Going to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
By (author) Charles W Maynard
Format: Paperback / softback
Going to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Charles W Maynard
Book DescriptionIn this 48-page book, Maynard presents children ages 8 to 12 a beautifully photographed and illustrated introduction to the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the park with the highest visitation of any national park. Maynard captures the color and diversity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a World Heritage and International Biosphere Research site that is home to more than 2,000 plant and animal species, including more than 1,600 flowering plants, more than 130 tree species, and 30 salamander species. Along with photographs by Ann and Rob Simpson and illustrations by Robert Rath, the book features the park's plants and creatures, large and small, from dainty lady's slipper orchids to mighty tulip poplars, from whiskered river otters to ambling black bears, from delicate fireflies to brightly colored salamanders including Jordan's red-cheeked salamanders that don't exist anywhere else in the world. Maynard also captures the rich area history, ranging from the early Cherokees to Spanish explorers who called the area the Land of Angels to the settlers who arrived in the 1700s and built log homes and water-powered mills. Readers will learn about early-day logging in Elkmont and the park's creation in the 1930s. Finally, lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail with one of the eight kid-friendly hikes that Maynard suggests to sites ranging from Laurel Falls to Le Conte Lodge. Dive into the story of the place the Cherokee Indians called Shaconage or Blue, Like Smoke. Going Along to the Great Smoky Mountains is a wonderful guide to the a wonderful national park.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560374770
(277mm x 211mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Farcountry Press
Publisher: Farcountry Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles W Maynard
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