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ash · 2019-03-06 · Original thread
The parent comment has a typo in book author name. The book is actually "Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth" by James M. Tabor.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812979494

(Curiously, Google search for "James Talbot Blind Descent" points to this very Hacker News thread.)

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