In North Carolina State Parks, Thomas Lehman and Michael Lee treat readers to a multidimensional view of the developed parks with more than 260 photos, and text that ranges over park features, botany, ecology, geology, history, funding of park development, and on almost every page an appreciation of the parks' natural beauty. The authors frequently move from descriptions to explanations of the parks' natural phenomena.
Boasting more than 50 parks and natural and recreation areas, North Carolina's state park system offers something for everyone. Twelve million people seek sanctuary in the parks' diverse natural areas every year and learn about cultural and natural history from interpretive rangers. North Carolina State Parks: A Niche Guide connects people to parks and is the essential companion for out-of-state visitors and North Carolinians alike.
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.
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.
Few rewards are better than a grand mountain vista at the end of a well-planned hike. Fire and lookout towers that were built to safeguard the forests by reporting fires in isolated areas offer superb vantage points to enjoy the landscape.
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.
North Carolina Afield, Second Edition A Guide to Nature Conservancy Projects in North Carolina by Ida Phillips, Maria Sadowski, and Maura High
This illustrated guide to The Nature Conservancy's preserves and projects in North Carolina is an updated and enlarged edition of the 2002 volume. This new edition includes several newly protected areas and reflects the Conservancy's focus on the conservation of whole landscapes. The guide features descriptions of each preserve or project, conservation history of each site, and the information you will need if you'd like to visit the site. The book is a guide for exploring some of this state's best remaining wild places.
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.
Walk a thousand miles through wildness, culture and history
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 new 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.
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.
The new edition of this hiking guide reflects the changes that have occurred in the fifth-fastest-growing metropolitan region in the country during the decade since the book was first published. The book offers close to 250 different trails within a 60-mile radius of the Triangle. The hikes can be found on federal, state, city/county, and even private property.
Covering 43 of the best trips the state has to offer, Backpacking North Carolina provides all the information necessary for beginning and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from the mountains to the coast.
This 196 page, coil bound book is filled with recipes from Park friends, staff and families across the state. The recipes run the full course from soups, dips, entrees to deserts. Lightly seasoned with tasty photos and drawings of North Carolina for your added pleasure. Share and enjoy!
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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.
State parks across the southeast greatly enhance the quality of life for each state citizen by providing numerous tangible and intangible benefits.