caves.

Mammoth Cave

Author: Brad Burnham
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823962587
Size: 15.64 MB
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Details the formation of the Mammoth Cave system of Kentucky and describes the natural wonders.

Beyond The Deep

Author: William Stone
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446561273
Size: 46.66 MB
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The Huautla in Mexico is the deepest cave in the Western Hemisphere, possibly the world. Shafts reach skyscraper-depths, caverns are stadium-sized, and sudden floods can drown divers in an instant. With a two-decade obsession, William Stone and his 44-member team entered the sinkhole at Sotano de San Augustin. The first camp settled 2,328 feet below ground in a cavern where headlamps couldn't even illuminate the walls and ceiling. The second camp teetered precariously above an underground canyon where two subterranean rivers collided. But beyond that lay the unknown territory -- a flooded corridor that had blocked all previous comers, claimed a diver's life, and drove the rest of the team back. Except for William Stone and Barbara am Ende, who forged on for 18 more days, with no hope of rescue, to set the record for the deepest cave dive in the Western Hemisphere.

Famous Underwater Caves In The World

Author: Bobo's Little Brainiac Books
Publisher: Bobo's Little Brainiac Books
ISBN: 9781683277781
Size: 11.28 MB
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Did you know that underwater caves exist? What are they and how are they formed? There is much to know about these beautiful land forms that are hidden underneath the waves. Dive into the depths of the sea and into these caves in the following pages. So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of this book today!


Author: Tony Waltham
Size: 25.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inquires into methods and techniques of cave exploration, mechanisms and processes of cave formation, ornamentation, and deposits, historical uses of caves, and the animal life of caves.

Cave Geology

Author: Arthur N. Palmer
ISBN: 9780939748662
Size: 46.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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