The Scientific Approach to Caving
Speleology is a science, located between several classic sciences.
A speleologist has to be an interdisziplinary scientist, knowing at least the
basics of chemistry, physics, geology
(especially hydrogeology), mineralogy and geography.
We tried to list some comprehensive books for people who want to go deeper into
- David Culver, William White (2004):
Encyclopedia of Caves,
Hardcover: 1000 pp, Academic Press; (July 30, 2004), ISBN: 0121986519.
- John Gunn (2004):
Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science,
Hardcover: 848 pp, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers; (February 1, 2004), ISBN: 1579583997.
- Alfred Bögli ():
Karst Hydrology and Physical Speleology,
Bögli is the big old man of scientific speleology!
- Wolfgang Dreybrodt (1988):
Processes in Karst Systems Physics, Chemistry and Geology,
Springer Verlag; ISBN: 3540188398 (1988).
Make sure to buy the new edition!
- Nicholas Sullivan, George W. Moore ():
Caves and the Cave Environment
- George William Moore ():
The Study of Caves
- T. D. Ford (Editor) ():
The Science of Speleology,
- D.C. Ford, P.W. Williams ():
Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology,
- Ognjen Bonacci ():
With Special Reference to the Dinaric Karst
Springer Series in Physical Environment, Vol 2
- William B. White ():
Geomorphology and Hydrology of Karst Terrains,
- Percy H. Dougherty (Editor) ():
- William B. White, Elizabeth L. White (Editor) ():
Concepts from the Mammoth Cave Area
- David Gillieson ():
Caves - Processes, Development, Management,
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