"An Introduction To Caving: A Guide For Beginners" Volume 20,#1-2 of Missouri Speleology. 1980 An excellent beginners guide.
"Caving", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33446A, 1991, ISBN 0-8395-3446-9. An introduction to spelunking
"Caving Basics", National Speological Society, 1992. Caving basics from the NSS Caver Training Committee
"Caving Practice and Equipment", British Cave Research Association, David Judson, 1991. Illustrated guide for both beginners and experienced cavers
"On Station", National Speleological Society, 1994, George Dasher A complete handbook for surveying and mapping caves.
"The Art of Cave Mapping", Missouri Speleology, Volume 31, #1-4, Thomas and Taylor, 1991. Well written presentation on cave mapping.
"The Complete Caving Manual", Andy Sparrow, 1997. Basic caving guide from Britain
"Caving for Explorers and Boy Scouts", Boy Scouts of America, No. 19-102, BSA caving guidelines
"The Art of Caving", Heslop, Linda, Cave Books, 1996
"On Rope", Padgett, Allen and Bruce Smith, NSS Books, 1987
"Caving Basics", Tom Rae, NSS Books, 1987
Cave Safe Video Series - VHS These excellent caver training videos were produced by Andy Sparrow, a professional British cave guide, and are a thorough introduction to caves, caving equipment, caving techniques, and technical rope work. Most of the instruction takes place underground. Third Eye Films, Glastonbury, England.