Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 24 Part 2: 53-54 - July 1962
A publication of the National Speleological Society
Olao Worm, Translated by Bro. G. Nicholas, F.S.C.
This article is a translation of an important work in the history of speleology. It was originally published in Copenhagen in 1655 as part of Museum Wormanum by the Danish naturalist Olao Worm, 1588-1654, and includes the first use of the word stalactite as well as a reasonable account of stalactite formation. These excerpts were translated from the original Latin by Bro. G. Nicholas, F.S.C.
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