The Books here explain caving, the technique of exploring caves.
Most of this books are for the beginner.
- David R. McClurg (1986):
Adventure of Caving,
A Practical Guide for Advanced and Beginning Cavers
David McClurg, Revised edition (July 1986)
- David Judson (Editor) (1995):
Caving Practice and Equipment,
British Cave Research Association, Menasha Ridge Press, Revised edition (November 1995), paperback, 295 pages.
- Don Jacobson, Donald Jacobson, Lee Stral (1987):
Caves And Caving,
A Handbook and Guide to American Caves - from Simply Enjoying Them to Professional Spelunking
Harbor House Pub, 1 edition (July 1987), paperback, 143 pages
- Paul Courbon, Claude Chabert, Peter Bosted, Karen Lindsley (1989):
Atlas of the Great Caves of the World,
Cave Books, ISBN: 0939748215, (June 1989), Paperback: 368 pages
- Tom Rea (Editor) (1992):
National Speleological Society, ISBN: 0961509317, 3rd Rev edition (May 1992), paperback, 128 pages
- Ben Lyon (1984):
The New Speleo's Guide
Sterling Publications, (July 1984), hardcover.
- Scott Duncan (Editor) (1994):
Mountain and Cave Rescue,
The Handbook of the Mountain Rescue Council
Mountain Rescue Council, ISBN: 0950176559, (20 July, 1994), paperback
Vertical caving is a more sportive version of caving.
Every cave tour will include several vertical parts, so the vertical techniques are useful for every caver.
- Allen Padgett, Bruce Smith (1987):
National Speleological Society, 1st edition (December 1987), hardcover.
The ultimate book about vertical caving.
The new edition is in print.
- Alan Warild (1994):
National Speleological Society, 3rd edition (June 1994), paperback.
online version at CaveDiggers.com
An important part of cave exploring is the surveying of caves.
It is neceassary to document what was found.
And it is an area where modern techniques can be used very effective.
- George R. Dasher (1997):
National Speleological Society; ISBN: 1879961032; (January 1997),* Hardcover: 242 pages
- B. Ellis (1988):
Introduction to Cave Surveying,
National Speleological Society, (June 1988), paperback.
- Kenneth C. Thomson, Robert L. Taylor (1991):
The Art of Cave Mapping,
National Speleological Society, loosele edition (December 1991), spiral-bound.