Wildsam Field Guides Great Smoky Mountains

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Our Great Smoky Mountains guide will give visitors new and deeper ways of seeing the country's most-visited national park. Featuring interviews with novelist Ron Rash and chef John Fleer, the book also includes the voices of wildlife biologists, Appalachian Trail through-hikers, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, candy-makers, and rafting outfitters, among others. Topics covered include biodiversity, Civil War tensions, fugitives, foraging, moonshine, Cherokee language preservation, threats to old-growth forests, and more.
ISBN: 9781467199049
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wildsam
State: Tennessee
Series: WildSam National Parks
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Taylor Bruce is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wildsam Field Guides. He grew up on his family farm on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Taylor studied writing at Vanderbilt University, and, after, wrote freelance for magazines such as Men’s Journal, Oxford American and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He took a full-time writer’s post at Southern Living in 2007. After moving to New York and pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, Taylor launched Wildsam out of his 500-square foot apartment in 2012. The original Nashville guide caught the attention of national media and thoughtful travelers alike, and in 2015, National Geographic awarded Wildsam the “Traveler 50” award. Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Robin, and two sons, Booker and Truett.