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Underground : a human history of the worlds beneath our feet

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  • 5 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Prince Rupert Library 624.1909 Hunt (Text) 33294002046563 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812996746
  • ISBN: 0812996747
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel and Grau, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "When Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers, and ancient underground cities in more than twenty countries around the world. Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground, how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted us through the ages. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterraneaphiles who have dedicated themselves to investigating underground worlds. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old mine in the Australian outback, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees."--
Subject: Burial -- History
Mines and mineral resources -- History
Underground construction -- History
Waste disposal in the ground -- History

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