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Speleobooks Catalog Features > Cave & Karst Books > Speleology Related Publishers > Berliner Hohlenkundliche Berichte (BHB)
Karst and Caves of South Vietnam, Part 1: Provinces of Kien Giang, An Giang and Da Nang, BHB Vol. 43. Special Order - Product Image
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Karst and Caves of South Vietnam, Part 1: Provinces of Kien Giang, An Giang and Da Nang, BHB Vol. 43. Special Order   

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107 p., colour maps, photos, tables, and many surveys; Berlin 2011. Michael Laumanns (Editor). This volume presents the 2010 and 2011 German-British cave projects expedition to South Vietnam and mainly covers the karst of Ha Tien-Hon Chong as well as the Marble Mts. south of Da Nang. This volume describes a total of 4,318 m of underground passages from over 60 caves in detail, the longest of which is Hang Moi Chau (1,003 m long), together with an in-depth chapter of the biospeleology of South Vietnam. In English with abstracts in German, French and Vietnamese. Spectacular karst and large caves are known from central and northern Vietnam, e.g. in the Phong Nha/Ke Bang area (Laumanns 2010b). However, the small caving areas of southern Vietnam, developed not only in carbonate karst but also in volcanic and granite rocks, have not attracted many speleologists up to now. Apart from biospeleological and a few touristic activities (Addis 1970, Deharveng et al. 1995, Price 1995) the rich diversity of caves in south Vietnam (Ha Tien/Hon Chong area in Kien Giang province) was first investigated systematically by a German-British team in 2010, followed by a 2011 lightweight German-British expedition to Kien Giang and Da Nang provinces. This has resulted in the present publication, which describes more than 60 caves with a total of 4,318 metres of surveyed underground passages. This publication strives to encourage other speleologists to continue with cave exploration in south Vietnam as this compilation is regarded as being far from complete with regard to the karst and caves of south Vietnam.


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