Encyclopedia of CavesWilliam B White
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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 that instantly come to mind...If there is any bias it might be towards cave biology, which is no bad thing as this is an area where infomration is not easily available.” -John Goodier, in REFERENCE REVIEWS, VOL. 19, 2005 ..“.an excellent addition to the very limited currently available literature on caves and karst.” -Andy Baker, Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, in JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 2005 “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 book is an exciting and significant contribution to the field of caves and karst. It represents an exceptionally handy reference for experts in specific aspects of caves and karst but it is also an excellent reference for those individuals who are less expert because technical jargon has been minimized. The sound scholarship...is a credit to the field and will make this a much sought after book for many years.” - Malcolm S. Field, Editor, “Journal of Cave and Karst Studies” "Caves, caves and more caves! This book is for anyone and everyone with an interest in cavesa This encyclopedia brings the mystique and science of caves to life and covers all types of caves, including those you might not have known existeda “ - Journal of Sedimentary Reseach ”Culver and White have brought together a truly international team of world-class experts—almost as international as caves themselves—to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Caves. But this work is more than an encyclopedia, and it covers more than just caves. It offe