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Cave Geology   

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Arthur N. Palmer. 2007. 561 photos, 760 figures, 250 maps and diagrams. 454 pp. 81/2 x 11. Paperback. The definitive book on the subject by an internationally recognized authority. It can be easily understood by non-scientists but also covers a wide range of topics in enough detail to be used by advanced researchers. Illustrated with more than 500 black-and-white photographs and 250 diagrams and maps, this book is dedicated to anyone with an interest in caves and their origin. Concepts, techniques, and field examples are stressed. Most examples are from American caves, although the scope is international. Topics within the fifteen chapters include: cave science and exploration, karst landscapes, cavernous rocks, karst groundwater and chemistry, characteristics of solution caves, cave origin, relation of caves to geologic setting, cave minerals, caves in volcanic rocks, cave meteorology and internal weathering, dating caves, field techniques, and relation of cave studies to other sciences. Also included is a detailed glos sary, reference, and index.


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