The Complete Caving Manual

The Complete Caving Manual

The irresistible appeal of caves is obvious from the enduring popularity of commercialized show-caves: dark, mysterious and beautiful, the hidden world of caves draws the visitor ever deeper.

Author: Andy Sparrow

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1847971466

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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The irresistible appeal of caves is obvious from the enduring popularity of commercialized show-caves: dark, mysterious and beautiful, the hidden world of caves draws the visitor ever deeper.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Caving Manual

A Caving Manual

Author: James Lovelock

Publisher: B.T. Batsford

ISBN: 0713419040

Category: Caving

Page: 144

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Categories: Caving



Mason, Caves and Caving in Britain, pp. 112, 128, 168. E. A. Martel, 'The Descent of Gaping Ghyll (Yorkshire), A Story of Mountaineering Reversed', Alpine Journal, xviii/132 (1896), p. 121. Andy Sparrow, The Complete Caving Manual, ...

Author: Ralph Crane

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780234601

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Shortlisted for the Tratman Award 2015 To enter caves is to venture beyond the realm of the everyday. From huge vaulted caverns to impassable, water-filled passages; from the karst topography of Guilin in China to the lava tubes of Hawaii; from tiny remote pilgrimage sites to massive tourism enterprises, caves are places of mystery. Dark spaces that remain largely unexplored, caves are astonishing wonders of nature and habitats for exotic flora and fauna. This book investigates the natural and cultural history of caves and considers the roles caves have played in the human imagination and experience of the natural world. It explores the long history of the human fascination with caves, across countries and continents, examining their dual role as spaces of both wonder and fear. It tells the tales of the adventurers who pioneered the science of caves and those of the explorers and cave-divers still searching for new, unmapped routes deep into the earth. This book explores the lure of the subterranean world by examining caving and cave tourism and by looking to the mythology, literature, and art of caves. This lavishly illustrated book will appeal to general readers and experts alike interested in the ecology and use of caves, or the extraordinary artistic responses earth’s dark recesses have evoked over the centuries.
Categories: Nature

The Cave Diving Group Manual

The Cave Diving Group Manual

ISBN O 904405 68 0 Caving information Caving Practice and Equipment edited by D. N. Judson .......... SRT by D. Elliot The Complete Caving Manual by Andy Sparrow An Introduction to Cave Surveying by Bryan Ellis .


Publisher: Damaris Publishing

ISBN: UCSD:31822035528363

Category: Cave diving

Page: 171

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Categories: Cave diving

Bat Roosts in Rock

Bat Roosts in Rock

A Guide to Identification and Assessment for Climbers, Cavers & ... Where vertical faults are absent, the cave may be more-or-less horizontal (Chapman 1993). ... The Complete Caving Manual.

Author: Bat Rock Habitat Key

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784272623

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This guide provides descriptions of when the bat species resident in Britain and Ireland use natural and human-made rock habitats, how they use them, and the environments each species occupies therein. For the first time it brings together findings from historical scientific investigations, useful photographic accounts and open-access biological records, along with a rich seam of new data – all in a practical and user-friendly structure. The book encompasses: Descriptions of the features that a climber, caver or professional ecologist might encounter on and in rock habitats where bats roost. Recording criteria for both the physical and environmental attributes of different features and situations. Identification of suitability thresholds against which the recorded information can be compared to assess the likelihood that a specific feature might be exploited by a particular bat species. Suggestions for how to avoid mistakes and difficulties when performing a survey. The intention is that using this book will help generate standardised biological records which can feed into the fully accessible online database at These data will be analysed to search for patterns that can increase the confidence in the suitability thresholds and help build roost features that deliver the environment each species really needs. As well as offering many new insights, this book allows the reader to participate in cutting-edge research.
Categories: Science

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming 3E

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming  3E

Cowstails and cobras II: A guide to games, initiatives, ropes courses, and adventure curriculum. ... The complete ropes course manual (2nd ed.). ... Caving basics: A comprehensive guide for beginning cavers (3rd ed.).

Author: Priest, Simon

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492547860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, details the art and science of adventure leadership. This thorough update of the groundbreaking text covers the latest research, issues, and trends in adventure education and provides a new model for building core competencies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Caves for the Uninitiated

Caves for the Uninitiated

Lowe, David, and Tony Waltham: A Dictionary of Karst and Caves *BCRA Cave Studies Series No. ... the World 's Cave Regions first published in Great Britain by Robert Hale Ltd. Sparrow, Andy - The Complete Caving Manual published by The ...

Author: Brian D. Kharpran Daly

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781618974709

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

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Caves for the Uninitiated is the story of a group of young people, who after exploring a cave for the first time, become fascinated with the world of caves and caving. Inspired and awed by the beauty and splendor of this mysterious underground realm, this group of young fledgling cavers goes on to spend several days with a pair of veteran caving experts. The seasoned experts share their own knowledge of caves; cave conservation and caving as a sport with the young people. At the end of this brief period of instruction, several of the boys and girls decide to take up caving themselves. While it is delivered as a charming work of fiction, Caves for the Uninitiated also contains valuable, real-world information about caves and cave sciences. It was based upon the actual experiences of Author Brian D. Kharpran Daly, who has been exploring caves in his native Meghalaya for over 20 years, and knows this underground world intimately. Brian D. Kharpran Daly was born in Shillong, the capitol of Meghalaya, a small Indian state. A former economic investigator and CEO of the Shillong Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd., he retired in 2012.As a founding member of the Meghalaya Adventurers' Association, he has been exploring caves since 1992. In 2002 he was awarded the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award by the Government of India for his work in discovering and documenting the caves of Meghalaya. Publisher's website: http: //
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Camp Counseling

Camp Counseling

Winston-Salem, NC: Educational Coaching & Business Communications. Sparrow, A. (2010). Complete caving manual. Wiltshire, UK: Crowood Press. Stuhaug, D. (2006). Kayaking made easy: A manual for beginners with tips for the experienced.

Author: Joel F. Meier

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478609643

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 345

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Through the first seven editions of this enduring text, A. Viola Mitchell shared her knowledge and skills with legions of educators, camp directors, and counselors who participated in the organized camp movement. This classic, highly regarded volume has now been thoroughly updated to provide a 21st-century view of the trends, philosophies, and practices of organized camping. The Eighth Edition retains the overarching emphasis on leadership skills and program activities and ideas, updating their treatment with the latest research on positive youth development and outcomes-based programming. New chapters discuss trends in organized camping, efforts to expand opportunities for camp participation, and strategies to increase physical activity among children and youth. Substantially revised topics include modern behavior management tools and techniques, leadership strategies, problem solving, group processes, and the importance of research and evaluation. Throughout, the authors infuse the discussion with a leave no trace conservation ethic that promotes ways to enjoy the outdoors in a responsible, sustainable manner. The essence of organized camping has remained the same throughout its 150-year history: democratic, group living in the outdoors supported by competent, well-trained leaders. The latest edition of Camp Counseling celebrates that essence in every chapter, illuminated by more than 120 new photographs as well as numerous illustrations and boxed exhibits. Moreover, extensive, annotated resource lists in every chapter provide countless opportunities to explore topics in greater depth.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Adventure Sport Physiology

Adventure Sport Physiology

The complete caving manual. Crowood, Ramsbury. Starling, E.H. and Visscher, M.B. (1926). The regulation of the energy output of the heart. Journal of Physiology, 62, 243–261. Strauss, M.B. and Aksenov, I.V. (2004). Diving science.

Author: Nick Draper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470319130

Category: Science

Page: 456

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“...the most comprehensive adventure sport physiology book I am aware of; therefore, I recommend it wholeheartedly.” The Sport and Exercise Scientist, March 2009 This book provides students and professionals with a well-written, accessible introduction to the science underlying a variety of adventure sports. Written specifically for this increasingly popular field of study, the text has been divided into two parts: the first provides the foundations for adventure physiology, the second the specific physiological and environmental demands of a range of adventure sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Written by two adventure sports performers with extensive teaching and coaching experience, this book will prove invaluable to students taking courses in adventure and outdoor education and professional instructors involved in such activities. In addition, students of sport and exercise science and physical education will find this an excellent introduction to the physiological response to exercise. Clearly explains the basic physiological principles and applies them to a variety of land and water-based sports. In full colour throughout, the book includes numerous illustrations, together with key points and chapter summaries to reinforce learning. Contains original pieces from elite and high-level athletes describing the physiological demands of their particular sport in a real-world context. These include London sports personality of the year Anna Hemmings, respected climbers Dave Macleod and Neil Gresham, and Olympic medallists Tim Brabants and Ben Ainslie. Dedicated web site contains an original sample training programme and a set of adventure sport specific exercises.
Categories: Science