Caves: Processes, Development and Management

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This book is aimed at students of the natural environment, but it will also appeal to those - cavers, environmental managers and field naturalists - who are curious about the underground world and its inhabitants. it is illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and line diagrams, almost all of which are original to the book.

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This book describes caves as physical, geological, and biologicalphenomena: it provides explanations of how they form, what can belearnt from them, and how they can best be managed for the benefitof future generations. The limestone caves of the world have longbeen of importance to people for shelter, water supply, food,spirituality and for defense. They have long provoked awe and asense of mystery. Cave science is now well established to elucidatetheir mystery.

The volume opens with an examination of contemporary processesof cave development, and of cave underground drainage basins withcharacteristic three-dimensional mazes of connected passages. Itdescribes the details of cave hydrology, involving water tracingand isotope analysis, along with the processes of solution oflimestone and other caves forming rocks such as sandstone andgypsum.

The author then moves to past processes. Caves are nature'svaults, preserving the products of landscape processes unalteredfor millennia. He shows how much has and could further be learntabout past ecologies, early human culture, and climatic change fromthe analysis of cave formations, bone deposits and sediments.

The final part of the book is devoted to a discussion of caveecosystems and their management. Dr Gillieson looks at the unusualadaptations of plants and animals to cave living and thefunctioning of cave ecosystems. He discusses how caves have andshould be managed for recreation and for water supply, as well asthe need to manage the surface terrain above the caves, and forenvironmental planning in limestone areas more generally.

This book is aimed at students of the natural environment, butit will also appeal to those - cavers, environmental managers andfield naturalists - who are curious about the underground world andits inhabitants. It is illustrated throughout with photographs,maps and line diagrams, almost all of which are original to thebook.

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David Gillieson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography and Oceanography, University College, University of New South Wales. He has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland and the Australian National University. Over the last twenty five years he has explored and studied caves in Australasia, Europe, North America, Oceania and Southeast Asia.

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