Encyclopedia of Caves

Encyclopedia of Caves

by David C. Culver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0121986519

ISBN-13: 9780121986513

Pub. Date: 10/21/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

…  See more details below

Overview

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.

The Encyclopedia of Caves is an essential interdisciplinary resource for scientists, students, and caving enthusiasts.

• Presents a cross-section of contemporary knowledge of caves ranging from biology, geology, and human uses to exploration techniques
• Brings together 107 in-depth articles from respected international authors
• Showcases hundreds of color and black & white photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations
• Highlights many of the great caves of the world
• Makes information easy to find with alphabetical listings, cross references, suggestions for further reading, plus a full glossary and index

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780121986513
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/21/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.38(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Adaptation to Darkness
Adaptation to Low Food
Adaptation to Low Oxygen in Groundwater Organisms
Adaptive Shifts
Anchialine Caves
Anchialine Caves, Diversity in
Bats
Beetles
Behavioral Adaptations in Cave Living Animals
Breakdown
Burnesville Cove, Virginia
Camps
Castleguard Cave
Cave, Definition of
Cave Dwellers in the Middle East
Chemoautotrophy
Clastic Sediments
Closed Depressions
Coastal Caves
Contamination of Cave Waters by Heavy Metals
Contamination of Cave Waters by Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids
Cosmogenic Isotope Dating
Crustacea
Databases
Dinaric Karst, Diversity in
Diversity in Australia
Diversity in Europe
Diversity in the Tropics
Diversity in the United States
Early Humans in the Mammoth Cave Area
Ecotones
Entranceless Caves, Discovery of
Entranceless Caves, Geophysics of
Entrances
Epikarst
Epikarstic Communities
Evolution of Lineages
Exploration
Fish
Flooding
Food Sources
Friars Hole System, West Virginia
Glacier Caves
Guano Communities
Gypsum Caves
Gypsum Flowers
Huautla System, Mexico
Hydrogeology of Karst Aquifers
Hydrothermal Caves
Invasion, Active vs. Passive
Jewel Cave, South Dakota
Karren
Karst Waters Tracing
Kazumura Cave, Hawaii
Krubera Cave
Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico
Life History, Evolution
Mammoth Cave System, Kentucky
Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity
Marine Regressions
Maya Caves
Microbes
Minerals
Modeling Karst Aquifers
Molluscs
Morphological Adaptations
Multilevel Caves and Landscape Evolution
Mulu Caves, Malaysia
Myriapods
Myth and Legend, Caves in
Natural Selection
Neutral Mutation
Nitrate Contamination in Karst Ground Water
Nullabor Caves, Australia
Paleomagnetic Record in Cave Sediments
Paleontology of Caves: Pleistocene Mammals
Passage Growth and Development
Passages
Pits and Shafts
Postojna-Planinska Cave System, Slovenia
Population Structure
Protecting Caves and Cave Life
Recreational Caving
Rescues
Root Communities in Lava Tubes
Salamanders
Salpetre Mining
Show Caves
Siebenhengste Cave System, Switzerland
Sinking Streams and Cave Systems
Soil Piping and Sinkhole Failures
Solution Caves in Regions of Moderate Relief
Solutional Sculpturing
Species Interactions
Speleothems
Speleothem Deposition
Spiders & Related Groups
Springs
Stalactites and Stalagmites
Sulfuric Acid Caves
Ukrainian Caves
Vertebrate Visitors
Vicariance and Dispersalist Biogeography
Volcanic Caves
Wakulla Spring Underwater Cave System, Florida
Water Chemistry in Caves
Worms

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >