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Exploring Caves: Journeys into the Earth Hardcover – March 1, 2001
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You'll be dazzled by the brilliant blue color of ice cave walls, as you follow Nancy and Hazel along passageways cut by rivers through Greenland's ice cap. You'll need scuba gear and a special scooter to keep up with Hazel, as she explores the spectacular underwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. And you'll gaze in awe at incredible limestone cave formations, while Nancy explains how they were created over millions of years by the steady drip of water.
But caves are more than just mysterious places to explore. They are living laboratories full of microscopic creatures that help scientists understand the origins of life on Earth and the possibility of its existence on other planets. Studying the chemical makeup of microbes could also lead to cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. You'll learn how scientists hunt for these "bugs" and what you can do to help protect the environments where they thrive.
So, strap on your headlamp and get ready to explore some truly amazing caves!
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