The definitive new book on the subject by an internationally recognized authority on the subject. Over 500 photographs and 250
diagrams and maps. Field techniques and examples are featured in this
text written for anyone interested in caves and their origin, including non-scientists. Palmer leads the reader through all the principles of the geology of solution caves, from elementary concepts of geology through difficult topics like the chemistry and dynamics of limestone dissolution. Subsequent chapters discuss cave minerals, lava caves, airflow and weathering in caves, and dating of passages and speleothems.
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Palmer, Arthur N.
2007, Cave Books
vi + 454 pages, hardbound