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Where There Are Mountains: An Environmental History of the Southern Appalachians by Donald Edward Davis.

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This is it! The one and only environmental history of our region by a very well respected scholar. It starts with developments in the 1500 and goes through the 1930s.  "Where There Are Mountains is an impressively researched and persuasively argued environmental history of Appalachia. . . . It is a fresh and original piece of work." - Ronald L. Lewis."Rigorous scholarship, accessible prose, and evocative description." - Appalachian Journal. "The southern Appalachian Mountains have been raped, robbed, and pillaged for centuries. Where There Are Mountains casts new light on a largely ignored subject, illustrating the cultural and environmental developments that have occurred in southern Appalachia from an interdisciplinary approach." - David Kimbrough.

Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2003. 352 pages with an Index, Bibliography, Notes, a map, an photos.