"This book will surely enhance any visit to these beautiful states. If someone reads as you drive along, you will travel more slowly. If you collect samples, it may take several summers for you to complete your trip." --Science Books & Films
About the Author
Born in 1927 in Orlando, Florida, Bradford B. Van Diver lived in New York state until age 18. He now lives with his wife at Highland Farms in Black Mountain, North Carolina, a retirement community in the Swannanoa Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Members of the Carolina Mountain Club, Van Diver and his wife hike almost every week on the many trails the mountains offer. They maintain a three-mile section of the Mountains-to-Sea trail near the Blue Ridge Parkway for the CMC and are involved in several other volunteer activities. They stay in shape by swimming several times a week at nearby Warren Wilson College. They are members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of AshevilleVan Diver continues to gain new understanding of the complex geology of his part of the Appalachians, and attempts, through teaching courses, to spread that knowledge.