A Natural History Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Natural History Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Donald W. Linzey

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Overview

A Natural History Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Donald W. Linzey

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572336124
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 842,128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Donald J. Shure     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     1
The Beginning     5
Topography and Climate     21
Pre-Park History     31
Park Formation     41
Forests and Blads     51
Animals     97
Endangered Species     161
Reintroductions     171
Natural History Research in the Park     183
All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory     197
Environmental Concerns     207
What the Future May Hold     235
Where Is That? Park Localities Referenced in Text     245
Checklist of Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines Referenced in Text     253
Checklist of Wildflowers, Herbs, Sedges, and Grasses Referenced in Text     257
Checklist of Ferns Referenced in Text     261
Notes     263
Selected Bibliography     277
Index     279

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