Karstology: Karsts, Caves and Springs: Elements of Fundamental and Applied Karstology

Eric Gilli

April 22, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 256 Pages - 16 Color & 162 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482243154 - CAT# K23421


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  • Draws examples from Karst landscapes around the world
  • Describes components of Karst landforms – epikarst, lapis, dollnes, poljes, corridors and dry valleys
  • Presents information written so as to be accessible to non-scientists, including cavers who wish to understand the genesis of Karst caverns


Karst landscapes are home to 25 percent of the world’s drinking water supplies, and in many countries water supply is highly dependent on karst aquifers. Their unique structures, containing many voids, are a particular problem for building corporations and land developers. This book, written by the well-known karstologist Eric Gilli, presents a diverse range of chapters on history of karstology, aquifers and their characterization, water supply management, coastal and submarine karsts, evolution of karst and paleokarst, paleontology, tourism, and oil and mineral reserves.