Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown : The Story of Skocjan Caves

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Skocjan Caves, as one of the vastest cave systems on Earth, are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves are known primarily for their fascinating underground canyon, but the story of how they came to be discovered in the 19th century is just as incredible.In this book we trace the bold and imaginative penetration into the unknown depths of the karst underground world by Trieste cavers and local residents, into which they descended in wooden boats with torches in their hands. Their sole companion in this perilous adventure was the unpredictable Reka River.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 132 pages
  • 215 x 245 x 16mm | 840g
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 106 BW & color photographs
  • 9619403762
  • 9789619403761

Table of contents

Our story, Description of the Caves, History of exploration, From the Antiquity to Valvasor, The beginning of cave tourism, Cave exploration after 1800, The beginning of systematic explorations, Recent discoveries, Technical heritage, Explore the Caves, Amazing facts, About almost everything, To say thank you, Books with a Cause
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Author information

Bogdan Kladnik is an experienced photographer, writer, designer, publisher, film-maker, extreme sportsman and founder of Guardians of Universe. He published his photographs and articles in Stern, Bell'Europa, Tuttoturismo, Adria, Proteus, Gea, Berge, Merian, National Geographic Junior and National Geographic Adventure magazines. He is the author of two sons, more than 120 calendars, several multimedia productions and photographic exhibitions - but above all, he is the author of 59 books about the Slovene, Italian, the Balkans, African and Chinese natural and cultural heritage.
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