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British Caving by members of the Cave Research Group
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British Caving in its first edition was edited by Cullingford on behalf of members of the Cave Research Group (ie. it is multi-authored by experts in their fields), this being one of the groups that was extant before the British Cave Research Association was formed. This first edition was published in 1953 and was the standard manual as an 'introduction to speleology'. Topics ranged from the Science of Caving (cave formation, theories, caving regions, caverns in mines - not a usual topic to find, but important nevertheless - and geophysics) to the Practice of Caving (exploration, equipment, searching for caves, cave diving by that pioneer Graham Balcombe, photography, surveying and the like. Though a collector's item, some of the content is still of interest both from a historical perspective and that not all the information contained here remains readily available today.
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- 156mm x 254mm approx
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- Book: second-hand
- xvi + 468
- Diagrams and photographs in b&w
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- 1953 (1st edn)
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- Cullingford (ed) for members of the Cave Research Group (multi-authored)
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