Robert Morgan, a leading author of volumes of poetry, stories, novels and biographies, notes, “This volume is both a practical guide for those discovering the area and a work of art commensurate with the grandeur of the mountain itself.” The author has worked on Grandfather Mountain, an iconic North Carolina peak, for decades, and, as Vicky Jarrett says, it is presented, “with a passion and depth that can only come from being shaped by the mountain.” The book includes more than 200 contemporary and historical photographs, maps, a guide to hiking its mountain trails, as well as material to help understand its plant and animal species and to photograph the mountain. It is great to have a coffee table book that so well combines a beautiful presentation with worthy substance.
Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 290 pages with an index, maps, and color and black-and-white photos. Oversized hardback with dust jacket