Encyclopedia of Caves

Edited by David Culver and William White 
Academic Press  2004  

Hardbound  680 pages  ISBN 9780121986513      £70.00
Caves are fascinating and interesting from many perspectives. They are unique biological and geological environments, and they often provide clues to past climates and life forms. They come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, and can be formed by a variety of geological processes. They harbor many unique life forms, most of which have no eyes or pigment. They have also played an important role in human history as habitations, as sources of minerals, and as religious sites. They continue to be important because of their connection to ground water, and finally they are important recreational resources. The Encyclopedia of Caves brings together these disparate topics with scientifically uncompromising and yet accessibly written essays by the world's leading scholars of caves.


Adaptation to Darkness Elke Aden Adaptation to Low Food Kathrin Huppop Adaptation to Low Oxygen Frederic Hervant and Florian Malard Adaptive Shifts Francis G. Howarth and Hannelore Hoch Anchialine Caves Boris Sket Anchialine Cave, Biodiversity in Thomas M. Iliffe Bats Thomas H. Kunz and Susan W. Murray Beetles Oana Teodora Moldovan Behavioral Adaptations Jakob Parzefall Breakdown Elizabeth L. White Burnesville Cove, Virginia Gregg S. Clemmer Camps Gregg S. Clemmer Castleguard Cave, Canada Derek Ford Cave, Definition of David Culver and William B. White Cave Dwellers in the Middle East Paul Goldberg and Ofer Bar-Yosef Chemoautotrophy Annette Summers Engel Clastic Sediments in Caves Gregory S. Springer Closed Depressions Ugo Sauro Coastal Caves John Mylroie Contamination of Cave Waters by Heavy Metals Dorothy J. Vesper Contamination of Cave Waters by Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NPALs) Caroline L. Loop Cosmogenic Isotope Dating Darryl Granger Crustacea Horton H. Hobbs III Databases Keith Wheeland Dinaric Karst, Diversity in Boris Sket Diversity in the Tropics Louis Deharveng Diversity in the United States Horton H. Hobbs III Diversity Patterns in Australia William F. Humphreys Diversity Patterns in Europe Janine Gibert Early Humans in the Mammoth Cave Area Patty Jo Watson Ecotones David Culver Entranceless Caves, Discovery of Nevin W. Davis Entranceless Caves, Geophysics of William B. White Entrances William B. White Epikarst Michel Bakalowicz Epikarstic Communities David Culver and Anton Brancelj Evolution of Lineages Eleonora Trajano Exploration and Light Sources William B. White Fish Horst Wilkens Flooding Joe Meiman and Christopher Groves Food Sources Thomas Poulson Friars Hole System, West Virginia Stephen R. H. Worthington and Douglas M. Medville Glacier Caves Andrew G. Fountain Guano Communities Pedro Gnaspini Gypsum Caves Alexander Klimchouk Gypsum Flowers and Related Speleothems William B. White Hydrogeology of Karst Aquifiers William B. White Hydrothermal Caves Yuri Dublyansky Huautla System, Mexico C. William Steele and James Smith Invasion, Active vs. Passive Dan L. Danielopol and Raymond Rouch Jewel Cave, South Dakota Michael E. Wiles Karren Joyce Lundberg Karst Waters Tracing William K. Jones Kazumura Cave, Hawaii Kevin Allred Krubera (Voronja) Cave Alexander Klimchouk Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico Patricia Kambesis Life History, Evolution David Culver Mammoth Cave System Roger Brucker Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity Mary Christman Marine Regressions Claude Boutin Maya Caves Andrea Stone and James Brady Microbes Charles R. Crumly Minerals Bogdan P. Onac Modeling Karst Aquifers Carol M. Wicks Molluscs David Culver Morphological Adaptations Kenneth Christiansen Multilevel Caves and Landscape Evolution Darlene M. Anthony Mulu Caves, Malaysia Joel Despain Myriapods David Culver Myth and Legend, Caves in Paul Jay Steward Natural Selection Thomas C. Kane and Robert C. Richardson Neutral Mutation Horst Wilkens Nitrate Contamination in Karst Ground Water Brian G. Katz Nullabor Caves, Australia Julia James, Annalisa K. Contos, and Craig M. Barnes Paleomagnetic Record in Cave Sediments Ira D. Sasowsky Paleontology of Caves: Pleistocene Mammals Kazimierz Kowalski Passages George Veni Passages, Growth and Development Arthur N. Palmer Pits and Shafts John W. Hess Population Structure Valerio Sbordoni, Giuliana Allegrucci, and Donatella Cesaroni Postojna-Planinska Cave System, Slovenia Stanka Sebela Protecting Caves and Cave Life William R. Elliot Recreational Caving John M. Wilson Rescues John C. Hempel Root Communities in Lava Tubes Fred D. Stone, Francis G. Howarth, Hannelore Hoch, and Manfred Asche Salamanders Jacques Durand Salpetre Mining David A. Hubbard, Jr. Show Caves Arrigo A. Cigna Siebenhengste Cave System, Switzerland Pierre-Yves Jeannin and Philipp Hauselmann Sinking Streams and Cave Systems Joseph A. Ray Soil Piping and Sinkhole Failures Barry F. Beck Solution Caves in Regions of Moderate Relief Arthur N. Palmer Solutional Sculpturing Phillip J. Murphy Species Interactions David Culver Speleothem Deposition Wolfgang Dreybrodt Speleothems Donald Davis Spiders and Related Groups James Reddell Springs William B. White Stalactites and Stalagmites Silvia Frisia Sulfuric Acid Caves Arthur N. Palmer and Carol A. Hill Ukranian Caves Alexander Klimchouk Vertebrate Visitors Nikoa Tvrtkovi_ Vicariance and Dispersalist Biogeography John R. Holsinger Volcanic Caves William B. White Wakulla Spring Underwater Cave System, Florida Barbara Anne Am Ende Water Chemistry in Caves Janet Herman Worms Elzbieta Dumnicka

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