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by Michael Ray Taylor

eBook Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness epub
  • ISBN: 0679781250
  • Author: Michael Ray Taylor
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Departures ed edition (March 25, 1997)
  • Pages: 285 pages
  • ePUB size: 1990 kb
  • FB2 size 1739 kb
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Michael Ray Taylor sends a much needed jolt to the world of cave literature. The book is a celebration of caving for caving's sake, rather than for some loftier goal. Mike is your average guy who has an unusual hobby, one that, in another time or place would remain unfulfilled

Michael Ray Taylor sends a much needed jolt to the world of cave literature. Mike is your average guy who has an unusual hobby, one that, in another time or place would remain unfulfilled. But Mike has not only been able to enjoy his hobby immensely, he has been able to weave it somewhat into his career. In his role asa journalisthe has wormed his way onto some of the most interesting trips of the past decade and, on occasion, been present at the making of history

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Taylor, Michael Ray, 1959-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Michael Ray Taylor's fascination. Come visit Michael Ray Taylor's underground world and explore some of the last great wilderness on earth without leaving the safety and comfort of your armchair

Michael Ray Taylor's fascination. Come visit Michael Ray Taylor's underground world and explore some of the last great wilderness on earth without leaving the safety and comfort of your armchair. This collection of short stories on caving takes you around the world to some of the most exotic caving regions. Michael's easy and casual style of writing puts you right in the action. One can easily imagine how tight the Devil's Pinch must be, and what those rocks felt like as they squeeze you from above and below.

Cave passages: roaming the underground wilderness. Cavers are a unique breed, a point Taylor gets across very well in this eloquent collection of underground (and some surface) adventures. An experienced caver, he introduces us to some unique.

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Items related to Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness . Michael Ray Taylor's fascination with canyons and crevices hundreds of feet below the earth has taken him from Wyoming's Grim Crawl of Death to Chinese burial caves, the Old Croton Aqueduct beneath Spanish Harlem, and in 1994 to Zacaton, Mexico, where the world's greatest cave diver, Sheck Exley, dies in a dive.

roaming the underground wilderness. by Michael Ray Taylor. Published 1996 by Scribner in New York. Spelunkers, Caving, Biography, Protected DAISY, In library. Michael Ray Taylor (1959-).

Michael Ray Taylor is an American nonfiction author and educator. His specialty in education is journalism and the main topics of his books include natural history, science, traveling, and exploration. One of his well-known volumes is a book on caves titled 'Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness' where he recounted and reflected on his experiences exploring a variety of caves throughout the world.

Sheck Exley - to whom Cave Passages is dedicated - failed to. surface from a world record deep-dive attempt at Zacaton. has written about the Maroon country of Jamaica, nearly. unexplored Guangdong, China, and Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. He's crawled caves like Jewel and Bone and Hellhole - names to. conjure with at any meeting of hard-core cavers. This is the closest most of us will ever get to going there. Even in print, some of these passages chill the blood. For. example, going through the Devil's Pinch, deep beneath the hills.

Describing the dangers and rewards of cave exploration, the author recounts his experiences in terms of the spiritual connection between man and nature
Comments: (7)
Sagda
Its decently written and the author has been to some great places,which he describes nicely. Don't buy into his justification of taking pebbles from caves, next it will be cave pearls from lech. Also, just leaving his knife instead of attempting retrieval is not cool. Historic trash is one thing, they didn't know better, we do. Overall good read, if you can get past his ethics.
Xtani
Cave Passages is a safe way (from your armchair instead of in real life) to explore extreme caves. Well written and interesting.
Damdyagab
In this irresistable book, Taylor shares his passion for caving in easy-going prose that never falters. He takes us all over into all kinds of caving situations, and the result is simply fascinating. What's more, Taylor never falls prey to the immodest "boy-am-I-ever-cool-and-macho" style that afflicts some who write about their awesome adventures. On the contrary, Taylor is disarmingly candid about his occasional fears and breaches of caving ettiquette. His honesty adds to the pleasure of reading this fine little book. Although the book is never quite as lyrical as one might hope, the last few paragraphs are surprisingly bittersweet.
The single significant flaw is not in the text, but rather in the lack of photographs. One wonders how a book in which great pains are taken to describe underground scenes, and in which the personalities and work of several cave photographers are described, could be virtually photograph free. It's strange and a little frustating. But this is still a delightful book.
Daiktilar
I really enjoyed this book. As one of the few who have been there his description of the Grim Crawl of Death is very accurate and evocative.
I was slightly disappointed that my small contribution to caving (finding the Great Exit) was anonymous.
Hidden Winter
After reading this and realizing I live within minutes of some of the places mentioned it makes me want to try it. It also helps me realize how lucky I am to live here. The book took me to what seemed like another world at times. Although I might not agree with some of his and other caver's philosophy, I still appreciate what they are trying to do with the sport. Maybe, I'll get to meet a member of the tight knit, eccentric, caving family and experience first hand some of the thrill and pain of going underground.
Arilak
Michael Ray Taylor sends a much needed jolt to the world of cave literature. The book is a celebration of caving for caving's sake, rather than for some loftier goal. Mike is your average guy who has an unusual hobby, one that, in another time or place would remain unfulfilled. But Mike has not only been able to enjoy his hobby immensely, he has been able to weave it somewhat into his career. In his role asa journalisthe has wormed his way onto some of the most interesting trips of the past decade and, on occasion, been present at the making of history. Michael Ray Taylor has given us that rarest of things, real life advenure, told in a down to earth, believable style. In a world of incongruous movies and unrealistic fiction, this book is worth it's weight in gold.
Steelraven
Mike Taylor is destined to join the ranks of Tim Cahill and Jon Krakauer as one of America's foremost outdoor writers. Taylor conveys his love for the sport, adventure and literary value of caving unlike any writer I've come across. His grasp of science, nature and human drama is evident on every page. Cave Passages announces the mainstream arrival of an important new voice in travel/adventure writing
Come visit Michael Ray Taylor's underground world and explore some of the last great wilderness on earth without leaving the safety and comfort of your armchair. This collection of short stories on caving takes you around the world to some of the most exotic caving regions. Michael's easy and casual style of writing puts you right in the action. One can easily imagine how tight the Devil's Pinch must be, and what those rocks felt like as they squeeze you from above and below. I liked how Michael made each account personal by letting you get to know the other cavers and the local inhabitants of the region. This book is for anyone with an adventurous spirit.
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