The Great Outdoors
Caves are one of the least explored places left on Earth, even though many caves are open to the public. Usually for a small fee, anyone can don a hardhat and step into an area that may be thousands of years in the making. Other caves are much harder to find and explore safely. Readers will learn about the adventure and danger involved in caving, and spelunking. They will also discover the science behind caves, including mineral formations and wildlife. Stunning photographs engage readers and provide a sense of what being a spelunker is like.
* Reviews *Series review: The Great OutdoorsThe Great Outdoors set is a fantastic introduction to many popular outdoor activities, with titles about Rock Climbing, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Caving, and Kayaking/Rafting. Each title in the series features attractive photos, a glossary of terms, tips, informative captions, and factoids. Do you want to learn how to do an Eskimo roll in a kayak? Learn the history of the smores recipe? Debate the pros and cons of hunting? See what a mineral formation known as a gypsum flower looks like? Learn which lure or bait to use for different fish? Its all here in this series.Mackin Books in BloomSeries review: The Great OutdoorsThough simply written, these guides offer cogent information and instructions about outdoor activities. All volumes are illustrated with captioned color photos and most have value-adding features, such as a detailed account of how caves form in Caving and a page on overfishing issues in Fishing.School Library Journal