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Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

Author : John Gunn
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The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science examines cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management.

Natural Wonders of the World

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Visit the world's greatest natural wonders in this spectacular visual guide.?? Your journey gets underway with an inspiring foreword by celebrated naturalist Chris Packham, before you explore our planet as never before. Cross the continents to enjoy the most breathtaking landscapes and natural features on Earth. The diverse range of delights includes the Rocky Mountains, Namib Desert, Great Barrier Reef, Skógafoss waterfall, Ninety Mile Beach, Antarctic ice sheets, Amazon River - and everywhere in between. ?Captivating landscape photography combines with 3D terrain models, explanatory artworks, and accessible text to reveal what lies beneath the surface and show how incredible geographical features are formed. To complete this picture-perfect package, all the plants and animals inhabiting these remarkable environments are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a complete celebration of our world today.? Satisfy your wanderlust from the comfort of your armchair as you experience our wonderful world in unparalleled depth and detail.?

A Pacifist At War

Author : Ray Jenkins
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One of the last major untold stories of the war, this is the first-hand account of a conscientious objector born into a famous artistic family who, after the death of his brother on active service, decides to fight the Nazis and joins SOE. Barely 28 years of age he ends up as a leader of French resistance, set up by Jean Moulin, whose horrific death features in the story, and heads a massive underground movement of some 20,000 men. The book has been compiled by Ray Jenkins, a distinguished TV, film and radio dramatist from first-hand interviews, with the drama of raids, torture and sudden death ever present - at one point Francis Cammaerts is captured by the Gestapo. There is also an emotional theme as Francis's relationship with his wife, whom he has been able to tell nothing, suffers and he lives closely with the beautiful and legendary agent, Countess Krystina Skarbeck. A genuinely original contribution to the history of the resistance, Ray Jenkins's beautifully told story has been praised by the official historian of wartime intelligence, MRD Foot. Francis Cammaerts died in 2006 at the age of 90 after a distinguished career in education.

The Spy Who Loved

Author : Clare Mulley
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In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessive colleague in a hotel in South Kensington. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising, but that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocratic and his wealthy Jewish wife, she would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated secret agents. Having fled Poland on the outbreak of war, she was recruited by the intelligence services long before the establishment of the SOE, and took on mission after mission. She skied over the hazardous High Tatras into Poland, served in Egypt and North Africa and was later parachuted into Occupied France, where an agent’s life expectancy was only six weeks. Her courage, quick wit and determination won her release from arrest more than once, and saved the lives of several fellow officers, including one of her many lovers, just hours before their execution by the Gestapo. More importantly, perhaps, the intelligence she gathered was a significant contribution to the Allied war effort and her success was reflected in the fact that she was awarded the George Medal, the OBE and the Croix de Guerre.

Vercors Caves

Author : Des Marshall
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The Earth s Magnetic Interior

Author : Eduard Petrovský
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This volume combines review and solicited contributions, related to scientific studies of Division I of IAGA presented at its Scientific Assembly in Sopron in 2009. The book is aimed at intermediate to advanced readers dealing with the Earth’s magnetic field generation, its historical records in rocks and geological formations - including links to geodynamics and magnetic dating, with magnetic carriers in earth materials, electromagnetic induction and conductivity studies of the Earth interior with environmental applications of rock magnetism and electromagnetism. The aim of the book is to provide an overview of recent advances and future challenges in these particular fields of research.

Palaeomagnetism and Magnetostratigraphy of Karst Sediments in Slovenia

Author : Nadja Zupan Hajan
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Namen knjige je predstaviti rezultate 10 let trajajočih slovensko-čeških raziskav, ko smo predvsem z različnimi paleomagnetnimi metodami intenzivno raziskovali kraške površinske in jamske sedimente v različnih geografskih in geoloških območjih Slovenije. Paleomagnetne raziskave sedimentov so prinesle presenetljive rezultate glede starosti sedimentov v jamah in na površju in s tem tudi prve podrobne informacije o starosti jam in posredno tudi našega krasa. Pri vzorčevanju sedimentov za paleomagnetne analize smo v nekaterih primerih našli fosilne ostanke favne, njihova najdba je zelo pomembna ker, smo tako lahko rezultate paleomagnetnih in magnetostratigrafskih analiz postavili v točno določen čas.

Atlas of the Great Caves of the World

Author : Paul Courbon
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Karstology

Author : Eric Gilli
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Karst landscapes are home to 25 percent of the world's drinking water supplies, and in many countries water supply is highly dependent on karst aquifers. Their unique structures, containing many voids, are a particular problem for building corporations and land developers. This book, written by the well-known karstologist Eric Gilli, presents

Dynamic Tectonics and Karst

Author : Stefan Shanov
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The karstic caves are favorable sites for tectonic events detecting, representing a conservative medium of three-dimensional framework where the tectonic deformations are well preserved. They also provide an environment conducive to dating and determining the geometrical parameters of past seismotectonic events. During the last three decades the study of dynamic tectonics and recent geodynamics in karst terrains has been subject of numerous publications, but it has not been systematically approached in a comprehensive monograph. This book collects the current state of knowledge on the relationship between karst and dynamic tectonics and presents a new methodology to its study. It puts forward several approaches for studying of recent geodynamics in karst terrains, such as tectonic stress fields reconstructions using structural analysis of the fracturing, geophysical studies of the rock anisotropy and fault-plane solutions from earthquakes, analysis of the spatial orientation and absolute dating of deformed speleothems, instrumental and mechanical measurements, monitoring and modeling – all supported with case studies from several karst areas worldwide, e.g. in Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba and France.