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ANDRES WILDBERGER, C HRISTIAN PREISWERK
Karst and Caves of Switzerland

1997, A4, 208 Seiten/ pages, farbig ill.
Sprachen: Deutsch/Franzö-sisch/ Italienisch/ Englisch
Sachbuch
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16.– Euro (Alter Preis:CHF 48.–)
7,900 km 2 or 19% of the surface of Swit-zerland is karst. Within this area lies the majority of the 7,500 currently known Swiss caves, with an accumulated passage length of more than 1,200 km. The fol-lowing text (in four languages!) presents the first overview of this fascinating un-derworld. An introduction to the karst of Switzerland, in its natural context, is followed by a discussion of the signifi-cance of karst, cave exploration and the impact of caves on society. The many di-verse aspects and characteristics of Swiss caves are presented and richly illustrat-ed. A glossary and chronological history of Swiss cave exploration then rounds out the work.


An introduction to the karst of Switzerland, in its natural context, is followed by a discussion of the signifi-cance of karst, cave exploration and the impact of caves on society. The many di-verse aspects and characteristics of Swiss caves are presented and richly illustrat-ed. A glossary and chronological history of Swiss cave exploration then rounds out the work.