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Casteret, Norbert

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(1897-1987) French speleologist and author, who began caving in 1912 and discovered a number of important sites, including at least one containing prehistoric paintings; most of his writings are devoted to his profession. His sf novel, Mission centre terre (1964; trans Antonia Ridge and rev as Mission Underground 1968), sends explorers several miles Underground in a specially designed craft. Caves are found. [JC]

Norbert Casteret

born Saint Martory, Haut Garonne, France: 1897

died Toulouse, France: 1987

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