Southern Appalachian Celebration: In Praise of Ancient Mountains, Old-Growth Forests, and Wilderness (2020)

Southern Appalachian Celebration In Praise of Ancient Mountains Old Growth Forests and Wilderness 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 mount
  • Title: Southern Appalachian Celebration: In Praise of Ancient Mountains, Old-Growth Forests, and Wilderness
  • Author: JamesValentine Chris Bolgiano
  • ISBN: 9780807835142
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 storWith 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.
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    One Reply to “Southern Appalachian Celebration: In Praise of Ancient Mountains, Old-Growth Forests, and Wilderness”

    1. Since I skimmed through it at the bookstore, I knew I was going to like this book I bought it, got it home, and read through it in a couple of days, though I did comb through the pictures a bit longer and sporadically thereafter This is a coffee table book, and welcome addition to anyone s home, whether they put it on the coffee table or not.James Valentine took the pictures, and Chris Bolgiano a woman wrote the text This is a great team The book is thematic, with chapters entitled Thinking Biod [...]

    2. Southern Appalachian Celebration by James Valentine broadcast 2 20 2012 Breathtaking photographs, taken over a period of 40 years, carry us through the Appalachians of the Carolinas, Virginias and neighboring states More than just pretty pictures, the art embodied in these pages invite you to dream, to meditate and to stand in awe at the beauty they convey Inviting you to Think Like a Mountain, like a Forest , a Wildflower and this is a book to learn from as well as admire In its introductions [...]

    3. Absolutely gorgeous photographs document one of the great natural jewels of our country I grew up on the edge of appalachia, but this makes me want to dive into the heart of it Such a beautiful and biologically diverse area I m definitely going to be buying and treasuring this book.

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