Grotto Library Book List
(as of December 2018)
following is a list of the books in the D. C. Grotto Library.
They can normally be checked out by any Grotto member. If you
interested in checking out a book contact Bob Hoke at 301-725-5877 or
AT MARK TWAIN CAVE (Weaver, 1972, 62 pgs) History of
exploration and commercialization of this Missouri cave.
CAVES (Tarkington, Varnedoe, Veitch, 1965, 500 pgs)
Descriptions, maps, descriptions for many Alabama caves.
CAVERNS (Speece, 1973, 28 pgs) Description of this formerly
commercial Pennsylvania cave.
CAVING ACCIDENTS 1967--1970 (no author, 1974, 42 pgs) Sobering
summary of cave accidents during the period.
AMERICAN CAVING ACCIDENTS 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Armstrong, 2017, 120 pgs) Cave rescue history and many related articles.
AND CAVING (Halliday, 1974, 348 pgs) Dated, but interesting,
introduction to caves, cave science, and caving techniques.
OF THE GREAT CAVES OF THE WORLD (Courbon & others, 1989, 368
pgs) Descriptions & maps of hundreds of major caves throughout
CAVE RESCUE ORIENTATION COURSE STUDY GUIDE (Eastern Region NCRC,
1990, 220 pgs) Good introduction to cave rescue techniques, based on
the popular rescue orientation course.
BREATHING CAVE (Zimmerman, 2015, 88 pgs) Detailed quadrangle map and description of this classic cave in Bath County, Virginia.
OF THE SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - VOL
I (Bloch, 1940, 64 pgs) Reprint of the first DC Grotto publication -
history, bylaws, members, several cave descriptions.
AREA CAVERS (Baker & Anderson, 1982, 137 pgs) History of
major DC-area projects (Friars Hole, Organ, Elk River, several others).
THE CASSELL CAVE
SURVEY PROJECT (WVASS Monograph #3) (Zimmerman, 2009, 60 pgs) Good map, geology, and history
of the 8-mile cave in Pocahontas County, W. Va.
CAPERS GUIDEBOOK, 1989 (Central Indiana Grotto, 1989, 38 pgs)
Guide to over 40 caves around Owen County, Indiana.
CAVE LIFE OF TAG
(Niemiller, Zigler, & Fenolio, 2013, 46 pgs) Full-color photos and
good descriptions of 25 critters likely to be found in TAG caves.
CAVE LIFE OF THE VIRGINIAS (Fong, Porter, & Slay, 2012, 44 pgs)
Full-color photos and good descriptions of 20 critters likely to be
found in caves in VA and WV.
CAVE MINERALS OF THE WORLD, Second Edition (Hill & Forti, 1997, 463
pgs) Descriptions and photos of most minerals found in caves.
INFORMATION SERIES (NSS, various dates) Short papers on various
caving topics. Most are obsolete.
1 Information for Beginning Cavers
(1978, 2 pgs)
2 Cave Surveying (1978, 9 pgs)
3 Head Protection for Cavers (no
date, 6 pgs)
4 Cave Clothing (no date, 2 pgs)
5 Public Relations (no date, 2
6 A Micro-Velocity Anemometer (no
date 3 pgs)
8 Methods the Average Caver Can
Use To Find New Caves (no date, 2 pgs)
11 Scaling Poles (no date, 5 pgs)
13 Cable Ladders -- Construction,
Corrosion and Safety (no date, 5 pgs)
14 Building a Wet Suit (1960?, 5 pgs)
15 Bats (no date, 2 pgs)
16 Proposed Standard Map Symbols (1961,
17 Cave Rescue (no date, 6 pgs)
18 Use of the Cave Radio in Mapping
(1985, 7 pgs)
19 A Magnetic Induction Cave Radio (no
date, 5 pgs)
20 A Nutritionally Adequate Cavers'
Ration (no date, 9 pgs)
21 The Caver's Camera (no date, 1 pg)
22 Selection of a Caving Camera (no
date, 6 pgs)
23 Cavers and Hypothermia (no date, 5
24 Specific Gravity Identification of
Aragonite (no date, 2 pgs)
25 Deterioration of Climbing Ropes (no
date, 4 pgs)
26 Techniques of Stream Tracing (1988, 3
27 Cave Diving (no date, 4 pgs)
28 Techniques Involved in Finding
Caves... (no date, 8 pgs)
29 Cave Photography ( 1973, 10 pgs)
30 Geological Terms Used in Caving
(1986, 4 pgs)
31 Cave Owner Relationships (1972, 2 pgs)
32 The Mitchell Jumar System (1975, 3
33? Belaying (1975, 8 pgs)
33? The FX-2 Electric Lamp (1989, 6 pgs)
34? Drafting of Cave Maps (1976, 6 pgs)
35? A Guide for Biological Collecting in
Caves (1978, 14 pgs)
36? The Caver as a Cave Manager (1979, 4
38 Electric Light Systems for Caving
(1981, 15 pgs)
39 Plastic Garbage Bags for Comfort
& Survival (no date, 3 pgs)
40 The Dupont or Eye Splice in Laid
Nylon Rope (1976, 3 pgs)
41 State Geological Publications (1987,
42 A Glossary of Some Acronyms Used in
Caving (1988, 4 pgs)
43 The Rectangular Method of Land
Measurement (no date, 3 pgs)
CAVE PASSAGES - ROAMING THE UNDERGROUND WILDERNESS (Taylor, 1996, 285 pgs) Caving adventures.
OF SONORA (Messling, 1978, 42 pgs) Description of a famous
Texas commercial cave.
OF WEST VIRGINIA (Davies, 1958/1965, 330+70 pgs) The "bible"
for West Virginia cavers for many years. Dated, but still a
popular reference. Includes 1965 Supplement.
CAVES (Waltham, 1974, 240 pgs) Descriptions and photos of many caves throughout the world.
83, BAT CAVE, NC (NC Cave Survey, 1983, 45 pgs) Guide to caves
around Bat Cave, North Carolina.
AND KARST HYDROLOGY IN NORTHERN POCAHONTAS COUNTY [West Virginia]
(WVASS Bulletin #6) (Medville & Medville, 1976, 174 pgs) Descriptions & maps of caves in the area.
AND KARST HYDROLOGY OF SOUTHERN POCAHONTAS COUNTY (WVASS Bulletin
10) (Storrick, 1992, 212 pgs & 30 separate map sheets)
& maps for some West Virginia's most significant caves.
AND KARST HYDROLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU, TEXAS
(Kastning, 1978, 48 pgs) Guidebook for the Geology Field Trip at the
1978 NSS Convention.
& KARST OF KENTUCKY (Kentucky Geological Survey, 1985, 196 pgs)
Detailed technical description of Kentuckyís karst areas.
CAVES AND KARST OF THE BUCKEYE CREEK BASIN (WVASS Bulletin #12)
(Dasher & Balfour, 1994, 240 pgs) Detailed study and guidebook
the Buckeye Creek Basin in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
THE CAVES AND
KARST OF GRANT COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA (WVASS Bulletin #17) (Dasher, 2010,
120 pgs) Maps and descriptions of caves and springs in the county.
AND KARST OF MONROE COUNTY, W. Va. (Haarr, Medville, &
Werner, 1975, 150 pgs) Maps and descriptions of many caves in this
AND KARST OF PENDLETON COUNTY (WVASS Bulletin 15) (Dasher, 2001,
404 pgs & 11 separate map sheets) Descriptions & maps
caves in this popular West Virginia caving county.
& KARST OF RANDOLPH COUNTY (WVASS Bulletin #13) (Medville
& Medville, 1995, 250 pgs plus many large maps) Outstanding
to the many caves in Randolph County, West Virginia. Good
CAVES AND KARST OF TUCKER COUNTY (WVASS Bulletin #17) (McCarty &
Masney, 2011, 302 pgs) Detailed descriptions of caves & karst
feature in Tucker County, W. Va. Many maps and photos.
CAVES AND KARST OF THE USA (Palmer & Palmer, 2009, 446 pgs)
Descriptions of many significant caves throughout the country.
CAVES AND KARST
OF THE WATER SINKS AREA (Lucas, 2012, 365 pgs) Illustrated description
of the discovery, exploration, and geology of the caves in the Water
Sinks area of Highland County, Virginia.
AND OTHER VOLCANIC LANDFORMS OF CENTRAL OREGON (Sims &
Benedict, 1982, 49 pgs) Guidebook for the Geology & Biology
Trip at the 1982 NSS Convention in Bend, Oregon
CAVES OF BLAIR COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (Speece & Cullinan, 1972,
90 pgs) Descriptions and maps.
OF THE EASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA (WVASS Bulletin #8)
(Gulden & Johnsson, 1985, 136 pgs) Descriptions and maps for
numerous small caves in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
OF THE GEM STATE (?, 1969, 30 pgs) Descriptions and crude maps of
several Idaho caves.
OF ILLINOIS (Bretz & Harris, 1961, 87 pgs) Descriptions
maps of lots of Illinois caves.
OF INDIANA (Powell, 1961, 127 pgs) Descriptions & maps of
lots of Indiana caves.
CAVES OF MCKITTRICK HILL (Kunath, 1978, 88 pgs) Descriptions &
maps of several Eddy County, New Mexico caves.
CAVES OF MARYLAND (Davies, 1950, 76 pgs) Descriptions and maps of
OF MASSACHUSETTS (Hauer, 1969, 62 pgs) Brief descriptions &
maps of many caves.
OF MISSOURI (Bretz, 1956, 490 pgs) Descriptions & locations
of many Missouri caves. A few maps and photos.
OF MONTANA (Campbell, 1978, 170 pgs) Descriptions & maps of
lots of Montana caves.
OF NORTH CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA (Garton & Garton, 1976, 108
pgs) descriptions of caves in Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia,
Ohio, Preston, and Upshur counties.
OF THE ORGAN CAVE PLATEAU (WVASS Bulletin #9) (Stevens, 1988, 200
pgs) Detailed map and text describing Organ Cave and other caves in the
CAVES OF PENNSYLVANIA (Stone, 1953, 144 pgs) [NSS Bulletin 15] Dated publication, but has descriptions of 272 caves, most with locations and some with maps.
OF RANDOLPH COUNTY [West Virginia] (WVASS Bulletin #1) (Medville
& Medville, 1971, 218 pgs) Good maps and descriptions of
County caves. Superseded by updated edition in 1995).
OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA (Reich, 1974, 120 pgs) Maps &
descriptions of the areaís caves.
OF TENNESSEE (Barr, 1961, 560 pgs) Descriptions, maps, locations,
& photos of lots of Tennessee caves.
CAVES OF TEXAS (Mohr (ed), 1948, 136 pgs) NSS
Descriptions & photos of Texas caves, few maps.
OF WASHINGTON (Halliday, 1963, 132 pgs) Descriptions & maps
of many Washington (state) caves
OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA (White, 1976, 98 pgs) Descriptions &
maps of many western Pennsylvania caves
BASICS (FIRST EDITION) (Hassemer, 1982, 125 pgs) Somewhat dated,
but still useful, introduction to caving techniques.
CAVING BASICS (NEW REVISED EDITION) (REA, 1987, 128 pgs) Updated version of this introductory book.
BASICS (THIRD EDITION) (Rea, 1992, 187 pgs) Updated edition of
the popular book on introductory caving techniques.
KENTUCKY CAVE SURVEY #2 (Groves & others, 1988, 150 pgs)
TITLES IN SPELEOLOGY (BCRA, 1987-1992 and several earlier
years, 110 pgs average) An annual bibliography of worldwide cave
literature. Valuable for research. (Replaced by Speleological
Abstracts starting in 1993).
DAWN OF ART: THE
CHUVET CAVE (Chauvet et a, 1996, 135 pgs) Coffee table book with great
photos and good text describing the oldest known cave paintings.
OF TENNESSEE CAVES (Matthews, 1971, 150 pgs) Brief
descriptions and a few maps of Tennessee caves.
OF VIRGINIA CAVES (Holsinger, 1975, 450 pgs) A classic
guide to hundreds of Virginia caves.
AND EXPLORATION OF THE OREGON CAVES (Walsh & Halliday,
1971, 28 pgs) History of this commercial cave in Oregon
AMERICAN CAVES (Folsom, 1956, 318 pgs).
CROSS SECTION THROUGH THE APPALACHIAN BASIN FROM THE FINDLAY ARCH, WOOD
COUNTY, OHIO, TO THE VALLEY AND RIDGE PROVINCE, PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST
VIRGINIA (USGS, 2008, 44 pg book & two very large charts)
Gives a very detailed geologic cross section through part of Pendleton
County, W. Va. and to the west.
AND BIOLOGY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAVES (PA Dept of Environmental
Resources, 1976, 104 pgs) Detailed info about Pennsylvania caves in
cave descriptions or maps.
FOR VIRGINIA REGION (VAR) MEETINGS:
1994 Radford, VA (New River Valley Grotto,
1994, 12 pgs)
Fall 1994 Eastern
Panhandle, WV (Tri-state Grotto,
1994, 46 pgs)
Spring 1996 Natural Chimneys, VA (Blue Ridge Grotto, 1996, 12 pgs)
1997 Cumberland Gap, VA (Messer, 1997, 26 pgs)
Franklin, WV (Pendleton County) (Pearson,
1999, 40 pgs)
Spring 2000 Giles County, VA (O'Malley,
2000, 26 pgs)
Greenbrier County, WV (WVACS, 2000, 29 pgs)
Spring 2003 Dailey, WV
(Randolph County) (Chute &
Hoke, 2003, 24 pgs)
Spring 2004 Grand Caverns, Grottos, VA (?, 2004, 16 pgs
& 4 separate maps)
Fall 2004 Parsons, WV (Tucker County) (McCarty, 2004,
Spring 2005 Lewisburg, WV
Pearson, 2005, 32 pgs)
Spring 2006 Grand Caverns, VA (Grottoes, Augusta
County) (Walsh, 2006, 24 pgs)
Spring 2007 Durbin, WV (Pocahontas County) (?,
2007, 22 pgs)
Fall 2010 Friars Hole Cave Preserve, Pocahontas County, WV (?, 2010, 47 pgs)
Spring, 2011 Durbin, Pocahontas County, WV (?, 2011, 113 pgs)
TO THE CAVES OF MINNESOTA (Hogberg & Bayer, 1967, 60 pgs)
Descriptions of several Minnesota caves
GUIDE TO RESPONSIBLE CAVING (Sira (ed), 1998, 20 pgs) Brief guide for
GUIDE TO SPELEOLOGICAL LITERATURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1794-1996
(Northrup & others, 1998, 537 pgs) Comprehensive bibliography
worldwide caving literature in English
TO THE HISTORIC SECTION OF MAMMOTH CAVE (Palmer, Palmer,
& White, 1981, 60 pgs) Useful guide produced for the
International Congress of Speleology in 1981
TO KARST AND CAVES OF TENNESSEE AND MISSOURI (Crawford &
Vinyeard, 1981, 176 pgs) Useful guide produced for the Eighth
International Congress of Speleology in 1981
HYDROGEOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL MONROE COUNTY KARST, WEST VIRGINIA (Ogden,
263 pgs) Very technical PhD thesis by Al Ogden.
HYDROGEOLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY OF EASTERN NEW YORK (Cullen &
others, 1979, 83 pgs) Geology trip guide for the 1979 NSS
TO LITERATURE PERTAINING TO WEST VIRGINIA CAVES AND KARST (WVASS
Bulletin #3) (Werner, 1974, 140 pgs) Dated, but valuable guide to
literature on W. Va. caves
REPORT NUMBER 2 -- ALABAMA CAVE SURVEY E (Varnedoe, 1975, 240
pgs) Listing of caves and many maps.
INTRODUCTION TO CAVE SURVEYING (Ellis, 1988, 40 pgs) A small, but
useful British publication on how they do cave surveys. Most
the material is applicable in the U.S. as well.
JEWEL CAVE ADVENTURE (Conn & Conn, 1977, 240 pgs)
Detailed history of exploration of the first 50 miles in Jewel Cave,
LAND OF THE BURNT OUT FIRES - LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT,
CALIFORNIA (Knox, 1959, 12 pgs) Reprint of NSS
LAVA BEDS CAVES (Larson, 1990, 56 pgs) Descriptions of many lava caves in Lava Beds Nat. Monument in northern California.
LEHMAN CAVES STORY (Halladay, 1972, 28 pgs) Laymanís description of
this commercial Nevada cave
ON KARST - A Reference Guide for Landowners in Limestone Regions
(Zokaites (ed), 1997, 26 pgs) A good introduction to the pitfalls of
living in a karst region.
OF U.S. CAVE RESCUE TECHNIQUES (NCRC, 1981, 108 pgs)
Detailed manual of cave rescue procedures.
BULLETIN (books on Pennsylvania counties & caving areas
published by the Mid-Appalachian Region of the NSS):
MAR Bulletin 4: Shippensburg area (Smeltzer, 1958,
MAR Bulletin 5: Western Pennsylvania (Dunn, 1960,
MAR Bulletin 6: Southern Cumberland Valley
1964, 126 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 9: Huntingdon County (Cullinan
1975, 114 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 10: Snyder County (LaRock, 1976, 30 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 11: Centre County (126 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 12: Mifflin County (72 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 13: Perry County (30 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 14: Bucks County (44 pgs)
MAR Bulletin 15: Lehigh County (34 pgs)
SPRING THING  (Gulden, 1980, 80 pgs) Guidebook for the May,
1980, MAR meeting. Contains maps and descriptions of caves in
eastern panhandle of West Virginia
CAVING 2001 (Walsh & Woods, Ed, 2001, 150 pgs) Information
about Mexican caves, cave maps, and local facilities. Good
anyone planning a trip to Mexico.
MYSTERY FALLS (Lookout Mountain, Charanooga, TN) (Speece, 2018, 24 pgs) Contains history of the cave and maps.
CAROLINA CAVE SURVEY #1, #2, & #3 (Holler, 1975-81, 80, 66,
& 18 pgs) Descriptions & maps of several North Carolina
ON MAKING SALTPETRE (Rains, 1861, 10 pgs) Reprint of a Civil War
booklet on saltpeter making.
CONVENTION GUIDEBOOKS: General information, cave
descriptions, and cave maps for selected caves around various NSS
1967: Birmingham & Huntsville,
Alabama (Veitch, 52 pgs)
1970: Watoga, West Virginia
(schleicher (ed), 98 pgs)
1971: Blacksburg, Virginia
(Whittemore, 70 pgs)
1972: White Salmon, Washington
(Halliday (Ed), 77 pgs)
1973: Bloomington, Indiana
(unnamed editor, 80 pgs)
1974: Decorah, Iowa
(Hedges (ed), 140 pgs)
1975: Frogtown, California
(unnamed editor, 226 pgs)
1976: Morgantown, West Virginia
(Garton (ed), 118 pgs)
1977: Alpena, Michigan
(unnamed editor, 68 pgs)
1978: New Braunfels,
Texas (Fieseler, Jasek, & Jaek (eds), 116
1979: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
(Evans & others (eds), 76 pgs)
1980: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
(Alexander (ed), 190 pgs)
1982: Bend, Oregon
(Larson, 74 pgs)
1983: Elkins, West Virginia
(Medville & others, 147 pgs)
1984: Sheridan, Wyoming
(Flurkey, 75 pgs)
1985: Frankfort, Kentucky
(Hacker, Vore, & Vore (eds), 76 pgs)
1986: Tularosa, New Mexico
(Belski, Belski, & Hardy (eds), 66 pgs)
1988: Hot Springs, South Dakota
(Schilberg & Springhetti (eds), 156 pgs)
1989: Sewanee, Tennessee
(Putnam (ed), 240 pgs)
1990: Yreka, California
(Johnson (ed), 204 pgs)
1992: Salem, Indiana
(Rea (ed), 256 pgs)
1993: Pendleton, Oregon
Kline (ed), 150 pgs)
Texas (Elliott & Veni (eds), 342 pgs)
1995: Blacksburg, Virginia
(Zokaites (ed), 225 pgs, many fold-out maps)
1996: Salida, Colorado
Kolstad (ed), 214 pgs)
1997: Sullivan, Missouri
(Taylor (ed), 278 pgs)
1999: Filer, Idaho
(Kline (ed), 106 pgs)
2000: Elkins, West Virginia
(Dasher (ed), 300 pgs, many fold-out maps)
2001: Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
(Braley (ed), 216 pgs, several fold-out maps)
2002: Camden, Maine
(Nardacci (ed), 92 pgs)
2003: Porterville, California
(Proffitt (Ed), 256 pgs)
2005: Huntsville, Alabama (Brown & Simon (Eds), 190 pgs plus map packet)
2006: Bellingham, Washington (Kilne (ed), 102 pgs)
2007: Marengo, Indiana (Atz (Ed), 462 pgs)
2008: Lake City, Florida (Florea (Ed), 300 pgs)
2010: Essex Junction, Vermont (Quick, 150 pgs)
2011: Glenwood Springs, Colorado (Reames (ed), 184 pgs)
2012: Lewisburg (Greenbrier Valley), West Virginia (Adler (ed), 252 pgs)
2013: Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (Opatka-Metzgar (ed), 328 pgs plus map package)
2015: Waynesville, Missouri (Slais (ed), 338 pgs plus map package)
2017: Rio Rancho, Mew Mexico (Starr (Ed), 186 pgs)
2018: Helena, Montana (Bodenhamer, et al (ed), 204 pgs)
TIMERS REUNION PROGRAMS (various editors, dates, and sizes) Most of
these programs prior to 2008 contain descriptions of the caves near the OTR site for
OLD TIMERS REUNION - OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES GUIDE (Medville & Dasher,
2014, 36 pgs) Information about caves and surface activities in the OTR
area. Includes cave descriptions and maps.
ROPE (Padgett & Smith, 1987, 340 pgs) When first published,
was the bible on vertical caving equipment and techniques. (This is not
the latest edition of this book).
STATION (Dasher, 1994, 242 pgs) Detailed information on the art and
science of cave mapping. (This is not the latest edition of this book).
-- THE MAMMOTH CAVE OF MISSOURI (Weaver, 1973, 94 pgs)
Description & history of this Missouri cave.
PARADISE ICE CAVES (Halliday & Anderson, 27 pgs) Brief
descriptions of the ice caves in Mt. Rainier National Park.
OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VULCANSPELEOLOGY AND ITS
EXTRATERRESTRIAL APPLICATIONS (Halliday (ed), 1972, 85 pgs)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF SPELEOLOGY (1981)
(2 volumes) (Beck, Ed., 1981, 820 pgs) (Full text of papers
presented at the 8th ICS in Bowling Greek, KY, in 1981)
(Thrun, 1973, 75 pgs) Classic tome on single rope climbing
techniques and equipment.
RECORD ISSUE #12 (Wittemore, 1979, 160 pgs) Interesting early
history of clubs and caves in the Virginia Region through about 1978.
RICHLAND SPRINGS CAVERN (Soule, 2014, 36 pgs) Detailed history of this former commercial cave in Texas.
RESCUE MANUAL (California Mountain Co., Ltd., 1987, 135 pgs)
Useful guide to rigging techniques used in technical mountain rescue;
much is also applicable to advanced cave rescue.
CAVES AND VIRGINIA HISTORY (Faust, 1964, 26 pgs) Information
about saltpeter mining in Virginia & West Virginia (reprinted
Virginia, by Henry
THE SECRET OF
PRIEST'S GROTTO (Taylor & Nicola, 2007, 64 pgs) True story of
several Jewish families that hid in Ukraine caves for over a year
during the Holocaust.
CAVE CARNIVAL GUIDEBOOK (Chattanooga Grotto, 1979 &
1987, 56 & 45 pgs) Descriptions and maps of caves.
89 (Chattanooga Grotto, 1989, 94 pgs) Descriptions, maps,
& photos of 47 caves.
SINGLE ROPE TECHNIQUES (Montgomery, 1977, 124 pgs) Dated, but useful, guide to vertical caving techniques
OF GANDY CREEK (Preble, 1969, 26 pgs) Historic descriptions of
the Sinks of Gandy in Randolph County, West Virginia)
SMITH CREEK CANYON CAVES (White Pine County, NV) (Stratford, 2018, 40 pgs) Descriptions and maps of several caves in the canyon.
SURVEY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, WV (USDA & USFS, 1978?, 200+ pgs)
Very technical, but may contain information about soils that contain
DIGEST (NSS, annually 1958 and 1964-2003) Annual NSS publications that
contain the "best" material from Grotto newsletters during that
year. A very useful reference. Publication ceased with the 2003 edition.
DIGEST CUMULATIVE INDEX 1956-1980 (NSS, 1991, 565 pgs) A few
errors, but still a useful index to 25 years of Speleo Digests.
GUIDEBOOK (Louisville Grotto, 1973, 1982, 1988, 1989)
Speleofest (Kentucky) guidebooks.
SPELEOGUIDE (John Slaven, 1971, 92 pgs) Introductory guide to basic
SPECIAL ISSUE FOR THE XVI ICS  (Societa Speleologica Italiana
[Italy]. 2013, 104 pgs) English language summary of Italian
Speleological activites. Many excellent color photos.
ABSTRACTS (Intl. Union of Speleology, 1993, 243 pgs) Brief abstracts of many worldwide articles written in 1993.
THE STUDY OF CAVES (Moore & Sullivan, 1978, 150 pgs)
Classic and readable introduction to Speleology.
A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN HARRISON'S CAVE, BARBADOS, WEST
INDIES (Hobbs, 1994, 106 pgs) Technical study of environmental issues
in this commercial cave.
SURVEY OF CASS CAVE (WVASS Monograph #4) (Zimmerman, 2011, 64 pgs)
Detailed map and description of Cass Cave in Pocahontas County, W. Va.
TEARS OF THE TURTLE CAVE (Flathead County, MT) (Speece, 2018, 28 pgs)
History of exploration of this high elevation Montana cave.
THE EDGE (video DVD) (Extreme Rappels, 2004) Video of cavers
rappelling off El Capitan (Yosemite National Park, CA) in 2004.
IN DEATH CAVE (Wallace, 1984, 151 pgs) Pulp fiction about caves
& treasure hunting.
STRAND WORLD (Anjou & Touraine, 1993, 36 pgs) Small book describing
several manmade or man-altered underground habitats in France.
WORLDS (Time-Life Books, 1982, 176 pgs) One of the Planet Earth series.
Photos and text describing caves around the world.
VENTURE CAVING (Boy Scouts of America, 1991, 60 pgs) Small introductory book for Scouts.
FAUNA OF WEST VIRGINIA CAVES (WVASS Bulletin 11) (Garton,
Grady, Carey, WVASS, 1993, 107 pgs) A reference guide to the vertebrate
critters in West Virginia caves.
CAVE LOCATOR SERIES, BOOK 5 -- ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (Felter,
1982, 64 pgs) Locations of many caves in Rockingham County, Virginia
DISEASE - A Caver's Guide (Weil's Disease Information Center,
1999, 16 pgs) A guide to prevention and treatment of this potentially
deadly waterborne infection that cavers are exposed to in wet passages.
THE SUN DON"T SHINE (Wefer, 1999, 214 pgs) Fictional mystery book
written by a caver and based in Butler Cave (Virginia).
WONDER CAVE (Taney County, MO) (Soule, 2018, 28 pgs) Description of this former commercial cave.
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