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Southern Appalachian Celebration: In Praise of Ancient Mountains: Old-Growth Forests, and Wilderness

Published by University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Southern Appalachian Celebration was created in collaboration with photographer James Valentine.  The world’s most famous biologist, Dr. E.O. Wilson of Harvard University, says:  “No book of my experience has ever caught the natural beauty and richness of southern Appalachia with greater exactitude.”

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Southern Appalachian Celebration


“Because this is a large, magnificent volume of lush photographs, it can be approached as simply an eye-catching book for the coffee table, to be browsed for its sheer beauty… “The succinct captions provided by Chris Bolgiano and accompanying text are essential companions to the photos, framing a context for each image and a narrative for the complete work.”  
— Tennessee Libraries

“Chris Bolgiano’s accompanying text … provides fascinating details about the locations highlighted by Valentine’s photographs.”  
 North Carolina Libraries

“This fine book is not only a collection of stunning photographs but also a natural history of a singular region.” 
— Library Journal