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This is not taken from an Amazon search; this is an ongoing list of books we have found to be interesting or useful.
Cave Diving    
Sheck Exley, Cave Diving: A Blueprint for Survival   A short, classic brochure/book which analyzes cave diving accidents.
Dry Caving    
Bruce Smith and Allen Padgett, On Rope: North American Vertical Rope Techniques   Excellent resource for rope work
George Dasher, On Station: a Complete Handbook for Survey and Mapping Caves   Resource for dry cave survey and cartography
John Gunn, Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science   Information on all aspects of caves

Carol Hill and Paolo Forti, Cave Minerals of the World

  An encyclopedia of cave minerals and speleothems
Arthur N. Palmer, Cave Geology   Reference on numerous areas of cave-related geology
Tim Cahill, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh   Various true stories Cahill wrote for Outside magazine; only a few are caving/cave diving tales, but all are quite entertaining.
Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air   This is about a paid expedition to Everest. It has nothing at all to do with cave diving, but parallels can certainly be drawn between these two, seemingly unrelated hobbies.
Michael Ray Taylor, Cave Passages   Well-written book about the author's caving endeavors around the world.
Coffee Table Books  
Lalo Fiorelli, Splendors of the Yucatan   Stunning photos of underwater caves
C.C. Lockwood, The Yucatan Peninsula   Not a caving book (though there is a section on the cenotes), this contains beautiful, varied photos of the Peninsula. Published in 1989, it is interesting to see how the area has changed.
Michael Ray Taylor, Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms   From the Imax movie, the book has more information on regions and caves that one might expect. It is divided into three sections: Ice, Water, and Earth; lovely photographs illustrate each section.
Gustavo Vela Turcott, Mexico Profundo   (In Spanish) This provides an overview of caving in Mexico. Photos and illustrations should interest even those who do not read Spanish.