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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone! I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc Also we have forum there. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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That globularite is small crystals of calcite tipped with spheres composed of radiating fibers [10].?

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The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished
The book “Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World” is going to be published by Springer, in its series “Cave and Karst Systems of the World”.
Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco
There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress

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That herbivore is an animal that eats plants, thus making the energy stored in plants available to carnivores [23]. see also carnivore; insectivore; omnivore.?

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Welcome to the Speleogenesis Thesis!

This section is established for publication of titles and abstracts of BSc, MSc and PhD theses relevant to karstology and geospeleology. The Theses database is a part of the KarstBase bibliography system. Submitting theses information in KarstBase and publishing it the Theses page helps young researchers making their works better known to the scientific community of karst and cave scientists, and make members aware of works, many of which otherwise remain unpublished and overlooked.

We kindly ask our members, especially those who are university professors and thesis supervisors, publicize this opportunity among scholars and encourage them to submit their theses to this system

Recent Thesises

Dimuccio, Luca Antonio Karstification of Dolomitic Hills at south of Coimbra (western-central Portugal) - Depositional facies and stratigraphic controls of the (palaeo)karst affecting the Coimbra Group (Lower Jurassic), 2014 Ph.D. Thesis in Geology
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Farooq Ahmad Dar Hydrogeological Characteristics of Carbonate Formations of the Cuddapah Basin, India, 2014 PhD thesis, CSIR-NGRI, University of Hyderabad, India
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Virgile, Taver Caractérisation et modélisation hydrodynamique des karsts par réseaux de neurones. Application à l’hydrosystème du Lez , 2014 Laboratoire de Génie de l'Environnement Industriel (Ecole des Mines d’Alès) et Hydrosciences Montpellier (Université Montpellier 2)
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Hiller,Thomas MODELLING THE EVOLUTION OF KARST AQUIFERS IN THREE DIMENSIONS/Conceptual models and realistic scenarios Inaugural dissertation/ zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades Dr. rer. nat. am Fachbereich Geowissenschaften im Institut fur Geologische Wissenschaften der Fr, 2013
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Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira Biodiversity and conservation of subterranean fauna of Portuguese karst. Ph.D. thesis, 2012 Universidade de Aveiro
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Ana Sofia Reboleira Biodiversity and conservation of subterranean fauna fromPortuguese karst. Ph.D. Thesis, 2012 Universidade de Aveiro
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Guinea Maysounave, Ander Geoelectrical Characterization of Sulphate Rocks, 2012
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Konstantina Katsanou Environmental Hydrogeological Study of Louros watershed, Epirus, Greece, 2012 University of Patras
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Meyer, Kyle William New insights into the carbon isotope composition of speleothem calcite: An assessment from surface to subsurface, 2012
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Meyer, Kyle William New insights into the carbon isotope composition of speleothem calcite : an assessment from surface to subsurface, 2012
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Labraa de Miguel, Gemma Controls on paleokarst heterogeneity. Integrated study of the Upper Permian syngenetic karst in Rattlesnake Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, USA, 2011
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Poros, Zsófia Fluid migration and porosity evolution in the Buda Hills, Hungary – selected examples from Triassic and Paleogene carbonate rocks/Dissertation submitted to the Ph.D. program for Geology and Geophysics at the Ph.D. School of Earth Sciences, Eötvös Lor, 2011
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Strasser Marcel Höhlen der Schwäbischen Alb als Pegelschreiber für Flussgeschichte und Tektonik in Südwestdeutschland seit dem Miozän, 2011 Institut für Planetologie, Universität Stuttgart
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Adji, Tjahyo Nugroho SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION OF HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND KARST FLOW PROPERTIES TO CHARACTERIZE KARST DYNAMIC SYSTEM IN BRIBIN UNDERGROUND RIVER, GUNUNG KIDUL REGENCY, DIY PROVINCE, 2010
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KELE, S. INVESTIGATIONS ON FRESHWATER LIMESTONES FROM THE CARPATHIAN-BASIN: PALAEOCLIMATOLOGICAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL STUDIES, 2009
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Trinchero, Paolo Characterization of Spatial Heterogeneity in Groundwater Applications , 2009
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Bailly-Comte, Vincent Interactions hydrodynamiques surface/souterrain en milieu karstique [Surface water/Groundwater hydrodynamic interactions in karst watersheds], PhD Thesis, 2008 Universite Montpellier II
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JEX, CATHERINE N SPELEOTHEM PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS FROM NORTH EAST TURKEY, , 2008
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Nordeide, Hege Cecilie Spatial distribution and architecture of breccia pipes features at Wordiekammen, Billefjorden, Svalbard//Master thesis, 2008 Departament of Earth Science University of Bergen
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Soler i Ortega, Marianna Dynamics of hydrothermal plumes in Lake Banyoles, 2008
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STAFFORD, Kevin Wayne HYPOGENE KARST AND SULFATE DIAGENESIS OF THE DELAWARE BASIN: SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS, PhD Thesis , 2008 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
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Owen Athena, Marie TAFONI CAVES IN QUATERNARY CARBONATE EOLIANITES: EXAMPLES FROM THE BAHAMAS, Msc Thesis, 2007 Mississippi State
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Pace-Graczyk, Kali J Isotopic Investigations of Cave Drip Waters and Precipitation in Central and Northern Florida, USA, Msc.Thesis, 2007 University of South Florida
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Sanz Escud, Esteban Brackish springs in coastal aquifers and the role of calcite dissolution by mixing waters , 2007
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TRAVASSOS, Luiz Eduardo Panisset THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CORDISBURGO KARST REGION, MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL, MSc Thesis (Geography) Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais PUC Minas, 2007
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Abarca Cameo, Elena Seawater intrusion in complex geological environments, 2005
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Aydin, H. Investigation of Morphology Hydrogeology Relations in Harmanköy Beyyayla (Bilecik, Turkey) Karst System, PhD thesis, 2005 Hacettepe University
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Eberhard, S.M. Ecology and hydrology of a threatened groundwater-dependent ecosystem: the Jewel Cave karst system in Western Australia, PhD Thesis, 2005
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Faulkner, Trevor Laurence Cave inception and development in Caledonide metacarbonate rocks. PhD thesis, 2005 The University of Huddersfield, UK
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Fernández-Cortés, A Microclimatic characterization of caves and analysis of the antropic impact for touristic use, PhD Thesis , 2005
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Gledhill, Dwight Kuehl Calcite dissolution kinetics and solubility in Na-Ca-Mg-Cl brines of geologically relevant composition at 0.1 to 1 bar pCO2 and 25 to 80°C. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. , 2005
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Nordhoff, P. Stable isotope investigations on speleothems from different cave systems in Germany, 2005
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Sallun Filho, W. Geomorphology and geospeleology of the Serra da Bodoquena karst, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. PhD thesis , 2005 São Paulo University, Brazil.
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Xavier Neto, Pedro 2D and 3D GPR imaging of sinkholes and dissolution features in Jandaíra karst of Fazenda Belém oil field, Potiguar Basin-CE, northeast of Brazil, PhD Thesis, 2005 Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
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Beddows, Patricia A. Groundwater Hydrology of a Coastal Conduit Carbonate Aquifer: Caribbean Coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, México, PhD Thesis, 2004 University of Bristol
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Huxter, Eric Andrew An approach to the multi-element and multi-scale classification of the Limestone Pavement environment of Hutton Roof and Farleton Fell, Cumbria, UK, 2004
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Ozyurt, N. Nur Investigation of the groundwater residence time distribution in the Aladag (Kayseri-Adana, Turkey) karstic aquifer. PhD Thesis, 2004 Hacettepe University
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Annable, W. K. Numerical analysis of conduit evolution in karstic aquifers. PhD Thesis, 2003 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada.
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Anthony, Darlene M. Ph.D. Landscape Evolution and Cave Development in Response to Episodic Incision of the Cumberland River, Tennessee and Kentucky, USA., 2003
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Perrin, Jerome A conceptual model of flow and transport in a karst aquifer based on spatial and temporal variations of natural tracers, 2003 University of Neuchâtel
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Romanov, Douchko Evolution of Karst Aquifers in Natural and Man Made Environments: A Modeling Approach. Ph.D. thesis, 2003 University of Bremen
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Birk, S. Characterisation of karst systems by simulating aquifer genesis and spring responses: model development and application to gypsum karst, PhD thesis, 2002
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Cheung, Wendy Wai Wan Toward a better understanding of fissure growth in karst formations: Investigations from genesis to maturation and the influence of fracture-matrix interactions., 2002
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Devlin, R. The situation and dynamics of the North Yorkshire windypits: A geophysical and geomorphological investigation, MSc Thesis [Engineering Geology], 2002 University of Leeds, UK.
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Haeuselmann, Ph. Cave Genesis and its relationship to surface processes: investigations in the Siebenhengste region (BE, Switzerland), PhD Thesis, 2002 University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Glennon, A. Application of morphometric relationships to active flow networks within the Mammouth Cave Watershed, MSc Thesis., 2001
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Pressdee, C. Engineering impacts of karst: A review of some engineering aspects of limestone weathering with case studies from Devon and Ireland, MSc Thesis, 2001 University of Greenwich, Kent, UK.
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Jobling, A. Resistivity tomography survey over a topographic depression, West Yorkshire. BSc Thesis,, 2000 School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
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Tooth, A. Controls on the geochemistry of speleothem-forming karstic drip waters, PhD thesis, 2000 Keele University, School of Earth Sciences and Geography, Keele, UK
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Whitehead, R. Water tracing experiments in the Peak District: A study of the drainage of the Bradwell-Eyam-Stoney Middleton area, Derbyshire, UK. MSc thesis, 2000 University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.
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Beddows, P.A Conduit hydrogeology of a tropical coastal carbonate aquifer. MSc thesis, 1999 the School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University, Canada
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Gullen T. Non-invasive investigation of polygonal karst features: Yorkshire Dales National Park. MSc thesis (Exploration Geophysics), 1999 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
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Tarhule-Lips, Rozemarijn Frederike Antoinette Karst processes on Cayman Brac, a small oceanic carbonate island, PhD Thesis, 1999 McMaster University, Canada
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Anthony, Darlene M., MS Seasonal Effects on the Geochemical Evolution of the Logsdon River, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky., 1998 Western Kentucky University
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Calaforra Chordi, J.M. Contribution to knowledge of gypsum karstology, PhD thesis, 1998 University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
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Michie, Neville An Investigation of the Climate, Carbon Dioxide and Dust in Jenolan Caves, N.S.W., PhD Thesis, 1997 School of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University
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Perrin, D. The climate of the Marble Arch Caves, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BSc thesis (Geography) , 1997 Department of Geographical and Environmental Sciences
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Walker, D.C. The use of geophysical techniques in the detection of shallow cavities in limestone, MSc thesis, 1997 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
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Jeannin, P.-Y. Structure et comportement hydraulique des aquifers karstiques, DSc thesis, 1996 Universite de Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Knez, M. The influence of bedding planes on the development of karst caves (in Slovenian and with an English summary and abstract), PhD thesis, 1996 University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Onac, B.P. Mineralogy of speleothems from caves in the Padurea Craiului Mountains and their palaeoclimatic significance, PhD thesis, 1996 University of Cluj, Cluj, Romania
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Openshaw, S.J. Palaeosecular variation observed in speleothems from western China and northern Spain, PhD thesis, 1996 University of Liverpool, UK.
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Shearer, H. The geomorphology of solution cave sequences in the Kalk Bay Mountains, southern Cape Peninsula. BSc thesis, 1996 Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Hamilton, James P. Karst Geomorphology and Hydrogeology of the Northeastern Mackenzie Mountains, District of Mackenzie, N.W.T., PhD Thesis, 1995 McMaster University, Canada
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Lean, C.M.B. Geomagnetic palaeosecular variation recorded in North And Central American speleothems, PhD thesis, 1995 University of Liverpool, UK
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Perritaz, L. Contribution to geomorphological and hydrogeological study of karst in Mediterranean environment: the Aït Abdi plateau (central limestone High Atlas, Maroc),PhD thesis, 1995 Institute of Geography, US
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Wray, R.A.L Solutional landforms in quartz sandstones of the Sydney Basin, PhD thesis, 1995 University of Wollongong, Australia
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Audra, Philippe Alpine karsts. Genesis of large subterranean networks. Examples : the Tennengebirge (Austria) - the Ile de Crémieu, the Chartreuse and the Vercors (France), PhD Thesis, 1993 University of Grenoble, Fran
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Worthington, Stephen Richard Hurst Karst hydrogeology of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, PhD Thesis, 1991 McMaster University, Canada
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Kraemer, S. R. Modeling of regional groundwater flow in fractured rock aquifers, PhD Thesis, 1990 the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.
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Blackeagle, Cory W. The origin and development of Brucker Breakdown and the adjacent area, Mammoth Cave System, Kentucky. Masters Thesis, 1989 Eastern Kentucky University
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Smart, Charles Christopher The Hydrology of a Glacierised Alpine Karst Castlegaurd Mountain, Alberta, PhD Thesis, 1983 McMaster University, Canada
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Ewers, Ralph Owen Cavern Development in the Dimensions of Length and Breadth. PhD Thesis, 1982 McMaster University, Canada
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Karolyi, Marika Sarolta Karst development in Ordovician carbonates: Western Platform of Newfoundland, Master of Science (MS) Thesis, 1978 McMaster University, Canada
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Fish, Johnnie Edward Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology of the Sierra de El Abra and the Valles-San Luis Potosí Region, México, PhD Thesis, 1977 McMaster University, Canada
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Brook, George Albert, Geomorphology of the North Karst, South Nahanni River Region, Northwest Territories, Canada, PhD Thesis, 1976
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Cowell, Daryl William Karst Geomorphology of the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, PhD Thesis, 1976 McMaster University, Canada
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Coward, Julian Michael Henry Paleohydrology and Streamflow Simulation of three Karst Basins in Southeastern West Virginia, U.S.A., PhD Thesis, 1975 McMaster University, Canada
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