Blue Ridge Nature Notes: Selections from Blue Ridge Nature Journal

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In this enthralling selection of essays and full-color paintings drawn from the critically acclaimed Blue Ridge Nature Journal, George and Elizabeth Ellison call upon a lifetime of outdoor experiences to illuminate the extraordinary natural history of the Blue Ridge Mountains. George's absorbing essays offer insight into the region's geologic origins, plants, animals and related Cherokee and settler lore while Elizabeth's artwork provides an evocative journey through the heart of this celebrated region. Take this volume along with you as you experience the natural majesty of the Blue Ridge.
ISBN: 9781596293311
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Natural History
Images: 44
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 4.875 (w) x 6.625 (h)
George and Elizabeth Ellison live in the mountains of Western North Carolina adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Columns written by George appear in the Asheville Citizen-Times; Chinquapin: The Newsletter of the Southern Appalachian; and the Smoky Mountain News. He conducts annual natural and human history workshops for the North Carolina Arboretum, Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University, Smoky Mountain Field School, and North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Elizabeth has owned and operated Elizabeth Ellison Watercolors, a gallery-studio on the town square in Bryson City, North Carolina, since 1976. She has exhibited and sold her art widely throughout the United States. Utilizing both traditional and oriental techniques, she depicts the varied plants, animals, human inhabitants and landscapes of the Smokies region and beyond. She is the cover artist for Niche Gardens of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an award-winning nursery, and was the real-life watercolorist for the character "Alice" in the movie Songcatcher filmed in Western North Carolina.
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