A pioneer project by an international group of cave scientists to summarize modern knowledge about the origin of caves in various settings, examine the variety of approaches that have been adopted, and outline the role of speleogenesis in the evolution of karst aquifers. Along with well-established theories and approaches, the book contains new concepts and ideas emerging in recent years. More than fifty articles written by forty-four experts.

Edited by Alexander B. Klimchouk, Derek C. Ford, Arthur N. Palmer, and Wolfgang Dreybrodt
ISBN 1-879961-09-1
527 pages, hardbound