There were 11 years between the first and second editions of nature photographer Kevin Adams’s “North Carolina Waterfalls.” Now, with another 11 years of exploring and research under his belt, Adams has released a third edition. Updated and expanded, the book contains information about 1,000 waterfalls and contains more than 300 full listings that showcase his color photography. In addition, readers will find GPS coordinates and updated information on how to find each waterfall from the man who hiked to all 1,000 over the last two years
More than 400 waterfalls are new to this edition, including:
- High Falls on the West Fork of the Tuckasegee River
- Carvers Falls in Fayettevelle
- Lanier and Fish Jump Falls in Raven Rock State Park
- Fall Creek Falls in Mayo River State Park
- Many falls hidden away in Pisgah and Nantahala national forests unknown to the public
After years of talking with his family about the need for a book on North Carolina waterfalls, Adams was inspired to write the first edition in 1994 simply because “the book was needed.” The information did not readily exist at the time. Adams updated the book in 2005 after discovering how much misinformation was available online, especially in regard to waterfall locations around the state. With almost 65,000 copies sold, he was glad to be able to update the book yet again with expanded information and an emphasis on the color photographs of the state’s many wonders.
The author of seven books in all, Kevin Adams teaches nature photography seminars and leads popular tours in the North Carolina mountains to photograph waterfalls.
With a list price of $29.95, this definitive collection of waterfalls contains more than 300 color photos in its 560 pages.
While Kevin Adams was busy trekking through nature, Erik Lars Myers and Sarah H. Ficke were penning a second edition at well – but they wrote there new release at a bar near you. Their expanded “North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries” is dubbed the “most complete guide to the North Carolina craft beer scene.”
At the heart of the book are short profiles of 136 North Carolina breweries stretching from the mountains to the coast, including Mill Whistle Brewery in Beaufort and Brewery 99 in New Bern. From small nanobreweries to regional players, quirky brewpubs to polished production facilities, these authors provide a comprehensive picture of North Carolina’s quickly evolving craft beer family. The book contains each brewery’s story, told by the brewers themselves, as well as its history and the vision of the founders.
Going beyond the usual regional guidebook, the second edition also serves as an introduction for newcomers to the craft beer movement with a glossary of beer-related terms, a beer-styles reference section and an introduction to craft beer and how it is made. Locals and tourists alike can us the brewery profiles to find locations, hours of operation and tour times.
When Myers, president of the NC Craft Brewers Guild, wrote the first edition in 2012, profiling 45 breweries, his goal was to use the book to help North Carolina become an east coast destination for beer. Four years later, North Carolina has exceeded expectations with its growing and thriving craft beer industry. North Carolina breweries have won more medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival than any other southern state. These breweries are leading the craft beer industry in the south and distributing their popular brews to others states. North Carolina now has roughly 10,000 jobs related to craft beer and the industry brings in an estimated $1.2 billion a year.
Listed at $19.95, “North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries” has tripled its brewery profiles and continues to encourage beer tourism throughout the state.