My book got its review in the same Descent as Rick?s book and John?s book! So I guess lots of their books are being bought (and quite right too). So I?m dropping the price of mine to encourage more sales. The hardback goes from ?35 to ?20 and the paperback from ?25 to ?10. Here are the...
I have written a memoir about my time as a caver. It is now available. To order one or more copies do the following:
Go to cavefishes.org.uk.
Find the Menu top right.
Drop to the bottom Menu entry ?A series of short passages?.
Follow the instructions provided.
Any questions see the instruction...
I have spent at least 8 years writing a book about various things speleological, part memoir, part polemic. It should be published early to mid 2021. I have created a page on my subterranean fishes website that will anounce when it is available. If you are interested go to:
We know that Balch (1937) told us that:
??candles are by common consent the most dependable illuminant, as they cast no treacherous shadows??
There is a modern take on this that goes something like:
?Balch?s dependable illuminant, It is a candle, bright, It casts no treacherous shadows, for...
In researching the Namibian subterranean fish, Claris cavernicola, I need to find the following:
Author, Date and Title for the following journal entry:
South African Speleological Association Bulletin 27: 53-99
An email address for Mark Sefton who was at Lancaster University in the 1970s...
I need clarification on the following:
Alan Erith was 5 years before being retrieved
Paul Esser was 39 years before being retrieved
As far as I can ascertain the following were never retrieved and are still in situ, advice please if this is wrong:
I could really use photos of Ian Plant and Derek Crossland if anyone can a) supply one and b) give me permission to use it in a book. I will probably be back with further requests for photos of cavers no longer with us.
Attachments to g.proudlove [at]...
I need to translate a shortish passage in French about fishes in caves in Croatia. My French is not good enough and the machine translation I have is also not good enough. Volunteer?
Can someone with a copy of Eyre and Ashmead please check for me the exact spelling and punctuation (including definite article, if any) of the following (I purposely omit punctuation):
Bar Stewards Passage
Also, if there is any provenance for these names given please give me an...
Craftsman's Pot was explored and surveyed by the DCC and NCC in 1986. A passage at the top of Clock Pitch goes to a small choked chamber named on the survey as "Colins Dig". In NC 1994 (p. 57) this chamber is called "Bequest to the Brave". I need to know when this latter name was coined and...
[Should this be in Equipment?]
I carry a chocolate bar in my small BDH drum emergency pack. One Mars Bar weighs 51g, provides 964kJ (= 230kcal) of energy, and is 100mm x 30mm x 15mm.
So, can I get as much, or ideally more, energy, in a smaller and/or lighter, product?