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Books about the Smoky Mountains and Appalachian Area

This page shows different books about the Smoky Mountain Range part of the Appalachian Mountian Range. Books about the Smoky Mountains include fun filled adventures to the ever-so fact filled books about wildlife and the abundance of nature in the beautiful Smokies. Most books have reviews that will help you find the book you are looking for.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains: Hikes along the Cades Cove Loop, Cucumber Gap Trail, Ramsay Cascades, Shuckstack-Appalacian Trail, and many others [Book] by Rodney Albright, Priscilla Albright

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Pocket Guide by Randi S. Minetor, Nic Minetor
More than nine million people each year find their way to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to drive the winding Newfound Gap Road or to walk hundreds of miles of trails in the nation's most visited national park. This pocket guide points visitors to outdoor activities and details useful travel information for families and backcountry trekkers. Including two PopOut maps and seven detailed maps of the park and its environs, including Newfound Gap Road and wildflower trails, information on Gatlinburg, Tennessee, outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and wildlife watching, what's available outside the Great Smokies, including places to stay and dine, activities just for families and additional resources to the area.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Steve Cotham
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws more visitors than any other park in the nation. The park has some of the highest, oldest, and most picturesque mountain peaks and ridges in the eastern United States and more than 800 miles of hiking trails. These mountains, rivers, and scenic gorges constitute a formidable barrier between Tennessee and North Carolina. The struggle to acquire the land for the park from 10 large lumber companies and hundreds of small landholders started in 1923 and lasted more than 15 years. More than half of the 500,000 acres acquired for the park had been logged before the park's dedication in 1940, but thousands of acres of oldgrowth forest still survive. One of the most biologically diverse regions in North America-with thousands of species of plant and animal life, including 125 species of native trees-the park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1976 and a World Heritage Site in 1983.

Great Smoky Mountain Trees and Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species by James Kavanagh
Documenting the extraordinary mosaic of life zones in the Great Smoky Mountains that supports numerous species of trees, shrubs, herbs, and other plant life, this pocket-sized guide surveys more than 140 regional species. Laminated for durability, this handy reference is ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Great Smoky Mountain Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species by James Kavanagh
Ideal for avian aficionados, this dynamic guide highlights more than 140 regional species. Laminated for durability, it is a great source of portable information and perfect for field use by novices and experts alike.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler's Companion: A Complete Fishing Guide to America's Most Popular National Park by Ian Rutter
The weather, geology, geographic location, entomology, native plant life, and fisheries management policies have combined to create daunting obstacles for the Great Smoky Mountain fly-angler. In this book, Ian Rutter unlocks the secrets of this gorgeous region, including; trout steams, game fish, fishing methods, fishing seasons, catching larger trout, trout flies, and more. Some of the streams are closed to fishing for the study and preservation of brook trout populations, but those that are open to fishing are described individually, including fish species, productive flies and techniques, stream features, access, easy-to-read icons, and more. If you are fortunate enough to fish this beautiful, historical area of America, this handbook will be your perfect guide.