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The Appalachian Trail Reader

USE628
David Emblidge
Oxford University Press
1997
382
0195100905
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A multi-faceted companion to the Appalachian Trail, featuring essays by literary luminaries, trail diaries and a practical trail guide.
$29.95

North to Katahdin

USE368
Eric Pinder
Milkweed Editions
2005
178
1571312803
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Pinder, a native New Englander and former coordinator for the Appalachian Mountain Club, combines anecdote, interview, natural history, commentary on conservation and future prospects for Katahdin and surrounding Baxter State Park in this homage to the mountain and to Thoreau, who ventured into the Maine woods in 1846.
$15.95

A Walk in the Woods

USE01
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
1999
276
0767902521
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

The Appalachian Trail, Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

USE626
Brian King
Rizzoli International
2012
334
0847839036
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Through text, maps and more than 300 stunning photos, this tribute celebrates the nature, history and significance of the country’s most beloved trail. Includes a foreword by Bill Bryson and a full-size, removable National Park Service map of the trail.
$50.00

Appalachian Trail Wall Map

USE649
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Globes
2013
1
1597755400
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A decorative wall map of the AppalachianTrail produced in the hallmark National Geographic style.
$14.99

AMC White Mountain Guide, Hiking Trails in the White Mountain National Forest

USE395
Gene Daniell (Editor), Steven D. Smith (Editor)
Appalachian Moutain Club
2012
656
1929173229
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An award-winning, compact and comprehensive guide to 500 trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, bundled with six topographic maps.
$24.95

America's Great Hiking Trails

USA563
Karen Berger
Rizzoli International
2014
336
0789327414
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This gorgeous presentation of America’s greatest hiking trails spans 49 states, 8 national parks and more than 50,000 miles of terrain. Each of the 40 featured trails is accompanied by descriptions, suggestions for hiking trips, a map and photo gallery. The lavish photographs are to the credit of Bart Smith, the only person to have hiked all 11 National Scenic Trails from end to end.
$50.00

Exploring the Appalachian Trail, Hikes in the Southern Appalachians: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee

USE629
Doris Gove
Stackpole Books
2013
381
0811710637
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy guide to 32 Appalachian Trail hikes in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee featuring topographic maps, directions, landmarks, side trails and shelters. Fully updated second edition.
$21.95

Exploring the Appalachian Trail, Hikes in the Virginias, Virginia and West Virginia

USE630
David Lillard
Stackpole Books
2013
417
0811710661
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy guide to 46 Appalachian Trail hikes in Virginia and West Virginia featuring topographic maps, directions, landmarks, side trails and shelters. Fully updated second edition.
$21.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

USS363
Kevin Adams
Falcon Press
2013
306
0762770864
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide in the popular series covering many of the nation's national parks.
$19.95

Hikes in Southern New England, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont

USE627
David Emblidge
Stackpole Books
2012
292
0811710653
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This fully updated guide includes 27 great day hikes and overnight backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. For each hike, it provides topographic maps, landmarks and itineraries.
$21.95

Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York

USE632
Glenn Scherer
Stackpole Books
2013
371
0811711293
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This fully updated guide includes 41 great overnight backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. For each hike, it provides topographic maps, directions, landmarks and itineraries.
$21.95

Birth of a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains

USE24
Carlos C. Campbell
University of Tennessee Press
1994
184
0870498150
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Great Smoky Mountains national park is among the nation's favorites. This is the story of how the beloved park came to be.
$18.95

Far Appalachia, Following the New River North

USM104
Noah Adams
Bantam Doubleday
2002
256
0385320132
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The host of NPR's All Things Considered travels the New River by car, bicycle, and canoe, investigating Appalachian history, ecology and local flavor along the way.
$16.00

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

TVL510
Chris Santella
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
2010
224
158479853X
HARD COVER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Santella (Once in a Lifetime Trips) includes insider tips, color illustrations and concise descriptions of 50 hikes from the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan to the Amalfi Coast.
$24.95

Our Southern Highlanders

USE22
Horace Kephart
University of Tennessee Press
1977
530
0870492039
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Strangers in High Places, The Story of the Great Smoky Mountains

USE25
Michael Frome, Stephen Kraft (Illustrator)
University of Tennessee Press
1994
392
0870498061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging history of the Great Smokies, covering its original settlement by Europeans, and much local color on the lively history of pioneers, rascals, scientists and naturalists.
$29.95

The Appalachian Trail, Hiking the People's Path

USE722
Ron Tipton (Foreword), Bart Smith (Photographer)
Rizzoli International
2017
224
0847859177
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Capturing the trail-walker's experience, this coffee table book features 170 high-definition images that transport readers onto the path. The perfect book for someone who dreams of hiking the trail.
$19.95

Another Country, Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains

USE32
Christopher Camuto
Henry Holt and Company
2000
386
0820322377
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Christopher Camuto makes a journey into the southern Appalachians, the land from which the Cherokee Indians were expelled. Camping at the heights of the Smoky Mountains during the winter, Camuto uses his days of solitude to try to reflect on the land as the Cherokees might have.
$25.95

Grandma Gatewood's Walk, The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

USE625
Ben Montgomery
Chicago Review Press
2014
227
1613747187
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Meet Emma Gatewood, the first person to walk the entire Appalachian Trail three times. Also of note, she was in her late 60s on her first trek. Gatewood’s invectives of the trail’s unkempt passages led to increased maintenance and, most likely, saved the trail from extinction.
$26.95

Flight Behavior

USM205
Barbara Kingsolver
HarperCollins
2013
436
0062124269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kingsolver's latest follows a housewife worn down by the oppressive poverty of her failing Appalachian farm in rural Tennessee, only to experience a mysterious event that ignites a firestorm among religious and environmental groups alike.
$16.99

The Blue Valley, A Collection of Stories

USS303
Robert Morgan
Scribner
2000
176
0743204220
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Thirteen tales evoking life in the Southern Appalachians. Morgan delves into the region's Civil War past as well as quotidian contemporary life for his rich cast of characters.
$13.95

The Land Breakers

USE631
John Ehle
Random House
2014
408
1590177630
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This highly praised piece of historical fiction, set in the mountain territory of North Carolina, follows a group of early settlers as they left the auspices of the American colonies for the wilderness.
$17.95

Walking to Gatlinburg

USS454
Howard Frank Mosher
Crown
2011
352
0307450686
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mosher spins a tale of adventure, intrigue and history ion this absorbing account of 17-year-old Morgan Kinneson and his trek south from Vermont to the Great Smoky Mountains in search of his missing brother, disappeared from the Union Army.
$16.00

Mountains of the Heart, A Natural History of the Appalachians; 20th Anniversary Edition

USE643
Scott Weidensaul
2016
336
1938486889
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching across five hundred million years of history to show how time has shaped one of America's most iconic landscapes.
$17.95

Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics

USE639
Sarah Mittlefehldt
University of Washington Press
2014
280
0295994304
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Mittlefehldt underscores how the Appalachian Trail, which began as a grassroots project and required unprecedented levels of community involvement, serves as a shining example of public-private collaboration.
$24.95

A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains

USE23
Harry L. Moore
University of Tennessee Press
1988
192
0870495585
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

Appalachian Trail Trees & Wildflowers

USE638
Waterford Press Inc.
Waterford Press
2012
1583556680
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out reference features flora and fauna that travelers will likely encounter on the Appalachian Trail.
$7.95

Central Appalachian Wildflowers, A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers of the Central Appalachian Mountains

USE285
Barbara Medina, Victor Medina
Falcon Press
2002
256
0762710829
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks.
$19.95

Appalachian Trail

USE695
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
2009
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Profiling the entire length of the five-million-step journey, National Geographic uncovers the Appalachian Trail's remotest sections in brilliant cinematography. Runtime: 50 minutes.
$19.95

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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

Evensong

USE27
Gail Godwin
Ballantine Books
2000
405
0345434773
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A moving novel set in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. It's the story of a woman pastor at a local church and her struggles in the bond of marriage and the quest for religious faith. The bestseller is filled with the insight and compassion Godwin is known for.
$17.00

Trail of Tears, The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

USE21
John Ehle
Doubleday
1989
424
0385239548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Cherokee Americans, The Eastern Band of Cherokees in the Twentieth Century

USE20
John R. Finger
University of Nebraska Press
1992
247
0803268793
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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."
$19.95

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map

USE29
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2014
2
092587387X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, detailed map of the North Carolina national park, shown at a scale of 1:70,000.
$11.95

The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company, A Story of George Washington's Times

USS54
Charles Royster
Vintage Books
2000
627
0679753052
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of an enterprise that was conjured by "schemers and dreamers" to drain and develop the Dismal Swamp, a vast area along the Virginia and North Carolina border.
$16.00

Cold Mountain

USS74
Charles Frazier
Grove Press
2006
449
0802142842
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

North Carolina, A History

USS126
William Stevens Powell
University of North Carolina Press
1988
231
0807842192
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short history of North Carolina for the general reader, published in celebration of the bicentennial and revised by the author in 1988.
$21.00

North Carolina Map

USS128
Universal Map Enterprises
Rand McNally
2
0762512954
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of North Carolina at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$7.95

The Height of Our Mountains, Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley

USS295
Michael P. Branch, Daniel J. Philippon
Johns Hopkins University Press
1998
460
0801856914
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse anthology and portrait of the region, covering from 1612 to 1996.
$30.00

Insiders' Guide to Virginia's Blue Ridge

USS302
Mary Alice Blackwell, Anne Causey
Globe Pequot Press
2005
560
0762734604
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide to the region, now in its eighth edition.
$16.95

Shenandoah National Park Map

USS304
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2015
2
0925873861
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the park, shown at a scale of 1:75,000. Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Presidential Range, Gorham Map

USE393
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566951577
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hikers map of White Mountain National Forest, Mount Washington and the Presidential Range at a scale of 1:63,360.
$11.95

Franconia Notch, Lincoln Map

USE394
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566951569
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hikers map of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail from Hanover to Crawford Notch State Park, including White Mountain National Forest, and the Pemigewasset and Sandwich Range wilderness areas.
$11.95

The National Parks, Our American Landscape

USA388
Ian Shive
2011
224
1608870219
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Beautifully presented in a 10 x 14 volume, these 200 sumptuous photographs by National Parks Association photographer Ian Shive, artfully organized by color and theme, celebrate the diversity of America's natural treaures.
$24.95

Wildflowers of Tennessee, The Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians

USS527
Den Horn (Editor)
Lone Pine Press
2005
496
1551054280
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Sponsored by the Tennessee Native Plant Society, this comprehensive field guide will be useful throughout the eastern USA, from Mississippi to West Virginia. Features: 800 color photographs, 96 line drawings, 3 full-color state and regional maps.
$22.95

Appalachian Trail, Mount Carlo to Pleasant Pond

USE675
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756490
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 140 miles of Maine’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Twelfth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, East Mountain to Hanover

USE674
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756474
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 160 miles of Vermont’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Tenth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Pleasant Pond to Katahdin

USE673
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756504
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 145 miles of Maine’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Thirteenth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Hanover to Mount Carlo

USE672
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756482
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 170 miles of New Hampshire’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Eleventh in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Schaghticoke Mountain to East Mountain

USE676
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756466
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 145 miles of Connecticut and Massachusetts' Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Ninth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Swatara Gap to Delaware Water Gap

USE677
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
159775644X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 125 miles of Pennsylvania's Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Seventh in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Raven Rock to Swatara Gap

USE678
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756431
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers 135 miles of Pennsylvania's Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Sixth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap to Schaghticoke Mountain

USE679
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756458
MAP
Reference
8/28/2015
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers New Jersey and New York's Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Eighth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Calf Mountain to Raven Rock

USE680
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756423
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Fifth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Bailey Gap to Calf Mountain

USE681
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756415
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers a section of Virginia’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Fourth in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Damascus to Bailey Gap

USE682
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756407
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers a section of Virginia’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Third in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Davenport Gap to Damascus

USE683
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756393
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers a section of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Second in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain to Davenport Gap

USE684
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756385
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in booklet form, this handy topographic map covers a section of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee’s Appalachian Trail, with detailed depictions of shelter locations, campsites and elevation profiles. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. First in the 13-map series.
$14.95

Cabins in the Laurel

USE31
Muriel Earley Sheppard, Bayard Wootten (Photographer), John Ehle (Introduction)
University of North Carolina Press
1991
287
0807843288
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$35.00