Second Edition of Encyclopedia of Caves Released

February 10, 2012

Encyclopedia of Caves, 2nd Edition

The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Caves has just been published by Academic Press.

Edited by William B. White & David C. Culver, the outstanding reference book is made up of more than 100 articles, an increase of 24 articles and some 300 pages over the first edition, from leading international scholars and explorers.

Packed full of hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and drawings, this large-format book is written at a level so that anyone, regardless of scientific background, should have no trouble understanding the content.

It features a diverse range of subjects including:

  • Types of Caves
  • Cave features
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Speleothems and other cave deposits
  • Cave ages and paleoclimate
  • Exceptional caves
  • Biology of particular organisms in caves
  • Ecology
  • Cave invasion
  • Biogeography and Diversity
  • Evolution and Adaptation in Caves
  • Exploration of Caves
  • Contemporary use of caves
  • Historical use of caves
  • Ground water contamination and land use hazards in cave regions

For more information, including an excellent online preview of the book, visit Encyclopedia of Caves, 2nd Edition on Elsevier.

Encyclopedia of Caves – Second edition [Speleogenesis]

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