KIP Oral Histories

Alternative Title

Oral History: Wil and Elizabeth White

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University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; University of South Florida. Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Keywords

Crystal Cave (Kentucky, United States), Oral History Project

Description

1 sound file (74 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file +

Subject: topical

Oral History Project

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The Drs. White take turns discussing how they became interested in karst science. They reflect on the days when public opinion marginalized karst science and offer what they perceive as the historical factors which have allowed it to become established as a stand-alone scientific discipline. They then discuss students who have worked with them on various karst projects. Dr. Will White tells the story of the haunted telephone from Crystal Cave in Kentucky. The interviewees then discuss the relationship between professional karst scientists and the amateur, recreational caving community. They also discuss the future of karst science specifically with relation to hydrology, microbiology, paleoclimatology, and geo-hazards.

Interview conducted July 23, 2007 at the National Speleological Society convention in Margeno, Indiana.

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Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University Of South Florida

Identifier

K26-04889

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