Research & Resources

This page is being used to post materials that will likely be interesting and helpful to readers of Whence These Special Places?  Just click on the links shown below.  The resources include Bill Jacobs’  more-academic discussion of the geologic history of the broader Appalachians, for those who want to dig deeper and more broadly than in Whence These Special Places?  In addition, Bill expects that continued research will result, over time, in refinements of the information presented in the book, as well as analyses of new Special Places.  Additional items that should be posted during 2020 include the final research report on his study of Shining Rock with UNCA’s Brittani McNamee.  So check back to see what else gets added.