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a. Preface
b. The Raven and the Bear
c. The Last Billion Years
d. The Indian Era
e. Man Lives on the Mountain
f. Return of the Natives
g. Life on the Rocks
h. Manmade Grasslands
i. Variations on a Forest Theme
j. Elements of the North
k. The Fire Forest
l. Biography of a Stream
m. The Seasons
n. The Future

   aa. Habitats of Shenandoah National Park
   ab. Ferns and Fern Allies
   ac. Herbaceous Flowering Plants
   ad. Trees and Shrubs
   ae. Fishes
   af. Reptiles and Amphibians
   ag. Birds
   ah. Mammals

o. Suggested Reading

Cover Photo by Ross Chapple
All drawings by Anne Lacey.

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Natural History Series

As the Nation's princiapl conservation agency, the Department of the Interior has basic responsiblity for most of our nationally owned public lands and natural resources. This includes fostering the wisest use of our land and water resources, protecting fish and wildlife, preserving the environmental and cultural values of our nationsl parks and historical places, and providing for the enjoyment of life through outdoor recreation. The Department assesses our energy and mineral resources and works to assure that their development is in the best interests of all our people. The Departmente also has a major responsibility for America Indian reservation communities and for people who live in Island Territories under U.S. administration.

About the Author

Napier Shelton, a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., is a dedicated naturalist with a special interest in ornithology. He holds an M.A. in plant ecology from Duke University and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Michigan.

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