The Cave Book

Author: Emil Silvestru

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890514962

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 4684

Describes how different kinds of caves are created, explains human use of caves, introduces the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, and tells how scientists study caves.


Author: Stephen P. Kramer

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780876144473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9653

Learn about caves, what they are, different types of caves, and how they are made.

The Man Cave Book

Author: Jeff Wilser,Michael H. Yost

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062087258

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 9732

The Man Cave Book by Mike Yost and Jeff Wilser is a tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them. Complete with instructions and insights into creating your own unique refuge and shrine to beer, sports, and everything else that's right with the world, The Man Cave Book is an essential manual for any man cave enthusiast.

Ice Caves

Author: Aurel Persoiu,Stein-Erik Lauritzen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128118571

Category: Science

Page: 752

View: 4034

Ice Caves synthesizes the latest research on ice caves from around the world, bringing to light important information that was heretofore buried in various reports, journals, and archives largely outside the public view. Ice caves have become an increasingly important target for the scientific community in the past decade, as the paleoclimatic information they host offers invaluable information about both present-day and past climate conditions. Ice caves are caves that host perennial ice accumulations and are the least studied members of the cryosphere. They occur in places where peculiar cave morphology and climatic conditions combine to allow for ice to form and persist in otherwise adverse parts of the planet. The book is an informative reference for scientists interested in ice cave studies, climate scientists, geographers, glaciologists, microbiologists, and permafrost and karst scientists. Covers various aspects of ice occurrence in caves, including cave climate, ice genesis and dynamics, and cave fauna Features an overview of the paleoclimatic significance of ice caves Includes over 100 color images of ice caves around the world

The Cave

Author: José Saramago

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547537980

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1254

An unassuming family struggles to keep up with the ruthless pace of progress in “a genuinely brilliant novel” from a Nobel Prize winner (Chicago Tribune). A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book Cipriano Algor, an elderly potter, lives with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal in a small village on the outskirts of The Center, an imposing complex of shops, apartments, and offices. Marçal works there as a security guard, and Cipriano drives him to work each day before delivering his own humble pots and jugs. On one such trip, he is told not to make any more deliveries. People prefer plastic, apparently. Unwilling to give up his craft, Cipriano tries his hand at making ceramic dolls. Astonishingly, The Center places an order for hundreds, and Cipriano and Marta set to work—until the order is cancelled and the penniless trio must move from the village into The Center. When mysterious sounds of digging emerge from beneath their new apartment, Cipriano and Marçal investigate; what they find transforms the family’s life, in a novel that is both “irrepressibly funny” (The Christian Science Monitor) and a “triumph” (The Washington Post Book World). “The struggle of the individual against bureaucracy and anonymity is one of the great subjects of modern literature, and Saramago is often matched with Kafka as one of its premier exponents. Apt as the comparison is, it doesn’t convey the warmth and rueful human dimension of novels like Blindness and All the Names. Those qualities are particularly evident in his latest brilliant, dark allegory, which links the encroaching sterility of modern life to the parable of Plato’s cave . . . [a] remarkably generous and eloquent novel.” —Publishers Weekly Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

The Cave

Wind Cave (Book One)

Author: Michela Montgomery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1618689177

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 5262

Six students from Stanford on summer break journey into The Wind Cave, one of the longest and deepest caves in North America. But what begins as a four-day excursion turns into a life-or-death battle for survival. The second day into their trip, nuclear war is launched against the United States from within the country. The geography of the cave changed with the movement of the blasts, and the group is unprepared to sacrifice what they must to escape. With their exit blocked and their food supply dwindling, they must navigate the maze of tunnels to find an alternate exit back home--if there's still a home to return to.

The Land of Painted Caves (with Bonus Content)

Earth's Children, Book Six

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307886654

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 2477

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains a reading guide and an interview with Jean M. Auel. In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks. Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla. But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world. Sixth in the acclaimed Earth’s Children® series.

The Crystal Cave

Book One of the Arthurian Saga

Author: Mary Stewart

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060548258

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4177

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.

Maroo of the Winter Caves

Author: Ann Turnbull

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618442997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

View: 6426

Maroo, a girl of the late Ice Age, must take charge after her father is killed, and lead her little brother, mother, and aged grandmother to the safety of the winter camp before the first blizzards strike. Simultaneous.

Blind Descent

The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth

Author: James M. Tabor

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812979494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 4127

Documents the 2004 race between American and Russian scientists to dive to the planet's deepest spot, profiling each nation's team and expedition leaders while explaining how both sides were ultimately victorious.

Great Caves of the World

Author: Tony Waltham

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074136

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 587

More than twenty-five amazing caves around the world are examined, including Kentucky's Mammoth Cave and New Zealand's Waitomo Cave, in a colorfully illustrated tour of their environments, special features, unique inhabitants, and geological histories.

Encyclopedia of Caves

Author: William B. White,David C. Culver

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123838320

Category: Science

Page: 945

View: 3402

Encyclopedia of Caves is a self-contained, beautifully illustrated work dedicated to caves and their unique environments. It includes more than 100 comprehensive articles from leading scholars and explorers in 15 different countries. Each entry is detailed and scientifically sound, yet accessible for students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and drawings from the authors' own work, which provide unique images of the underground environment. Global in reach--authors are an international team of experts covering caves from around the world Includes 24 new articles commissioned especially for this 2nd edition Articles contain extensive bibliographies cross-referencing related essays Hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations of cave features and biota A-Z sequence and a comprehensive index allow for easy location of topics Glossary presents definitions of all key vocabulary items


exploring hidden realms

Author: Michael Ray Taylor

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society


Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 2099

Takes the reader on a tour of different types of caves, including Greenland, the Yucatan Peninsula, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and the American Southwest, and explains the creatures that live there and the techniques explorers use.

Haunted Caves

Author: Natalie Lunis

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1617724564

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9525

Readers will get a lesson in history in this series of titles that looks at what happened in various historical places and how these happenings are tied to tales of ghosts, poltergeists and other unexplainable phenomena.


Author: Jeanne K. Hanson,Geoffrey H. Nash

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438106653

Category: Caves

Page: 169

View: 2844

An introduction to the world's most fascinating caves. This work explores every nook and cranny of these nature-made creations, including lava caves, sea caves, and glacial caves, from Kentucky's Mammoth Cave, to the amazing Paleolithic paintings of Lascaux, to Fingal's Cave of Scotland, which inspired Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture.


Author: Sally M. Walker

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822579936

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4632

Text and pictures describe the Earth's caves, including their different types, animal life, and how people explore them.

Minnesota Caves

History & Lore

Author: Greg Brick PhD

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439662282

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 9445

Minnesota's caves have a deep history. Carver's Cave is the first to be described in the literature of North America after explorer Jonathan Carver visited it in 1766. The storied Fountain Cave was the birthplace of the city of St. Paul. Just after the American Civil War, Chute's Cave inspired an elaborate national hoax regarding an ancient civilization. Folklore surrounds Petrified Indian Cave, where a strangely shaped stalagmite was mistaken for a person turned to stone. Geologist and urban explorer Greg Brick, PhD, uses decades of research to uncover the secrets of geological wonders.

The Secret Cave

Discovering Lascaux

Author: Emily Arnold McCully

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374366942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 2680

Recounts the true story of how four boys looking for buried treasure in the south of France in 1940 stumbled upon something much more valuable--a sealed cave whose walls were covered with prehistoric paintings and engravings. By the illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner, Mirette on the High Wire.


Author: Claire Llewellyn

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781588109682

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1726

Where can caves be found? What is a blow hole? What is a speleologist? 'Caves' explains what caves are and describes how they form and change.