Four detailed Descent indexes in a...
Four detailed Descent indexes in a set, covering issues (1) to (133), 1969 to 1996
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Descent is partially indexed in minute detail. The first part of the project indexed all issues from (1) to (100), covering the years between 1969 and 1991 in a single A4, 56 page publication with 50,000 page numbers in over 10,000 categories in the subject section alone.
The second index to be produced covered the following ten issues, (101) to (110) and subsequent publications were then written, to match a two-year cycle of Descent and were thus suited for binding with the issues they cover: (110) to (121) for 1993 to 1994 and (122) to (133) for 1995 to 1996. The project is ongoing.
The indexes are incredibly detailed, with separate sections covering authors of short reports, main articles and letters, correspondents, cover photographs and photographers, surveys and, of course, a complete subject index to both caves and mines mentioned in Descent as well as many general topics such as rescue and conservation. These are not merely contents lists as are sometimes issued in the guise of indexes, they are truly a major research tool that you should not do without.
Other available indexes
Online searchable indexes to authors, surveys and obituaries in Descent