As so lucidly explained in this book’s preface, cave sediments offer a unique record of palaeo-environments, because they are preserved within the ground, and not eroded on its surface. Though cave sediment studies pose multiple problems, both with the difficult access to many underground sites and also with the correlation of the cave record with surface events, there is undoubtedly a wealth of scientific value in this sediment resource. The subject is often over-looked by hard-line surface investigators, but this book should help promote and develop this databank of geological history. The volume has 17 contributions by a total of...

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