Encyclopedia of Caves - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128141243, 9780128141250

Encyclopedia of Caves

3rd Edition

Editors: William White David Culver Tanja Pipan
eBook ISBN: 9780128141250
Paperback ISBN: 9780128141243
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 1100
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Description

Encyclopedia of Caves, Third Edition provides detailed background information to anyone with a serious interest in caves. This includes students, both undergraduate and graduate in the earth, biological, and environmental sciences, and also consultants, environmental scientists, land managers, and government agency staff whose work requires them to know something about caves and the biota that inhabit them.

Caves touch on many scientific interests in geology, climate science, biology, hydrology, archaeology, and paleontology as well as more popular interests in sport caving and cave exploration. The Encyclopedia of Caves appeals to all of these audiences by providing in-depth essays written by expert authors chosen for their expertise in their assigned subject. Also included are case studies and descriptions of specific caves selected for their special features and public interest.

Key Features

  • New edition features 14 new chapters and 13 completely rewritten chapters
  • Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 color images of cave life and cave features
  • Extensive bibliographies allow readers to access their subject of interest in greater depth

Readership

Geologists, speleologists, environmental scientists, hydrogeologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, biologists, and cave enthusiasts

Table of Contents

Adaptation to low food
Adaptation: darkness
Adaptation: Low oxygen
Adaptation: Overview of natural selection
Adaptations: Behavioral
Adaptations: Morphological
Adaptive shifts
Anchialine caves
Ancient caves in eastern North America
Asellus aquaticus: A model organism
Astyanaxs mexicanus: A model organism for evolution and adaptation
Bats
Beetles
Biodiversity: Australia
Biodiversity: Europe
Biodiversity: Europe
Biodiversity: North America
Biodiversity: Tropics
Breakdown
Burnsville Cove caves, Virginia
Camps
Castleguard Cave, Canada
Cave dwellers in the Middle East
Cave ecosystems
Cave, definition of
Cavefish
Caves as geomorphic time markers
Caves of northern Laos
Chemoautotrophy
Clastic sediments in caves
Closed depressions in karst areas
Coastal caves
Collembola, Dilura, and Thysanura
Contamination of cave waters by heavy metals
Contamination of cave waters by nonaqueous phase liquids
Cosmogenic isotope dating of cave sediments
Crustacea
Dinaric karst: geography and geology
Documentation and databases
Ecological classification of subterranean organisms
Entrances
Epikarst
Epikarst communities
Exploration of caves - general
Exploration of caves: Underwater exploration techniques
Exploration of caves: Vertical caving techniques
Folklore, myth and legend, caves in
Food sources
Frassassi Caves, Italy
Geophysics of locating karst and caves
Glacier caves
Guano communities
Gypsum caves
Gypsum flowers and related speleothems
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
Helictites and related speleothems
Holloch Cave, Switzerland
Hydrogeology of karst aquifers
Hydrothermal caves
Ice in caves
Iron ore caves and their fauna
Jewel Cave, South Dakota
Karren, cave
Karren, surface
Karst
Kazumura Cave, Hawaii
Krubera (Voronja) Cave
Lampenflora
Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico
Life history evolution
Mammoth Cave system Kentucky
Mapping subterranean biodiversity
Maya caves
Microbes
Minerals in caves
Model species for evolution and adaptation
Modeling of karst aquifers
Mollusks
Multilevel caves and landscape evolution
Mulu Caves, Malaysia
Myriapods
Niphargus: A model organism for evolution and ecology
Nitrate contamination in karst groundwater
Nullarbor Caves, Australia
Omega System, Virginia
Orthoptera
Paleoclimate records from speleothems
Paleomagnetic records in cave sediments
Paleontology of caves
Passage growth and development
Pierre Saint-Martin System, France
Postojna Planina Cave System, Slovenia
Protecting cave life
Protecting caves
Quartzite caves of South America
Recreational caving
Relict species
Rescues
Salamanders
Saltpetre mining
San Wang Dong and related caves, China
Scallops
Shallow subterranean habitats
Show caves
Siebenhengste Cave System, Switzerland
Sistema Huautla, Mexico
Soil piping and sinkhole failures
Solution caves in regions of high relief
Solution caves in regions of moderate relief
Species interactions
Speleogenesis: hypogenic
Speleogenesis; telogenic
Speleothems and speleothem deposition
Spiders and related groups
Springs
Sulfuric acid caves
Tiankeng
Ukraine giant gypsum caves
Underwater caves of the Yucatan Peninsula
Uranium series dating of speleothems
Vertebrate visitors and unspecialized residents
Vicariance and dispersal
Vjetrenica Cave, Bosnia & Hercegovina
Volcanic rock caves
Walkulla Spring underwater cave system
Water chemistry in caves
Water tracing in karst aquifers
Wetlands in cave and karst regions
White-Nose syndrome: a fungal disease of North American hibernating bats
Worms

Details

No. of pages:
1100
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128141250
Paperback ISBN:
9780128141243

About the Editor

William White

William B. White is Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a BS degree in chemistry from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) and a PhD in geochemistry from Penn State. Prior to his retirement, Dr. White spent 40 years teaching at Penn State including a course on the geology of caves and karst. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Speleological Society and the Mineralogical Society of America. Other books on caves and karst include Geomorphology and Hydrology of Karst Terrains, Karst Hydrology: Concepts from the Mammoth Cave Area (with E.L. White), Benchmark Papers in Karst Science (with D. Culver), and The Caves of Burnsville Cove, Virginia.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

David Culver

David C. Culver received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his PhD from Yale University. He is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at American University He has studied the ecology, evolution, biogeography, and biodiversity of the subterranean fauna for five decades and has published more than 120 papers in refereed journals, and authored or co-authored four books, two with Tanja Pipan. His studies of the subterranean fauna have taken him to more than 20 countries. He was co-editor with William B. White of the first two editions of the Encyclopedia of Caves

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Science, American University, Washington, D.C., USA

Tanja Pipan

Tanja Pipan received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Ljubljana. She is currently Research Advisor at the Karst Research Institute, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC-SAZU) and Professor of Biology at the University of Nova Gorica. She has broad research interests in subterranean biology, especially biodiversity, biogeography, ecology of shallow subterranean habitats, and ecosystem function. She has extensive experience with a variety of Slovenian subterranean habitats and has done the most extensive ecological study to date of the very rich fauna found in the epikarst. Since 2011 she is an associate editor of the Journal of Speleology for the field of biospeleology. She has travelled extensively in her study of the epikarst and other subsurface habitats.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Advisor, Karst Research Institute, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC-SAZU) and Professor of Biology, University of Nova Gorica

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