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Appalachia: A History Of Mountains And People

APPALACHIA: A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINS AND PEOPLE offers an unprecedented look at both the natural and human history of America's mountain home. With Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek as narrator, magnificent visuals, colorful stories and insightful interviews with experts like author Barbara Kingsolver and Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist E.O. Wilson, the cast of scientists, historians and artists weaves a surprising tale that twists and climbs like a mountain road. APPALACHIA is the story of the black bear and the salamander, of the Iroquois and the Cherokee, of Revolutionary War heroes and Civil War atrocities, of brutal industrial logging and furious labor battles. The extraction of natural resources has pushed Appalachia to the brink, but the region's diversity, ingenuity and strength of spirit endure. This four-part series isn't just the story of Appalachia: It is a window into our struggle to find a proper relationship with the natural world.

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