Entering a cave is like entering a different world. Some caves bear won-
derfully descriptive names such as Jewel Cave, Mystery Cave, or Talk-
ing Rocks Cave. It is easy to see why these geologic wonders sparked the
imaginations of their discoverers. Caves are openings into the Earth that
are environments where some ancient and unusual creatures have lived
and continue to thrive.
Caves, by Jeanne K. Hanson, presents 10 examples of the main types
of caves, including limestone caves, lava caves, sea caves, glacial caves,
and others. Whether you want to study a limestone cave such as Mam-
moth Cave in Kentucky that was dissolved out of solid rock over millions
of years or learn how a lava cave such as Fingal’s Cave of Scotland was
formed by molten rock, this book will serve as a window into a subter-
ranean world that many people have never seen.