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HOWARD M. BECK
Beneath the Cloud Forests
A History of Cave Exploration in Papua New Guinea
2003, Speleo Projects, Format 17 x 25cm, hardbound
REDUCED PRICE: CHF 23.–; Euro 21.–
Introducing Howard Becks historical account of adventure and exploration in one of the worlds last remaining wild places: the primordial jungles of Papua New Guinea and the strange realm of the caverns that lay hidden beneath them.
Lhistoire des explorations spéléologiques en Papuaisie Nouvelle Guinée depuis le milieu du siècle dernier, comprennant plus de 30 expéditions internationales. Un voyage inédit sous les forêts mysterieuses dun pays fascinant.
What are they saying about Beneath the Cloud Forests?
the end result is a great book. This should stand
the test of time as one of the classics of caving literature. The wealth
of information and the hundreds of photos make it a very good value. Every
caver (and many an adventurer or serious traveler) will want his own copy,
and will gain a lot of both enjoyment and inspiration through reading
Pick up Howard Beck's book that's the Howard Beck who wrote Gaping Gill. 150 years of Exploration and the sheer quality of it will impress you. The paper quality, the print quality, the reproduction This is a fine volume indeed, as is to be expected from its publisher, Speleo Projects, let alone Howard as an experienced researcher and author.
No doubt you will flick through the photographs, spotting the extensive colour spreads in eight groups, and perhaps begin to read. That's it; if you have any interest in the lure of the unknown and expedition caving at the extreme margins where any error is a serious one, you're hooked Full review here