Jenolan Caves: the Complete Guide

Critical Concepts Press
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 Jenolan Caves, just west of Sydney, on the east coast of Australia, are frequently described as one of the most spectacular and readily accessible limestone cave systems in the world. 
This richly illustrated book reveals the stories of Jenolan Caves in in a fascinating mixture of historical photographs, informative illustrations, detailed maps, easy to read text, and stunning colour photographs. Each of the show caves is described in detail, including the iconic formations that make each one a treasure-house of crystal. However, not all of the Jenolan wonders are secreted underground. The immediate surrounds of the Caves are replete with abundant wildlife immersed in the uniquely Australian bushland. 

This book contains 13 details maps, 23 vibrant illustrations, 47 intriguing historical photographs, 199 full colour photos, and 72,000 words of engaging narration, spread over 7 Chapters, 3 Appendices, and extensive Endnotes. 

Chapter 1. Introduction to Jenolan Caves 
Chapter 2. Hidden in the Mountains. (Location, rivers, land use, geology, climate, vegetation.) 
Chapter 3. Caves- Rocks, Water and Time. (Formation of the Caves over the last 416 million years.) 
Chapter 4. Cave Formations- Speleothems (How the great variety of cave formations come about.) 
Chapter 5. Experiencing the Caves Over Time. (Aboriginal and European discovery and use of the Caves.) 
Chapter 6. The Show Caves of Jenolan. 
Chapter 7. The Jenolan Surrounds. (Flora and Fauna, including extinct megafauna, and 'missing' animals.) 
Appendix 1. Gundungurra Dreamtime Story 
Appendix 2. Cave Chemistry 
Appendix 3. Dating Jenolan Caves 
Suggested Further Reading 
Endnotes 
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About the author

Mark Hallinan holds degrees in geology and electrical engineering. He has harbored a strong interest in caves and landscapes ever since a fondly remembered family holiday to Jenolan Caves in his early teens. Mark has explored caves all around Australia from the tropics of the far north to the remote deserts of Western Australia. He has also visited caves in Europe, Asia, America, and New Zealand. Above all, Jenolan stands out as a very special case.

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Publisher
Critical Concepts Press
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Published on
Sep 28, 2014
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9780987588968
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Expeditions & Discoveries
Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
Social Science / Human Geography
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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