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Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America

By: Timothy Silver

322 pages, 46 illus, 5 maps

University of North Carolina Press

Paperback | Mar 2003 | #138488 | ISBN: 0807854239
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Hardback | Mar 2003 | #138487 | ISBN: 080782755X
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About this book

Chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape and traces the history of environmental change and human intervention from the first Indian-European contact to today.

Timothy Silver has written a magnificent history of the Black Mountains, one that fascinates and instructs. He conveys a vivid sense of the natural and human history of these still-wonderful mountains. Even more impressive is the way he relates the two in analyzing the problems and possibilities of life in the Black Mountains in coming decades. - Christopher Camuto, author of A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge

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Timothy Silver is professor of history at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His previous publications include A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800.

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