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
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A one-stop source of current information on all aspects of caves from the world's leading experts; illustrated in full color throughoutAbout the Author:
William B. White received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) in 1954. Following four years at Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, he entered Penn State and received a Ph.D. in geochemistry in 1962. In 1963, he joined the Penn State faculty, rising to full professor in 1972. White's research interests cover a wide range of topics in geosciences and materials science including crystal chemistry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, mineral physics, and aqueous geochemistry as well as extensive research on the hydrogeology and geomorphology of caves and karstic terrains. At Penn State he taught an undergraduate course on the Geology of Caves and Karst for many years. His research work has resulted in nearly 400 technical papers. He is author or editor of seven books including the widely used textbook Hydrology and Geomorphology of Karst Terrains.
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