The most incredible, unbelievable, wild, weird, fun, fascinating, and true facts about Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A new book called “Great Smoky Mountains Trivia” makes all kinds of facts about the nation’s most visited national park easily accessible and fun to learn. This book covers the odd and unusual aspects of the park, including facts about tipsy wasps, beaver lips, and swimming spores. Readers will be amused by the story of Scratch Britches Ridge and astonished by the unusual method the blue-tailed skink uses to keep eggs from drying out. If you’ve ever wondered what the largest animal in the park is, or what the most poisonous animal in the park is, or how many people die each year due to snake bite, or which Smokies bird has the longest song, then “Great Smokey Mountains Trivia” will provide answers to questions you never thought to ask.
The author, Doris Gove, is a biologist, hiker, writer, and editor living in Knoxville, Tennessee, between two great mountain ranges. She has taught biology, directed two nature centers, and written three hiking guides, and six children's books. She works as a science editor for The University of Tennessee and is the past president of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club.