Appalachian wilderness: the great Smoky Mountains
Here is a majestic portrait of the Appalachians -- from the wonders of its natural beauty to its fascinating history. In 48 Full-color Photographs of veiled mountains, lush woodlands, rushing highland streams, and fields of dazzling wildflowers, Eliot Porter captures the extraordinary beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the surrounding wilderness. Edward Abbey's text, filled with the sensitive insights and idiosyncratic perspective that characterize all his works, explores the human history of Appalachia, describing the native Cherokees and the mountaineers who followed them. In a moving epilogue, Harry Caudill discusses the lives of the mountain people today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EvalineAuerbach - LibraryThing
Noted photographer Porter's photos are shadowed by Edward Abbey's human history: industrial tourism and the harsh fate of the Cherokee Indians, sensitively told. For a complete collection of either ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carrieprice78 - LibraryThing
A delicious and visually-delightful book put together by Ed Abbey and the amazing photographer Eliot Porter. Abbey's musings on Appalachia were quite hilarious, but also quite sad at times as he ... Read full review
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