Caves of Adventure: An Account by an Explorer-Scientist of Danger, Discovery and Death Beneath the Surface of the Earth :: Haroun Tazieff soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: Like mountaineering, speleology is a sport that exacts great daring and resolution from its followers. Painfully descending the long, winding fissures and chasms that abound in all mountainous country, never knowing in the cramped darkness what subterranean danger will next be encountered, the explorers of caves are then faced, often more than a thousand feet below the earths surface, with a strange wild landscape of huge caverns, great icy lakes and rushing underground rivers flowing into the unknown.
Haroun Tazieff, a geologist by training, first made his name by his observations of eruptions i…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the spine ends and a circular mark to the middle of the upper panel. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Gift inscription to the first blank.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 139 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Sport Caving & Potholing catalogue?