Download An Outer Banks Reader PDF by David Stick Full Free and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 1998-06-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers. More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer Banks. In the process, more than 1,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other writings were reviewed. The result is a rich and fascinating anthology. The selections in An Outer Banks Reader span the course of more than four and a half centuries, from the first known record of a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in the region in 1524 to modern-day accounts of life on the Outer Banks. Together, Stick hopes, the sixty-four entries may provide both "outlanders" and natives with an understanding of why the Outer Banks are home to a rapidly growing number of people who would rather spend the rest of their lives there than any place else on earth.
Author : Renee Wright
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release Date : 2013-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9781581577358
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (581 users)
Download Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast: A Great Destination (Second Edition) PDF by Renee Wright Full Free and published by The Countryman Press. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Let this guide show you why the Outer Banks is one of the most unique and interesting places in the U.S. to visit. The Outer Banks preserves history and traditions lost to more urban areas of the eastern U.S. Whether it’s wild Banker ponies, historic Kitty Hawk, or hidden beaches that visitors would otherwise never find, author Renee Wright leads you to her Wright Choices.”
Download The Outer Banks House PDF by Diann Ducharme Full Free and published by Crown. This book was released on 2010-06-08 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the wounds of the Civil War are just beginning to heal, one fateful summer would forever alter the course of a young girl’s life. In 1868, on the barren shores of post-war Outer Banks North Carolina, the once wealthy Sinclair family moves for the summer to one of the first cottages on the ocean side of the resort village of Nags Head. Seventeen-year-old Abigail is beautiful, book-smart, but sheltered by her plantation life and hemmed-in by her emotionally distant family. To make good use of time, she is encouraged by her family to teach her father’s fishing guide, the good-natured but penniless Benjamin Whimble, how to read and write. And in a twist of fate unforeseen by anyone around them, there on the porch of the cottage, the two come to love each other deeply, and to understand each other in a way that no one else does. But when, against everything he claims to represent, Ben becomes entangled in Abby's father's Ku Klux Klan work, the terrible tragedy and surprising revelations that one hot Outer Banks night brings forth threaten to tear them apart forever. With vivid historical detail and stunning emotional resonance, Diann Ducharme recounts a dramatic story of love, loss, and coming of age at a singular and rapidly changing time in one of America’s most beautiful and storied communities.
Author : Renee Wright
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release Date : 2018-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781682681299
Pages : 416 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (682 users)
Download Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks (Third Edition) (Explorer's Complete) PDF by Renee Wright Full Free and published by The Countryman Press. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: See why the Outer Banks is one of the most unique and cherished places in the U.S. The complete guide to North Carolina's stunning coast—some of the most beautiful in North America—is better than ever in this revised, updated, and beautifully redesigned edition. Detailed reviews of lodging, dining, and recreation, plus outfitters, campsites, trails, and point of historic and cultural interest make this book the indispensable companion to the incomparable Outer Banks region. Renowned travel writer Renee Wright makes it easy to get the very most out of your journey to this majestic destination. In addition to the overwhelming beauty of North Carolina's shores, the Outer Banks preserves history and traditions lost to more urban areas of the eastern United States. So, whether it's wild Banker ponies, historic Kitty Hawk, or hidden beaches that visitors would otherwise never find, the gems of the Outer Banks are yours to discover.
Author : Renee Wright
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release Date : 2008-08-04
ISBN 10 : 9781581579734
Pages : pages
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Download Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations) PDF by Renee Wright Full Free and published by The Countryman Press. This book was released on 2008-08-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast covers the coast from Virginia to Hammocks Beach State Park. Includes Manteo, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect gateway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include these helpful features: chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; and maps of regions and locales.
Download The Outer Banks in Vintage Postcards PDF by Chris Kidder Full Free and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2005-04-06 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Outer Banks of North Carolina have been a destination for seasonal visitors since Algonkian Indians hunted and fished on the islands. In 1584, English explorers arrived and before long were promoting the area as a land of natural abundance and beauty, pleasant weather, and kindly natives. Not much has changed in that respect. By the beginning of the 20th century, visitors and residents alike were using postcards to share the things that make the Outer Banks unique with family and friends in other places.
Download Outer Banks PDF by John Hairr Full Free and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 1999 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adestination for many tourists eager for sun, sand, and a simpler way of life, and a far distant cry from the glitter and neon of more traditional, commercial oriented beaches, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a natural wonder sheltering and buffering Eastern North Carolina from the volatile temperament of the Atlantic Ocean. Even before the official birth of North Carolina and into the twenty-first century, this coastal strip of barrier islands has played an important role in the state's and nation's history, from the mysterious and tragic disappearance of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island to its strategic importance during the Civil War and World War II to today, serving as a friendly haven for visitors worldwide. Outer Banks, with over 180 images, many seen here for the first time, is a fascinating visual history, allowing the reader to explore the many different facets of life throughout the region. This volume is full of captivating scenes of early fishermen, both professional and amateur, proudly displaying their successful catches of the day; photographs of North Carolina's most famous aerial pioneers, the Wright Brothers, and their early experimental flying machines; views of many long-forgotten life saving stations, homes to countless brave volunteers who patrolled these turbulent waters, risking their own lives to save hundreds of sailors and passengers when their ships were in distress; and scenes of the Outer Banks' most notable and visible landmarks, its beautiful lighthouses, such as Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island.
Download The Civil War on the Outer Banks PDF by Fred M. Mallison Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 1998 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ports at Beaufort, Wilmington, New Bern and Ocracoke, part of the Outer Banks (a chain of barrier islands that sweeps down the North Carolina coast from the Virginia Capes to Oregon Inlet), were early involved in the chaos that grew into the Civil War. Though smaller than their counterparts in South Carolina, the small river ports were useful for the import of war materiel and the export of cash producing crops, through their use of the inlets that led from sounds to sea. Written from official records, contemporary newspaper accounts, personal journals of the soldiers, and many unpublished manuscripts and memoirs, this is a full accounting of the Civil War along the North Carolina coast.
Download NC 12 PDF by Dawson Carr Full Free and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2016-02-10 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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, however, NC 12 has faced many challenges—from recurring storms and shifting sands to legal and political disputes—that have threatened this remarkable highway's very existence. Through the unique lens of the road's rich history, Dawson Carr tells the story of the Outer Banks as it has unfolded since a time when locals used oxcarts to pull provisions from harbors to their homes and the Wright Brothers struggled over mountainous dunes. Throughout, Carr captures the personal stories of those who have loved and lived on the Outer Banks. As Carr relates the importance of NC 12 and its transformation from a string of beach roads to a scenic byway joining miles of islands, he also chronicles the history of a region over the last eighty-five years, showing how the highway and the residents of the Outer Banks came to rely on each other.
Download Hatteras Blues PDF by Tom Carlson Full Free and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tom Carlson tells the story of Ernal Foster and the Foster family of Hatteras Village, who gave birth to what would become the multi-million dollar charter fishing industry on the Outer Banks. Today, Ernal's son, Captain Ernie Foster, struggles to keep the family business alive in a time of great change on the Banks. Within the engaging saga of the rise and decline of one family's livelihood, Carlson relates the history and transformation of Hatteras Village and the high-adrenaline experience of blue-water sportfishing and the industry that surrounds it. Hatteras Blues is their story--a story of triumph and loss, of sturdy Calvinist values and pell-mell American progress, and of fate and luck as capricious as the weather.
Author : Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2012-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781607106586
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (67 users)
Download Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Horse Lover's Companion PDF by Bathroom Readers' Institute Full Free and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-07-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quit horsing around! Whether you want to ride ’em, race ’em, or raise ’em, you’ll find everything equine in these pages. Why the long face? This book really ponies up the fun! From Old West cowboy companions to magnificent Kentucky Derby winners, Uncle John trots out a beloved tome dedicated to our equine friends. Saddle up and read about the most hair-raising, hilarious, and heartfelt horse tales from around the world. You’ll ride into the sunset with… * The high-stepping Budweiser Clydesdales * The secrets of Secretariat and other Triple Crown winners * Horse-tastic superlatives--the biggest, smallest, oldest, and fastest * Equine myths exposed (such as, Seabiscuit wasn’t really that famous) * Pressing equine questions (Just how big is a hand, anyway?) * The wild ponies of Chincoteague * What it takes to be a jockey * The real horse whisperer * The Texas prison rodeo * Strange horsey laws And much, much more!
Download The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture PDF by Martin V. Melosi Full Free and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity. This volume includes ninety-eight essays that explore--both broadly and specifically--elements of the southern environment. Thematic overviews address subjects such as plants, animals, energy use and development, and natural disasters. Shorter topical entries feature familiar species such as the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. Also covered are important individuals in southern environmental history and prominent places in the landscape, such as the South's national parks and seashores. New articles cover contemporary issues in land use and conservation, environmental protection, and the current status of the flora and fauna widely associated with the South.
Download Fire on the Beach PDF by David Wright Full Free and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2002 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Civil War to the turn of the century, this is the true-life story of the original Coast Guard and one crew of African-American heroes who fought storms and saved lives off America's southeastern coast. 31 halftones.
Download Altered Environments PDF by Full Free and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2012-11-26 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The constant assault of natural forces make fragile barrier islands some of the most rapidly changing locations in the world, but human activities have had enormous impact on these islands as well. In Altered Environments, Jeffrey and Kathleen Pompe explore the complex interactions between nature and human habitation on the resilient Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Pompes employ modern and historical photographs and maps to illustrate the geographic and ecologic changes that have taken place on the Outer Banks, evaluating efforts to preserve these lands and also meet the evolving needs of a growing population. The Pompes examine the various forces that have created an environment so very different from the Outer Banks of only a few decades ago. The defining event in the reshaping of the islands for expanded development was the dune-construction project of the 1930s, when the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed a wall of self-sustaining dunes along 125 miles of Outer Banks shoreline in an effort to stave off beach erosion. This event created a historical demarcation in conservation efforts and heralded the beginning of a period of rapid economic development for the Outer Banks. The construction project reshaped the islands' geography to accomplish perceived economic advantages and prepared the Outer Banks for the last half of the twentieth century, when tourists increasingly visited this shore, bringing corresponding developments in their wake. The dune-restoration project is just one of the Pompes' examples of how human actions have altered the islands to meet the demands of a growing number of visitors and residents. While Altered Environments focuses on the Outer Banks, the narrative also considers social, environmental, and economic issues that are relevant to much of the seashore. Most coastal communities face similar problems, such as natural disasters and shoreline erosion, and in recent decades rapid population growth has exacerbated many conservation problems. Real-estate developments, the fisheries industry, tourism, climate change, and oil exploration all come under scrutiny in this investigation. Using the Outer Banks as a case study to frame a host of environmental challenges faced along the Atlantic seaboard today, the Pompes provide a valuable commentary on the historical context of these concerns and offer some insightful solutions that allow for sustainable communities.
Download The Carol J. Adams Reader PDF by Carol J. Adams Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Carol J. Adams Reader gathers together Adams's foundational and recent articles in the fields of critical studies, animal studies, media studies, vegan studies, ecofeminism and feminism, as well as relevant interviews and conversations in which Adams identifies key concepts and new developments in her decades-long work. This volume, a companion to The Sexual Politics of Meat (Bloomsbury Revelations), offers insight into a variety of urgent issues for our contemporary world: Why do batterers harm animals? What is the relationship between genocide and attitudes toward other animals? How do activism and theory feed each other? How do race, gender, and species categories interact in strengthening oppressive attitudes? In clear language, Adams identifies the often hidden aspects of cultural presumptions. The essays and conversations found here capture the decades-long energy and vision that continue to shape new ways of thinking about and responding to oppression.
Author : Robert Burgin
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2013-01-08
ISBN 10 : 9781610693851
Pages : 572 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (61 users)
Download Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative PDF by Robert Burgin Full Free and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
Author : Baylus C. Brooks
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date : 2019-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9781365795923
Pages : pages
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Download Quest for Blackbeard: The True Story of Edward Thache and His World PDF by Baylus C. Brooks Full Free and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2019-01-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you know who "Blackbeard the Pirate" was? Probably not! Born into a substantial family in Bristol, the eldest son of Capt. Edward and Elizabeth Thache sailed for Jamaica with his family sometime before 1695. Capt. Edward Thache of St. Jago de la Vega or "Spanish Town" died there at age 47 while his son, Edward "Blackbeard" Thache Jr. joined the Royal Navy and fought in Queen Anne's War aboard HMS Windsor. Thache resembled more a Robber Baron of the early 20th century than a poor downtrodden member of Benjamin Hornigold's "Flying Gang" in the Bahamas - or even his "pupil." Capt. Charles Johnson's "A General History of the Pyrates" is a flawed historical work and much of what we have previously known about Blackbeard is simply not true. This progressive book attempts to rediscover exactly who Blackbeard really was and how he related to his maritime American "Pirate Nation!" Quite a few surprises are in store! Website: http: //baylusbrooks.com