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e-Book The Longest Cave download

by James D. Borden

ISBN: 0809313219
ISBN13: 978-0809313211
Language: English
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; y First printing edition (February 1, 1987)
Pages: 352
Category: Earth Sciences
Subategory: Math Science

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The Longest Cave book. In 1925 the geological connection between Flint Ridge and Mammoth. Details (if other): Cancel.

James D. Borden is a data storage manager at Vencor, Inc. Louisville, Kentucky. A caver for many years I found this book to be extremely descriptive about the exploration of the longest cave in world. Extremely well written and descriptive.

A sequel to The Longest Cave by Brucker and Richard A. Watson, this book is a comprehensive update of the speleological investigations in the . James D. Watson, this book is a comprehensive update of the speleological investigations in the Mammoth Cave region. Brucker’ s involvement provides continuity to the investigation.

In Beyond Mammoth Cave: A Tale of Obsession in the World s Longest Cave, James D. Borden and Roger W. Brucker . The book features five black and white photographs as a color gallery of photographs

Borden, a relative newcomer, and Brucker, a veteran explorer, bring a personal and sometimes conflicting. The book features five black and white photographs as a color gallery of photographs. A sequel to The Longest Cave by Brucker and Richard A.

Borden, a relative newcomer, and Brucker, a veteran explorer, bring a personal and sometimes conflicting view of their roles as adversaries in a race that lasted from 1972 through 1983 to find "big cave.

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In 1925 the geological connection between Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave was proved when dye placed in a Flint Ridge spring showed up in Echo River at Mammoth Cave.

 

That tantalizing swirl of dye confirmed specula­tions that were to tempt more than 650 cavers over half a century with the thrill of being the first to make human passage of the cave connection. Roger Brucker and Richard Watson tell not only of their own twenty-year effort to complete the link but the stories of many others who worked their way through mud-choked crawlways less than a foot high only to find impenetrable blockages.

 

Floyd Collins died a grisly death in nearby Sand Cave in 1925, after being trapped there for 15 days. The wide press coverage of the rescue efforts stirred the imagination of the public and his body was on macabre display in a glass-topped coffin in Crystal Cave into the 1940s. Agents of a rival cave owner once even stole his corpse, which was re­covered and still is in a coffin in the cave. Modern cavers still have a word with Floyd as they start their downward treks.

 

Brucker and Watson joined the parade of cavers who propelled themselves by wiggling kneecaps, elbows, and toes through quarter-mile long crawlways, clinging by fingertips and boot toes across mud-slick walls, over bottomless pits, into gur­gling streams beneath stone ceilings that descend to water level, down crumbling crevices and up mountainous rockfalls, into wondrous domed halls, and straight ahead into a blackness inten­sified rather than dispelled by the carbide lamps on their helmets.

 

Over two decades they explored the passages with others who sought the final connection as vigorously as themselves. Pat Crowther, a young mother of two, joined them and because of her thinness became the member of the crew to go first into places no human had ever gone before. In that role, in July 1972, she wiggled her way through the Tight Spot and found the route that would link the Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave systems into one cave extending 144.4 miles through the Kentucky limestone.

 

In a new afterword to this edition the authors summarize the subsequent explorations that have more than doubled the established length of the cave system. Based upon geological evidence, the authors predict that new discoveries will add an­other 200 miles to the length of the world’s longest cave, making it over 500 miles long.

 

Comments:
Fordrellador
This book is written by cavers for cavers and if you're not a fanatic caver it will probably be a little boring. After the first pages , the description of expeditions look all the same and it is easy to loose interest. To keep a non-caver entertained would have been a hard task even for very talented writers and these authors do not seem to stand above the average.
The most interesting part is the first appendix, which narrates the history of past Mammoth Cave expeditions (back to ancient times). As stated also in the preface of the book, it is better to read this appendix first to have a better picture.
3 stars.

Milleynti
Would recommend this to any spelunker or anyone interested in Mammoth Cave history. Fascinating and factual, it is well written. It may be an "oldie" but it is a "golden oldie."

Zargelynd
Enjoyed the book so much in college that I finally got my own copy. My Prof was on the team of cavers that connected Flint Ridge Caves with Mammoth Cave.

Sti
Surprisingly, one of the best, most well written book I've ever read! This book is an example of how to draw people in and keep them interested. From inside jacket covers to table of contents to preface you are drawn deeper and deeper into amazing cave adventures.

Scoreboard Bleeding
This is by far the best caving saga ever written. It is a true story of the effort to connect Floyd Collins Crystal Cave with Mammoth Cave to make the worlds longest cave system in the words of the people who made it happen. It is filed with high adventure and humor. A must read for anyone interested in adventure.

Mananara
Given as a Christmas present for a real Kentucky cave nut. Very thorough!

EXIBUZYW
This book is full of interating storys about thw history of mammoth cave and the ppl who have been cace touring for yrs.

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