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Caves, the Fascination of Underground Brazil / Cavernas, o Fascinante Brasil Subterrâneo

By: Clayton F Lino(Author)

279 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Editora Rios

Paperback | Jan 1989 | #219346
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About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Portuguese

A monograph on the caves of Brazil, touching on topics of speleology, the karst landscape, morphology and genesis of caves, speleothems, and environment and life in caves and its protection.


Foreword   9
Introduction   11

Caves and Man: Nature and Culture   29
  Caves in Human Culture   30

Speleology: Science and Sport   47
   Historical Views of Caving in Brazil and Worldwide   48
   Some Concepts in Speleology   49

The Karst Landscape   83
   The Evolution of Concepts of Karst   84
   Macro- and Micro-Forms in Karst Relief   85
   Karst Typologies   89

Caves: Their Morphology and Genesis   115
   Subterranean Space Classification and Morphology   116
   The Genesis and Evolution of Caves   117

Speleothems: Fantasy in Stone   183
   Speleothems   184
   The Classification of Speleothems   186
   Final Considerations   195

Environment and Life in Caves   235
   Biospeleology: Brazil and the World   236
   The Underground Domain and the Environment of Caves   237
   Ecological Classification of Cave Animals   240
   The Cave-Dwelling Community   241
   The Cave-Dwelling Fauna of Brazil   243

The Patrimony of the Caves   263
   The Destruction of Caves   264
   The Legal Protection of Caves   266
   Speleologists and the Defence of Caves   268

Conclusion   271

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