Author Topic: A signed copy of Ghar Parah by David Judson  (Read 3909 times)

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Re: A signed copy of Ghar Parah by David Judson
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 04:09:59 pm »
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Re: A signed copy of Ghar Parah by David Judson
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 12:27:03 pm »
I believe that European spelean authors have been more productive, or have at least authored more classics, than American ones. Many of the books mentioned in this thread are regrettably hard to find here in the US.
My 5 books for new cavers?

Subterranean Climbers. The best cave book I've read. Understatement and stoicism especially valuable as cavers follow society into dramatic sissification and crippling gear-dependence.

Lechuguilla: Jewel of the Underground. On second thought: is being sick with envy good for the new caver?

Depths of the Earth. An American book, but easy to read and very encouraging to new cave hunters. This book helped me grasp the idea of regional significance, which really kicked my efforts in a relatively cave-poor area into high gear.

Letters from TAG. Another American book, a collection of letters to Marion Smith. Fascinating and uniquely personal information regarding the cavers and caves of the Golden Age of exploration in the eastern US.

Cave Geology. Not an entertaining read exactly, but an important one for any caver who wants to be a meaningful explorer. I don't know of a better treatment of the topic.

I probably have most of these in stock and as the dollar / pound exchange is very much in your favour now is the time to buy

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Re: A signed copy of Ghar Parah by David Judson
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2016, 04:06:39 pm »
I think the amazing thing about Subterranean Climbers is that although it is a good read it can be used as a how to guide to do the through trips. Thats all we used when we entered the cave in the 80's (including the sketch surveys). There were sections that described the cave so well that when you entered the passage it was just as one would imagine.