A Southern Appalachian Reader

A Southern Appalachian Reader Author Thomas Wolfe
ISBN-10 091323950X
Release 1988
Pages 529
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An anthology of Appalachian literature designed for high school students, containing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, ballads, and examples of mountain speech and song.



Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont Author Timothy P. Spira
ISBN-10 9780807877654
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 540
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This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press



Southern Appalachian Poetry

Southern Appalachian Poetry Author Marita Garin
ISBN-10 0786434295
Release 2008
Pages 261
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"The poems in this anthology hold true to mountain culture's strong story telling tradition, relating both the toil and the serenity of life lived on hill farms, in coal mining camps, and in small rural towns"--Provided by publisher.



Voices from the Hills

Voices from the Hills Author Robert J. Higgs
ISBN-10 0787228494
Release 1996-08-01
Pages 540
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Voices from the Hills has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Voices from the Hills also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Voices from the Hills book for free.



Southern Appalachian Celebration

Southern Appalachian Celebration Author James Valentine
ISBN-10 9780807869390
Release 2011-09-26
Pages 152
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With this stunning collection of images of the Southern Appalachians, James Valentine presents an enduring portrait of the region's unique natural character. His compelling photographs of ancient mountains, old-growth forests, rare plants, and powerful waterways reveal the Appalachians' rich scenic beauty, while Chris Bolgiano's interpretive text and captions tell the story of its natural history. Over four decades, Valentine has hiked hundreds of miles across mountainous parts of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia to photograph some of the last remnants of original forest. These scarce and scattered old-growth stands are the most biologically diverse temperate forests in the world. By sharing these remaining pristine wild places with us, Valentine and Bolgiano show that understanding these mountains and their extraordinary biodiversity is vital to maintaining the healthy environment that sustains all life. Featuring an introduction by the late, longtime conservationist Robert Zahner and a foreword by William Meadows, president of The Wilderness Society, this visually entrancing and verbally engaging book celebrates the vibrant life of Southern Appalachian forests.



Cades Cove

Cades Cove Author Durwood Dunn
ISBN-10 9781572337640
Release 1989-08-15
Pages 288
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Cades Cove The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937 Durwood Dunn Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award! Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, the author sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain community, now within the confines of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In moving detail this book brings to life an isolated mountain community, its struggle to survive, and the tragedy of its demise. "Professor Dunn provides us with a model historical investigation of a southern mountain community. His findings on commercial farming, family, religion, and politics will challenge many standard interpretations of the Appalachian past." --Gordon B. McKinney, Western Carolina University. "This is a fine book. . . . It is mostly about community and interrelationships, and thus it refutes much of the literature that presents Southern Mountaineers as individualistic, irreligious, violent, and unlawful." —Loyal Jones, Appalachian Heritage. "Dunn . . . has written one of the best books ever produced about the Southern mountains." —Virginia Quarterly Review. "This study offers the first detailed analysis of a remote southern Appalachian community in the nineteenth century. It should lay to rest older images of the region as isolated and static, but it raises new questions about the nature of that premodern community." —Ronald D Eller, American Historical Review Not only is his book a worthy addition to the growing body of work recognizing the complexities of southern mountain society; it is also a lively testament to the value of local history and the variety of levels at which it can provide significant enlightenment." —John C. Inscoe,LOCUS



Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Author Stanley L. Bentley
ISBN-10 9781469620350
Release 2014-03-19
Pages 256
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This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentley's many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including one discovered by Bentley and named after him--found in a region encompassing western Virginia and North Carolina and eastern West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The entry for each orchid provides the plant's scientific and common names, a description of the flower (including color, shape, and size), and information on the time of flowering, range, and typical habitat, all in the context of the southern mountains. A range map accompanies each description, and Bentley's own superb photographs are an additional aid to identification. Using straightforward language yet incorporating the most up-to-date scientific information and nomenclature, the book will be welcomed by amateur naturalists or professional botanists looking for species in the field and by those who simply enjoy photographs of beautiful wildflowers.



Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking

Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking Author Robert G. Netherland
ISBN-10 9781621902232
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 252
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Part cookbook and part memoir, Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking blends staples of farm-fresh, Appalachian cuisine with stories of life on a large farm in East Tennessee, where homemade biscuits and harvest vegetables were the fruits of hard work and meager earnings. Robert G. Netherland begins with the family farm: a sprawling sixty acres of fertile, rolling hills located in the small town of Surgoinsville, Tennessee, situated between bends in the Holston River. From there, Netherland guides the reader through threshing wheat, churning butter, sharecroppers and country doctors, hunting and hog killing, and all the while sharing updated versions of his family’s recipes for authentic farm-to-table food. From biscuits to cornbread, freshly shelled beans to red-ripe tomatoes, and savory meats to the sweetest cherry pies, Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking provides the home cook with recipes and historical asides to turn any trip to the farmer’s market into a delicious family affair. In sharing his experiences, Netherland reminds us of a time when prepackaged and plastic-wrapped food didn’t line our counters and fill our cabinets, but in its place were baskets of seasonal fruit, canned vegetables, fresh baked breads, and hot-from-the-oven cobblers. Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking is more than just a nostalgic memoir of farming and food, it’s also filled with healthy, simple, everyday eats for the modern cook.



Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians

Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000022312510
Release 1990
Pages 66
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Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians book for free.



Musical Instruments of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Musical Instruments of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Author John Rice Irwin
ISBN-10 IND:39000005989814
Release 1983
Pages 104
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The roots of Bluegrass music developed for hundreds of years with dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, jew harps, and mouth bows from the Appalachian mountain region of America. Here is the illustrated story of each instrument and their use in the isolated hills to create a truly American style of music .



Our Southern Highlanders

Our Southern Highlanders Author Horace Kephart
ISBN-10 9781329917057
Release 2016-02-20
Pages 280
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"The Southern highlands themselves are a mysterious realm. When I prepared, eight years ago, for my first sojourn in the Great Smoky Mountains, which form the master chain of the Appalachian system, I could find in no library a guide to that region. The most diligent research failed to discover so much as a magazine article, written within this generation, that described the land and its people. Nay, there was not even a novel or a story that showed intimate local knowledge. Had I been going to Teneriffe or Timbuctu, the libraries would have furnished information a-plenty; but about this housetop of eastern America they were strangely silent; it was terra incognita."



Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians Author Patricia Kyritsi Howell
ISBN-10 0977490505
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 276
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This concise guide to medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians includes botanical descriptions of 45 native plants, their historical and current uses in herbal practice, detailed, easy-to-follow medicine making instructions and unique recipes for syrups, liniments, digestive bitters and more. The book invites the reader to explore native plants in their wild habitats and offers step-by-step ethical harvesting guidelines while emphasizing conservation issues. The author is a well-respected medical herbalist and teacher who lives in the mountains of north Georgia. Praise for Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. "This is one volume that I want to own as we enter the post-corporate age: a priceless guide to Southern plant alchemy. This practical yet enchanting botanical brings an ancient art to modernity. These pages are as rich as the cove forests they honor. Even to peruse Howell's manual is healing, and exhilarating, not only because of the book's inherent beauty, but because it contains vital knowledge all of us will need as fossil fuels dwindle and we return to the local. One day this book may save your life." Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Wild Card Quilt and Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land "An elegant introduction presented in a clear-as-a-bell style that educates as well as entertains." Peter Loewer, author of The Wild Gardener and Jefferson's Garden "There are many comprehensive volumes about medicinal plants in other regions of North America but none for the botanically rich southeast. Now, a widely experienced and knowledgeable herbalist has written a thorough guide to the virtues of Yellow Root, Rabbit Tobacco, Dogwood Bark, Sweet Fern and other better known herbs of the region. From Howell's book, readers can learn to use local plants safely and consciously to improve the health of their families or patients." David Winston, RH (AHG), Dean, Herbal Therapeutics School of Herbal Medicine "An excellent, much needed resource on Southeastern herbs. Well thought out and easy to follow." Tim Blakely, co-author of The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace "I often remind veterinarians that the foundation of botanical medicine lies in the experience of learning all aspects of medicinal plants thoroughly. This book guides the reader out of the classroom and into the fields and forest where plants become, to the student, more tangible sources of healing. Recommended for any practitioner who wants to deepen their understanding of our native apothecary." Susan Wynn, DVM, RH (AHG), Executive Director, Veterinary Botanical Medical Assoc.



A Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Southern Appalachians

A Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Southern Appalachians Author Robert E. Swanson
ISBN-10 0801845564
Release 1994-03-01
Pages 399
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"For naturalists visiting the beautiful area of the Southern Appalachians, it is a detailed and useful guide to the amazing variety of trees, shrubs, and woody vines growing there." -- American Reference Books Annual



Baskets and basket makers in southern Appalachia

Baskets and basket makers in southern Appalachia Author John Rice Irwin
ISBN-10 IND:39000005653519
Release 1982-03
Pages 191
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American baskets made by people in Appalachia are lovingly shared with readers. Indian baskets, especially Cherokee, also are included. Numerous photos detail every step in the basket making process: from the time the tree is cut until the time the basket is completed.



The Appalachian Trail Reader

The Appalachian Trail Reader Author David Emblidge
ISBN-10 0195100905
Release 1996
Pages 382
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Journal excerpts, poems, essays, and stories--by Henry David Thoreau, James Dickey, James MacGregor Burns, Richard Wilbur, and many modern-day visitors--celebrate the diverse landscapes and experiences of the 2,140-mile wilderness trail



Laughter in Appalachia

Laughter in Appalachia Author Loyal Jones
ISBN-10 087483032X
Release 1986
Pages 159
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From the people ot the Appalachian Mountains comes a special brand of humor dry, colorful and earthy, aimed sometimes at the hillbilly's own foibles, but often at the outside world's pretenses, too.



A Handbook to Appalachia

A Handbook to Appalachia Author Grace Toney Edwards
ISBN-10 1572334592
Release 2006
Pages 279
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A Handbook to Appalachia provides a clear, concise first step toward understanding the expanding field of Appalachian studies, from the history of the area to its sometimes conflicted image, from its music and folklore to its outstanding literature. Also includes information on African Americans, Asheville, (North Carolina), ballads, baskets, bluegrass music, blues music, Cherokee Indians, Cincinnati (Ohio), Churches, Civil War, coal, cultural diversity, death, folk culture, food, Georgia, health, immigration, industry, Irish, Kentucky, Midwest, migration, Melungeons, Native Americans, North Carolina, out-migration, politics, population, poverty, Radford University, schools, Scotch-Irish, Scotland, South Carolina, storytelling, strip mining, Tennessee, Ulster Scots, Virginia, West Virginia, Women, etc.