Caving UK Guide Books Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales Volume 1 (reduced price was £30 and post free)

Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales Volume 1 (reduced price was £30 and post free)

Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales Volume 1 (reduced price was £30 and post free)
SKU SKU14356
Weight 1.10 kg


Edited by Tony Waltham and David Lowe,, SB, A4, 255pp, with 165 maps and diagrams, 49 tables, and over 350 photographs.

A Description of the Book (BCRA)

This new book presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the caves and karst of the Yorkshire Dales. It is the long-awaited successor to the 1974 publication Limestones and Caves of Northwest England but is a much more comprehensive treatment because of the many cave discoveries in the last 40 years and the new information that is available on the underground and surface features.

The chapters, written by specialists who really know the area, include topics on limestone geology, karst geomorphology, cave development, karst hydrogeology, cave chronology, subterranean biology, bats, palaeontology and archaeology.

The book is essential reading for every serious caver who enjoys the caves of the Yorkshire Dales. Cave Scientists, too, will appreciate this book because it is more than just a statement on the karst landscapes and the caves beneath. It brings together many aspects of the natural environment and the evolution of the Yorkshire Dales and provides insights into the landscape evolution in northern England - indeed, one chapter gives the first comprehensive review of the glacial history of the Dales. The book will therefore be of interest to professionals who otherwise might have only marginal interest in probably the finest group of caves within Britain. Uranium-series dating of stalagmites, and carbon-dating of bones mean that the caves now provide the basis for a uniquely-detailed chronological framework that extends through much of the Quaternary period.

The chapters are as follows...

The Yorkshire Dales, by Tony Waltham and David Lowe
Geology of the limestones, by Colin Waters and David Lowe
Glaciation and Quaternary evolution, by Wishart Mitchell
Karst geomorphology, by Tony Waltham
Limestone pavements, by Simon Webb
Travertine and tufa, by Allan Pentecost
Cave geomorphology, by Tony Waltham and Phil Murphy
Geological infuences on the caves, by David Lowe
Hydrogeology of the karst, by John Gunn and Simon Bottrell
Chronology of the caves, by Alf Latham and Derek Ford
Speleothems and palaeoclimates, by Tim Atkinson and Phil Hopley
Holocene environments, by Margaret Atherden
Cave biology, by Graham Proudlove
Bats in the caves, by John Altringham and Anita Glover
Cave palaeontology, by Terry O'Connor and Tom Lord
Cave archaeology, by Tom Lord and John Howard