Cave and Karst Systems of the World

Caves and Karst of the Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia

Editors: White, William B. (Ed.)

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  • Presents detailed descriptions of some of the largest caves in eastern United States
  • Explores the aquatic fauna, terrestrial fauna, and fossil remains found in these caves
  • Provides a comprehensive geologic, hydrologic, and geomorphic interpretation of the evolution of the Greenbrier Karst
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The focus of this book is on the more than 2000 caves of the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia of which the 14 with lengths greater than 10 km have an aggregate length of 639 km. The major caves form the core part of sub-basins which drain to big springs and ultimately to the Greenbrier River. Individual chapters of this book describe each of the major caves and its associated drainage basin. The caves are formed in the Mississippian Greenbrier Limestone in a setting of undulating gentle folds. Fractures, lineaments and confining layers within the limestone are the main controlling factors. The caves underlie an extensive sinkhole plain which may relate to a major erosion surface. The caves are habitat for both aquatic and terrestrial organisms which are cataloged and described as are the paleontological remains found in some of the caves. The sinkhole plain of the Greenbrier karst and the underlying complex of cave systems are the end result of at least a ten million year history of landscape evolution which can be traced through the evolving sequence of cave passages and which is described in this book.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Caves and Karst of the Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia
Editors
  • William B. White
Series Title
Cave and Karst Systems of the World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65801-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65801-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65800-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88110-2
Series ISSN
2364-4591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 411
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations, 343 illustrations in colour
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