Adaptation to Darkness
Adaptation to Low Food
Adaptation to Low Oxygen
Frédéric Hervant and Florian Malard
Francis G. Howarth and Hannelore Hoch
Anchialine Cave, Biodiversity in
Thomas M. Iliffe
Thomas H. Kunz and Susan W. Murray
Oana Teodora Moldovan
Elizabeth L. White
Burnesville Cove, Virginia
Gregg S. Clemmer
Gregg S. Clemmer
Castleguard Cave, Canada
Cave, Definition of
David Culver and William B. White
Cave Dwellers in the Middle East
Paul Goldberg and Ofer Bar-Yosef
Annette Summers Engel
Clastic Sediments in Caves
Gregory S. Springer
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
Horton H. Hobbs III
Dinaric Karst, Diversity in
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William B. White received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) in 1954. Following four years at Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, he entered Penn State and received a Ph.D. in geochemistry in 1962. In 1963, he joined the Penn State faculty, rising to full professor in 1972. White’s research interests cover a wide range of topics in geosciences and materials science including crystal chemistry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, mineral physics, and aqueous geochemistry as well as extensive research on the hydrogeology and geomorphology of caves and karstic terrains. At Penn State he taught an undergraduate course on the Geology of Caves and Karst for many years. His research work has resulted in nearly 400 technical papers. He is author or editor of seven books including the widely used textbook Hydrology and Geomorphology of Karst Terrains.
"Culver and White have aimed at a broad span of topics, inlcuding some like caves in myths, show caves, Mayan caves and saltpetre mining, which might not be the ones that instantly come to mind...If there is any bias it might be towards cave biology, which is no bad thing as this is an area where infomration is not easily available."
-John Goodier, in REFERENCE REVIEWS, VOL. 19, 2005
"...an excellent addition to the very limited currently available literature on caves and karst."
-Andy Baker, Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, in JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 2005
"Although scientifically rigorous, the articles are readily approachable by the nonprofessional and at times include the reader in the 'hows' of cave exploration. Truly international in both geography and contributors, this encyclopedia is one for browsing-the perfect assemblage of 15- to 20-minute intellectual diversions."
- AMERICAN SCIENTIST
"This book is an exciting and significant contribution to the field of caves and karst. It represents an exceptionally handy reference for experts in specific aspects of caves and karst but it is also an excellent reference for those individuals who are less expert because technical jargon has been minimized. The sound scholarship...is a credit to the field and will make this a much sought after book for many years."
- Malcolm S. Field, Editor, Journal of Cave and Karst Studies
"Caves, caves and more caves! This book is for anyone and everyone with an interest in caves… This encyclopedia brings the mystique and science of caves to life and covers all types of caves, including those you might not have known existed…"
- Journal of Sedimentary Reseach
"Culver and White have brought together a truly international team of world-class experts--alm