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Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The official website of the park will help you plan your trip and learn more about this unique place, an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage site.

Discover Life in America
Learn about the amazing number and nature of living organisms found in the Great Smokies, and how you could even volunteer as a "citizen scientist"

Friends of the Smokies
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assist the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect the park by raising funds and public awareness and by providing volunteers for needed projects.


Brown, Margaret Lynn. The Wild East: A Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains. University Press of Florida, 2000.

Kephart, Horace. Our Southern Highlanders. Outing Publishing Company, 1913.

Pierce, Daniel S. The Great Smokies: From Natural Habitat to National Park. University of Tennessee Press, 2000.

Wise, Kenneth, and Ron Petersen. A Natural History of Mount LeConte. University of Tennessee Press, 1998.

NGS Resources

Howard, David. "Smoky Mountain High." National Geographic Adventure (October 2002), 28-30, 32.

Harris, Nathan. "Essential Great Smokies: An Insider's Guide to the National Park." National Geographic Traveler (May/June 2001), 100-9.

Nickens, Edward T. "North Carolina's Hidden Great Smokies." National Geographic Adventure (May/June 2000), 103-5.

Thybony, Scott. Our Inviting Eastern Parklands. National Geographic Books, 1994.

Young, Gordon. "Great Smokies National Park: Solitude for Millions." National Geographic (October 1968), 522-49.