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Growing with Gardening

by Bibby Moore The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Growing with Gardening offers step-by-step guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program for therapy, recreation, or education. Developed under the auspices of the North Carolina Botanical Garden,...


Trees of the South

by Charlotte Hilton Green The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Green's book is a delightful introduction to a knowledge of trees. The emphasis is, to a large extent, on the unique characteristics of trees and on unusual facts concerning their history and use. There are...


River of the Carolinas

by Henry Savage Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

The story of the Santee is, in fact, the story of a major part of the Carolinas east of the Appalachians, for the river drains an immense area of both states from the mountains to the ocean. Savage also describes...


Flowers of the South

by Wilhelmina F. Greene & Hugo L. Blomquist The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This book is composed of two sections: the first dealing with native wild flowers; the second, with the exotic or cultivated varieties. The descriptions accompanying the illustrations are concise and explicit...


How to Read a North Carolina Beach

by Orrin H. Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice & William J. Neal The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll...


The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

by Linda Garland Page & Hilton Smith The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses,...


Birds of the South

by Charlotte Hilton Green The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The late Charlotte Hilton Green was an early and influential champion of the Tar Heel state's natural environment, and her popular weekly column, 'Out-of-Doors in Carolina,' appeared in the Raleigh News and...


Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas

by Kevin G. Stewart & Mary-Russell Roberson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of...


A Southern Garden

by Elizabeth Lawrence The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2015)

The author believes gardening in the middle South, where seasons have no definite boundaries but merge imperceptibly, could and should be a year-round pleasure. She takes us through the cycle of seasons, telling...


Into the Sound Country

by Bland Simpson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2017)

Into the Sound Country is a story of rediscovery--of two North Carolinians returning to seek their roots in the state's eastern provinces. It is an affectionate, impressionistic, and personal portrait of the...


Shattering the Glass

by Pamela Grundy & Susan Shackelford The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play, Shattering the Glass is a sweeping chronicle of women's basketball in the United States. Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and...


The Life and Times of Sir Archie

by Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard & Manly Wade Wellman The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Few Americans triumphed more gallantly over odds, wore honors more gracefully, or were so honestly mourned after death than Sir Archie, forefather of such great horses as Man O'War, Gallant Fox, War Admiral,...


Rubber and the Making of Vietnam

by Michitake Aso The University of North Carolina Press (April 25, 2018)

Dating back to the nineteenth-century transplantation of a latex-producing tree from the Amazon to Southeast Asia, rubber production has wrought monumental changes worldwide. During a turbulent Vietnamese past,...


A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas

by Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette & Michael W. Hopping The University of North Carolina Press (February 23, 2018)

Mushrooms in the wild present an enticing challenge: some are delicious, others deadly, still others take on almost unbelievable forms. This field guide introduces 650 mushrooms found in the Carolinas--more...


Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and His Salem Clocks

by Frank P. Albright The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2017)

Eberhardt (1758-1839) was master clockmaker in Salem for more than thirty-eight years. Albright attributes more than thirty clocks to Eberhardt, building his evidence by a diligent reading of the Moravion records...


The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie J. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2017)

Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political...


Reading Football

by Michael Oriard The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Is football an athletic contest or a social event? Is it a game of skill, a test of manhood, or merely an organized brawl? Michael Oriard, a former professional player, asks these and other intriguing questions...


North Carolina's Barrier Islands

by David Blevins The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2017)

In this stunning book, nature photographer and ecologist David Blevins offers an inspiring visual journey to North Carolina's barrier islands as you have never seen them before. These islands are unique and...


The California Current

by Stan Ulanski The University of North Carolina Press (February 13, 2016)

The California Current--part of the large, swirling North Pacific gyre--flows slowly southward along the west coast of North America, stretching nearly 2,000 miles from southern British Columbia to the tip of...


Lessons from the Sand

by Charles O. Pilkey & Orrin H. Pilkey The University of North Carolina Press (March 14, 2016)

Ever wonder where sand comes from? Or why shells are colored differently? Or how to estimate the size of a wave? Featuring more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children, Lessons from the...


Grandfather Mountain

by Randy Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2016)

With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized...


Little Rivers and Waterway Tales

by Bland Simpson & Ann Cary Simpson The University of North Carolina Press (July 29, 2015)

Bland Simpson regales us with new tales of coastal North Carolina's "water-loving land," revealing how its creeks, streams, and rivers shape the region's geography as well as its culture. Drawing on deep family...


Gulf Stream Chronicles

by David S. Lee, Leo Schleicher & J. Christopher Haney The University of North Carolina Press (August 19, 2015)

Off the shore of Hatteras Island, where the inner edge of the Gulf Stream flows northward over the outer continental shelf, the marine life is unlike that of any other area in the Atlantic. Here the powerful...


Apostles of the Alps

by Tait Keller The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

Though the Alps may appear to be a peaceful place, the famed mountains once provided the backdrop for a political, environmental, and cultural battle as Germany and Austria struggled to modernize. Tait Keller...


Cattle Colonialism

by John Ryan Fischer The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2015)

In the nineteenth century, the colonial territories of California and Hawai'i underwent important cultural, economic, and ecological transformations influenced by an unlikely factor: cows. The creation of native...


Southern Appalachian Celebration

by James Valentine The University of North Carolina Press (September 26, 2011)

With this stunning collection of images of the Southern Appalachians, James Valentine presents an enduring portrait of the region's unique natural character. His compelling photographs of ancient mountains,...


Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

by Timothy Silver The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers...


A Chosen Path

by Mark Shapiro The University of North Carolina Press (September 17, 2010)

Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the...


The Battle for North Carolina's Coast

by Stanley R. Riggs, Dorothea V. Ames, Stephen J. Culver & David J. Mallinson The University of North Carolina Press (September 05, 2011)

The North Carolina barrier islands, a 325-mile-long string of narrow sand islands that forms the coast of North Carolina, are one of the most beloved areas to live and visit in the United States. However, extensive...


King Football

by Michael Oriard The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college...


Blue Ridge 2020

by Steve Nash The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

The mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge traces a 550-mile arc through Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. Along the way, it encompasses Shenandoah National Park,...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Martin V. Melosi The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of...


One Fantastic Ride

by Matt Bowers, Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner & Roy Williams The University of North Carolina Press (November 02, 2009)

One Fantastic Ride is a behind-the-scenes portrait of the unforgettable journey to the University of North Carolina's 2009 basketball national championship, the program's fifth NCAA Tournament title. Adam Lucas,...


The Complete Guide to Soccer Fitness and Injury Prevention

by Donald T. Kirkendall The University of North Carolina Press (July 15, 2011)

What are the best fuel foods for soccer players? What training regimen will best prepare young soccer players and improve their resistance to injuries? This comprehensive guide to health and fitness for soccer...


Mountain Nature

by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert The University of North Carolina Press (April 15, 2010)

The Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things--from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants, from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels, and from brawny black...


Gardening with Heirloom Seeds

by Lynn Coulter The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer's crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They're living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty...


Roy Underhill's The Woodwright's Shop Classic Collection, Omnibus E-book

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

For more than twenty-five years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional hand-tool woodworking. In six books and on his popular, long-running PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop, America's leading...


The Gulf Stream

by Stan Ulanski The University of North Carolina Press (September 08, 2008)

Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream,...


Crafting a Continuum

by Peter Held & Heather Sealy Lineberry The University of North Carolina Press (November 22, 2013)

The Arizona State University Art Museum is renowned for its extensive and notable craft collection and features international acquisitions in wood, ceramic, and fiber. This book, edited by the museum's curators,...


Carolina Basketball

by Adam Lucas The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2010)

Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season--when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown...


Life along the Inner Coast

by Robert L. Lippson & Alice Jane Lippson The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009)

For decades, marine scientists Robert and Alice Jane Lippson have traveled the rivers, backwaters, sounds, bays, lagoons, and inlets stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys aboard their trawler,...


The Armchair Birder

by John Yow The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2009)

While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows....


The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal

by John Yow The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2012)

With his distinctively witty, anecdotal, and disarming voice, John Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels--from North...


Game, Set, Match

by Susan Ware The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2011)

When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's "Battle of the Sexes" in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography...


The Woodwright’s Guide

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2011)

For thirty years, Roy Underhill's PBS program, The Woodwright's Shop, has brought classic hand-tool craftsmanship to viewers across America. Now, in his seventh book, Roy shows how to engage the mysteries of...


The Woodwright's Apprentice

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

For more than twenty years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft with muscle-powered tools. With his four previous books and his popular PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop, now in...


The Woodwright's Companion

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (July 01, 2011)

With The Woodwright's Companinon, Roy Underhill continues to demonstrate "how to start with a tree and an axe and make one thing after another until you have a house and everything in it." This volume features...


The Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

For more than ten years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft, or 'how to start with a tree and an axe and make one thing after another until you have a house and everything in it.'...


The Woodwright's Shop

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

Roy Underhill brings to woodworking the intimate relationship with wood that craftsmen enjoyed in the days before power tools. Combining historical background, folklore, alternative technololgy, and humor, he...


The Woodwright's Workbook

by Roy Underhill The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

Roy Underhill is America's best-known master of traditional woodcraft. Creator of the popular PBS series The Woodwright's Shop, Roy has inspired millions--from professional craftsman to armchair woodworker--with...