Category Archives: Environment and Nature Studies

Book Tour Dates for Mike Guillerman, Author of Face Boss: The Memoir of a Western Kentucky Coal Miner

2009 Book Signing Dates Sat., April 11, 2pm-4pm Barnes & Noble 624 South Green River Rd. Evansville, IN Sat., April 18, 9am-4pm Southern Kentucky Book Fest Sloan Convention Center Bowling Green, KY Sat., April 25, 10am-2pm Henderson County Public Library 101 South Main Henderson, KY Sat., April 25, 3pm-5pm Matt’s News & Gifts Henderson, KY Sat., May 2, 10am-1pm Crittenden County Library Marion, ...

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Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley

In sixteen thoroughly engaging essays, naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales ventures far and wide among the richly diverse flora and fauna of his native Tennessee Valley. Whether describing the nocturnal habits of the elusive whip-poor-will, the pivotal role the hedge plant Osage orange played in a key Civil War ...

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Home for the Holidays in Appalachia

Thirteen states between (and including) parts of New York and Mississippi constitute the enigmatic Appalachian region—home to the beautiful mountain system that shares its name. It is a region that has produced some of the most talented writers, gifted artisans, and richest lore in the world. The University of Tennessee Press is pleased to be ...

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Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey down the Cumberland

The idea for Coldhearted River evolved from my previous book Paddling the Tennessee River, about a similar journey on what I thought would be a similar river. Three elements made the Cumberland voyage much different than I had expected: the weather, the physical scenery and character of ...

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Cleaning America's Air: Progress and Challenges

“Somewhere along these last decades global warming has become not just a potentially significant problem—now it’s showing up in the real world. Glaciers all over the world are melting. Within 15 years there will be no snows of Kilimanjaro. . . . . The same thing is happening in ...

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