Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
A classic identification guide, which uses a simple dichotomous key for identification. With 1,075 mostly black-and-white drawings, it covers the Northeast and Great Lakes region, south to Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and most of Tennessee.
The Great Smoky Mountains, A Visual Journey
The Mandrell husband-and-wife photography team feature remarkable photographs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in this new coffee table book. Their images span all four seasons and show the wonderful park's awe-inspiring sight.
Set in North Carolina, this is the best-selling novel of a wounded Confederate soldier who abandons the front line and journeys home to his prewar sweetheart. In spare, eloquent prose, Frazier describes the strong bond between a man and the land.
Our Southern Highlanders
A classic book of history and folklore of the mountaineers of the southern Appalachians. Kephart is considered the premier folklorist and historian of the area. First published in the 1910s.
A Walk in the Woods
The entertaining account of Bryson's hike up the Appalachian trail, combining biting satire with a certain warmth. A fond memoir and a very entertaining read.
This is Where We Live, Short Stories by 25 Contemporary North Carolina Writers
A collection of short stories from the last 15 years. Includes pieces by Philip Gerard, Heather Ross Miller and June Spence.
Cherokee Americans, The Eastern Band of Cherokees in the Twentieth Century
A history of the remnant of Cherokees that stayed behind in North Carolina when their brethren made the arduous trip to the West along the "Trail of Tears."
Trail of Tears, The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
The history of the Cherokee, from their first settlement in the Southeast to their forced exile from Georgia to the West; it makes for a heartbreaking story of history, politics and power.
A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains
For those interested in rocks, this is a nice companion for a trip to the Great Smokies. It offers a wealth of geological information, all based on what a visitor can see with his or her own eyes.
Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights) but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Smoky Mountains National Parks.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map
A durable, detailed map of the North Carolina national park, shown at a scale of 1:70,000.
National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography, Digital Edition
Fitzharris shares his tips for capturing and processing flawless images of nature in this detailed guide, with hundreds of brilliant color photographs.
Cabins in the Laurel
The true story of a woman and her mining engineer husband, who moved from New York to the mountains of North Carolina in 1928. This account of early 20th-century Appalachian life is complemented by 128 photographs of the region.
Birth of a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains national park is among the nation's favorites. This is the story of how the beloved park came to be.
Central Appalachian Wildflowers, A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers of the Central Appalachian Mountains
A colorful field guide to the wildflowers of the Appalachians that features 264 species of wildflowers, found from Massachusetts to northern Virginia. With color photographs, drawings and descriptions.
Appalachian Trail Trees & Wildflowers
Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out reference features flora and fauna that travelers will likely encounter on the Appalachian Trail.
Saints At The River
Few are better at writing Southern life than Ron Rash. In his second novel, a 12-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River. As her hometown is thrown into the national spotlight, the girl's parents demand that her body be recovered. Environmentalists are convinced the operation would cause permanent damage to the river. Winner of the Weatherford Award for Best Novel.
Great Smoky Mountains Wildlife
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 creatures often seen in the Great Smoky Mountains.