Caves for the Uninitiated (Paperback)
Caves for the Uninitiated is the story of a group of young people, who after exploring a cave for the first time, become fascinated with the world of caves and caving. Inspired and awed by the beauty and splendor of this mysterious underground realm, this group of young fledgling cavers goes on to spend several days with a pair of veteran caving experts. The seasoned experts share their own knowledge of caves; cave conservation and caving as a sport with the young people. At the end of this brief period of instruction, several of the boys and girls decide to take up caving themselves. While it is delivered as a charming work of fiction, Caves for the Uninitiated also contains valuable, real-world information about caves and cave sciences. It was based upon the actual experiences of Author Brian D. Kharpran Daly, who has been exploring caves in his native Meghalaya for over 20 years, and knows this underground world intimately. Brian D. Kharpran Daly was born in Shillong, the capitol of Meghalaya, a small Indian state. A former economic investigator and CEO of the Shillong Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd., he retired in 2012. As a founding member of the Meghalaya Adventurers' Association, he has been exploring caves since 1992. In 2002 he was awarded the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award by the Government of India for his work in discovering and documenting the caves of Meghalaya. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/BrianDKharpranDaly.