Clingmans Dome: Highest Mountain in the Great Smokies

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Clingmans Dome towers over the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains as the highest point in both the national park and the state of Tennessee. The mountain holds an ancient allure--the Cherokee treasured it, as did early settlers, and it captivates throngs of visitors today. Scarred by logging, invasive species and modern pollution, the mountain endures. Through lush narratives and fascinating detail, author Marci Spencer presents the natural and human history of this iconic destination, including Senator Thomas Clingman's 1858 journey to measure the mountain and the 1934 birth of the park.
ISBN: 9781609497880
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Natural History
Images: 94
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Holding a Master's of Science degree from East Tennessee State University, Marci Spencer is a volunteer for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Clingmans Dome. She has thirty years of independent nature study and received her certification as a Blue Ridge Naturalist from the North Carolina Arboretum. She has been a career Nurse Practitioner and currently is retired. George Ellison is an author of numerous History Press titles including the most recent, Permanent Camp. He has published articles in numerous publications, writing everything from poetry to natural and human history. He makes his home with his wife and artist Elizabeth in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
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