speleology


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speleology

(spē′lē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of caves.
2. Exploration of caves.

spe′le·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
spe′le·ol′o·gist n.
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Proceedings of the International Congress of Speleology, 8th Meeting, Bowling Green I&II: 196-199.
In: Internatinoal Congress of Speleology, 12, 1997, Switzerland.
The equipement used undergoes regular safety and maintenance checks, while the instructors themselves are professionals in anything from speleology, and orientation, to mountain guiding and group dynamics.
Website visitors interested in speleology will find educational articles on caves and karst, recommended books, DVDs and caving gear, as well as caving resource links and details on how to obtain the new Missouri "The Cave State" license plates.
Such modern technology allows caves to be measured to the nearest millimeter, according to Andy Eavis, president of the International Union of Speleology, the world caving authority, based in France.
The choices offered are: walking, mountaineering, mountain biking, riding, extreme sports, skiing, snowboarding, landscape photographing, animal photographing, speleology, and fishing.
Focusing particularly on the work of Djebar and Landsman, he shows ways in which a country's past needs to be re-interpreted through women's eyes in order to visualise a more egalitarian future, while also commenting on the difficulties inherent in this project of speleology, a haunting and evocative image of personal and national exploration used by Djebar.
In almost one year of explorations in northern Venezuela, and crossing the Llanos and reaching as south as San Carlos de Rio Negro in the Amazonian, he made observations in almost all the fields of Earth Sciences, like stratigraphy, paleontology (vertebrates and invertebrates), geothermic, hydrocarbon seeps, hydrogeology, environmental geology, speleology, etc.
Geology and Speleology were yet to develop as sciences, yet Lewis & Clark made significant observations of karst, pseudokarst, and paleokarst features.
For those into speleology, there are many southern Indiana caves to explore.
Torres said many foreign cave explorers come to this cave-riddledcountry.``Mexico is the Himalayas of all speleology.''
The poem "Speleology," from Being Here, corroborates this reading and casts a new light on the novel.