Praise for the 1st edition: "Although scientifically rigorous, the articles are readily approachable by the nonprofessional and at times include the reader in the 'hows' of cave exploration. Truly international in both geography and contributors, this encyclopedia is one for browsing-the perfect assemblage of 15- to 20-minute intellectual diversions."--AMERICAN SCIENTIST "This monumental and attractively presented reference book belongs on the bookshelf of every person with an interest in caves, endangered species, or the biological diversity of our planet. The hundred or so chapter authors are a Who's Who of the world's cave experts...This book will be an invaluable reference for students, teachers, scientists, and anyone interested in learning more about the remarkable diversity of life and geology that lies hidden beneath our feet."--Larry Master, Chief Zoologist, NatureServeVom Verlag:
"Encyclopedia of Caves" is a self-contained, beautifully illustrated work dedicated to caves and their unique environments. It includes more than 100 comprehensive articles from leading scholars and explorers in 15 different countries. Each entry is detailed and scientifically sound, yet accessible for students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enhanced with hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and drawings from the authors' own work, which provide unique images of the underground environment. This title is global in reach - the authors are an international team of experts covering caves from around the world. It includes 24 new articles commissioned especially for this 2nd edition. Articles contain extensive bibliographies cross-referencing related essays. It features hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations of cave features and biota. A-Z sequence and a comprehensive index allow for easy location of topics. Glossary presents definitions of all key vocabulary items.
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