Subterranean Twin Cities

Subterranean Twin Cities Greg Brick
  • Title: Subterranean Twin Cities
  • Author: Greg Brick
  • ISBN: 9780816645978
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Subterranean Twin Cities Greg Brick Subterranean Twin Cities Author Greg Brick qualifies as the quintessential Twin Cities Mole For two decades this geologist historian and urban speleologist has been exploring MinneapolisSt Paul s vast and varied undergroun
    Author Greg Brick qualifies as the quintessential Twin Cities Mole For two decades, this geologist, historian, and urban speleologist has been exploring MinneapolisSt Paul s vast and varied underground landscape In this engaging, illustrated, groundbreaking book, Brick shares his nonpareil research on Minnesota caves, tunnels, and subterranean industrial spaces, rangingAuthor Greg Brick qualifies as the quintessential Twin Cities Mole For two decades, this geologist, historian, and urban speleologist has been exploring Minneapolis St Paul s vast and varied underground landscape In this engaging, illustrated, groundbreaking book, Brick shares his nonpareil research on Minnesota caves, tunnels, and subterranean industrial spaces, ranging from geological wonders to 19th century tourist attractions A smooth combination of scientific savvy and apparently unquenchable curiosity.
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    About Greg Brick


    1. Greg Brick was employed as a hydrogeologist at environmental consulting firms and has taught geology at local colleges He served on Mayor Randy Kelly s caves commission in 2004 He has published than 100 articles about caves, is the editor of an international cave journal, and was the recipient of the 2005 National Speleological Society Award in Cave History His first book, IOWA UNDERGROUND, was published in 2004 His second book, SUBTERRANEAN TWIN CITIES, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2009, won the 2010 American Institute of Architects Award of Recognition His third book, MINNESOTA CAVES HISTORY AND LORE, is the first statewide treatment of caves in 50 years, based on 30 years experience His work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure magazine as well as on the History Channel.


    463 Comments


    1. Greg Brick, author of SUBTERRANEAN TWIN CITIES, probably knows about what is underground around the Minneapolis and St Paul area than anyone else because for than 20 years he has researched and personally explored the caves and tunnels natural and man made that are below these Twin Cities He has an excellent way of presenting this historical information in an adventurous way as we read into his step by step account of how he actually explored many of these places Many of his adventures will ma [...]

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    2. This is a fantastic book I have read it several times as pure entertainment and as a riddle type of guide book Mr Brick brings you right in to the action with first hand accounts of urban exploration in the pre 911 days when it was at it s best If you can t actually go there Brick will inspire your imagination as if you were at his side at every man hole cover, raw sewage wade and inflatable raft float into the underground If it s not alreadyis is a cult classic book and should be in everyone s [...]

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    3. Incredible Who would ve thought that all this was happening right underneath our feet

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    4. I really wanted to like this book but I ended up being very unimpressed In general, I really enjoy reading about underground spaces, like London s abandoned or unused Tube stations or the catacombs under Paris So I was quite excited to find a book about what s underneath the city I live in Before picking up this book, I d done some google ing and read some urban exploring websites on the Twin Cities so I was looking for new information and or an interesting history of the area s caves and tunnel [...]

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    5. I had looked forward to reading this book, as an ardent armchair urban explorer and follower of the oddities of local Twin Cities history I have followed the vibrant Twin Cities urban exploration scene for years online while having not had, so far, the opportunity to visit any of these underground cites personally and I was eager to explore vicariously and in detail the tunnels, caves, and passages that honeycomb the region through Greg Brick s work I had read about the controversy surrounding [...]

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    6. I was not impressed with all the instances the author pointed out where he is better than this guy or that guy and how they are somehow lower than himself There were a few good points and some solid information, but it was all few and far between I could not believe the author thought it a joke to slam a heavy Iron cover down to trap some kids underground because they sounded scarry My biggest let down was a passage about the Ford mines that I read on a website almost a decade before the book wa [...]

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    7. Read as strictly an abridged history this book is fascinating Read as anything else It s, wellDisjointed marvelous throw away sentences are left without follow up that keep that make the reader stick with a story, but are quickly replaced with either an abrupt stop, a detail of stone work, beyond the casual reader s grasp, or, worse, an inside joke Most of the chapters want to follow a strain similar to what Chrichton did in his telling of Kilimanjaro in the book Travels But while Crichton expla [...]

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    8. A pretty interesting look, with much historical and geological information, at a subset of urban exploring caves, tunnels, drains, sewers that always sounded frightening to me confirmed by stories in this book and I say this as someone barely fazed by crumbling abandoned buildings and bad neighborhoods Read the other reviews and linked pieces for the debate over the author s relation to the Twin Cities urban exploration scene and the charge he plagiarized at least one story I don t know any of t [...]

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    9. This is a great book for those interested in urban exploring, history, and geology Mr Brick presents the researched history and geology of each of the underground areas and then describes his recent explorations into them, allowing the reader to live vicariously through his tales He explains the approximate location of each of the areas to give context without giving away the entry points and is very clear about the various dangers that exist in them as well As a St Paul resident, I learned a lo [...]

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    10. Interesting facts about Twin Cities underground Well researched with good first hand accounts, I enjoyed reading this Yes, a bit slow in some areas, but chock full of info and history I ve not encountered elsewhere Highly recommend for those interested in TCs history

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    11. Interesting glimpse into the underground caves and tunnels of the Twin Cities Mr Brick seems a bit taken with his own research but otherwise, fascinating.

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    12. Sounds fascinating, potential gift to multiple people.

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    13. interesting but didn t keep my interest too much It was nice to see another world of exploration in the twin cities underground Of course the history is always fascinating.

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    14. I skimmed this There are some interesting historical stories, which is what I read it for Not a spelunker, I don t think I was the target audience The book felt whine y at times.

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    15. Fascinating and disgusting all at the same time

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    16. Save your money and Google Action Squad for real first hand accounts.

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