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North Carolina State Parks Map Guide by Friends of State Parks
3rd edition, copyright 2014. This 121 page 8.5" x 11" coil bound book works as a coffee table book for trip planning and as a back pack reference guide. There is a detailed map of each park showing trails and facilities. The accompanying text gives a brief description of the park, directions to the park, information on available visitor facilities, and trail descriptions. The coil binding makes it easy to view the maps by allowing the pages to lie flat. The book comes with a free service for Friends of State Parks members who can receive updates as maps are added or updated.
Mountains to Sea Trail Across North Carolina
Walk a thousand miles through wildness, culture and history
Mountains to Sea Trail Across North Carolina MTST-Book
A Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina
A Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina guide2snakes
Birds of the Carolinas
Identifying birds of the Carolinas is easier than ever. This field guide has over 300 color pictures and detailed information organized by color of the bird. Details include: size, nesting, eggs, incubation, fledging, migration and food.
Spiders of the Carolinas
A handy field guide to 100 of our most common and intresting spiders. Includes color pictures, descriptions, web and hunting, egg sac and eggs, life cycle and range.
Trees of the Carolinas
An over 300 page field guide with color pictures, family, height, leaf, bark, flower, fruit, habitat and range of trees found in the Carolinas.
Camp Cooking
There's nothing quite like cooking on an open fire. This book is for the novice with basic menues to include breakfasts, lunches, and dinners made with fish and meats.
Pocket Guide to Animals/Tracks
Laser printed on PVC, this "how-to" tool is waterproof, dirtproof and pocket-sized.
So Much S'more To Do
This popular book features more than 50 s'more recipes. Include gourmet recipes, s'mores for the holidays and s'mores for adults.
N.C. Waterfalls - Kevin Adams
Since its original publication in 1994, North Carolina Waterfalls has been the most comprehensive guide available to one of the prime natural features of the Tar Heel State. This edition includes over 600 waterfalls, with detailed directions and trail and beauty ratings for the major waterfalls on public land. For the first time, waterfalls located on private land will be listed, although directions won't be provided.
Seashells of North Carolina
For many people, seashells are just part of the beach scenery--thousands of pretty but nameless objects strewn along the shore. Other people know the names of shells but often wonder how they were formed and what type of animal lived inside. Such incidental knowledge may not seem important, but it can encourage people to observe their environment more closely and to gain a better understanding of it.
North Carolina Beautiful Book by Artist William Mangum
Explore North Carolina with artist William Mangum in his new book, North Carolina Beautiful, as he takes you on a journey across the state. Go with him as he captures the ordinary and turns it into the extraordinary with the stroke of his brush. Celebrate the beauty and spendor that is North Carolina with paintings from well-known landmarks to colorful out-of-the-way places.
North Carolina Beautiful Book by Artist William Mangum NCBeautiful
Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas
Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to "read" rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families—anyone interested in the science behind the sights at their favorite Carolina spots.
Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas 978-0-8078-5786-1
Grandfather Mountain A Profile by Miles Tager
Many have seen Grandfather Mountain, but few people know it well. Now come visit the Grandfather Mountain in its complete history, and full stature as one of the world's great mountains. Grandfather Mountain: A Profile travels back to the origins of this living entity, then traces its unique development -- geological, meteorological, natural, prehistoric, and modern humans -- to the present day, where it still stands alone as the grand patriarch of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A Nature Guide to Northwest North Carolina  by Stewart Skeate
The northwest counties of North Carolina are rich in natural areas waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Roan Mountain, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Jefferson State Park, and the New River are some of the many special locales in this outstanding section of the Southern Appalachians.

This comprehensive guide uses a distinctive habitat approach to the region, describing the different habitats of the region including the rich Northern Hardwood Forests and Coves, the vast Mixed Oak Forests, the scenic Grassy Balds, the high elevation Spruce-Fir Forests, and the unusual Mountain Bog communities.