The Caves of Burnsville Cove, Virginia

Fifty Years of Exploration and Science

Author: William B. White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319143913

Category: Science

Page: 479

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This book highlights some of the most difficult and persistent exploration ever undertaken in the United States – in Burnsville Cove, a small limestone valley in west-central Virginia – while at the same time reviewing the scientific discoveries made in the area’s 116 km of caves in the course of 50 years. Overall, the book offers a unique combination of exploration and science by a conservation organization specifically dedicated to the preservation and study of the caves.

NSS Bulletin

Quarterly Journal of the National Speleological Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caves

Page: N.A

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Images of American Life

A History of Ideological Management in Schools, Movies, Radio, and Television

Author: Joel H. Spring

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791410691

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 1977


This book analyzes the effect of political and economic forces on the ideas and values disseminated to the general public by schools, movies, radio, and television. The author shows how similar and conflicting political and economic pressures influence education, movies, and broadcasting. The book provides an understanding of how ideas are shaped in American society by the interplay between government power, private enterprise, and organized advocacy groups. The story is complex with many different and conflicting strands. In a broad sense, it is the story of the public education of the American people. The book does not attempt to measure the actual effect of various media, but it does show what was intended for the education of the public mind by forces that shaped and continue to shape the content of schools, movies, and broadcasting.

Biology of Subterranean Fishes

Author: Eleonora Trajano,Maria Elina Bichuette,B.G. Kapoor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439840482

Category: Science

Page: 494

View: 4628


In most habitats, adaptations are the single most obvious aspects of an organism’s phenotype. However, the most obvious feature of many subterranean animals are losses, not adaptations. Even Darwin saw subterranean animals as degenerates: examples of eyelessness and loss of structure in general. For him, the explanation was a straightforward Lamarckian one, and one that did not involve adaptation and the struggle of existence. This volume is a comprehensive account of all known species of subterranean fishes. It includes an extensive introduction, history of investigations, consideration of non-stygobitic fishes in caves, and detailed analysis of the conservation status of these very rare animals.