eBook Encyclopedia of Caves, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547893
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547893
  • DDC: 551.44
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 654 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004
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Caves are fascinating and interesting from many perspectives. They are unique biological and geological environments, and they often provide clues to past climates and life forms. They come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, and can be formed by a variety of geological processes. They harbor many unique life forms, most of which have no eyes or pigment. They have also played an important role in human history as habitations, as sources of minerals and as religious sites. Caves continue to be important because of their connection to ground water; finally, they are well-known recreational resources.

Encyclopedia of Caves brings together these disparate topics with scientifically uncompromising and yet accessibly written essays by the world's leading scholars of caves.