The Ankarana Plateau in Madagascar - pr_35708

The Ankarana Plateau in Madagascar

Tsingy, Caves, Volcanoes and Sapphires



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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.

Product code: 9783319998787

ISBN 9783319998787
Publisher Springer International Publishing AG
No. Of Pages 162
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H279xW210
Series Cave and Karst Systems of the World
Edition 1st ed. 2019