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Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians

Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians

  • Author: Dennis Horn,David Duhl,Tavia Cathcart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781551059020
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 496
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"The official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society."

Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

A Pocket Field Guide

  • Author: Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493023969
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 252
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This field guide dedicated to wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the vibrant wildflower habitats along the Blue Ridge Parkway in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the wildflowers are arranged by color and family to aid in quick identification. With full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 16 million visitors who travel the Blue Ridge Parkway every year.

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Thirty Great Hikes

  • Author: Timothy P. Spira
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469622653
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms

Das verborgene Leben des Waldes

Das verborgene Leben des Waldes

Ein Jahr Naturbeobachtung

  • Author: David G. Haskell
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 395614080X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Die Welt in einer Nussschale: Über ein Jahr hat der amerikanische Biologe David Haskell einen Quadratmeter altgewachsenen Wald immer wieder besucht und bis ins Detail studiert. Ausgerüstet nur mit Objektiv, Lupe und Notizbuch, Zeit und Geduld, richtet der Biologe seinen Blick auf das Allerkleinste: Flechten und Moose, Tierspuren oder einen vorbeihuschenden Salamander, Eiskristalle oder die ersten Frühlingsblüten. Und entfaltet mit dem Wissen des Naturforschers und der Beschreibungskunst eines Dichters ein umfassendes Panorama des Lebens im Wald, des feingewobenen Zusammenlebens in einem jahrhundertealten Ökosystem. Eine Grand Tour zwischen Wissenschaft und Poesie, die die Natur in ihrer ganzen Komplexität und Schönheit erfahrbar macht. »David Haskell führt den Leser zu einer neuen Form der Naturbetrachtung, in der das Unsichtbare zum Vorschein kommt, das Kleine zu großen Fragen führt und die unendliche Komplexität und Schönheit alles Lebendigen sich immer deutlicher entfaltet.« E.O.Wilson

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee

  • Author: Edward W. Chester,S. Eugene Wofford,Joey Shaw
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 1621901009
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 813
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The product of twenty-five years of planning, research, and writing, Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee is the most comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date resource of its kind for the flora of the Volunteer State, home to nearly 2,900 documented taxa. Not since Augustin Gattinger’s 1901 Flora of Tennessee and a Philosophy of Botany has a work of this scope been attempted. The team of editors, authors, and contributors not only provide keys for identifying the major groups, families, genera, species, and lesser taxa known to be native or naturalized within the state—with supporting information about distribution, frequency of occurrence, conservation status, and more—but they also offer a plethora of descriptive information about the state’s physical environment and vegetation, along with a summary of its rich botanical history, dating back to the earliest Native American inhabitants. Other features of the book include a comprehensive glossary of botanical terms and an array of line drawings that illustrate the identifying characteristics of vascular plants, from leaf shape and surface features to floral morphology and fruit types. Finally, the book’s extensive keys are indexed by families, scientific names, and common names. The result is a user-friendly work that researchers, students, environmentalists, foresters, conservationists, and indeed anyone interested in Tennessee and its botanical legacy and resources will value for years to come. Edward W. Chester is professor emeritus of biology at Austin Peay State University, where he taught botany and curated the herbarium for more than forty-five years. B. Eugene Wofford is director of the University of Tennessee Herbarium and coauthor (with Professor Chester) of Guide to the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee. Joey Shaw is associate professor of biological and environmental sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dwayne Estes is associate professor of biology and curator of the herbarium at Austin Peay State University. David H. Webb is a retired biologist from the Tennessee Valley Authority. In addition, more than 20 experts from throughout the country contributed family or genera treatments, including Andrea Shea Bishop (rare species botanist, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation), Claude Bailey (associate professor, Jackson State Community College), Hal R. DeSelm (professor emeritus, University of Tennessee), Dennis Horn (amateur botanist and wildflower photographer, retired engineer), Chris Fleming (senior project scientist, BDY Environmental), Aaron Floden (graduate student, University of Tennessee), William H. Martin (professor emeritus, Eastern Kentucky University and former commissioner of Kentucky's Department of Natural Resources), Mary Patten Priestley (curator of the herbarium, The University of the South), and Edward Schilling (professor, University of Tennessee).

Wildflower

Wildflower

Geschichten aus meinem Leben

  • Author: Drew Barrymore
  • Publisher: Edel:Books
  • ISBN: 384190470X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Die mehrfach ausgezeichnete Schauspielerin Drew Barrymore erzählt die lustigsten, eindrucksvollsten und ergreifendsten Geschichten aus ihrem Leben. Angefangen bei ihrer Jugend als Kinderstar, über die skandalträchtigen Teenager-Jahre bis hin zu ihrem heutigen Leben als glückliche Mutter von zwei Töchtern. Wildflower ist ein Porträt von Drews Leben in einzelnen Geschichten, in denen sie zurückblickt auf ein bewegtes Leben voller Abenteuer, Herausforderungen und unglaublicher Erfahrungen. Weshalb das Wäschewaschen ihr, als sie mit 14 Jahren alleine lebte, möglicherweise das Leben rettete, wie sie in den Randbezirken von New Orleans einmal mit einem Wohnmobil unter einem Tankstellendach feststeckte, wie sie ganz persönlich Abschied von ihrem Vater nahm, der diese Rolle niemals erfüllte, weshalb sie mit Cameron Diaz auf der Suche nach dem ultimativen Adrenalinkick Fallschirmspringen ging – all diese und noch viele weitere Geschichten und Erfahrungen sind in Wildflower enthalten. Ein buntes Bouquet von Geschichten einer faszinierenden Frau, Mutter und Persönlichkeit. »Eine reine Freude ... Wenn Sie Drew Barrymore bisher nur sympathisch fanden ... nach der Lektüre ihrer Essays werden Sie sie vergöttern.« - New York Times Book Review

How to Be a Better Birder

How to Be a Better Birder

  • Author: Derek Lovitch
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691144486
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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Explains the best practices for bird identification including using the weather, geography, and radar.

The Reptiles of Tennessee

The Reptiles of Tennessee

  • Author: Matthew L. Niemiller,R. Graham Reynolds,Brian T. Miller
  • Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 366
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Tennessee's biotic diversity has been well documented in field guides dedicated to its wildflowers; trees, shrubs, and woody vines; mussels; fishes; amphibians; and birds. Glaringly absent from this assemblage, however, is an equivalent statewide guide to the remarkably diverse reptiles of the Volunteer State. This book fills that void by offering the first authoritative overview of all sixty native species of reptiles occurring in Tennessee. Both a field guide and a scientific reference, this definitive work will prove useful to professionals who work with reptiles for a living as well as those just curious about the various creatures living in their own backyards. The bulk of the book is devoted to individual species accounts, each of which includes a detailed range map and comprehensive information on identification, natural history, and conservation of the lizards, snakes, turtles, and alligator native to Tennessee. Also included is information on known introduced species and species whose presence in Tennessee is questionable. Vivid color photographs illustrate each species' various life stages. Introductory chapters provide an overview of reptile anatomy and life history, and of the geography, climate, and habitats in the state. Giving special attention to reptile conservation, the book highlights various threats to Tennessee's reptile species-- including the destruction of their habitats, malicious killing, the pet trade, hunting, and pollution--and describes the most common methods employed by herpetologists and wildlife biologists to safely capture and document reptiles in nature. Complete with a checklist that will help readers keep track of reptiles they discover, a glossary, and a list of recommended readings, organizations, and websites for those seeking additional information, Reptiles of Tennessee will prove an essential resource for teachers, biologists, and anyone having a stake in the conservation of biodiversity and the natural heritage of the Volunteer State and the nation.

Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science

Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Rettet die Vogelwelt

Rettet die Vogelwelt

  • Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783473461608
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 384
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Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia

  • Author: Timothy P. Spira
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807877654
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 540
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This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Picknick mit Bären

Picknick mit Bären

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641079233
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick für die Marotten von Menschen und Bären!

Psilocybinpilze der Welt

Psilocybinpilze der Welt

ein praktischer Führer zur sicheren Bestimmung

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783855026074
  • Category:
  • Page: 246
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Journal of Appalachian Studies

Journal of Appalachian Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Appalachian Region
  • Page: N.A
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Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science

Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science

  • Author: Tennessee Academy of Science
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

Highest Mountain in the Great Smokies

  • Author: Marci Spencer
  • Publisher: History Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 190
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Clingmans Dome towers over the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains as the highest point in both the national park and the state of Tennessee. The mountain holds an ancient allure--the Cherokee treasured it, as did early settlers, and it captivates throngs of visitors today. Scarred by logging, invasive species and modern pollution, the mountain endures. Through lush narratives and fascinating detail, author Marci Spencer presents the natural and human history of this iconic destination, including Senator Thomas Clingman's 1858 journey to measure the mountain and the 1934 birth of the park.

Ein Kind Gottes

Ein Kind Gottes

  • Author: Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644512310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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«Ein Leseerlebnis, so intensiv, dass es ästhetische Kategorien geradezu über den Haufen zu werfen scheint ... geschrieben in einer kostbaren, einfachen und doch poetischen Sprache.» (New Republic) Tennessee in den sechziger Jahren: Lester Ballard ist ein Ausgestoßener, einsam und gewalttätig. Als ihm nach und nach die Reste eines normalen Lebens abhandenkommen, wird er zum Höhlenbewohner, zum Serienmörder, schließlich zum Nekrophilen. Er gerät in Haft, in die Psychiatrie, in die Gewalt rachsüchtiger Männer. Lester Ballard, «vielleicht ein Kind Gottes, ganz wie man selbst». «McCarthy kartiert den schrecklichen Abstieg seines Helden mit Leidenschaft, Zärtlichkeit, Beredsamkeit und mit einem Humor, der perfekt zur bitteren Verschrobenheit des Südens passt.» (Times Literary Supplement) «Ein kraftvoller, talentierter Autor, dem es gelingt, Mitgefühl für seinen Helden zu erwecken, so schrecklich dessen Taten auch sind.» (Sunday Times) Cormac McCarthys vielleicht düsterster Roman – zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch

Verlorene

Verlorene

  • Author: Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644022615
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 736
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Knoxville/Tennessee: Anfang der fünfziger Jahre. In einem Slum am Ufer des Tennessee-Rivers lebt auf einem Hausboot Cornelius Suttree. Er ist so verloren wie seine Freunde. Eine archaische Welt im Schatten der rigiden, rassistischen Gesellschaft des amerikanischen Südens, geprägt durch Armut und brutalen Überlebenskampf. Dort ist der Tod alltäglich. Aber eigentlich steht im Mittelpunkt des Buches der Fluss, Lebensader und Styx: Suttree lebt vom Verkauf der Fische, doch allzu oft treibt eine Kinderleiche im Wasser. Im Schlamm, halb verborgen unter Giftsumach, und an den Abstürzen des Steilufers vegetieren die Außenseiter, die heroischen Überlebenskünstler; auf der anderen Seite des Flusses, hell erleuchtet und unerreichbar fern, liegt die moderne, die reiche Stadt.

Appalachian Heritage

Appalachian Heritage

A Magazine of Appalachian Life and Culture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Appalachian Region
  • Page: N.A
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