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Limestones and Caves of Wales - Trevor David Ford

Limestones and Caves of Wales

By: Trevor David Ford (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 2nd June 2011
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This 1989 book covers the geology and geomorphology of the Carboniferous Limestone areas of Wales, and summarises the state of knowledge of the main cave systems including the longest and deepest in Britain. It sets out to assess the morphological evolution of the cave systems and the associated landscape features, particularly in light of the effects of successive glaciations. The book also covers related subjects including the biology of the cave faunas, important archaeological discoveries in Welsh caves and the hydrology of the limestone masses. On its publication, this was the first book to give a general survey of the subject. It will continue to provide a valuable reference for cavers and also for geologists, geographers, biologists and archaeologists with special interests in the area.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
The geology of the carboniferous limestone of South Wales
Karst geomorphology of South Wales
The hydrology of the limestone outcrop north of the Coalfield
Cave biology in South Wales
The Stone Age cave archaeology of South Wales
Recent advances in cave archaeology in North Wales
Cave diving in South Wales
Limestones and caves of the Forest of Dean
Otter Hole, Chepstow Clive
The Myndd Llangattwg Cave Systems
The caves of the Mellte and Hepste Valleys area
The Afon Nedd Fechan caves
Ogof Ffynnon Ddu
Dan yr Ogof
Llygad Llwchwr
Swallets and caves of the Gower Peninsula
Limestones and caves of North Wales
Index of caves and related features
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521169134
ISBN-10: 0521169135
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 2nd June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.65