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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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Exploration of Mammoth Cave

Dates: From 04 Jun, 2012 till 10 Jun, 2012
Location: Mammoth Cave, KY, USA

Exploration of Mammoth Cave

A course within the Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program.

Dr. Stanley D. Sides

This course is an intensive study of the discovery, exploration, and development of the caves and karst features of the Mammoth Cave region that resulted in the integration of the caves into the world's longest cave system. The forces that stimulated exploration, such as saltpeter mining, regional commercialization of show caves, national park development, and scientific research are examined. Illustrated lectures, handouts, and maps are used to promote understanding of the caves prior to daily field trips. This year the course will emphasize recent research on the history of the many regional show caves that competed with Mammoth Cave after the end of the Civil War. Many underground trips follow tourist trails closed long ago to the public, while other trips require strenuous walking and crawling in undeveloped passages on trips lasting 6 to 8 hours. Additionally, the course usually repeats the connection routes made by previous explorers between one entrance and another in the Mammoth Cave system. Participants must be in good physical condition to partake in these activities.

Course Dates: June 4-10, 2012. The course will officially end on Saturday, June 9, but an optional cave trip may be offered on Sunday, June 10.

Requirements: Good physical condition
Registration Options: Undergraduate and Workshop credit

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