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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...


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 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...


The Traveler's Guide to American Gardens

by Mary Helen Ray & Robert P. Nicholls The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

This new edition includes more than one thousand concise entries, organized by state and city, listing specific details on the location, hours, and history of each garden. For each state, gardens are located...


A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition Expanded Ebook

by Carol Reardon & Tom Vossler The University of North Carolina Press (March 22, 2017)

This special enhanced ebook edition to the newly updated A Field Guide to Gettysburg will lead visitors to every important site across the battlefield and also give them ways to envision the action and empathize...


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...


A Field Guide to Antietam

by Carol Reardon & Tom Vossler The University of North Carolina Press (September 07, 2016)

The Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862, and still stands as the bloodiest single day in American military history. Additionally, in its aftermath, President Abraham Lincoln issued his famous...


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...


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,...


Tales from the Haunted South

by Tiya Miles The University of North Carolina Press (August 12, 2015)

In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours," frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Field Guide to the Piedmont

by Michael A. Godfrey The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

America's most populous region is also home to some of the nation's most serenely beautiful country. Tracing a gentle, thousand-mile curve from New York City southwestward to Montgomery, Alabama, the Piedmont...


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...


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...


Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests

by Stephanie B. Jeffries & Thomas R. Wentworth The University of North Carolina Press (September 22, 2014)

This unique hiking guide to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Drawing on years of experience...


The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast

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

For some years, The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast has stood as an essential resource for all who treasure our coastal environment. In this book, Dirk Frankenberg describes the southern coast's beaches,...


Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

by Timothy P. Spira The University of North Carolina Press (March 02, 2015)

If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's...