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Roan Mountain:: History of an Appalachian Treasure (Brief History) Paperback – November 16, 2011
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About the Author
Though a native of Maryland, the upper East Tennessee mountains have long been Jennifer Bauer's home. She is a three-time graduate of East Tennessee State University with degrees in biology, art, teaching and science education. Employed as a park manager at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, she began her career in the role of park interpretive specialist at Roan Mountain State Park for twenty-one years prior to promotion. Of utmost importance in her professional and personal life is becoming a good environmental and cultural educator, coupled with a strong belief in the importance of conservation and preservation. In 2007, Jennifer wrote Wildlife, Wildflowers and Wild Activities: Exploring Southern Appalachia, a collection of creative ways friends and families can explore the outdoors. She has two beautiful daughters and two granddaughters who are the joy of her life. Hiking, nature study, clogging, weaving, natural dyeing, spinning, watercolor painting and music are but a few pastimes of interest to her.
Top Customer Reviews
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Yes. I am biased. I enjoy Roan Mountain. I enjoy learning about Roan Mountain.
This book needed to be written and Jennifer Bauer is the only person that could have written "Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure". She has a great love for Roan Mountain and it comes through in the pages of this book.
Jennifer has worked and lived on Roan Mountain with an uncommon passion.
As a botanist she has studied the hugely diverse plant communities, from the moist, deep woods in the hollows at the base to the high alpine-like regions on top of the mountain.
She continues to share her passion for this mountain by helping promote a better understanding of the importance of this globally rare mountain.
If you have ever been to Roan Mountain you will truly appreciate the details and the added enjoyment that Jennifer brings you. She will show you so much more and answer your questions about the things that you thought you knew.
If you have never been to Roan Mountain, on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, let this book be your first look at this Appalachian Treasure. Then when you do make your trip to Roan Mountain your experience will be as big as the mountain.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am approaching 39 years in the Biology Department of a major university. I truly loved this book. Well written and very informative.Published 5 months ago by Fuzzybutt Sr.
Well written. Couldn't put this book full of history down until finished.Published 7 months ago by Becca
Good information, but I wanted more detail. The book's facts raised questions that could have easily been explained in footnotes.Published on July 12, 2013 by J. R. Ellis