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Published: Nov 15 2017
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Amy Duernberger, a longtime lover of the outdoors, has been hiking and researching the Appalachian mountains for more than twenty years, also serving as a volunteer in balds conservation efforts. She has worked for the National Park Service on the Blue Ridge Parkway and now lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She holds a master's degree in library and information science from the University of South Carolina.
"I can assure any reader with a serious interest in balds that this is a 'must have' and 'must read' book. Nicely illustrated and featuring a number of helpful features such as maps, a bibliography, guidance on the difficulty of hikes, and recommended websites . . . This work will be a literary window opening before the nature lover a world of wonder."—Carolina Mountain Life
"These mysterious, treeless mountain vistas have captivated visitors and scientists for decades. Fortunately, they also captured the attention of Amy Duernberger. Her guide melds science, cultural history, and travel tips, and offers a clarion conservation call. Now everyone can 'bag' the whole set! Let Duernberger be your guide to these vanishing treasures."—Travis Knowles, Francis Marion University
"At last, a popular book that focuses on these magnificent natural communities of the Southern Appalachians. Duernberger not only addresses the topics of balds origins, history, and special biological significance but also provides practical information on where and how to visit these landscapes. Perhaps most importantly, she emphasizes the sense of awe and wonder experienced by both early explorers and today's travelers in visiting these extraordinary areas."—Peter D. Weigl, professor of biology emeritus, Wake Forest University
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