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A HISTORY LOVER'S GUIDE TO NORTH CAROLINA

A HISTORY LOVER'S GUIDE TO NORTH CAROLINA

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Tour the Old North State's famous--and not-so-famous--historic sites.

First in Freedom, First in Flight, and First, Farthest and Last are all honorifics that have been used to describe North Carolina's well-known history. Learn the truth behind each of these epithets and other tales from the sands of the Outer Banks to the bustling cities of the Piedmont and the western mountains. Tour the state's famous historic homes, gardens and cemeteries. Dive deep into its military conflicts, from the golden age of piracy to the Second World War.

Join North Carolina's veteran historian, Michael C. Hardy, for an exploration of the many sites, monuments, museums, and public spaces that tell story of North Carolina's history.

A HISTORY OF HONEY IN GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS

A HISTORY OF HONEY IN GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS

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In the late 1800s, Georgia and the Carolinas produced millions of pounds of honey and created a lasting legacy within the industry. The uses for the sweet nectar go well beyond flavor. Bee pollination extensively benefits agricultural crops in the area. Elements from the beehive are commonly used in popular cosmetics, medicines and mead. Beekeepers also face serious challenges like Colony Collapse Disorder. Join author and beekeeper April Aldrich as she traces the delectable history of honey and beekeeping throughout the region, from ancient apiaries to modern meaderies and beyond.
A POPULAR HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: MOUNTAINS, HEROES, & HOOTNOGGERS

A POPULAR HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: MOUNTAINS, HEROES, & HOOTNOGGERS

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The ancient hills of Western North Carolina have cradled a culture that encompasses Cherokee heritage, pioneer legacies and urban visions.


For those who visit and those who make the region their home, there is something captivating about the mountains of Western North Carolina. We meet Lillian Exum Clement, the first female legislator in the South; and Nina Simone, the African American singing prodigy from Tryon. We get to view controversial elements of the Civil War in Western North Carolina from multiple points of view and draw our own conclusions. We comprehend the variety of people who have created the region as it exists now--alive with traditions, contradictions and promise.

Instead of merely reciting historical fact, and with a warm, accessible style, Asheville Citizen Times writer Rob Neufeld helps readers understand the history of the mountains by allowing us to walk in the shoes of the Native Americans, farmers, soldiers and others who preceded us. More than an enlightening read, this book illuminates the progression of frontier life that we have come to know as Western North Carolina history. By linking the lives and experiences of the land's various inhabitants, Neufeld captures the spirit of Appalachia within this volume.

APPALACHIAN TRAIL GUIDE TO TENNESSEE - NORTH CAROLINA

APPALACHIAN TRAIL GUIDE TO TENNESSEE - NORTH CAROLINA

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The official guide to 302 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Damascus, Va., near the Tennessee line south to the southern end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Fontana Dam, N.C. The six detached maps (three sheets) included in the packet are water- and tear-resistant in seven colors at a scale of an inch to a mile, with elevation profiles. This area includes the spectacular southern balds, the majestic Highlands of Roan, and Cherokee National Forest, as well as the most-visited of the traditional national parks. The book includes detailed trail descriptions as well as thorough background information on towns, archival photographs, historical sites, and geology.

Vic Hasler (northeastern Tennessee), Leonard Bernstein (east-central Tennessee and parts of North Carolina), and Richard Ketelle (Smokies) are longtime, active volunteers with their respective Appalachian Trail clubs, who know the sections best because they help maintain them.

ASHE COUNTY

ASHE COUNTY

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Journey into the Ashe County of yesteryear, a time dominated by horse and buggies, dirt roads, and early farms.


The mountain region of North Carolina possesses an uncommon grace and beauty, a landscape full of breathtaking peaks, lush forests, and winding rivers and creeks. Within this picturesque scenery, pioneering spirits settled in Ashe County and established communities in an environment both enchanting and perilous. Officially formed in 1799, Ashe County stands as one of the High Country's oldest and most intriguing areas. In this volume, containing over 200 black-and-white images, readers will journey into the Ashe County of yesteryear, a time dominated by horse and buggies, dirt roads, and early farms. Starting in the 1870s and stretching into the twentieth century, this stunning visual history allows today's reader to meet the resilient and rugged families that carved towns and communities into this mountainscape, to ride the Virginia Creeper railroad as it carries lumber and other goods to waiting markets, and to stroll along the banks of the historic New River, now recognized as a national Heritage River.

BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS

BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS

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Most of our plants are pollinated by bees. Approximately 50% of the managed bee population has been killed off in the last 10 years and colony collapse disorder continues to endanger our honey bee population. Along with bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and some mammals are also pollinators. This lightweight, waterproof and easy to use guide can be used at home or in the field. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, Waterford Press guides have sold over 5 million copies
BOOK LOVERS

BOOK LOVERS

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"One of my favorite authors."--Colleen Hoover

An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙ ParadeMarie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ Book Bub ∙ SheReads ∙ Medium ∙ The Washington Post ∙ and more!

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming...

Nora Stephens' life is books--she's read them all--and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters' trip away--with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she's convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they've met many times and it's never been cute.

If Nora knows she's not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he's nobody's hero, but as they are thrown together again and again--in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow--what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they've written about themselves.

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CALL US WHAT WE CARRY

CALL US WHAT WE CARRY

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The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller


The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.

CAMPING ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

CAMPING ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

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Winner of the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Award in the Children's Interactive category! Camping Activity Book for Families offers up a wide variety of activities, games, crafts, songs, and good old-fashioned fun for parents and children to share in the wonders of the outdoors. Whether it's creating pinecone art and giant nests or going on nature-themed scavenger hunts, observing the night sky, or playing flashlight tag at the campground, this book gets the whole family engaged in everything outdoors. With age-specific recommendations, activity suggestions for parents, family conversation starter sidebars, and kids-only tips, this book has fun activities for every minute and every age group.