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Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

1st Edition

Edited by John Gunn


960 pages

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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 first on caves and karst, includes a wealth of information, references, and additional reading suggestions… Entries are concise, well written, well edited, easy to read and filled with superb informationHighly recommended. All collections." -- Choice

About the Editor

An active caver and cave scientist, John Gunn is Professor of Geographical & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Limestone Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is joint editor of the journal Cave and Karst Science and chairman of the International Geographical Union's Karst Commission. He is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the WCPA Cave and Karst Protection Task Force.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Reference
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography