This new encyclopedia follows hot on the heels of John Gunn’s Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, 2004), but regrettably it does not reach the same high standards. There are far too many omissions for it to be an all-encompassing encyclopedia of caves. However, its coverage does not set out to cover all aspects of karst geomorphology and this important field is limited to entries on closed depressions, sinkholes and underground karren.

The Encyclopedia has 107 entries arranged alphabetically, with 106 contributors, including the two editors. A few of the contributors also had nearly identical entries...

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