Ice Caves

Author: Aurel Persoiu,Stein-Erik Lauritzen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128118571

Category: Science

Page: 752

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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

Ice Caves of Leelanau

A Visual Exploration by Ken Scott

Author: Kenneth Allen Scott,Jerry Dennis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974206851

Category: Ice caves

Page: 48

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Photographer Ken Scott's images of Lake Michigan ice phenomena in Leelanau County, Michigan.

In the Ice Caves of Krog (The Secrets of Droon #20)

Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054541833X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1991

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Forget Frosty... there's a new snowman tromping through Droon! An ancient snow beast named Murn has woken up from a deep sleep, and he is NOT a morning person. In fact, Murn is destroying villages all over Droon! Eric and his friends must journey up north to the mysterious ice caves to stop the beast. Finding the cave entrance is tricky, but that's nothing compared to what they find deep inside. Surprise! The "ice beast" is not at all what they expected...

Stepping-Stones

A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

Author: Christine Desdemaines-Hugon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300159064

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The cave art of France’s Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones in the development of human culture, demonstrating how far humankind has come and reminding us of the ties that bind us across the ages. Over more than twenty-five years of teaching and research, Christine Desdemaines-Hugon has become an unrivaled expert in the cave art and artists of the Dordogne region. In her new book she combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the “cave experience.” Her keen insights communicate not only the incomparable artistic value of these works but also the near-spiritual impact of viewing them for oneself. Focusing on five fascinating sites, including the famed Font de Gaume and others that still remain open to the public, Stepping-Stones reveals striking similarities between art forms of the Paleolithic and works of modern artists and gives us a unique pathway toward understanding the culture of the Dordogne Paleolithic peoples and how it still touches our lives today.

Ice Caves of Pluto

Author: David Orme,Peter Richardson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434212750

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Billy Blaster travels to Pluto with his friend Wu Hoo, and finds his alien friends, the Snurgons, frozen stiff in their ship.

Caves of Ice

Author: Sandy Mitchell

Publisher: Games Workshop Limited

ISBN: 9781844160709

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Commissar Ciaphas Cain, hero of the Imperium, and his regiment are deployed to the ice world of Frigidia to quell unrest amongst mine workers. But a malevolent evil stirs deep in the ice caves. Original.

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

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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.

Maroo of the Winter Caves

Author: Ann Turnbull

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618442997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

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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.

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545418399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Cave Detectives

Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave

Author: David L. Harrison

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452135533

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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What was life like millions of years ago? The answer lies deep underground, in a place once home to a ferocious predator much larger than most animals walking around today. Through photographs and detailed illustrations, readers will learn how the secrets buried in a midwestern hillside helped scientists understand early life on Earth. This book's simple but informative format allows readers to follow along as paleontologist Matt Forir and his team of experts unravel a prehistoric mystery.

Journey Through the Ice Age

Author: Paul G. Bahn,Jean Vertut

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520213067

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Paul Bahn and Jean Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.P. to 10,000 B.P., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. Utilizing the most modern analytical techniques in archaeology, Bahn presents new accounts of Russian caves only recently opened to foreign specialists; the latest discoveries from China and Brazil; European cave finds at Cosquer, Chauvet, and Covaciella; and the recently discovered sites in Australia. He also studies sites in Africa, India, and the Far East. Included are the only photographic images of many caves that are now closed to protect their fragile environments. A separate chapter in the book examines art fakes and forgeries and relates how such deceptions have been exposed. The beliefs and preoccupations of Paleolithic peoples resonate throughout this book: the importance of the hunt and the magic and shamanism surrounding it, the recording of the seasons, the rituals of sex and fertility, the cosmology and associated myths. Yet enigmas and mysteries emerge as well, particularly as new analytical techniques raise new questions and cast doubt on our earlier suppositions. A comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all that has been discovered about Ice Age art, Bahn and Vertut's book offers a visually rich link with the past.

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553381679

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

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Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reprint.

The Creative Ice Age Brain

Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience

Author: Barbara Olins Alpert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 247

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A haunting mystery surrounds the magnificent Ice Age art that is found mainly in the caves of Western Europe. In this substantial new study, scholar Barbara Alpert approaches this art using information from psychology and discoveries in neuroscience. Techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) scans and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have demonstrated an enormous amount about the working of the brain. By examining the oldest-known human-made images in the light of this new information, Alpert reveals many of the impulses that underlie their creation. In a detailed comparison of Ice Age images with similar examples found throughout art history, Alpert argues that the approach of these earliest artists was not unique, but forms part of a continuum linking the distant past with the present. She shows how the art is based on a visual language found worldwide--one that appears to be universal for our species.

Discovery in the Cave

Author: Mark Dubowski

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 030777158X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Encyclopedia of Caves

Author: William B. White,David C. Culver

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123838320

Category: Science

Page: 945

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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