News: Cave and Karst Science now available

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Volume 42 of The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association for December 2015 is now available.

The current edition contains papers on:

“Hidden Recesses of Nature” – the science and aesthetics of subterranean space and the identity of the cave explorer: 1660 -1800 by Frank Pearson; Rates of calcite precipitation from hyperalkaline waters, Poole’s Cavern, Derbyshire by Katie E Newton,, Ian J Fairchild and John Gunn; Large collapse sinkholes, old and new, in the Obruk Plateau, Turkey by Tony Waltham; Cave and karst development in the Craven Basin, UK by Phillip J Murphy, Simon H Bottrell, Kay Parker and Paul Kabrna; Grafitti in Peak District (England) caves and mines: historic record or mindless vandalism?; and Sediment-filled cavities in the Morecombe Bay karst (UK); examples from the Warton and Silverdale area.

In addition, the Forum section contains a note on the height of Malham Cove, as well as book reviews: Caves: Nature and Culture by Ralph Crane and Lisa Fletcher, Underwater Potholer by Duncan Price; Northern Sump Index 2015 by Elaine Hill and Adrian Hall, and Slovene Karst and Caves in the Past by Trevor Shaw and Alenca Cuk. There is also a report on the 2015 Karst Grounwater conference in Birmingham.

If you’re not a BCRA member, you can take out an annual subscription for £28. Caves and Karst Science is published three times a year. Email: [email protected].