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.”
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