National Geographic Park Profiles Blue Ridge Range

Each National Geographic Park Profile captures the beauty of one of the United States' beloved national parks. Other installments in the series include books on the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Author: National Geographic Society

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 0792273524

Category: History

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Welcome to the ancient, rumpled realm of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With over 100 full-color photographs, plus detailed maps and firsthand information, this Park Profile is the preeminent book on the region. Writer Ron Fisher and photographer Richard Cooke guide you through the gentle mountains that rise in a sky-wash haze from Pennsylvania to northern Georgia. The New River, America's oldest stream, flows across the entire range while a 470-mile continuous span of skyline road leads from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Seven national forests harbor 130 species of trees and an astonishing diversity of mosses, fungi, flowering plants, and wildlife. Meet Cherokee Indians who continue the artistic traditions of their ancestors as well as descendants of European settlers who developed their own lasting heritage of folk crafts. Each National Geographic Park Profile captures the beauty of one of the United States' beloved national parks. Other installments in the series include books on the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Blue Ridge Folklife

Created by the collision of plates of the earth's crust, the Blue Ridge, before
volcanic melting (in some areas) and constant weathering eroded the range to its
present height, probably stood as high as the Himalayas stand today. Its rock (
mostly ...

Author: Ted Olson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604739029

Category: Social Science

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In the years immediately preceding the founding of the American nation the Blue Ridge region, which stretches through large sections of Virginia and North Carolina and parts of surrounding states along the Appalachian chain, was the American frontier. In colonial times, it was settled by hardy, independent people from several cultural backgrounds that did not fit with the English-dominated society. The landless, the restless, and the rootless followed Daniel Boone, the most famous of the settlers, and pushed the frontier westward. The settlers who did not migrate to new lands became geographically isolated and politically and economically marginalized. Yet they created fulfilling lives for themselves by forging effective and oftentimes sophisticated folklife traditions, many of which endure in the region today. In 1772 the Blue Ridge was the site of the Watauga Association, often cited as the first free and democratic non-native government on the American continent. In 1780 Blue Ridge pioneers helped win the Revolutionary War for the patriots by defeating Patrick Ferguson's army of British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. When gold was discovered in the southernmost section of the Blue Ridge, America experienced its first gold rush and the subsequent tragic displacement of the region's aboriginal people. Having been spared by the coincidence of geology and topography from the more environmentally damaging manifestations of industrialization, coal mining, and dam building, the Blue Ridge region still harbors scenic natural beauty as well as vestiges of the earliest cultures of southern Appalachia. As it describes the most characteristic and significant verbal, customary, and material traditions, this fascinating, fact-filled book traces the historical development of the region's distinct folklife. Ted Olson is a college instructor, folklorist, freelance writer, and former Blue Ridge Parkway ranger.
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Nature Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

ECOSYSTEMS Following the Blue Ridge Mountains for 469 miles, the Parkway
passes through five mountain ranges in ... in the United States With an elevation
range from roughly 650 feet at the James River to 6,047 feet at Richland Balsam,
 ...

Author: Ann Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762793624

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The stunning wildlife along the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts more than 14 million annual visitors from near and far for viewing and photographing opportunities. This information-packed, pocket-size field guide features more than 200 species of mammals, birds, insects, fish, wildflowers, mushrooms and more in a convenient, portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, species are arranged by family to aid in quick identification. This book also includes ecosystem and geology information about the park as well as suggested nature hikes. This is the perfect nature guide for your next trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Summary of the Hydrogeology of the Valley and Ridge Blue Ridge and Piedmont Physiographic Provinces in the Eastern United States

Gneiss - granite hydrogeologic terrane - - Interquartile range in yield to
nondomestic wells 8 to 32 gal / min . Includes geologic units that are
predominantly basalt , gneiss , granite , phyllite , rhyolite , and shale Valley and
Ridge Physiographic ...

Author: Lindsay A. Swain

Publisher: U S Geological Survey

ISBN: 060798077X

Category: Nature

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Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 2

Bright spots of red and an occasional blue peek from the forest floor and
undergrowth . Late August is harvest time when brightly ... point on Grandfather
Mountain , and the highest altitude of the Blue Ridge Range . Two rock outcrops
known to ...

Author: William Lord

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897321197

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.
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Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 1

Range A group of mountains defined by surrounding lowlands and forming a
major drainage divide , or , of sufficient extent and prominence to be classified as
a range . The Parkway traverses the following ranges : Blue Ridge , Black ...

Author: William Lord

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897321189

Category: Travel

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The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.
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Bicycling the Blue Ridge

A Guide to the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway Elizabeth Skinner,
Charlie Skinner ... The first 10 miles of Skyline Drive climb Dickey Ridge before
connecting with the Blue Ridge mountain range at Compton Gap (Milepost 10.4).

Author: Elizabeth Skinner

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897326186

Category: Travel

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There is no ribbon of highway more ideal for cycling than the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, and Bicycling the Blue Ridge by Elizabeth and Charlie Skinner covers every inch of the 574-mile path between Front Royal, Virginia, and Cherokee, North Carolina. Written with racers, touring cyclists, and recreational cyclists in mind, this new edition continues as the definitive guide to a cyclist’s dream road, offering completely updated information on lodging, bike shops, campgrounds, and more.
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The Virginias

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Author: Jedediah Hotchkiss

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433111687749

Category: Virginia

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The American Journal of Science

range of mountains here , known as the “ Blue Ridge Range , " to consist of , ( 1 )
the real Blue Ridge on the southeast borderthe long water - shed between the
valley and Piedmont Counties - between Rockbridge on the northwest and ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924093039265

Category: Science

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The American Journal of Science and Arts

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known as the “ Blue Ridge Range , " to consist of , ( 1 ) the real Blue Ridge on the
southeast borderthe long water - shed between the valley and Piedmont
Counties ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106434772

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume 1

The name is also given to a Poa , a permanent grass found in Europe and range
of mountains in the eastern part of the North ... The southern portion of the Blue
probably represented , in the minds of the people Ridge Range was the theater
of ...

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New American Supplement to the Latest Edition of the Encyclop dia Britannica

BLUE LAWS , laws of severe strictness once BLUE RIDGE , the most easterly
range of the commonly believed to have been made by the Appalachian
Mountains in the United States . It colonial legislature of New Haven . They were |
forms a ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082033725

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

county-by-county distribution of each species of orchid discussed in the book is
specified on a range map. Within the boundaries of the area treated in this book
is the land between the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies, which is called the
Ridge ...

Author: Stanley L. Bentley

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620350

Category: Nature

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This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentley's many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including one discovered by Bentley and named after him--found in a region encompassing western Virginia and North Carolina and eastern West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The entry for each orchid provides the plant's scientific and common names, a description of the flower (including color, shape, and size), and information on the time of flowering, range, and typical habitat, all in the context of the southern mountains. A range map accompanies each description, and Bentley's own superb photographs are an additional aid to identification. Using straightforward language yet incorporating the most up-to-date scientific information and nomenclature, the book will be welcomed by amateur naturalists or professional botanists looking for species in the field and by those who simply enjoy photographs of beautiful wildflowers.
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Final Report Ordered by Legislature 1891

IV ) sandstone with the quartzite of the Blue Ridge at Harper ' s Ferry . will consult
their sketch map and sections published in ... 2 , page 320 ) shows the Chazy
and Trenton with their characteristic fossils on the east side of the range (
between ...

Author: Geological Survey of Pennsylvania

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4196185

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Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains

A Guide for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah
National Park, and Neighboring Areas ... Through most of its course , the Blue
Ridge range forms an abrupt wall of steep mountains rising dramatically from the
 ...

Author: Marcus B. Simpson

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025159925

Category: Nature

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Suggests locales for finding specimens of the over 300 species of birds residing in this region
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The World wide Encyclopedia and Gazetteer

504 BLUE GRASS - BLUFFTON ging , and bespoke the kindly consideration of
all | internally . ... The southern portion of the Blue probably represented , in the
minds of the people Ridge Range was the theater of some of the most of various
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Author: William Harrison De Puy

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112087526585

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

This railroad penetrates the great primary range of mountains , the Blue Ridge ,
at Lynchburg , and then follows the course of the Great Valley , southwestward ,
to Knoxville and Chattanooga , in Eastern Tennessee . This Great Valley , of ...

Author: American Philosophical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000272378

Category: Learned institutions and societies

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Explorer s Guide Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Fourth Edition

... reaching up to 10 miles wide, and bordered on all sides by large, tangled
mountain ranges and huge tracts of public lands. ... side of this valley, the
mountains rise again as the Unicoi/Smoky Range meets the western end of the
Blue Ridge.

Author: Jim Hargan

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577884

Category: Travel

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In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. Spend some time in the woods in two of the most popular national parks in the country—Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll find the best scenic drives, boating, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, and golf, and great local produce, crafts, music, historic homes, and museums in brick-fronted downtowns and bucolic artists’ colonies.
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