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The Ankarana Plateau in Madagascar, Tsingy, Caves, Volcanoes and Sapphires, by Eric Gilli

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The Ankarana Plateau in Madagascar, Tsingy, Caves, Volcanoes and Sapphires, by Eric Gilli
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Ankarana Plateau in Madagascar
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
by Eric Gilli
Series statement
Cave and Karst Systems of the World,, 2364-4591
Sub title
Tsingy, Caves, Volcanoes and Sapphires
Summary
The book describes the Ankarana plateau and its cave network in Madagascar, depicting the natural environment of the Plateau as well as the natural processes which created the cave network of more than 100km with many galleries, some are very large and draped with different cave formations and underground rivers are inhabited with crocodiles and giant eels.This place is famous for its surface landscape formed with tsingy, natural needles formed by the weathering of limestone. The Ankarana is surrounded by native Madagascan rain forest inhabited with lemurs and it was a natural shelter for the Ankarana people whose kings were buried in caves. The cave system has been partially explored since the sixties and exploration is still in progress. The book includes several maps (geology, topography, hydrology), the survey of the caves and a brief description of the Ankarana Kingdom
Table Of Contents
Presentation -- Geography -- Fauna and Flora of the Ankarana -- Geology and Hydrogeology -- Speleology in the Ankarana -- Caves of the Northern Ankarana -- Caves of the Mananjeba Buttes -- Caves of the Southern Buttes -- Others Caves Near the Ankarana Plateau -- The People of the Ankarana -- The Tourism in the Ankarana -- General Bibliography
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