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The Resource Cave : Nature and Culture, (electronic book)

Cave : Nature and Culture, (electronic book)

Label
Cave : Nature and Culture
Title
Cave
Title remainder
Nature and Culture
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To enter caves is to venture beyond the realm of the everyday. From huge vaulted caverns to impassable, water-filled passages; from the karst topography of Guilin in China to the lava tubes of Hawaii; from tiny remote pilgrimage sites to massive tourism enterprises, caves are places of mystery. Dark spaces that remain largely unexplored, caves are astonishing wonders of nature and habitats for exotic flora and fauna.This book investigates the natural and cultural history of caves and considers the roles caves have played in the human imagination and experience of the natural world. It explores the long history of the human fascination with caves, across countries and continents, examining their dual role as spaces of both wonder and fear. It tells the tales of the adventurers who pioneered the science of caves and those of the explorers and cave-divers still searching for new, unmapped routes deep into the earth. This book explores the lure of the subterranean world by examining caving and cave tourism and by looking to the mythology, literature, and art of caves. This lavishly illustrated book will appeal to general readers and experts alike interested in the ecology and use of caves, or the extraordinary artistic responses earth's dark recesses have evoked over the centuries
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crane, Ralph J.
Dewey number
551.447
LC call number
PN56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fletcher, Lisa
Series statement
Earth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caves in art
  • Caves in literature
  • Caves
Label
Cave : Nature and Culture, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Cave -- Imprint Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. What is a Cave? -- 2. Speaking of Speleology -- 3. Troglodytes and Troglobites: Living in the Dark Zone -- 4. Cavers, Potholers and Spelunkers: Exploring Caves -- 5. Monsters and Magic: Caves in Mythology and Folklore -- 6. Visually Rendered: The Art of Caves -- 7. 'Caverns measureless to man': Caves in Literature -- 8. Sacred Symbols: Holy Caves -- 9. Extraordinary to Behold: Spectacular Caves -- Notable Caves -- References -- Select Bibliography -- Associations and Websites -- Acknowledgements -- Photo Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
EBC2120259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780234311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cave : Nature and Culture, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Cave -- Imprint Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. What is a Cave? -- 2. Speaking of Speleology -- 3. Troglodytes and Troglobites: Living in the Dark Zone -- 4. Cavers, Potholers and Spelunkers: Exploring Caves -- 5. Monsters and Magic: Caves in Mythology and Folklore -- 6. Visually Rendered: The Art of Caves -- 7. 'Caverns measureless to man': Caves in Literature -- 8. Sacred Symbols: Holy Caves -- 9. Extraordinary to Behold: Spectacular Caves -- Notable Caves -- References -- Select Bibliography -- Associations and Websites -- Acknowledgements -- Photo Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
EBC2120259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780234311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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