Caves and Karst of Turkey - Vol. 1

History, Archaeology and Caves
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This book comprehensively reviews the historical background of speleology and cave research in the contexts of archeology and natural sciences. It also offers a summary of selected topics related to the karstic terrain of Turkey. Covering 40 % of the country's surface area, Turkey's karstic terrain accommodates thousands of caves. However, understanding the geology, geomorphology, hydrology, biology, and ecosystem dynamics of these caves is still limited. Despite numerous explorations and extensive fieldwork, this is the first comprehensive publication on the topic since 1984. The book presents the 45 most significant caves in Turkey, selected according to several criteria, including esthetical uniqueness. It covers caves of global archeological importance, such as Karain, Yarımburgaz and Üçagızlı, and some of the world's deepest caves, such as Peynirlikönü, Kuzgun, Morca, and Çukurpınar. The book includes a survey and a detailed description of the genesis, geology, geomorphology, and exploration history for each cave.

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ReiheCave and Karst Systems of the World
ISBN 9783030655037
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 06.01.2022
Umfang 108 Seiten
Genre Geowissenschaften/Geologie
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
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