The Caves of Burnsville Cove, Virginia

Fifty Years of Exploration and Science

  • William B. White

Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. William B. White
    Pages 1-16
  3. William B. White
    Pages 17-36
  4. Fred L. Wefer, Keith D. Wheeland
    Pages 37-46
  5. William B. White
    Pages 47-65
  6. Gregg Clemmer
    Pages 79-97
  7. Gregg Clemmer
    Pages 99-111
  8. Tommy Shifflett
    Pages 113-131
  9. Gregg Clemmer
    Pages 133-149
  10. Benjamin F. Schwartz, Nevin W. Davis
    Pages 151-166
  11. Philip C. Lucas
    Pages 167-203
  12. Philip C. Lucas
    Pages 205-236
  13. Nathan Farrar, Philip C. Lucas
    Pages 237-275
  14. Keith D. Wheeland
    Pages 277-287
  15. William B. White
    Pages 289-298
  16. Christopher S. Swezey, John T. Haynes, Richard A. Lambert, William B. White, Philip C. Lucas, Christopher P. Garrity
    Pages 299-334
  17. Nevin W. Davis
    Pages 335-352
  18. George H. Deike III
    Pages 353-364
  19. William B. White
    Pages 365-384
  20. William B. White
    Pages 385-395
  21. William B. White
    Pages 397-406
  22. Fred L. Wefer, Philip C. Lucas
    Pages 407-420
  23. William B. White
    Pages 421-441
  24. William B. White
    Pages 443-457
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 459-479

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William B. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14390-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14391-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4591
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4605
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