Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving

Awards:   Winner of Minnesota Book Award (Minnesota Subject) 2010
Author:   Cary J. Griffith
Publisher:   Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
ISBN:  

9780873516495


Pages:   294
Publication Date:   15 April 2009
Format:   Hardback
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  • Winner of Minnesota Book Award (Minnesota Subject) 2010

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Author:   Cary J. Griffith
Publisher:   Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Imprint:   Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 21.00cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 14.50cm
Weight:   0.492kg
ISBN:  

9780873516495


ISBN 10:   0873516494
Pages:   294
Publication Date:   15 April 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Writing in a style that reads like fiction, Griffith takes readers into heart-stopping action alongside caver John Ackerman, who found unexplored Goliath Cave in southeastern Minnesota. St. Paul Pioneer Press For the great silent majority who prefer to cheat death by staying aboveground--in other words, for those who don't suffer from that peculiar mental affliction called caving--Griffith provides a safe and sane way of exploring the underground realm. Natural History Magazine In nonfiction that reads like a fast-paced thriller, Cary J. Griffith explores the incredible beauty and danger of Minnesota's caves, along with the personalities of those driven to enter the unknown, whatever the risks. But beyond the drama of exploration, Griffith presents the very human conflict that results when a newfound cave system becomes a public trust--and a political football, bounced between bureaucracies, well-meaning experts, and the recreational cavers who discovered the labyrinthine passages, all of whom claim to know the 'best' way to protect fragile underground wilderness. A great read and an insightful look at the politics of conservation, Opening Goliath is destined to become a classic among cavers and noncavers alike. Michael Ray Taylor, author of Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness and Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms In Opening Goliath, Cary Griffith throws light on the hitherto dark world of Minnesota caving and the politics behind it. This fascinating story features danger, adventure, and an intriguing glimpse at the conflicts and personalities involved in discovering the big caves of Minnesota. Gregory Brick, author of Subterranean Twin Cities As captivating as it is informative, Opening Goliath leads the reader to and through a largely unknown world just beneath our feet, illuminating not only crawlways through the rock but a very human drama created by our reactions to the forces of geology. Jeffrey A. Dorale, Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa


Writing in a style that reads like fiction, Griffith takes readers into heart-stopping action alongside caver John Ackerman, who found unexplored Goliath Cave in southeastern Minnesota. St. Paul Pioneer Press For the great silent majority who prefer to cheat death by staying aboveground--in other words, for those who don't suffer from that peculiar mental affliction called caving--Griffith provides a safe and sane way of exploring the underground realm. Natural History Magazine In nonfiction that reads like a fast-paced thriller, Cary J. Griffith explores the incredible beauty and danger of Minnesota s caves, along with the personalities of those driven to enter the unknown, whatever the risks. But beyond the drama of exploration, Griffith presents the very human conflict that results when a newfound cave system becomes a public trust and a political football, bounced between bureaucracies, well-meaning experts, and the recreational cavers who discovered the labyrinthine passages, all of whom claim to know the best way to protect fragile underground wilderness. A great read and an insightful look at the politics of conservation, Opening Goliath is destined to become a classic among cavers and noncavers alike. Michael Ray Taylor, author of Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness and Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms In Opening Goliath, Cary Griffith throws light on the hitherto dark world of Minnesota caving and the politics behind it. This fascinating story features danger, adventure, and an intriguing glimpse at the conflicts and personalities involved in discovering the big caves of Minnesota. Gregory Brick, author of Subterranean Twin Cities As captivating as it is informative, Opening Goliath leads the reader to and through a largely unknown world just beneath our feet, illuminating not only crawlways through the rock but a very human drama created by our reactions to the forces of geology. Jeffrey A. Dorale, Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa Writing in a style that reads like fiction, Griffith takes readers into heart-stopping action alongside caver John Ackerman, who found unexplored Goliath Cave in southeastern Minnesota. St. Paul Pioneer Press For the great silent majority who prefer to cheat death by staying aboveground--in other words, for those who don't suffer from that peculiar mental affliction called caving--Griffith provides a safe and sane way of exploring the underground realm. Natural History Magazine In nonfiction that reads like a fast-paced thriller, Cary J. Griffith explores the incredible beauty and danger of Minnesota's caves, along with the personalities of those driven to enter the unknown, whatever the risks. But beyond the drama of exploration, Griffith presents the very human conflict that results when a newfound cave system becomes a public trust--and a political football, bounced between bureaucracies, well-meaning experts, and the recreational cavers who discovered the labyrinthine passages, all of whom claim to know the 'best' way to protect fragile underground wilderness. A great read and an insightful look at the politics of conservation, Opening Goliath is destined to become a classic among cavers and noncavers alike. Michael Ray Taylor, author of Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness and Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms In Opening Goliath, Cary Griffith throws light on the hitherto dark world of Minnesota caving and the politics behind it. This fascinating story features danger, adventure, and an intriguing glimpse at the conflicts and personalities involved in discovering the big caves of Minnesota. Gregory Brick, author of Subterranean Twin Cities As captivating as it is informative, Opening Goliath leads the reader to and through a largely unknown world just beneath our feet, illuminating not only crawlways through the rock but a very human drama created by our reactions to the forces of geology. Jeffrey A. Dorale, Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa


Writing in a style that reads like fiction, Griffith takes readers into heart-stopping action alongside caver John Ackerman, who found unexplored Goliath Cave in southeastern Minnesota. St. Paul Pioneer Press For the great silent majority who prefer to cheat death by staying aboveground--in other words, for those who don't suffer from that peculiar mental affliction called caving--Griffith provides a safe and sane way of exploring the underground realm. Natural History Magazine In nonfiction that reads like a fast-paced thriller, Cary J. Griffith explores the incredible beauty and danger of Minnesota s caves, along with the personalities of those driven to enter the unknown, whatever the risks. But beyond the drama of exploration, Griffith presents the very human conflict that results when a newfound cave system becomes a public trust and a political football, bounced between bureaucracies, well-meaning experts, and the recreational cavers who discovered the labyrinthine passages, all of whom claim to know the best way to protect fragile underground wilderness. A great read and an insightful look at the politics of conservation, Opening Goliath is destined to become a classic among cavers and noncavers alike. Michael Ray Taylor, author of Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness and Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms In Opening Goliath, Cary Griffith throws light on the hitherto dark world of Minnesota caving and the politics behind it. This fascinating story features danger, adventure, and an intriguing glimpse at the conflicts and personalities involved in discovering the big caves of Minnesota. Gregory Brick, author of Subterranean Twin Cities As captivating as it is informative, Opening Goliath leads the reader to and through a largely unknown world just beneath our feet, illuminating not only crawlways through the rock but a very human drama created by our reactions to the forces of geology. Jeffrey A. Dorale, Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa


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Cary J Griffith, who specialises in writing about the outdoors.

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