Four types of caves are described, with the emphasis on limestone caves. Through vivid color photographs and lively text, this book covers animal and plant life in caves, as well as the discovery of paintings and the resulting tourist damage .
This highly praised series of books was launched by Franklin Watts, and has been in print since the 1950s. Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.
Each First Book is divided into chapters, and includes an index, illustrations, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.