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Speleological Abstracts
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Speleological Abstracts for 1993 to 1997

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Speleological Abstracts

Speleological Abstracts is a superb research tool for any caver seeking information on a topic or site, worldwide. Published by the UIS and incorporating Current Titles in Speleology, the former publication series from BCRA, it assembles caving references under both author name and geographical location. The UIS suggests that some 4,000 entries are catalogued each year, though this varies greatly. Entries are accompanied by a brief resume of the contents in English or French. Cross-references are included, as well as a list of all sources consulted (which includes Descent) and an index.

The editions listed here are being sold individually, so that cavers can complete sets. If you wish to purchase three or four of the copies, please contact us for a possible reduction in total price if we combine carriage (we can also check for two copies, but the size and weight suggest minimal savings only for two copies).

We have available four editions. When ordering, please indicate which edition(s) you wish to purchase either by email or in the notes box during checkout.

(32) for 1993, published August 1994: 244 pages
(33) for 1994, published July 1995: 294 pages
(34) for 1995, published September 1996: 332 pages
(36) for 1997, published October 1998: 448 pages

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Card cover
No dustjacket issued when published
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Journal: second-hand
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Minimal illustrations
Publication date:
For 1993 to 1997
Detailed condition:
Clean and tidy pages, minimally creased; slight cover scuff marks and creases
One copy available. Price includes UK postage. Please contact us direct for other destinations
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We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.

All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.


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