Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Books  •  DVDs  •  VHS • Free E-books

From Caving Basics, Vertical Rope and Alpine Caving Techniques to Adventures in Cave Exploration, Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Whether you are interested in learning more about cave exploration, surveying, mapping, karst, cave conservation or geology or you are looking for a gift for a caving enthusiast, Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy members have some recommendations for you.


Gargoyle Country: The Inspiring Geology of Springfield and Greene County

Cave Exploring: The Definitive Guide to Caving Technique, Safety, Gear, and Trip Leadership (Falconguides)

Caving Basics 3ED

Complete Caving Manual

Caving (Essential Guides (Stackpole)

Beyond the Deep: The Deadly Descent Into the World’s Most Treacherous Cave

Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving

On Rope: North American Vertical Rope Techniques for Caving … Rappellers

Great Caves of the World

Alpine Caving Techniques: A Complete Guide to Safe and Efficient Caving

Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms (Imax)

The Adventures Of Another Pooh: Caving Explorations and Escapades

Caving: Webster’s Timeline History, 1983 – 2007

Caving: Webster’s Timeline History, 750,000 BC – 1982

American Caves and Caving: Techniques, Pleasures and Safeguards of Modern Cave Exploration

Surveying Caves (Caving series)

Lost Caves of St. Louis, Special Collectors Edition

Blind Descent (An Anna Pigeon Novel)


Journey Into Amazing Caves (IMAX)

Trailside: Caving In West Virginia [VHS]

Anyplace Wild ; Heavenly Sights in Hell Below ; Caving in New Mexico’s Guadalupe Range

Anyplace Wild: Caving in New Mexico and Arkansas [VHS]

Free E-books

Speleogenesis E-Books Collection – a directory of freely accessible monographs, conference proceedings, open file reports and doctoral theses on karst hydrogeology and speleogenesis.


If you have questions about our organization, would like a permit to visit an MCKC managed cave or need help managing a cave on your property, we invite you to contact us.