The Blue Ridge Ancient and Majestic: A Celebration of the World's Oldest Mountains

The Blue Ridge Ancient and Majestic: A Celebration of the World's Oldest Mountains

by Charles W. Maynard
     
 

A selection of informative essays and vibrant photography combine to form a rich tapestry of the life and story of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Stories range from the heritage of the mountains to the present day and include “Life Abundant,” which describes the mountains from a geologic, geographic, and natural perspective; “River Gaps and

Overview

A selection of informative essays and vibrant photography combine to form a rich tapestry of the life and story of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Stories range from the heritage of the mountains to the present day and include “Life Abundant,” which describes the mountains from a geologic, geographic, and natural perspective; “River Gaps and Mountain Swags,” which traces the origins of the mountains back over 10,000 years through settlement, war, and exploitation; and “Shangri-La,” a look at mountain culture in story, literature, and music encompassing everything from presidents to farmers and poets to mountaineers. Through this unique combination of storytelling and visual splendor, the intricate, interwoven fabric of the natural world and the human culture of the mountains is brought to life in this eco-friendly Green Press Initiative printing with full FSC certification.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982116227
Publisher:
Mountain Trail Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 13.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Jerry D. Greer has been a professional photographer for more than two decades. His images have appeared in Appalachian Trailway News, Backpacker, Blue Ridge Country, L.L. Bean, and Mountain Bike magazines, among others. His previous books include Appalachia: The Southern Highlands, Blue Ridge Mountains: America's First Frontier, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Virginia Wonder and Light. Charles W. Maynard worked as the first executive director of the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and as the director of advancement at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He has authored or coauthored more than 28 books, including The Appalachians, Going to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and The Rocky Mountains. They both live in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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