We took down our summer display about Mammoth Cave last week. But we still have our collection in the stacks! If you’re interested in reading more about the cave and its geology and the fascinating characters who explored and exploited the cave, here’s a brief reading list of books in our collection:
Bullitt, Alexander Clark, 1807-1868
Rambles in the Mammoth Cave, during the year 1844
F 457 M2 B9 1973
Brucker, Roger W. and Watson, Richard A.
The longest cave
GB 606 M35 B78 1987
George, Angelo I.
Prehistoric mummies from the Mammoth Cave area: foundations and concepts
F 457 M2 G46 1990
Mummies of Mammoth Cave; an account of the Indian mummies discovered in Short Cave, Salts Cave and Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
E 78 K3 M4
Murray, Robert K.
Trapped! : The story of Floyd Collins
GB 601.6 C64 M87 1982
Panton, J. Hoyes (James Hoyes), 1847-1898.
The Mammoth Cave of Kentucky
GB 606 M35 P368
The complete cave trilogy : exploration and exploitation of Mammoth Cave in the 19th century
PS 3616 H64 C65 2012
Looking to hole up with a cave thriller? This just in: Double Drop by H.A. Hurtt!
“When cave researchers uncover a connection between the death of a friend and the desecration of an exquisite Sierra Nevada cavern, they become pawns in a plot to replace the FBI with a Blackwater-styled security firm. The end-game plays out in the labyrinth of California’s longest cave.”
We have a gorgeous new Agates book, this time from Poland! The book “presents the majority of the best known agates collected on the Płóczki Agate Fields in the last 40 years that come from both private and museum collections.”
We acquired an incredible collection of several Turkish Geological Maps this summer. Thank you to Liz Catlos and her students for the time and effort it took to collect these maps and have them delivered to us!
And this week we finally finished cataloging and processing them, so you can now peruse them in the stacks at your leisure. Included are geological surveys, landslide inventories, and active fault inventories.
Not Sharknado, Sharkalanche, or Sharknami, this new James Mercer book is about another disaster that will change the course of history. Geologist Mark Malloy is kidnapped by a militia which hopes to use Malloy’s skills to create a mega tsunami that will destroy the American government as we know it. Malloy defies coercion, but can he hold out against the militia until his wife and a renegade FBI agent can rescue him?
The Tsunami that reshaped Americais the third Mark Malloy book and is a new arrival to the Geology Library. We also have The scrolls : the missing eighteen years and The volcano that changed the world.
The Complete Cave Trilogy : exploration and exploitation of Mammoth Cave in the 19th century by Mike Phoenix, is one of a handful of fictionalized accounts of Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave and its renowned explorer and guide, Stephen Bishop. Part One: A Peculiar Education covers; Part Two: Between Worlds; Part Three: The Village of the Invalids.
For those of you unfamiliar with Mammoth Cave, the cave has a varied history as a saltpeter mine, hideout, hospital, national park, and home to endangered animals, but is also an example of the tradition of cave exploration and stewardship by African Americans.
Visit the Walter Geology Library and see our display of Mammoth Cave books and popular cave tours!
Mike Phoenix has another set of books- The Complete Jesus in Space Trilogy. The icon for Jesus in Space is a Jesus fish, head turned upward, like a rocket blasting off into space.
… you should read the Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters. The final installment, World of Trouble, was published this summer. The Last Policeman introduces Detective Hank Palace who continues to solve crimes even though asteroid 2011GV1 is due to annihilate the earth as we know it in six months.
If you’re not familiar with Ben H. Winters, he has an eclectic body of work, ranging from middle-school mysteries (The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman) to classic embellishments (Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters) to horror (Bedbugs).
Read this summer! We’ve been regularly adding to our GeoFiction reading lists and will soon highlight books for the caver in you.
You still have time to enter our Where in the World contest! Each day this week, we’ve posted a new photo of this mystery location. Identify the location and win a mystery prize! Visit the Geology Library and look at the 5 photos on our bulletin board.
To be eligible to win, you must be a UT student. In the case of a tie, the most detailed answer, including place names, formation names, coordinates, or description of the imagery, will win. Deadline is December 2, 2013.
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