Great Caves of the World

Tony Waltham

Visit some of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring surroundings in Great Caves of the World. This visual feast tours 28 of the most spectacular caves from across the globe, each chosen for its unique appeal.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09216 0
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£14.99
Published:
September 2008
Size:
267 x 248 mm
Extent:
112 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

Highly regarded geologist and caving expert, Tony Waltham, provides a concise introduction to the subject before exploring the exceptional characteristics of the featured caves. He describes how each one was formed, its environment and location, and how it contributes to our understanding of the underground.

This sumptuously illustrated book takes readers on a journey to a remarkable and surprising array of environments, from huge underground rivers and long lava formations to secret temples and ancient archaeological sites. Dwell in forests of sparkling ice columns deep inside the Pinega Caves, Russia; be dazzled by the beautiful mineral deposits in Lechugilla Cave, USA; and discover the classic Yorkshire pothole at Gaping Gill, England.

Key features

  • Written by highly regarded geologist, author and caving expert
  • Unique guide to the world’s great caves
  • Sumptuously illustrated throughout

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Author

Tony Waltham is a highly respected engineering geologist and karst specialist. He was a university lecturer for 36 years, teaching rock engineering, and pursuing his geological researches in Britain, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and elsewhere. 

He continues to provide consultancy on karst and cave site evaluations worldwide and is the author of numerous books on geology.

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