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Bales, Stephen Lyn. Natural Histories : Stories from the Tennessee Valley. With a foreword by Sam Venable. Outdoor Tennessee Series, ed. Jim Casada. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2007. 312 pp. ISBN 1572335610. $24.95 Natural Histories is comprised of sixteen essays, four for each season of the year, about the various plants and animals that can be found in the Tennessee Valley. The author, Stephen Lyn Bales, works at the Ijams Nature Center as a naturalist in Knoxville. He has
more » ... ously written columns about nature and the environment in local and regional newspapers. Bales is also an artist, as he provides his own illustrations which accompany the start of each chapter. He also created the cover art for the book. This book is part of the Outdoor Tennessee Series, published by the University of Tennessee Press. The series aims to promote a greater understanding of the environment. Bale paints a vivid picture about the natural world; this book is not just an encyclopedic explanation of plants and animals with the usual description of habitat, feeding habits, and life expectancy. Each essay begins with the animal or plant that he profiles, and somewhere in the course of the essay readers will find themselves learning about the human impact upon the featured organism on history and society and vice versa.