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Name:Encyclopedia of Caves
Manufacturer:Elsevier Academic Press
Publisher:Elsevier Academic Press
Editor:David C Culver
William B White
Encyclopedia of Caves
  • 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 and 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

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.

Scientists and students whose research and study touches on caves or their ecosystems, including biologists, geologists, hydrologists, environmental scientists, mineralogists, etc. Also recreational cavers and the educated general public with an interest in caves.

  • Adaptation to Darkness, Elke Aden
  • Adaptation to Low Food, Kathrin Hüppop
  • Adaptation to Low Oxygen, Frédéric Hervant and Florian Malard
  • Adaptive Shifts, Francis G. Howarth and Hannelore Hoch
  • Anchialine Caves, Boris Sket
  • Anchialine Cave, Biodiversity in, Thomas M. Iliffe
  • Bats, Thomas H. Kunz and Susan W. Murray
  • Beetles, Oana Teodora Moldovan
  • Behavioral Adaptations, Jakob Parzefall
  • Breakdown, Elizabeth L. White
  • Burnesville Cove, Virginia, Gregg S. Clemmer
  • Camps, Gregg S. Clemmer
  • Castleguard Cave, Canada, Derek Ford
  • Cave, Definition of, David Culver and William B. White
  • Cave Dwellers in the Middle East, Paul Goldberg and Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • Chemoautotrophy, Annette Summers Engel
  • Clastic Sediments in Caves, Gregory S. Springer
  • Closed Depressions, Ugo Sauro
  • Coastal Caves, John Mylroie
  • Contamination of Cave Waters by Heavy Metals, Dorothy J. Vesper
  • Contamination of Cave Waters by Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NPALs), Caroline L. Loop
  • Cosmogenic Isotope Dating, Darryl Granger
  • Crustacea, Horton H. Hobbs III
  • Databases, Keith Wheeland
  • Dinaric Karst, Diversity in, Boris Sket
  • Diversity in the Tropics, Louis Deharveng
  • Diversity in the United States, Horton H. Hobbs III
  • Diversity Patterns in Australia, William F. Humphreys
  • Diversity Patterns in Europe, Janine Gibert
  • Early Humans in the Mammoth Cave Area, Patty Jo Watson
  • Ecotones, David Culver
  • Entranceless Caves, Discovery of, Nevin W. Davis
  • Entranceless Caves, Geophysics of, William B. White
  • Entrances, William B. White
  • Epikarst, Michel Bakalowicz
  • Epikarstic Communities, David Culver and Anton Brancelj
  • Evolution of Lineages, Eleonora Trajano
  • Exploration and Light Sources, William B. White
  • Fish, Horst Wilkens
  • Flooding, Joe Meiman and Christopher Groves
  • Food Sources, Thomas Poulson
  • Friars Hole System, West Virginia, Stephen R. H. Worthington and Douglas M. Medville
  • Glacier Caves, Andrew G. Fountain
  • Guano Communities, Pedro Gnaspini
  • Gypsum Caves, Alexander Klimchouk
  • Gypsum Flowers and Related Speleothems, William B. White
  • Hydrogeology of Karst Aquifiers, William B. White
  • Hydrothermal Caves, Yuri Dublyansky
  • Huautla System, Mexico, C. William Steele and James Smith
  • Invasion, Active vs. Passive, Dan L. Danielopol and Raymond Rouch
  • Jewel Cave, South Dakota, Michael E. Wiles
  • Karren, Joyce Lundberg
  • Karst Waters Tracing, William K. Jones
  • Kazumura Cave, Hawaii, Kevin Allred
  • Krubera (Voronja) Cave, Alexander Klimchouk
  • Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico, Patricia Kambesis
  • Life History, Evolution, David Culver
  • Mammoth Cave System, Roger Brucker
  • Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity, Mary Christman
  • Marine Regressions, Claude Boutin
  • Maya Caves, Andrea Stone and James Brady
  • Microbes, Charles R. Crumly
  • Minerals, Bogdan P. Onac
  • Modeling Karst Aquifers, Carol M. Wicks
  • Molluscs, David Culver
  • Morphological Adaptations, Kenneth Christiansen
  • Multilevel Caves and Landscape Evolution, Darlene M. Anthony
  • Mulu Caves, Malaysia, Joel Dspain
  • Myriapods, David Culver
  • Myth and Legend, Caves in, Paul Jay Steward
  • Natural Selection, Thomas C. Kane and Robert C. Richardson
  • Neutral Mutation, Horst Wilkens
  • Nitrate Contamination in Karst Ground Water, Brian G. Katz
  • Nullabor Caves, Australia, Julia James, Annalisa K. Contos, and Craig M. Barnes
  • Paleomagnetic Record in Cave Sediments, Ira D. Sasowsky
  • Paleontology of Caves: Pleistocene Mammals, Kazimierz Kowalski
  • Passages,George Veni
  • Passages, Growth and Development, Arthur N. Palmer
  • Pits and Shafts, John W. Hess
  • Population Structure, Valerio Sbordoni, Giuliana Allegrucci, and Donatella Cesaroni
  • Postojna-Planinska Cave System, Slovenia, Stanka Sebela
  • Protecting Caves and Cave Life, William R. Elliot
  • Recreational Caving, John M. Wilson
  • Rescues, John C. Hempel
  • Root Communities in Lava Tubes, Fred D. Stone, Francis G. Howarth, Hannelore Hoch, and Manfred Asche
  • Salamanders, Jacques Durand
  • Salpetre Mining, David A. Hubbard, Jr.
  • Show Caves, Arrigo A. Cigna
  • Siebenhengste Cave System, Switzerland, Pierre-Yves Jeannin and Philipp Häuselmann
  • Sinking Streams and Cave Systems, Joseph A. Ray
  • Soil Piping and Sinkhole Failures, Barry F. Beck
  • Solution Caves in Regions of Moderate Relief, Arthur N. Palmer
  • Solutional Sculpturing, Phillip J. Murphy
  • Species Interactions, David Culver
  • Speleothem Deposition, Wolfgang Dreybrodt
  • Speleothems, Donald Davis
  • Spiders and Related Groups, James Reddell
  • Springs, William B. White
  • Stalactites and Stalagmites, Silvia Frisia
  • Sulfuric Acid Caves, Arthur N. Palmer and Carol A. Hill
  • Ukranian Caves, Alexander Klimchouk
  • Vertebrate Visitors, Nikoa Tvrtkovi
  • Vicariance and Dispersalist Biogeography, John R. Holsinger
  • Volcanic Caves, William B. White
  • Wakulla Spring Underwater Cave System, Florida, Barbara Anne Am Ende
  • Water Chemistry in Caves, Janet Herman
  • Worms, Elzbieta Dumnicka

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