Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming Robert Brandt for a discussion and signing of his book, Natural Nashville: A Guide to the Greenways and Nature Parks.Beneath the veneer of Music City, USA and the Athens of the South that each year draws more than 10 million visitors is a stunningly beautiful natural landscape enjoyed by locals and outsiders alike. Nashville's 533 square miles include such varied areas as steep forested ridges, deep rich woods, soggy river bottoms, grassy meadows, and rocky mini-deserts. Much of this heterogeneous landscape is preserved in an ever-expanding award-winning network of greenways and parks. Natural Nashville explores them all. Whether you like to walk, run, hike, bicycle, canoe, bird watch, or just enjoy quiet time outdoors, this guide tells you where to go and what you will find when you get there. The proceeds of the book benefit Greenways for Nashville. Greenways for Nashville is a not-for profit member organization raising awareness of and private support for Nashville's greenways initiative. GFN works in partnership with the Metro Parks Department's Greenways Commission. The mission of GFN is to create, develop, protect, preserve and promote greenways systems in Nashville. Robert Brandt's books on the outdoors and travel include Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads, Middle Tennessee on Foot, and Compass American Guide - Tennessee. He is active in Nashville's greenways program and The Land Trust for Tennessee.