The next time you're at the library, check out Blind Descent ($17) by James Tabor — it's the kind of book you can't put down.
The next time you're at the library, check out Blind Descent ($17) by James Tabor — it's the kind of book you can't put down. Exploring the fascinating subject of cave diving — aka supercave exploration — Tabor chronicles the insane obsession with this field. The main focus of Blind Descent is on two men — Bill Stone and Alexander Klimchouk. Both men are experts in their field, but opposites in temperament and style. And though their paths are different, they both have the same end goal: find the deepest cave on Earth. Stone's journey leads him to the deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico, and Klimchouk takes on Krubera, a glacial cave (think: freezing) in the Republic of Georgia.
To find out why Blind Descent makes Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth look like child's play, read more