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Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians

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Publisher Comments:

"A lively and engaging account of the ecology of this remarkable region. . . . Stories of the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians are intertwined with descriptions of the seasons, giving readers a glimpse into the interlinked rhythms of nature, from daily and yearly cycles to long-term geological changes. . . . Residents and visitors . . . within the region will welcome this appealing introduction to its ecological wonders."

-Southeastern Naturalist "A book that is as deep as it is accessible, splendid in its variety of features."

-Appalachian Heritage "Deeply engaging and well written and should be required reading for scholars of the environmental humanities. . . . Nature enthusiasts seeking an accessible entry-point into the dazzling natural diversity of Appalachia will find Mountain Nature to be an excellent source as well; and because it covers such a wide array of subjects, even the lifelong Appalachian local will learn something new about his or her home region."

-H-Net Reviews "Fun and engaging. . . . This very accessible work will be of interest to a wide audience of readers, especially those who wish to enhance their enjoyment of the flora and fauna while exploring this major natural area of the US. . . . Highly recommended."

-Choice "An homage as much as a guide, a model of regional studies and a noteworthy event."

-The Read on WNC

Synopsis:

The Columbia and its tributaries are rivers of conflict. Amid pitched battles over the economy, the environment, and the breaching of dams on the lower Snake River, the salmon that have always quickened these rivers are disappearing. On a warm day in late May, Mike Barenti entered the heart of this conflict when he slid a white-water kayak into the headwaters of central Idahoand#8217;s Salmon River and started paddling toward the Pacific Ocean. This account of his two-month, nine-hundred-mile solo journey into the world of the Columbia Basin plunges us into the adventure of navigating these troubled waterways.

Kayaking Alone is a narrative of man and nature, one-on-one, but also of man and nature writ large. In the stories of the river guides and rangers, biologists and ranchers, American Indians and dam workers he meets along the way, the rich and complicated life of the river emerges in a striking, often painfully clear panorama. Through his journey, the ecology, history, and politics of Pacific salmon unfold in fascinating detail, and with this firsthand knowledge and experience the reader gains a new and personal sense of the nature that unites and divides us.

and#160;

Synopsis:

This volume is a lively and engaging account of the ecology of the 35 million-acre Southern Appalachians, extending from north Georgia through the Carolinas to northern Virginia. Stories of the animals and plants of the region are intertwined with descriptions of the seasons, giving readers a glimpse into the interlinked rhythms of nature, from daily and yearly cycles to long-term geological changes.

About the Author

Jennifer Frick-Ruppert is professor of ecology and environmental science at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807871164
Author:
Frick-ruppert, Jennifer
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Frick-Ruppert, Jennifer
Author:
Barenti, Mike
Subject:
Natural history - A
Subject:
Forest ecology - Appalachian Region, Southern
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Mountains
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
rokee National Forest; Chattahoochee National Forest; Talladega National Forest /Sumter National Forest; Virginia; Georgia; North Carolina; West Virginia; weather patterns; species; habitats; cycles of life; seasons; geological cycles;
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians; ecology; natural history; biology; biodiversity; nature; environment; Brevard; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shenandoah National Park; Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; Nantahala National Forest; Jefferson-George Washington
Subject:
Appalachians
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Biodiversity
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environment.
Subject:
Brevard
Subject:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Subject:
Shenandoah national park
Subject:
Blue Ridge Parkway
Subject:
Pisgah National Forest
Subject:
Nantahala National Forest
Subject:
Jefferson-George Washington National Forest
Subject:
Monongahela National Forest
Subject:
Cherokee National Forest
Subject:
Chattahoochee National Forest
Subject:
Talladega National Forest /Sumter National Forest
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
West virginia
Subject:
weather patterns
Subject:
Species
Subject:
Habitats
Subject:
cycles of life
Subject:
Seasons
Subject:
geological cycles
Subject:
Blue Ri
Subject:
dge Parkway
Subject:
Nature Studies-Biology
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Outdoor Lives
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 248 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807871164 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Columbia and its tributaries are rivers of conflict. Amid pitched battles over the economy, the environment, and the breaching of dams on the lower Snake River, the salmon that have always quickened these rivers are disappearing. On a warm day in late May, Mike Barenti entered the heart of this conflict when he slid a white-water kayak into the headwaters of central Idahoand#8217;s Salmon River and started paddling toward the Pacific Ocean. This account of his two-month, nine-hundred-mile solo journey into the world of the Columbia Basin plunges us into the adventure of navigating these troubled waterways.

Kayaking Alone is a narrative of man and nature, one-on-one, but also of man and nature writ large. In the stories of the river guides and rangers, biologists and ranchers, American Indians and dam workers he meets along the way, the rich and complicated life of the river emerges in a striking, often painfully clear panorama. Through his journey, the ecology, history, and politics of Pacific salmon unfold in fascinating detail, and with this firsthand knowledge and experience the reader gains a new and personal sense of the nature that unites and divides us.

and#160;

"Synopsis" by , This volume is a lively and engaging account of the ecology of the 35 million-acre Southern Appalachians, extending from north Georgia through the Carolinas to northern Virginia. Stories of the animals and plants of the region are intertwined with descriptions of the seasons, giving readers a glimpse into the interlinked rhythms of nature, from daily and yearly cycles to long-term geological changes.

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