New Book: A Guide to Caves and Karst of Indiana

A Guide to Caves and Karst of IndianaA new guide-book on Indiana’s caves and karst is set to be released early next month.

Published by the Indiana University Press, the book “A Guide to Caves and Karst of Indiana” provides an introduction to Indiana’s tourist and wild caves with descriptions of each cave and their unique history.

Written by Samuel Frushour, retired head of the field services section of the Indiana Geological Survey, in conjunction with the Indiana Geological Survey, the book contains information cave safety and stewardship, equipment and caving organizations, as well their different geological features and the animals that call them home.

This book fills an educational gap between the scientific community and the interested public and will attract the attention of archaeologists, biologists, geographers, geologists, and historians. It will also be very useful to members of the National Speleological Society, the Cave Research Foundation, regional caving organizations (i.e., grottos), the advocational caving community (i.e., spelunkers), and the general public, especially those who enjoy visiting commercial caves, which are highlighted in this book. Dr. Kenneth B. Tankersley, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati

Set to be released on May 3, 2012, the book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

IU Press publishes guide to caves and karst in Indiana [Indiana University]

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