Publications of the Speläoclub (caving club) Berlin

SCB newsletter:

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Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte (BHB):

Our monographic series Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte is released on an occasional basis:
Self–published by the Speläoclub Berlin
ISSN 1617–8572
Orders via email go to: Michael Laumanns.

Klick onto the +-symbols left to the years / regions to see a more detailed view of the volume / region.

Available issues:

(Ordered by release date / region)

2014

Volume 56
Karst and Caves of South Vietnam. Part 2: Provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Quang Tri. –
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49 pp., colour photo tables, area maps and many surveys; Berlin 2014

The famous volcanic caves of Dong Nai province are presented in this volume in detail, including the new longest lava tube cave known in Southeast Asia.

The 35 caves described have high biospeleological relevance. Furthermore five caves formed in granite boulder from the neighbouring Lam Dong province are included as well as a short note on caves in Quang Tri province.

In English.

Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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Volume 55
Karst and Caves of Ninh Binh Province (northern Vietnam)
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108 pp., colour photo tables, colour area maps and many surveys; Berlin 2014
This volume presents the “dry Ha Long” of northern Vietnam — the beautiful tower karst of Ninh Binh province, foreseen to become a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its fantastic landscape as well as its natural and cultural heritage. Ninety–nine caves with a total passage length of 13.6 km are described in detail in this standard compilation. Also includes caves in the Cuc Phuong National Park. In English.
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Volume 54
Caves and Karst of Peninsular Malaysia. A Register. 2nd Edition.
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143 pp., colour photo tables, area maps and surveys; Berlin 2014.
The only and most comprehensive cave registry of the mainland part of Malaysia. Lists more than 900 caves, with records starting in the 19th century. Includes geographical, geological as well as biospeleological chapters. In–depth bibliography and indexes. This is a much enhanced 2nd edition of the previous book produced in 2001 by Gua Publications (Liz Price). In English.
Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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  • Volume 56: south Vietnam, part 2
  • Volume 55: Vietnam, Ninh Binh province
  • Volume 54: Malaysia Cave Register

2013

Volume 53
Caves of the Democratic Republic of Congo: exploration, science and history.
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152 pp., area maps; Berlin 2013.
For the very first time this volume makes available in English language the descriptions of nearly 300 caves from the former Congo Belge — a country where the cave potential is enormous and still insufficiently known. The booklet is a standard source for cave explorers and it greatly enhances the DRC country chapter of the “Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Africa”, released as vol.’s 28–30 of this series.
Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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Volume 52
Resources on the Speleology of Meghalaya State, India. Part 5: Syndai, Nongtalang and Lakadong.
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122 pp., many colour maps & surveys; Berlin 2013.
This volume describes the south–western corner of the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, NE India. Nearly 100 karst sites and caves are described in detail, the longest of which is Krem Lashing (Jaintia Hills District) at 3,086 m. Many caves still await documentation. Consequently, this is a publication for dedicated expedition cavers. In English.
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Volume 51
Karst and Caves of Myanmar (Expeditions to the Shan States 2011–2013).
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94 pp., colour photo tables, many maps & surveys; Berlin 2013.
The follow–up volume of no. 39 in this series. Presents the results of 5 expeditions of the “Myanmar Cave Documentation Project” and describes 98 new cave/karst sites with a total of 17 km of new passages, exclusively from the Shan States. Includes the new longest cave of Myanmar (Kyauk Khaung at 4,790 m) as well as the new deepest cave (Mai Lone Kho at –160 m). In English with German and French abstracts.
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Volume 50
Resources on the Speleology of Uttarakhand State (formerly Uttaranchal), India.
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199 pp., colour photo tables and maps, many surveys; Berlin 2013.
This is our first anniversary volume! It has in–depth descriptions of over 350 cave/karst sites and also includes the historical surveys of the British expeditions in the 1940ties led by E.A.Glennie. Too many caves are unmapped yet. Consequently, this publication is a unique source for future explorers striving for improvements. In English language.
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Volume 49
The Unknown North of Laos. (Part 5 – 2012–2013: Karst and Caves of the Provinces Luang Nam Tha, Luang Prabang and Houaphan).
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148 pp., colour photo tables, many maps & surveys; Berlin 2013.
This volume presents the results of the 2012 and 2013 international Expeditions to Northern Laos and describes a total of 27 km of passages from 95 caves, all of which are represented by a detailed survey. Includes Tham Doun Mai (3,745 m) and Tham Nam Oogh (3,315 m). In English with German and French abstracts.
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  • Volume 53: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Volume 52: India, Meghalaya, Part 5
  • Volume 51: Myanmar — 2011–2013
  • Volume 50: India — Uttarakhand
  • Volume 49: Northern Laos Part 5

2012

Volume 47–48
Resources on the Speleology of Meghalaya State, India. Part 4: East Khasi Hills. Section 1 + 2.
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430 p., countless maps and cave surveys; Berlin 2012.
The “bible” on karst and caves of the East Khasi Hills and the Ri Bhoi district in Meghalaya/India. Alphabetical cave directory of far over 700 caves descriptions. Longest cave is Krem Mawkyhrdop (Mawmluh) at 7.2 km. An incredible source for future expe–ditions as many caves in the East Khasi Hills are still unsurveyed. Vol. 47 has 210 pages and contains the introduction, geological settings, thorough area descriptions as well as the 1st part of cave registry. Vol. 48 provides, on 220 pages, the 2nd part of the registry, cave lists, maps, and references. In English.
Price (incl. postage): 40 $ / 30 £ / 30 €

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Volume 45–46
Iran Cave Directory (3rd Edition)
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315 pp., many surveys and colour maps; Berlin 2012.

THE reference on karst and caves of Iran. Introduction: Geological and tectonic settings, state of speleology in Iran, general explanations. Many cave surveys. Rankings according to length and depth. Geological map. The main section of the book lists and describes, in the form of a table with over 2,000 lines, all caves, which became known up till now in Iran — obtained to a great part by the translation of Persian sources, which are inaccessible in the Occident. Has even more caves as all existing Iranian cave registries. Detailed list of references. In English language, with abstracts in Farsi and German.

Vol. 45 covers: introduction & cave registry according to names (184 p.). Vol. 46 covers: cave registry according to provinces, rankings, references, surveys, geological map of Iran (131 p.).

Price (incl. postage): 40 $ / 30 £ / 30 €

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  • Volume 47–48: India, Meghalaya, Part 4 (East Khasi Hills)
  • Volume 45–46: Iran Cave Directory (3rd Edition)

2011

Volume 44
The Unknown North of Laos. Part 4 – 2011: Karst and Caves of the Provinces Oudomxay and Sayabouli.
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110 p., colour photo tables, many maps and surveys; Berlin 2011.
Presents the results of the 2011 international expedition to northern Laos. 11,7 km of cave passage from 16 caves. Includes final survey of the the new longest cave of northern Laos (Tham Chom Ong System), which is also the 3rd longest cave of Laos and the currently 10th longest cave of SE Asia at 17,150 metres. Three caves of Sayabouli province exceed 1 km in length, including the underground river of Tham Nam Lot (3,560 m). In English language with a German and French abstract.
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Volume 43
Karst and Caves of South Vietnam, Part 1: Provinces of Kien Giang, An Giang and Da Nang.
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107 p., colour maps, photos, tables, and many surveys; Berlin 2011.
This volume presents the 2010 and 2011 German–British cave projects expedition to South Vietnam and mainly covers the karst of Ha Tien–Hon Chong as well as the Marble Mts. south of Da Nang. This volume describes a total of 4,318 m of underground passages from over 60 caves in detail, the longest of which is Hang Moi Chau (1,003 m long), together with an in–depth chapter of the biospeleology of South Vietnam. In English with abstracts in German, French and Vietnamese.
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Volume 42
Resources on the Speleology of Meghalaya State, India. Part 3: West Khasi Hills.
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120 pages, colour photo tables, many surveys and colour maps; Berlin 2011.

The stand of play on this exciting and still relatively unexplored major karst area in NE India. 164 karst sites and caves are presented in detail, the longest of which is Morasora Rongkol (Bagli District) at 5,829 m. As most of the known caves are still unsurveyed this compilation is an invaluable source for future speleological documentation in the West Khasi Hills. The geological settings and the references are covered by volume 33 of this series.

In English language.

Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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  • Volume 44: Northern Laos Part 4
  • Volume 43: South Vietnam Part 1
  • Volume 42: India — Meghalaya Part 3 (West Khasi Hills)

2010

Volume 40–41
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Southeast Asia
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338 pages, hundreds of cave descriptions, cave surveys and maps; Berlin 2010.

The “Yellow Pages” of caving in SE Asia. Each country is presented in detail including topographic and karst occurrence maps as well as a description of the geological settings, the history of speleological exploration, a detailed list of the longest and deepest caves (incl. surveys), a list of useful addresses and an in–depth bibliography. Some countries also have maps showing the administrative divisions and other relevant thematic maps.

Vol. 40 covers: Introduction & Brunei — Malaysia (172 p.).

Vol. 41 covers: Myanmar – Vietnam (166 p.).

In English language. With a German and French abstract.

Price (incl. postage): 40 $ / 30 £ / 30 €

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Volume 39
Karst and Caves of Myanmar
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130 pp., colour maps, many surveys; Berlin 2010.
Everything on the caves and the karst of Burma. Descriptions of over 280 underground sites, including man–made underground temples. ALL available cave surveys, many of which are published for the first time. Has location maps, an in–depth bibliography as well as a synoptic list of caves according to provinces. The compilation also has chapters on cave archaeology, and biospeleology, including cave–dwelling bats. In English language with a German and French abstract.
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Volume 38
The Unknown North of Laos. Part 3 – 2009–2010: Karst and Caves of the Provinces Houaphan and Oudomxay.
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132 pp, colour photo tables, many maps and surveys; Berlin 2010.
Presents the results of the 2009 – 2010 international expeditions to northern Laos. 28.3 km of cave passage from 39 caves. Includes the new longest cave of northern Laos (Tham Chom Ong System), which is also the 2nd longest cave of Laos and the currently 9th longest cave of SE Asia. Has chapters on physico–chemical water analysis, speläothem dating as well as biospeleology. In English language with a German and French abstract.
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  • Volume 40–41: Southeast Asia Atlas
  • Volume 39: Myanmar Monography
  • Volume 38: Northern Laos Part 3

2009

Volume 37
Iran Cave Directory 2nd Edition — Dieser Band wurde durch die Bnde 45–46 ersetzt / This volume has been replaced by volumes 45–46
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143 pp., many surveys and colour maps; Berlin 2009.
THE reference on karst and caves of Iran. Introduction: Geological and tectonical settings, state of speleology in Iran, general explanations. Cave surveys. Thematic tables. Geological map. The main section of the book lists and describes, in the form of a table with far more than 850 lines, all caves, which became known up till now in Iran obtained to a great part by the translation of Persian sources that are not accessible in the Occident. Detailed list of references. In English language, with a Farsi and German abstract.
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Volume 36
Speleological Projects 2007 and 2008 to Gabon (Central Africa) — Expéditions Spéléologiques 2007 et 2008 au Gabon (Afrique Centrale).
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68 pp., colour photo tables, many maps and surveys; Berlin 2009.
This volume covers two expeditions to southern Gabon: a French trip to the Tchibanga area in 2007 as well as a US–German expedition to Lébamba in 2008. 6.5 km of cave passages were explored in 27 caves, including the new longest cave of Gabon — the Mbenaltembe Cave System at 2,380 m of length. Includes much more information on unexplored caves in Gabon.
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Volume 35
Resources on the Speleology of Meghalaya State, India. Part 2: Garo Hills.
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132 pp., colour photo tables, numerous maps and surveys; Berlin 2009.
The first regional monograph on one of the world’s most exciting caving areas in northeast India. 124 caves are presented in detail. Over 30 km of cave passages described with many open leads and unmapped galleries, even in major unexplored caves, the currently longest of which is Tetengkol (Nengkhong) at 5,681 m. An invaluable source for future speleological documentation in the Garo Hills. List of references covered by volume 33 of this series.
Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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Volume 34
International Speleological Project to Cambodia 2008 (Battambang area)
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69 pages, many maps and cave surveys; Berlin 2009.
This volume represents most comprehensive study of the karst and the caves of the Battambang (NW Cambodia) area so far. 65 registered caves. 42 cave maps.
Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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  • Volume 37: Iran Cave Directory (2nd Edition) (ersetzt durch Bnde 45–46/ replaced by volumes 45–46)
  • Volume 36: Gabon (Central Africa)
  • Volume 35: India — Meghalaya Part 2 (Garo Hills)
  • Volume 34: Cambodia (Battambang)

2008

Volume 33
Resources on the Speleology of Meghalaya State, India. Part 1: Overview.
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152 pages, many maps and overview surveys; Berlin 2008.
This volume describes the general settings on the speläology of this “caving heaven” in NE India, where international expeditions so far have yielded hundreds of kilometres of fine cave passages. The geography, geology, hydrology, exploration history and many other basics are presented, accompanied by an incredible bibliography. The specific caving regions of Meghalaya will be covered by separate volumes in this series.
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Volume 32
The Unknown North of Laos. Part 2 — 2006–2008: Karst and Caves of the Provinces Luang Phrabang, Luang Nam Tha, Xieng Khouang, Houaphan and Vientiane.
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143 pp, colour photo tables, numerous maps and surveys; Berlin 2008.
Presents the results of the 2006 – 2008 international expeditions to northern Laos. Over 27 km of cave passage from 59 caves. Includes a study on the water chemistry of the caves in the Virngxai area as well as a detailed biospeleological overview on whole Laos. In English language with a German and French abstract.
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Volume 31
Mt. Suswa Lava Caves, Kenya (a project to map and review the tourism potential of Mt. Suswa’s principal cave group).
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51 pages, cave descriptions, cave surveys and maps, full color print; Berlin 2008.
A comprehensive report setting the standard on the sustainable use of caves for tourism in developing countries. Includes an in–depth geological and speläogenetical description as well as a plentiful of photographs illustrating possible guided trips through this impressive lava caves, and costing tables for making the caves accessible to tourists. In English language with an abstract in French and German.
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Volume 28–30
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Africa. 2nd edition.
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464 pages, zillions of cave descriptions, cave surveys and maps; Berlin 2008.
The “Yellow Pages” of caving in Africa. Each country is presented in detail including 3 maps (topography, geology and karst occurrences) as well as a description of the geological settings, the history of speleological exploration, a detailed list of the longest and deepest caves (incl. surveys), a list of useful addresses and an in–depth bibliography.Vol. 28 covers: Introduction & Algeria – Guinea (154 p.).Vol. 29 covers: Guinea–Bissau – Namibia (158 p.).Vol. 30 covers: Niger – Zimbabwe & General References (152 p.).In English language. With a German and French abstract in vol. 28.
Price (incl. postage): 60 $ / 40 £ / 45 €

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Volume 27
Resources on the Speleology of Madhya Pradesh, India
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158 pages, many maps & surveys; Berlin 2008.
There ARE caves in the Deccan! Over 170 cave and man–made cave sites, the majority of which are not yet surveyed. Includes cave diving sites. An indispensable standard reference work on north–central India. 24 cave surveys, over 500 annotations and a 40 pages long bibliography.
Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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Volume 26
Karst and Caves of Iraq (including the results of a 2007 Kurdish–German speleological project and an overview on hypogenic sulphidic speläogenesis)
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75 pages, many surveys and maps; Berlin 2008.
The complete overview about karst and caves of Iraq, including the results of a 2007 Kurdish–German cave project yielding the new longest cave of Iraq (Kuna Kamtiar, 5,060 m). With a detailled description of the hypogenic sulphidic speläogenesis. In English language, with a French, German, Kurdish and Arabic abstract.
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Volume 25
The Karst of the Bol’shoj Tkhach (NW Caucasus, Russia)
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60 pages, many surveys and maps; Berlin 2008.
Overview about the Karst of the Bol’shoj Tkhach massif in the NW Caucasus, with a comprehensive description of its karst phenomena as well as the caves of this area. In English language, with a Russian and German abstract.
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  • Volume 33: India — Meghalaya, Part 1 (Overview)
  • Volume 32: Northern Laos Part 2
  • Volume 31: Kenya Mt. Suswa caves
  • Volume 28–30: Africa Atlas 2nd edition
  • Volume 27: India — Madhya Pradesh
  • Volume 26: Iraq
  • Volume 25: Russia – Caucasus (Bol’shoj Tkhach)

2007

Volume 24
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Africa. Update 2: Congo, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Mada–gascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, ZimbabweDieser Band wurde durch die Bände 28–30 ersetzt. / This volume has been replaced by volumes 28–30.
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168 pages, many surveys and maps; Berlin 2007.
The second country update of the “Yellow Pages on the Karst and Caves of Africa". The basic version of the Atlas was released as volumes 7–9 of the “Berliner höhlenkundliche Berichte” in 2002 – a standard reference work in speläology. This second update of the Atlas features 20 new cave maps from Madagascar, as well as several new surveys from Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Rwanda and especially from Zimbabwe. For other countries the karst distribution maps were updated and the latest expeditions added. In English language, with a French and German abstract.
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Volume 23
The Caves of Rwanda / Les Grottes du Rwanda. 2nd/2ième edition
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173 pages, many surveys and maps; Berlin 2007.
The stand of play (as at March 2007) on the lava caves tube of Rwanda. Replaces volume 11 and 15 of this series. Includes the new longest cave of Rwanda (Ubuvumo Bwibihonga, at 4,530 m of length). Describes more than 72 caves with a passage length of over 25 km. Bi–lingual English/French with a German abstract.
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Volume 22
Northern Vietnam 1993 – 2006 (Belgian–Vietnamese speleological projects in the provinces of Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau and Son La)
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212 pages, numerous maps & surveys; Berlin 2007.
Nothing less than over 92 km of passages from 270 caves. Including the deepest cave of northern Vietnam (Cong Nuoc, −600 m). A standard reference work on karst and caves of northern Vietnam. In English language, with a German, French, Flemish and Vietnamese abstract.
Price (incl. postage): 20 $ / 15 £ / 15 €

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  • Volume 24: Africa Atlas Update 2 (ersetzt durch Band 28–30 / replaced by volumes 28–30)
  • Volume 23: Rwanda 2nd Edition
  • Volume 22: Vietnam (North)

2006

Volume 21
Resources on the Speleology of Himachal Pradesh (India)
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66 pages, maps & surveys; Berlin 2006.
This report deals with the karst and caves of the most northern Indian Union State. 128 sites – mainly karst caves but also some man–made caverns – are described in detail. 28 other caves are described from the Arki area, where the first European post–WWII caving excursion to South Asia was conducted by a team around E.A. Glennie in 1970. The majority of these caves still awaits surveying. The report has an in–depth 15 pages long bibliography and over 230 explanatory footnotes. In English.
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Volume 20
Soqotra Karst Project (Yemen), 2000 — 2004
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69 pages + foldable maps, colour photo tables, numerous maps & surveys; Berlin 2006.
Report of six Belgian speleological expeditions to the island of Soqotra, which so far have yielded 22.7 km of passages from 28 caves — including Giniba Cave at 7.5 km. With many cave maps and detailed chapters on the investigations on biospeleology, archaeology and speläothem dating. In English language with abstracts in French, German, Dutch as well as in Arabic.
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  • Volume 21: India – Himachal Pradesh
  • Volume 20: Yemen – Soqotra Island

2005

Volume 19
Resources on the Speleology of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana (India). Including the Union Territories Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, and the municipalties of Delhi and Chandigar
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67 pages, maps & surveys; Berlin 2005.
The whole Northwest of India is dealt with in this volume. 129 caves, some man–made caverns and wells are described in detail. Many cave surveys. 15 pages of bibliographical references, a glossary and about 170 footnotes. In English language.
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Volume 18
Resources on the Speleology of Jammu & Kashmir State, India
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97 pages, surveys, maps; Berlin 2005.
Better to read about it than travelling around in this west Himalayan region, which is famous for its natural beauty but is claimed by both India and Pakistan resulting in a continuous border conflict. All the known 261 cave sites, karst springs as well as some man–made caves are presented in detail in this report — thus, a unique source for future speleological investigations as most of the caves are not mapped yet. The caves include important Hindu pilgrim shrines like Armanath Cave. The report has over 30 pages of bibliographical references and extensive annotations with about 500 footnotes as well as a glossary. In English language.
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Volume 17
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Africa. Update 1 — Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, West Sahara, ZambiaDieser Band wurde durch die Bände 28–30 ersetzt. / This volume has been replaced by volumes 28–30.
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150 pages, many cave surveys and maps; Berlin 2005.
The first country update of the Yellow Pages on the Karst and Caves of Africa. The basic version of the Atlas was released as volumes 7 — 9 of the Berliner höhlen–kundliche Berichte in 2002 — a standard reference work in speläology.In English language, with a French and German abstract.
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Volume 16
The unknown North of Laos. Karst and Caves of the Provinces Luang Phrabang and Luang Nam Tha
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144 pages, colour photo tables, numerous maps and surveys; Berlin 2005.
Presents the results of the only caving expeditions to northern Laos: a Dutch trip from 2000, German expeditions in 2002/03 and 2003/04, and a joint German–Dutch expedition in 2005. 68 caves with a total passage length of 24.3 km were surveyed, e.g. the Tham Nam Eng cave system (3.1 km and 3.5 km) and the cave system of Tham Seua–Nam Lot (2.65 km). Includes a detailed study of cave dwelling bats of the region and an updated biospeläogical overview on whole Laos. In English language with a German and French abstract.
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Volume 15
The Caves of Rwanda, supplement 1; Les Grottes du Rwanda, supplément 1
Dieser Band wurde durch Band 23 ersetzt. / This volume has been replaced by volume 23.
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62 pages, colour photo table, maps, many cave surveys; Berlin 2005.
Volume 11 of the Berliner höhlenkundliche Berichte presented the results of a German–Swiss caving expedition to Rwanda from the year 2003. Another expedition with German, Dutch, US–American as well as Tanzanian/Kuwaiti participants was conducted in the year 2004. Twenty more caves with a total of 9.1 km of passages were surveyed. These caves are described in detail in this report.Bilingual English/French, with a German abstract.
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  • Volume 19: India – Rajasthan …
  • Volume 18: India – Kashmere …
  • Volume 17: Africa Atlas Update 1 (ersetzt durch Band 28–30 / replaced by volumes 28–30)
  • Volume 16: Northern Laos Part 1
  • Volume 15: Rwanda Supplement 1 (ersetzt durch Band 23 / replaced by volume 23)

2004

Volume 14
Resources on the Speleology of Afghanistan
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166 pages, many cave surveys, maps and B&W photos; Berlin 2004.
The up–to date standard reference on karst and caves of Afghanistan. All the known 278 Afghan caves and numerous man–made rock–chaübers are presented in detail on the basis of nearly 700 bibliographical references. Extensive annotations with about 770 footnotes.With a very extensive list of references, an alphabetical name register, and with a cave list according to provinces.In English language.
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Volume 13
Madagascar 1991/92 and 2003 (Bemaraha, Namoroka and Narinda)
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72 pages, many cave surveys and colour photo tables; Berlin 2004.
A Dutch expedition to the Bemaraha karst (2003) as well as two German projects to south Narinda (1991/92) and Namoroka (1992) are presented in detail in this volume.The 2003 expedition revealed 7.228 m from 14 caves, e.g. Zohy Krisitaly (3.355 m) and Zohy Malalaky (2.166 m). 9 caves at 8.678 m were mapped during the 1991/92 projects, including 4.630 m long Anjohibovonomby in the Namoroka karst.In English language with a 10 pages long French text on the 2003 expedition.
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Volume 12
Speleological Project Ghar Katalehkhor (Zanjan / Iran)
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56 pages, cave survey (atlas sheets) and colour photo tables; Berlin 2004.
In 2003 a joint Iranian–Swiss–German speleological project firmly established Ghar Katalehkhor (Zanjan province) as the currently longest cave of Iran at 12.860 m, 1.250 m of which are accessible for tourists.This report gives a detailled overview about the physical speläology and the speläogenesis of the cave, that has unique speläothems and fossil deposits.In English language. With an abstract in German.
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Volume 11
The Caves of Rwanda — Les Grottes du Rwanda
Dieser Band wurde durch Band 23 ersetzt. / This volume has been replaced by volume 23.
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116 pages, photo tables, maps, many cave surveys; Berlin 2004.
Based on a 2003 speleological expedition to the lava caves of the Virunga mountains (NW Rwanda, Ruhengeri) the known caves of Rwanda are described in this volume. Thematic tables, maps, many cave surveys, detailed list of references. Bilingual English / French, with a German abstract.
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  • Volume 14: Afghanistan
  • Volume 13: Madagascar
  • Volume 12: Iran – Ghar Katalehkhor
  • Volume 11: Rwanda (ersetzt durch Band 23 / replaced by volume 23)

2003

Volume 10
Iran Cave Directory — Dieser Band wurde durch Band 37 ersetzt / This volume has been replaced by volume 37
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101 pages, country maps in colour and many cave surveys; Berlin 2003.
The first cave directory on Iran in English language, mainly translated from Persian sources. Description of more than 500 caves. A chapter deals with the state of speläology in Iran. With a detailed description of the geological and hydrogeological settings and its relation to speläogenesis in Iran. In English language with a German abstract.
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  • Volume 10: Iran Cave Directory (ersetzt durch Band 37 / replaced by volume 37)

2002

Volume 7–9
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of AfricaDiese Bände wurden durch die Bände 28–30 ersetzt. / These volumes have been replaced by volumes 28–30.
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389 pages, hundreds of cave descriptions, numerous cave surveys and maps; Berlin 2002.
The caver’s “Yellow Pages” on Africa. For the very first time a whole continent is presented from a speleological point of view. Each country is presented in detail including 3 maps (topography, geology and karst occurrences) as well as a description of the geolocical settings, the history of speleological exploration, a detailed list of the longest and deepest caves (incl. surveys), a list of useful addresses and an in–depth bibliography.Vol. 7 covers: Introduction & Algeria — Djibouti (102 pages).Vol. 8 covers: Egypt — Morocco (139 pages).Vol. 9 covers: Mozambique — Zimbabwe & General References (148 pages).All volumes are in English language. With a German and French abstract in vol. 7.
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Volume 6
German speleological campaign Cambodia 95/96
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82 pp, photo tables and many surveys, 3 annexes; Berlin 2002.
Report on the first caving expedition ever to Cambodia — and the only one, which has been conducted up till now. Detailled description of the caves in the Kampot district (southern Cambodia). 11,5 km of mapped passages in 37 caves. In English language with a French abstract.
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  • Volume 7–9: Africa Atlas 1–3 (ersetzt durch Band 28–30 / replaced by volumes 28–30)
  • Volume 6: Cambodia (Kampot / Kampong Trach)

2001

Volume 5
Caves of Mizoram (speleological projects in NE–India)
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40 pp, colour photo tables, many maps and cave surveys; Berlin 2001.
61 cave locations from the most remote Union State of India near the Burmese border are presented in this report, which is based on two reconnaissance projects in 1999 and 2001. With detailled topographical and cave distribution maps in colour.In English language.
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Volume 4
Speleological Project Ghar Alisadr (Hamadan/Iran)
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43 pp, many b&w–photos and surveys, annexes; Berlin 2001.
In 2000/01 a German/British team explored Ghar Alisadr, which is the longest cave of Iran at 11.440 m. This volume gives a detailled description of Ghar Alisadr and adjacent caves.A chapter deals with the stand of speläology in Iran.In English language.
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Volume 3
Mozambique 1999
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Report on the speleological project “Rio Buzi". — 43 pp, colour photo tables and many surveys; Berlin 2001.
Full report on the second speleological expedition of Portuguese and German cavers to Mozambique. 63 caves with overall 5,4 km of mapped passages from the Rio Buzi region west of the port of Beira are described in detail. In English language with a German and French abstract.
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Volume 2
Mozambique 1998
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Report on the European speleological project “Cheringoma 1998” / Relatório projecto espeleologico Europeu “Cheringoma 1998". — 85 pp, colour photo tables and many surveys, 7 annexes; Berlin 2001.
Report on the first caving expedition ever to this East African country. Detailled description of the caves in the Cheringoma plateau NW of the port of Beira. 3,5 km of mapped passages in 32 caves. In English and Portuguese language with an Italian, French and German abstract.
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Volume 1
Tanzania 1994 — 2000
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Report on the speleological projects in the Matumbi Hills (Kilwa District), Tanga and Zanzibar. — 67 pp, many b&w–photos and surveys, 4 annexes; Berlin 2001.
This monograph gives a full report of the only international caving expeditions (in 1994, 1995 and 2000) that were conducted in Tanzania, which have revealed significant caves — e.g. the Nandembo Cave System at 7.510 m the 15th longest cave of Africa. Overall 21 km of mapped passages from 33 caves. In English language with a German and French abstract..
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  • Volume 5: India – Mizoram
  • Volume 4: Iran – Ghar Alisadr
  • Volume 3: Mozambique 1999
  • Volume 2: Mozambique 1998
  • Volume 1: Tanzania