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Beneath The Surface : A Natural History of Australian Caves - Elery Hamilton-Smith

Beneath The Surface

A Natural History of Australian Caves

By: Elery Hamilton-Smith (Editor), Brian Finlayson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780868405957
Number Of Pages: 216

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Caves are exciting places to visit, whether you are a tourist, a sporting caver or a scientist in one of the many disciplines which use caves as natural laboratories.

This book comprehensively reviews what we presently know about Australia's caves including the varieties of cave types and how they form, cave fauna, fossils, Aboriginal relics and decorations in caves, and a history of cave exploration and cave science in Australia.

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Dedication
Black Holes: Caves in the Australian Landscape
The Crystal Gallery
Mud and Bones: Cave Deposits and Environmental History in Australia
Flying Around Underground: Cave Bats
The Crawling, Creeping and Swimming Life of Caves
People and Caves: Changing Perspectives
Caving organisations in Australia
Australian show caves
Further reading
References
Colour plate acknowledgments
Index
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780868405957
ISBN-10: 0868405957
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 16.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61