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Subterranea by Chris Fitch is subtitled 'Discovering the earth's extraordinary hidden depths'.
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Subterranea by Chris Fitch (with Matthew Young, who produced the many fine maps) was reviewed in Descent (276). This is an extremely attractive book subtitled 'Discovering the earth's extraordinary hidden depths'; the back cover carries a quote by Nick Crane (BBC presenter): 'An original and timely odyssey into our mysterious underworld. Thrilling proof that science and imagination share the ground beneath our feet.'
The contents are in four parts: Creation (cave paintings and the like), Ancient History (archaeology and early inhabitations of underground places, Modern History (man-made structures) and Today (how the underworld is interacting with us, with such as sinkholes and tunnels). The coverage is varied, the writing engaging, the maps an example of clarity. This is a general interest book of high quality, offered here at a discount.
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