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Beyond Mammoth Cave : a tale of obesession in the world's longest cave

Author: James D Borden; Roger W Brucker
Publisher: Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000.
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In this volume, James D. Borden and Roger W. Brucker provide an account of the discoveries, including that of Roppel Cave, that made Kentucky's Mammoth Cave three times longer than any other cave in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Borden, James D., 1957-
Beyond Mammoth Cave.
Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606495985
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Borden; Roger W Brucker
ISBN: 0809323451 9780809323456 080932346X 9780809323463
OCLC Number: 43317668
Description: xvii, 353 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Blazing glory and blind ambition: Roger Brucker tells of the thrill and envy --
Roots of a system: Jim Borden seeks involvement in the longest cave --
Beginnings: Jim Borden discovers the search for a long cave is not easy --
A way in: Jim Borden and Jim Currens find a cave --
Small rewards: The Roppel Cavers grind it out through tough cave --
Reunification: Bill Walter returns to lead the way of the big cave --
Roppel-mania: Roppel Cave explodes north --
Transformation: The CKKC goes big-time --
Treasures beneath Doyle Valley: CRF Cavers try to expand the Big Cave into Joppa Ridge --
The legacy of George Morrison: Cavers follow in the footsteps of the old-timers --
The abyss: Roger Brucker and Lynn Weller drop into Richard Zopf's river --
Run for the river!: River adventures and the brass ring --
The French connection: A nude swim and a farewell send-off --
Fortuitous Intersections: Roppel Cave explodes north-again --
Stress fractures: Roppel Cave spreads out and tempers wear thin --
Power play: A gasoline spill changes the rules --
Second trip to Morrison Cave: Diana Daunt and the Bruckers infuriate everyone --
Further seperations: Worn-out cavers and outside pressure --
House of cards: A breakdown pile and political chaos --
Comfortable ignorance: The Roppel Cavers try to ignore painful problems --
A new entrance to secret passages: Growing complexity and changed relationships --
Gasoline on the fire: The control freaks find themselves out of control --
Stark reality: The CKKC surrenders to the odds --
Swallowed up: A new beginning --
Afterword: 300 miles to 365 miles... and more.
Responsibility: James D. Borden and Roger W. Brucker.
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""Beyond Mammoth Cave" will appeal to both cave explorers and armchair explorers. . . . It is a story that draws one in and is an honest look at real exploration by ordinary people who have ordinary Read more...

 
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