Great Caves of the World

Author: Tony Waltham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565092160

Category: Caves

Page: 112

View: 5460

Dwell in the awe-inspiring surroundings of some of the natural world's most mysterious wonders with Great Caves of the World. This stunning visual feast includes thirty of the most spectacular, challenging and diverse caves from across the globe. Each entry includes details of the cave's inhabitants and environment, how and when it was discovered, how it was formed, as well as tips on how to get there (where possible). Discover four million-year-old hominid remains at Sterkfontein Cave, South Africa, huge tunnels under the desert at Nullarbor Caves, Australia, and the world's largest tourist cave at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. Continue to descend far below New Mexico through spectacular gypsum crystal in Lechuguilla Cave, and be dazzled by myriad glow-worms in Waitomo Cave, and be dazzled by myriad glow-worms in Waitomo Cave, New Zealand. Climbing Crevices, navigating great lakes or squirming over lava formations, this book will enthral all natural history enthusiasts, from adventure travellers to caving experts.

Carlsbad Caverns

America's Largest Underground Chamber

Author: Brad Burnham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823962563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 911

Introduces and explores the Carlsbad Caverns.

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: 4197

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.

Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World

Author: Alexander Klimchouk,Arthur N. Palmer,Jo De Waele,Augusto S. Auler,Philippe Audra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319533487

Category: Science

Page: 911

View: 6729

This book illustrates the diversity of hypogene speleogenetic processes and void-conduit patterns depending on variations of the geological environments by presenting regional and cave-specific case studies. The cases include both well-known and newly recognized hypogene karst regions and caves of the world. They all focus on geological, hydrogeological, geodynamical and evolutionary contexts of hypogene speleogenesis. The last decade has witnessed the boost in recognition of the possibility, global occurrence, and practical importance of hypogene karstification (speleogenesis), i.e. the development of solutional porosity and permeability by upwelling flow, independent of recharge from the overlying or immediately adjacent surface. Hypogene karst has been identified and documented in many regions where it was previously overlooked or misinterpreted. The book enriches the basis for generalization and categorization of hypogene karst and thus improves our ability to adequately model hypogene karstification and predict related porosity and permeability. It is a book which benefits every researcher, student, and practitioner dealing with karst.

Mammoth Cave

The World's Longest Cave System

Author: Brad Burnham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823962587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4036

Details the formation of the Mammoth Cave system of Kentucky and describes the natural wonders.

The Cave Book

Author: Emil Silvestru

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890514962

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 6602

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.

Beyond the Deep

The Deadly Descent into the World's Most Treacherous Cave

Author: William Stone,Barbara am Ende,Monte Paulsen

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446561273

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 2466

The Huautla in Mexico is the deepest cave in the Western Hemisphere, possibly the world. Shafts reach skyscraper-depths, caverns are stadium-sized, and sudden floods can drown divers in an instant. With a two-decade obsession, William Stone and his 44-member team entered the sinkhole at Sotano de San Augustin. The first camp settled 2,328 feet below ground in a cavern where headlamps couldn't even illuminate the walls and ceiling. The second camp teetered precariously above an underground canyon where two subterranean rivers collided. But beyond that lay the unknown territory -- a flooded corridor that had blocked all previous comers, claimed a diver's life, and drove the rest of the team back. Except for William Stone and Barbara am Ende, who forged on for 18 more days, with no hope of rescue, to set the record for the deepest cave dive in the Western Hemisphere.

Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

Author: John Gunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455082

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 4030

The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science contains 350 alphabetically arranged entries. The topics include cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content lists and a comprehensive index to facilitate searching and browsing.

The Caves of Steel

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307792412

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1499

A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot--and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

The Caves of Perigord

A Novel

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743227689

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2997

In a brilliant and ambitious thriller that combines elements of Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth into a riveting, multifaceted tale of love, art, courage, and war, Martin Walker brings to life the creation of an extraordinary work of prehistoric cave art and the struggle to possess it in our own time. Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the arrival of a mysterious package for a young American woman working in a London auction house. Brought by a British officer, it contains a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting left to him by his father, a former World War II hero. The fragment, significant and stunning in itself, is also the key to the existence of an un-known cave that may be more important in the history of art and human creation than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a storm of publicity and commands the attention of the French authorities all the way up to the President of the Republic, who seems to know more about the painting's origins than anyone else... As the young American woman, the British officer, and a French government art historian explore the ancient province of Périgord to determine the painting's origins, their search serves as backdrop for three compelling stories. There is the tale of the British officer's father who lands in Nazi-occupied France in 1944 to organize the Resistance, culminating in a series of battles to prevent the SS Das Reich Panzer Division from reaching the Normandy beaches in time to repel the D-Day invasion, which leads to an account of the subsequent discovery -- and cover-up -- of the lost cave and its paintings. And there is also the moving story of the young artist who painted them, the woman he loved, and the ancient culture that produced the first recognizable human art but required the sacrifice of its own creators. Filled with vivid, historically accurate details and imaginative re-creations of prehistoric life, The Caves of Périgord blends a complex plot and richly diverse characters into a seamless narrative of romance, tragedy, and heroism from past to present.


exploring hidden realms

Author: Michael Ray Taylor

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society


Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 7945

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.

Caves of Power

Ancient Energy Techniques for Healing, Rejuvenation and Manifestation

Author: Sergio Magana

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781807787

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 8041

Many people across the world today are looking for their true selves. The ancient Mexicans viewed this true self as the ‘caves’, which referred to our spirit, instincts, and subconscious. According to the Mexican tradition, we have seven caves of power, which are equivalent to the chakras, and healing these caves allows us to improve all areas of our lives. InThe Caves of Power, world-renowned Mexican healer Sergio Magaña unveils this almost lost and secret knowledge of the ancient Mexicans. He shares powerful practices for healing, rejuvenation, manifestation, and enlightenment, which include: Mexican numerology, astral surgery, dream work, Mexican acupuncture, energy spinning, and Mexican Kundalini techniques. This unique and powerful book brings a new approach to an ancient tradition to bring healing and resolution to our most important issues: health, emotions, abundance, and enlightenment.

The First Signs

Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Author: Genevieve von Petzinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785503

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 7989

The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the dark depths of a remote cave in Spain that can only be reached by sliding face-first through the mud. Von Petzinger looks past the beautiful horses, powerful bison, graceful ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings. Instead, she's obsessed with the abstract geometric images that accompany them, the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures--signs that have never really been studied or explained until now. Part travel journal, part popular science, part personal narrative, von Petzinger's groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication. It's in her blood, as this talented scientist's grandmother served as a code-breaker at Bletchley. Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression, and for the first time, we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors--offering a glimpse of when they became us.

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: 6768

#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.

Cave Art

A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe

Author: Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232570

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 3938

The decorated Ice Age caves are some of mankind's greatest artistic achievements, and there is no substitute for seeing the caves themselves. There you can see the art – paintings, engravings, bas-reliefs or drawings – in its original, natural setting, and stand where the artists did 30,000–10,000 years ago. For speleologists and holidaymakers alike – indeed anyone who wants to add a visit to a cave to their itinerary – here is an essential handbook. The first guide to all the decorated Ice Age caves in Europe that are open to the public, Cave Art covers more than 50 caves in England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as relevant museums and centres. This second edition has been fully revised and includes one additional cave and three new facsimiles.

Entering the Stone

On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark

Author: Barbara Hurd

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820331539

Category: Nature

Page: 170

View: 1975

In this exhilarating work, Barbara Hurd explores some of the most extraordinary places on earth, from sacred caves in India to secret caves in Arizona. With passionately informed prose, Hurd makes these strange dark spaces come to light, illuminating the natural history and spiritual territory of caves as powerfully as Kathleen Norris portrayed the Dakotas. Entering the Stone provides an awe-inducing tour through a fragile and beautiful subterranean world.

Journey Into the Giant Selenite Crystal Caves of Mexico

The Largest Crystals Found on the Planet

Author: Leela Hutchison G. G.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496145680

Category: Science

Page: 104

View: 4449

The mysterious giant selenite crystals of Naica, Mexico are now known to be the largest crystals discovered on planet Earth. Join Leela Hutchison as she takes you on an adventure as one of the earliest explorers in January of 2001, into an Alien world right here on Earth. Come discover as if you were there yourself and find out why scientists from around the world visit this magical Crystal Palace far below the earth's surface. Considered one of the most hostile environments with temperatures once at 128 degrees when the caves were first discovered in 2000, a human can perish in less than thirty minutes while in these caverns.