The mysterious world of caves has held our attention since Pleistocene people first painted the walls of Lascaux. In this book, veteran caver Jill Florio teaches a complete course in speleology - the exploration and study of caves. The reader will learn about the history of cave exploration; the geology of caves and the spectacular rock formations that are sometimes found in them; caving gear; general and specialized caving techniques; risks and safety measures; and surveying and mapping of caves. This is a useful resource for anyone interested in caves and cave exploration.Über den Autor:
Paul Burger has explored and mapped extensions of caves in Colorado, South Dakota, and New Mexico, most notably at Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. He serves as that park's official geologist-hydrologist and is also the co-author of "Deep Secrets, " a book on the discovery and early exploration of Lechuguilla Cave.
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