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Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth - James M. Tabor
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781849018562 (1849018561)
Publisher: Constable
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
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EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
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 ...
It's Just, Like, My Opinion, Man.
It's Just, Like, My Opinion, Man. rated it
2.0 Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
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...
brandonsears
brandonsears rated it
3.0 Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
..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...
pam
pam rated it
3.0 Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
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.
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
4.0
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...
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