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Descent (27)
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Descent (27)

D027-807

Descent (27), March 1974

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Descent (27), March 1974


Caving’s Cinderella in a Plain Brown Envelope

Descent has attained the grand age of five – happy birthday, us! So, how’s it been going in the real world?

Giant Cave Lake will Tempt Oxford Poly Back to Iran

The first Oxford Polytechnic expedition left in the wake of those to Ghar Parau, though the aim was to find new caves near Zagros.

Human Remains Found in Little Orme Cave

Archaeology comes to the fore in Ogof Rhiwledyn.

Exploit the Potential of Underground Photography

There actually aren’t that many cave photographers around -– yet this is a rich arena for producing stunning results.

Make Your Own Underground Exposure Calculator

Confused by those tricky flash guide numbers? Here’s your solution.

Differences Between Lists of Deepest Systems

Two internationally recognised lists of the world’s deepest caves have appeared – and they differ, markedly. Which is right and why?

Problems Over Re-establishment of Durham CRO

Durham CRO became defunct a couple of years ago, so is there support for restarting the organisation given that it was never formally wound down?

The Hardware Scene:  The Whaletail Descendeur

Here are the specs for making your own descender, as invented by American caver Gerald Wood.

The Pun-ishment of Mangle Hole

‘It’s Sunday, bloody Sunday. The rain is cats and dogs.’ So begins a memorable trip ...

Casteret: His Life and His Caves

Peter Johnson offers a brief biography of a man who is perhaps the best known in the world of caving.

Cover: Carlswark Caverns. Photo: Paul Deakin

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D027-807

Data sheet

Binding:
Card cover
Size:
Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
New or used:
Descent: back issue
Pages:
44 inc. cover
Publication date:
March 1974
ISSN:
0046-0036
Detailed condition:
Pages clean, no writing and generally very good. But staples rusty and this has discoloured the paper and cover
Availability:
One copy available. Price includes UK postage. Please contact us direct for other destinations
Other:
Stock no: 807

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