Format: Trade Paperback
Author: Doris Gove
Great Smoky Mountains Trivia
by Doris Gove
A new book called “Great Smoky Mountains Trivia” makes all kinds of facts about the nation’s most visited national park easily accessible and fun to learn. This book covers the odd and unusual aspects of the park, including facts about tipsy wasps, beaver lips, and swimming spores. Readers will be amused by the story of Scratch Britches Ridge and astonished by the unusual method the blue-tailed skink uses to keep eggs from drying out. If you’ve ever wondered what the largest animal in the park is, or what the most poisonous animal in the park is, or how many people die each year due to snake bite, or which Smokies bird has the longest song, then “Great Smokey Mountains Trivia” will provide answers to questions you never thought to ask.
The author, Doris Gove, is a biologist, hiker, writer, and editor living in Knoxville, Tennessee, between two great mountain ranges. She has taught biology, directed two nature centers, and written three hiking guides, and six children's books. She works as a science editor for The University of Tennessee and is the past president of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club.
Doris Gove is a biologist, hiker, writer, and editor living in Knoxville, Tennessee, between two great mountain ranges. She has done graduate research on water snakes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has a PhD in snake and lizard behavior. She has taught biology, directed two nature centers, and led hikes and nature programs for Elder Hostel, Smoky Mountains Wildflower Pilgrimage, Smoky Mountains Field School, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and many schools. She has written three hiking guides, all with an emphasis on natural history, and six children's books. The most recent are “My Mother Talks to Trees” and “The Smokies Yukky Book”. She works as a science editor for The University of Tennessee. Her volunteer work includes Appalachian Trail maintenance, past president of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, board membership in the Great Smoky Mountains Association and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. She is married to Jeff Mellor and has one daughter and one grandson.