The most beautiful caves of the Nakanaï mountains gathered in a very beautiful book of 288 pages and 380 illustrations. 50 years of passionate French, English and Swiss explorations told in pictures and topographies. Bilingual French-English.
Edited by Jean-Paul Sounier
With Jennifer Gabriel - David William Gill - Florence Guillot
The most beautiful caves of the Nakanai Mountains gathered in a beautiful book of 288 pages and 380 illustrations
The speleological exploration of the Nakanai Mountains, located in the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, started only 50 years ago. Successive expeditions have discovered exceptional karst phenomena, unique on Earth. An exceptional place, where the word adventure is not overused.
Giant caves piercing the jungle, powerful underground rivers, deep gorges where white waters resurface...
This book is a reasoned inventory of a hundred or so of the most spectacular caves, chosen from the 259 explored to date.
Written by passionate explorers of these remote mountains, covered by a fragile primary forest, it is a tribute to these threatened karstic landscapes, which only the inscription in the World Natural Heritage of Unesco will be able to protect durably.
Published by Hémisphère Sud association.
Beautiful bilingual book, format 24 x 32 cm, hardback binding, 288 pages on a 115 g matte coating, full color printing. Rich iconography with topographies of the presented caves and about 250 photographs, most of them unpublished. Weight of a copy 1600 g. Graphic design by Luc-Henri Fage.