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Encyclopedia of caves

Author: David C Culver; William B White
Publisher: Waltham, MA : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of caves.
Waltham, MA : Academic Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011039751
(OCoLC)754186865
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Culver; William B White
ISBN: 9780123838322 0123838320 9780123838339 0123838339
OCLC Number: 776633368
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 945 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Contents by subject areas: Types of Caves --
Cave features --
Surface karst features --
Hydrology and hydrogeology --
Speleothems and other cave formations --
Cave ages and paleoclimate --
Exceptional caves --
Ground water contamination and land use hazards in cave regions --
Historical use of caves --
Contemporary use of caves --
Exploration of Caves --
Biology of particular organisms in caves --
Communities and habitats --
Ecology --
Biogeography and dispersal --
Diversity --
Evolution and Adaptation. The Encyclopedia of Caves presents 128 separate articles on the entire range of speleological study. Articles in the Encyclopedia fall within 15 general subjects areas, as follows: 1. Types of Caves 2. Cave features 3. Hydrology and Hydrogeology 4. Speleothems and other cave deposits 5. Cave ages and paleoclimate 6. Exceptional caves 7. Biology of particular organisms in caves 8. Ecology 9. Cave invasion 10. Biogeography and Diversity 11. Evolution and Adaptation in Caves 12. Exploration of Caves 13. Contemporary use of caves 14. Historical use of caves 15. Ground water contamination and land use hazards in cave regions.
Responsibility: editors, William B. White, David C. Culver.

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Deals with caves and their environments. This title covers caves from around the world. It includes more than 100 comprehensive articles from scholars and explorers in 15 different countries. It  Read more...

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Praise for the first edition: "Culver and White have aimed at a broad span of topics, inlcuding some like caves in myths, show caves, Mayan caves and saltpetre mining, which might not be the ones Read more...

 
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