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Descent (9), December 1969, second-hand
Descent (9), December 1969
Collector's copy: price includes postage and takes condition and scarcity into account. See Description tab for details of condition and the Notes tab for general information about second-hand copies of Descent.
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Descent (9), December 1969
Hydrology in Limestone Areas
Tim Atkinson indicates the directions that hydrological studies are taking in the UK – how is water traced, and what has it revealed?
“We’re the Expedition ... Both of Us”
Westminster SG seems to have broken the record for the smallest expedition to leave our shores: there were only two of them!
Dale Barn: A Hard Nut for CNCC
Since 1962 the CNCC has gained access to many of the north’s caves and potholes, building relationships between cavers and landowners. But at Dale Barn Cave, there’s been a failure!
The World’s Longest and Deepest Caves: Official
The official record of the longest and deepest caves, according to the International Union for Speleology.
Saturday Hole: An Attractive Find for NMCC
Steve Greatorex covers exploration in Saturday Hole in Chapel-le-Dale.
Past Frustration Shaft in Corchia
It’s a major undertaking to explore the Antro del Corchia in northern Italy.
Restructuring of South Wales Cave Rescue
After many years of offering cover, a meeting at South Wales CC headquarters has set out a new structure for the organisation.
Picos de Europa: Nottingham’s Target for 1970
Nottingham UCC students are heading for the Picos to continue exploration.
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- Descent: second-hand
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- December 1969
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- Pages clean and intact, no annotations. Staples with only light tarnishing/rusting, a rare condition. Page corners not worn; a copy almost as if it had not been opened
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Second-hand copies of Descent
With such a wealth of information contained in the pages of Descent, out-of-print editions have become much sought after. To help collectors and researchers, where possible second-hand copies are available to supplement the back issues in stock.
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