Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth
Publish date: February 15th 2011
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Sports And Games
Hard to compete with Jason's review, so go read that one at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/113194697. He's dead on about everything, especially the photographs which are astounding.I remain astonished at the things people will do. This has to be far worse than climbing mountains, because you ...
An interesting subject nearly ruined by the writer's hyberbolic style. There was never a 'race' to find the world's deepest cave; what there was was a dedicated Ukrainian caving society exploring the world's deepest cave, and an intrepid megalomaniacal american caver trying to establish a mexican c...
..But cave explorers like Vesley and Farr could not see the route and so could not anticipate the dangers, a partial list of which includes drowning, fatal falls, premature burial, asphyxiation, hypothermia, hurricane-force winds, electrocution, earthquake-induced collapses, poison gases and walls d...
This was just OK. It was full of some very interesting information about caves and cavers. I did not care for the way it was written, however. It was presented like a very poorly done documentary.
I've always been fascinated with caves. As a child, I would beg my parents to take me to every commercial cave withing 20 miles of our travel route, much to the despair of my claustrophobic mother. I read the few layman books on spelunking that were available at the time. I even managed to go on a f...