The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular park in the United States. It is also the most biologically rich, with 1,500 species of flowering plants, 225 species of birds, dozens of species of fish and animals, and 130 species of native trees. This natural history guide focuses on the different species and their ecological interrelationship. It is a book that both travelers and naturalists will love.
About the Author
Michael Collier has been the director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference for five years and has taught English at the University of Maryland, College Park, for fifteen years. His previous volumes of poetry are THE CLASP AND OTHER POEMS, THE FOLDED HEART, THE NEIGHBOR, and most recently THE LEDGE, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Collier is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, NEA fellowships, and the Discovery/The Nation Award, among other honors. He resides in Maryland.