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The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

by Glenn Morris The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches is an invaluable resource for every coastal traveler in the Tar Heel State. This descriptive guide to North Carolina's coastal counties goes far beyond the basics to showcase...


Backpacking Virginia

by Johnny Molloy The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Covering 40 of the best trips the state of Virginia has to offer, Backpacking Virginia provides all the information necessary for beginner and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from...


North Carolina Lighthouses

by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts & Bruce Roberts The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2019)

Of the over four dozen lighthouses that once marked the jagged shoreline of North Carolina, only nine still stand, watching over 300 miles of coast. These beacons are cherished monuments of North Carolina history....


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...


Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Leonard M. Adkins & J. Richard Wells The University of North Carolina Press (August 03, 2018)

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes...


Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas

by Paul E. Hosier The University of North Carolina Press (June 13, 2018)

This accessibly written and authoritative guide updates the beloved and much-used 1970s classic, Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas. In this completely reimagined book, Paul E. Hosier provides a rich, new reference...


Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

by Fred C. Fussell & Steve Kruger The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are the heart of a region where traditional music and dance are performed and celebrated as nowhere else in America. This guide puts readers on the trail to discover...


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...


Endless Caverns

by Douglas Reichert Powell The University of North Carolina Press (March 20, 2018)

For generations, enterprising people in the southern Appalachians have turned the region's extensive network of caves into a strange, fascinating genre of tourist attraction. Visitors pay admission to take a...


Living at the Water's Edge

by Barbara Garrity-Blake & Karen Willis Amspacher The University of North Carolina Press (February 23, 2017)

The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway received its designation in 2009, an act that stands as a testament to the historical and cultural importance of the communities linked along the North Carolina coast from...


Hot Peppers

by Richard Schweid The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009)

Smitten by a love of hot peppers, journalist Richard Schweid traveled to the capital of the U.S. hot sauce industry, New Iberia, Louisiana. This is Cajun country, and capsicum (as hot peppers are known botanically)...


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...


North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries

by D. G. Martin The University of North Carolina Press (September 02, 2016)

Want to eat like the locals? D. G. Martin has spent years traveling the major roadways of North Carolina, on the lookout for community, local history, and, of course, a good home-cooked meal. Here D. G. is your...


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...


NC 12

by Dawson Carr The University of North Carolina Press (February 10, 2016)

Connecting communities from Corolla in the north to Ocracoke Island in the south, scenic North Carolina Highway 12 binds together the fragile barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. Throughout its lifetime,...


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...


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...


Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont

by Georgann Eubanks The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2010)

Read your way across North Carolina's Piedmont in the second of a series of regional guides that bring the state's rich literary history to life for travelers and residents. Eighteen tours direct readers to...


Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina

by Georgann Eubanks The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

This concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North Carolina trilogy takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than our country and rich in cultural...


Farm Fresh Georgia

by Jodi Helmer The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2014)

The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public...


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...


Super-Scenic Motorway

by Anne Mitchell Whisnant The University of North Carolina Press (October 02, 2006)

The most visited site in the National Park system, the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina. According to most accounts, the Parkway...


Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks

by Stan Ulanski The University of North Carolina Press (September 26, 2011)

In this hands-on, how-to guide to fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks, expert fisherman Stan Ulanski combines his enthusiasm, his experience, and his scientific expertise to show anglers how to catch more fish....


An Outer Banks Reader

by David Stick The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 1998)

For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The...


Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

by Timothy P. Spira The University of North Carolina Press (May 16, 2011)

This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants,...


A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region

by Bruce A. Sorrie The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2011)

Featuring over 600 wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines, this user-friendly field guide is the first to focus on the rare, fragile lands and species of the Sandhills region of the Carolinas and Georgia....


The Coasts of Carolina

by Bland Simpson & Scott D. Taylor The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2010)

The Coasts of Carolina captures the vibrancy of the North Carolina oceanfront, sound country, and interior shores behind the barrier islands. Scott Taylor, who has been photographing the coast for almost thirty...


Tar Heel History on Foot

by Lynn Setzer The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2013)

This lively collection of 34 of the best history walks in North Carolina highlights the richness and diversity of the state's history, from the time of its first settlement to the present. Veteran guidebook...


The First State University

by Marguerite E. Schumann The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

In a convenient format, Schumann offers a guide to the campus of the University of North Carolina and immediately adjacent areas in Chapel Hill that will be indispensable for walkers wishing to acquaint themselves...


Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

by Sallie Ann Robinson The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

If there's one thing we learned coming up on Daufuskie," remembers Sallie Ann Robinson, "it's the importance of good, home-cooked food." In this enchanting book, Robinson presents the delicious, robust dishes...


Hiking North Carolina's National Forests

by Johnny Molloy The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2014)

North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran nature writer Johnny Molloy welcomes you to enjoy these beautiful and...


Backpacking North Carolina

by Joe Miller The University of North Carolina Press (March 21, 2011)

Joe Miller brings us the first-ever stand-alone guidebook to backpacking in North Carolina, a state long known as a terrific backpacking destination. Covering 43 of the best trips the state has to offer, Backpacking...


Adventure Carolinas

by Joe Miller The University of North Carolina Press (May 12, 2014)

Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure...


Farm Fresh Tennessee

by Angela Knipple & Paul Knipple The University of North Carolina Press (March 29, 2013)

The first guidebook of its kind for the Volunteer State, Farm Fresh Tennessee leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of more than 360 farms and farm-related attractions, all open...


Down the Wild Cape Fear

by Philip Gerard The University of North Carolina Press (March 04, 2013)

In Down the Wild Cape Fear, novelist and nonfiction writer Philip Gerard invites readers onto the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River and guides them on the 200-mile voyage from the confluence of the Deep and...


Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

by Fred C. Fussell & Steve Kruger The University of North Carolina Press (April 22, 2013)

The music and dance traditions of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains are legendary. Residents continue a musical heritage that stretches back many generations. In this lively guidebook, noted folklorist Fred...


The Nature of the Outer Banks

by Dirk Frankenberg & Betsy Bennett The University of North Carolina Press (March 12, 2012)

North Carolina's Outer Banks are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and the rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate...


The Workboats of Core Sound

by Lawrence S. Earley The University of North Carolina Press (October 14, 2013)

Along the wide waters of eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks, marshes, and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihoods as fishermen and to maintain...


The Secret Lives of Fishermen

by Jim Dean The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2016)

The Secret Lives of Fishermen is Jim Dean's second book of essays celebrating wild places, rural traditions, and the pleasures and often humorous frustrations of fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping--or, as...


Dogs That Point, Fish That Bite

by Jim Dean The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2014)

Jim Dean, longtime editor of Wildlife in North Carolina, offers his personal observations on the pleasures and frustrations of hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. Dogs That Point, Fish That...


Farm Fresh North Carolina

by Diane Daniel The University of North Carolina Press (March 07, 2011)

In the first statewide guidebook of its kind, Farm Fresh North Carolina takes readers on a lively tour of more than 425 farms, produce stands, farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin patches and...


How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

by Tonya Clayton The University of North Carolina Press (April 02, 2012)

Come explore the geology of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird's-eye view down to a crab's-eye view. You'll journey from Panhandle sugar-sand beaches to southwestern shell beaches, taking a fresh look...


The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

by Dawson Carr The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Since 1871 the Cape Hatteras lighthouse has been a welcome sight for sailors entering the treacherous region off North Carolina's Outer Banks known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. At 208 feet high, it is the...


Hatteras Blues

by Tom Carlson The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2010)

Tom Carlson tells the story of Ernal Foster and the Foster family of Hatteras Village, who gave birth to what would become the multi-million dollar charter fishing industry on the Outer Banks. Today, Ernal's...


African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

by Sarah Bryan, Beverly Patterson & Michelle Lanier The University of North Carolina Press (December 12, 2013)

Thelonius Monk, Billy Taylor, and Maceo Parker--famous jazz artists who have shared the unique sounds of North Carolina with the world--are but a few of the dynamic African American artists from eastern North...


Wild North Carolina

by David Blevins & Michael P. Schafale The University of North Carolina Press (April 04, 2011)

Celebrating the beauty, diversity, and significance of the state's natural landscapes, Wild North Carolina provides an engaging, beautifully illustrated introduction to North Carolina's interconnected webs of...


Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

by Stanley L. Bentley The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2014)

This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentley's many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including...