If you are only going to read one book this
year, then read Carl Sagan's Demon Haunted World. But, if you decide to read a second
book, then you should seriously consider the 1994 Speleo Digest. Oh sure, you might
search long and hard to find a second choice to occupy your precious reading time, but you
will certainly find no other selection more intellectually stimulating and educationally
entertaining than the 1994 Digest. It has drama and humor, science and humor,
speleo techniques and humor, poetry and humor, and even a little history and humor. Why
the illustrated article on "How to Resuscitate a Salamander" is worth the price
of the book alone!
But that's not all. The 1994 Digest has over 500 pages of
articles and stories by over 190 authors. It has been more than two years in the making,
and anyone who has ever read the '94 Digest will have precious memories to last a
lifetime. And, if you buy your own copy, you will be able to read these great articles and
stories again and again, any time you want, with just a little effort to remove mud from
n the 1994 Speleo Digest you will find the answers to
many of the questions you have been wondering about for years. Find out what a 'Jesus nut'
really is (no, it isn't what you think) and what Allahbiners are made of. Find out whether
there really are any caves in Arizona and whether the Devil actually went caving in
Georgia. Find out why bats have flat faces and what 'the dark' really is. Find out just
how dangerous caving really is, and why you should go caving. Learn what LCRFs are and how
to measure them. Discover what the maximum length of a stalactite can be and how caves
work. Find out why Graveyard Cave went to Hell and how caves get revenge. And thrill to
the Underground Adventures of Icky, the Cave Fuzz, Ropeman, Lunker, along with Rex and
With the 1994 Speleo Digest you can do a lot of armchair
caving. The over 350 pages of United States and International cave descriptions, maps, and
caving adventure stories are certain to keep you reading well into the night and are sure
to satisfy your craving for caving when you just can't get out of the house. From the
Three Stooges caves in Alaska to New Hope cave in Wisconsin, there are hundreds of maps
and descriptions guaranteed to delight even the most jaded caver. The International
section contains caves from such exotic places as China and the Mona Passage (you know
where that is), along with some fascinating descriptions of cave trekking in New Zealand.
In the 'how to' sections you will find such invaluable
information as how to construct a cave pack, rejuvenating old carbide lamps, using
micro-gravity to find caves, first aid kits, dangers of hypothermia, cave photography,
conservation, prospecting, vertical caving, rabies, speleogenesis, and much, much more.
Supplies are limited, so order your copy today from the NSS
Bookstore, 2813 Cave Ave, Huntsville, AL 35810.
Phone (256) 852-1300. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.caves.org.