SP15: Select Field Guides to Cave and Karst Lands of the United States

SP15_coverSP15: Select Field Guides to Cave and Karst Lands of the United States

This book is a alternative project for KWI, and a deviation from other Special Publications. The main goal of the book is to provide an educational ensemble of detailed, authoritative field guides for cave and karst areas of the United States. The book includes seven previously published, but updated, guides that were a part of earlier Special Publications (associated with KWI conferences). To broaden the scope of the book, five new and two other updated, previously published guides were written by associates of KWI. The guides predominately focus on the geology and hydrology of a specific region, but cultural history, biological diversity, and anthropogenic issues are also highlighted by some. Formal road or cave logs are included. The diverse assortment of guides should provide an entertaining mix of information for the reader, the traveler, and the explorer.

Field Guide (2009). ISBN 978-0-9789976-4-9. Soft-bound, 184 pages.


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Recommended Citation: Engel, A.S., and Engel, S.A., eds., 2009, Select field guides to cave and karst lands of the United States. Special Publication 15, Karst Waters Institute, Leesburg, Virginia, 184 p.

Field Guide Includes:

Part 1: Field Guides of the Eastern United States
  1. Field Trip to Endless Caverns, New Market, Virginia (Jones)
  2. Field Trip Guide: Field Trip to Antietam Battlefield National Park (Jones)
  3. Karst Field Trips: The Appalachian Valleys of Central Pennsylvania (White and White)
  4. Field Trip Guide: A Brief Introduction to the Geology, Hydrogeology, and Natural History of North Central Florida (Martin and Portell)
  5. Field Trips to Mammoth Cave and its Drainage Basins, the South Central Kentucky Karst (White) The Mammoth Cave Area Tour (Poulson)
  6. The Karst of Carter Caves State Resort Park and Surrounding Area, Northeastern Kentucky (Engel and Engel)
  7. Field Guide to Shallow Karst in Southwestern Illinois (Wicks and Panno)
Part 2: Field Guides of the Western United States
  1. Field Trip Guide to Devils Icebox Basin, Missouri (Wicks)
  2. A Day at Maramec Spring Park, Missouri (Wicks)
  3. A Brief Review of the Geologic Setting of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado (Hose)
  4. Speleogenesis of Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, Colorado (Luiszer)
  5. Field Guide to the Paleokarst of the southern Black Hills in Karst from Recent to Reservoirs, Rapid City, South Dakota (Palmer and Palmer)