Features 28 caves from across the globe, each chosen for its unique appeal. This title provides an introduction to the subject before exploring the characteristics of each cave. It describes how each one was formed, its environment and location, and how it contributes to our understanding of the underground.
Visit some of the natural world's most awe-inspiring surroundings in "Great Caves of the World". This visual feast tours 28 of the most spectacular caves from across the globe, each chosen for its unique appeal. Highly regarded geologist and caving expert, Tony Waltham, provides a concise introduction to the subject before exploring the exceptional characteristics of each cave. He describes how each one was formed, its environment and location, and how it contributes to our understanding of the underground. This sumptuously illustrated book takes readers on a journey to a remarkable and surprising array of environments, from huge underground rivers and long lava formations to secret temples and ancient archaeological sites. This title helps you dwell in forests of sparkling ice columns deep inside the Pinega Caves, Russia, be dazzled by the beautiful mineral deposits in Lechugilla Cave, USA, and discover the classic Yorkshire pothole at Gaping Gill, England.
Experienced wilderness travelers all have favorite spots to visit and Tony Waltham is clearly no exception. -- Danny A. Brass "PRS" (11/01/2008)
About Tony Waltham
Tony Waltham is a highly respected engineering geologist and karst specialist. He was a university lecturer for 36 years, teaching rock engineering, and pursuing his geological researches in Britain, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and elsewhere. He continues to provide consultancy on karst and cave site evaluations worldwide and is the author of numerous books on geology.
Great Caves of the World by Tony Waltham
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