Ten Years Under the Earth

Ten Years Under the Earth This is the best of the many books by Norbert Casteret prolific author and undoubtedly the most famous of speleologists Through his evocative writings which have been translated into than a dozen la

  • Title: Ten Years Under the Earth
  • Author: Norbert Casteret
  • ISBN: 9780914264071
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the best of the many books by Norbert Casteret, prolific author and undoubtedly the most famous of speleologists Through his evocative writings, which have been translated into than a dozen languages, he has introduced countless readers to the wonders of caves and the adventure of caving Here are Casteret s firsthand accounts of adventure and archaeologicalThis is the best of the many books by Norbert Casteret, prolific author and undoubtedly the most famous of speleologists Through his evocative writings, which have been translated into than a dozen languages, he has introduced countless readers to the wonders of caves and the adventure of caving Here are Casteret s firsthand accounts of adventure and archaeological discovery in the caves of the Pyrenees, on the border of France and Spain Ten Years Under the Earth ranges from The Story of a Raindrop concerning the slow growth of cave features to An Ice World below Ground The Grotte Casteret, from The Phantom Hands of Gargas about ritual mutilation practiced by ancient man to The Deepest Abyss in France, the Gouffre Martel Here is a wealth of firsthand archeological and caving lore, for the beginner as well as for the experienced caver and caving enthusiast This volume contains the essential parts of two successive books by Norbert Casteret Dix Ans Sous Terre, which was honored by the French Academy, and Au Fond des Gouffres.

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    1. Ten Years Under the Earth by Norbert Casteret is a true classic of cave exploration literature from the 1920's and 30's. Casteret was a master caver who made many important discoveries, both of caves and of paleontological artifacts within caves. This edition includes a number of excellent photos, especially so given the era they are from. Modern cavers will shudder at the techniques Casteret used and the risks he took. However, he was also very good at turning around and leaving a cave for late [...]

    2. Norbet Casteret's "The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin, tells a fascinating story of the exploration of a cave in the Pyrenees, which was found to be one of the deepest caves (at the time anyway.) The story follows the 1951, 1952 and 1953 expeditions to the cave -- beginning with the tragic loss of Casteret's best friend and fellow speleologist Marcel Loubens. Loubens died due to the failure of a clip on his harness, so he plummeted to the cave bottom and broke his back. A good portion of the boo [...]

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