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Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte, Volume 33: Resources on the Speleology of Meghalaya State, India, Part 1: Overview

Series: Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte Volume: 33

By: Herbert Daniel Gebauer (Author)

152 pages, maps

Speläoclub Berlin

Paperback | Jan 2008 | #213909
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Language: English

This volume describes the general settings on the speläology of this “caving heaven” in NE India, where international expeditions so far have yielded hundreds of kilometres of fine cave passages. The geography, geology, hydrology, exploration history and many other basics are presented, accompanied by an incredible bibliography. The specific caving regions of Meghalaya will be covered by separate volumes in this series.


Contents


MEGHALAYA     
Geography, Geology, Limestones, Limestone exploitation     5–15
Archaeology, pottery, Stone Age tools     16–18
Cave exploration history     18–22
Cave potential, cave tourism     23–24

KARST AND CAVE AREAS     

Garo Hills     24
1.     Balphakram     24
2.     Chokpot–Asakgre     26
3.     Siju     26
4.     Tura     26

Khasi Hills and south–western Jaintia Hills     27
1.     Jakrem     28
2.     Langrin     28
3.     Lum Iawpaw     29
4.     Maharam     31
5.     Mawsynram     31
6.     Nonglwai     32
7.     Nongjri     32
8.     Nongstoin     32
9.     Pynursla     32
10.     Shella     33
11.     Sohra (Cherrapunjee)     34

Eastern and northern Jaintia Hills     38
1.     Lakadong and Ummat plateau     38
2.     Lumshnong area     40
3.     Litang River valley     42
4.     Lukha, Lunar and Lubha River valleys     47
5.     Prang and Myntdu River valleys     47
6.     Syndai     48
7.     Tüber     49
Human use of caves in Meghalaya     49–50

SOURCES     
Abbreviations     51
Glossary     51–60
Acknowledgements     61–64
Bibliography     65–152
1.     Dictionaries, bibliographies     65–67
2.     Maps     68–70
3.     Manuscript sources     71–79
4.     Printed sources     80–152


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