Caves of Missouri

In this reprint of a classic piece of cave literature, the famed geologist, J Harlen Bretz, gives a detailed account of the formation and history of Missouri caves. Caves of Missouri contains over 450 surveyed caves, with in-depth geological and cultural histories, and 168 illustrations, including cross sections, maps, and photographs. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Missouri’s natural and cultural history.

J Harlen Bretz (1882 – 1981) was an American geologist and professor at the University of Chicago. Bretz was best known for his revolutionary ideas about the origins of the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington. His ideas, though eventually proven correct, contradicted the prevailing theory of the day. He was also an authority on caves and cave formation, authoring several works on caves.

  • Print Length: 582 pages
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches

Paperback: $34.95 available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and on order at most independent bookstores.