Map of Hong-Kong and of the territory leased to Great Britain under the convention between Great Britain and China signed at Peking on the 9th of June 1898. (1:84,480)
[London] War Office, 1932
G 7823 H45 1932 G7
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.
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.
I wish that I had come up with the nickname for Bullockornis planei, an extinct flightless bird, but I didn’t. Speaking of megafauna from a different part of the world, the Geology Library recently added Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South Americaby Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerry De Iuliis at call number QE 881 M475 2013 Geology Library.