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New photo book explores images of wild Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A book with more than 120 colorful images is the first in a new Central Appalachian Natural History series coming from West Virginia University Press.WVU Press says Stephen Stevenson's "A Natural History of the Central Appalachians'' is a concise and accessible approach to the biology and ecology of the region's ridges, valleys and plateaus.It focuses on western and southwestern Virginia, eastern and central West Virginia, western Maryland, and a portion of south-central and southwestern Pennsylvania.
The newly published book also explores how human activity is affecting and could affect the region.Stephenson was a biology professor at Fairmont State University for 27 years and is now a research professor at the University of Arkansas. 
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