Caves are extraordinary underground spectacles of pure grandeur. But more than that, they are a wondrous part of the history of this planet. Though their formation is often presented as exceedingly slow and gradual, new untold secrets are revealed in Catastrophic Caves, which suggest otherwise. When and how did caves form? How do cave formations develop? How long does this take? Are modern objects ever encased in cave deposits? These and many other intriguing questions will be answered with hundreds of compelling photographs. The evidence in this book may change your whole way of thinking about caves and the formations found within them.