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Clingmans Dome

Author: Marci Spencer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 161423907X
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Clingmans Dome towers over the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains as the highest point in both the national park and the state of Tennessee. The mountain holds an ancient allure--the Cherokee treasured it, as did early settlers, and it captivates throngs of visitors today. Scarred by logging, invasive species and modern pollution, the mountain endures. Through lush narratives and fascinating detail, author Marci Spencer presents the natural and human history of this iconic destination, including Senator Thomas Clingman's 1858 journey to measure the mountain and the 1934 birth of the park.

A Natural History Guide To Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Donald W. Linzey
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572336129
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of America's most beautiful and popular national parks. Located in the southern Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, it is home to more than 100,000 species of plants and animals. The grandeur and sheer scale of the park has been captured in Donald W. Linzey's new book, Natural History Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the most extensive volume available on the park's natural history. Written from the perspective of a naturalist who has spent over fifty years conducting research in the park, this volume not only discusses the park's plant and animal life but also explores the impact that civilization has played in altering the area's landscape. Linzey, who has been a major contributor to the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, a concentrated effort to identify every species of plant and animal living within the park, draws from this deep reservoir of research. His book provides a thorough overview of everything a visitor to the park would need to know, without complex jargon. Both casual readers and those more interested in the ecology of the Great Smoky Mountains will find this book an enlightening and educational guide. Donald W. Linzey, a wildlife biologist and ecologist, is professor of biology at Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, Virginia. He is an authority on the mammals of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its environs.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Adam H. Alfrey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738590711
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For centuries, the majesty and mystery of the Great Smoky Mountains have lured mankind. The Cherokee were among the first to build thriving communities here, and backcountry frontiersmen were next to put down roots. In time, visitors arrived, eager to take in the cool mountain air, and returned home with stories of "hillbillies." Then came those who used the mountains for their own advantages, such as lumber barons, armed with steam shovels and skidders. Eventually, civic boosters from western North Carolina and east Tennessee took note and began advocating for the protection of the Great Smoky Mountains. Before a national park could be established, though, there were competing interests to be sorted and a consideration of the lives affected.

A Natural History Of Mount Le Conte

Author: Kenneth Wise
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572330108
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Widely regarded as the crown jewel of the Great Smoky Mountains, Mount Le Conte harbors the greatest concentration of notable geological features in all of the Smokies. This unique book tells the history of the mountain, offering visitors a greater appreciation of its scenic splendor. Kenneth Wise and Ron Petersen combine their intimate knowledge of Le Conte with a wealth of scientific and historical information. Following introductory coverage of the mountain's geologic history and human exploration, they follow the six main trails up the mountain--Alum Cave, Bullhead, Rainbow Falls, Trillium Gap, Brushy Mountain, and Boulevard--and reveal each one to be not merely a path but a rich source of historical and personal testimony. A final chapter covers the distinguishing features of the summit itself. Along each route, the authors explain how the trail was developed and provide historic background for well-known landmarks, from Inspiration Point to Huggins Hell. They offer informative descriptions of the plants and wildlife indigenous to Mount Le Conte as well as observations on the effects of environmental changes on the landscape. The book is illustrated with dozens of photographs, many of historic interest. Also included is a fold-out vista map of ten panoramas visible along the way, indicating the notable features that can be seen from each vantage point. The Authors: Kenneth Wise is an administrator at the University of Tennessee library and the author of Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: A Comprehensive Guide. Ron Petersen is a distinguished professor in the Department of Botany at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Ron Petersen and Kenneth Wise combine their intimate knowledge of Mount LeConte with a wealth of scientific and historical information. Following the six main trails up the mountain--Alum Cave, Bullhead, Rainbow Falls, Trillium Gap, Brushy Mountain, and Boulevard--they tell how each was developed and provide historic notes and descriptions for well-known landmarks, from Inspiration Point to Huggins Hell. They also point out a host of interesting features about plants and wildlife and offer observations on effects of environmental changes on the landscape. The text is enhanced by dozens of photographs, many of historic interest. Also included with the book is a fold-out vista map containing drawings of eight panoramas visible from the summit, indicating the geologic features that can be seen from each vantage point. Whether you're viewing LeConte from the Lodge or hiking its slopes, this book will enhance your enjoyment of this crown jewel of the Smokies. A Natural History of Mount LeConte is unlike any other book available on this magnificent mountain. It shows that history and natural history are two sides of the same coin and will make visiting or hiking the peak a more rewarding experience.

High Vistas

Author: George Ellison
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625844603
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High Vistas is the first anthology devoted to nature and descriptive writing from Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains, inclusive of the Tennessee side of the present day Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Arranged chronologically with annotations, the twenty-one selections in this second of two volumes display the variety and development of nature and descriptive writing in the region during the twentieth century through today.

The Walker Sisters

Author: Bonnie Trentham Myers
Publisher: Myers & Myers Pub
ISBN: 9780972783934
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"The Walker Sisters" describes the lives of five unmarried women who remain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after their neighbors move away when the park is created.

Great Smoky Mountains Simply Beautiful

Author: Adam Jones
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560373049
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An estimated 100,000 plant and animal species reside in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It rains 7 feet per year, filling 2,000 miles of waterways. Mountains surpass 6,000 feet. Place names like Cataloochee and Oconaluftee, Charlies Bunion and Clingsmans Cove recall the history of settlement in the region. Park naturalist Steve Kemp explains both the natural environment and the creation of the national park. Photographer Adam Jones showcases the beauty of the park in every stunning season.