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The Wild Coast

Curtis J. Badger

The Eastern corridor of the United States may be notorious for overdevelopment, but Curtis J. Badger offers a challenge in his The Wild Coast: Exploring the Natural Attractions of the Mid-Atlantic: get off the highway and go see what the mid-Atlantic states have to offer. A companion to both... More


Lake Fishing in Virginia

Bob Gooch

Lake Brittle, Gardy’s Millpond, Powhatan Ponds, Keokee Lake, Lake Shenandoah... The number of lakes that offer great fishing in Virginia is substantial, from 3-acre Phelps Pond in Fauquier County to 50,000-acre Buggs Island Lake. Now trusted outdoorsman Bob Gooch has written the only comprehensive... More


Fishing the Shenandoah Valley

M. W. Smith

The Shenandoah Valley is famous for its role in Civil War history and for its great natural beauty. But there is something else: it is a tremendous place to fish. Fishing the Shenandoah Valley: An Angler’s Guide is the latest stop in author M. W. Smith’s continuing tour of the Commonwealth‘s great... More


A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast

Curtis J. Badger

As Curtis Badger will tell you, "Being a good naturalist has more to do with being an enthusiastic observer than traveling to distant places. It is more a matter of curiosity than of a need for adventure, a frame of mind rather than peculiarity of place." A Naturalist’s Guide to the Virginia Coast... More


A Pride of Place

Kimberly Prothro Williams

A Pride of Place, the result of a quarter-century’s worth of painstaking research and collection, presents the first comprehensive architectural and historic inventory of the widely diverse and irreplaceable rural residences of Fauquier County, Virginia. Hundreds of photographs and illustrations,... More


Kingsmill Plantation, 1619-1800

William M. Kelso

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Albemarle

Avery Chenoweth and Robert Llewellyn

In Albemarle, photographer Robert Llewellyn and writer Avery Chenoweth explore how the landscape of Albemarle County, where the Virginia piedmont meets the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its people have helped create an American sense of identity.Complemented by Llewellyn's luxurious color photography,... More


Shenandoah

Hullihen Williams Moore

The only collection of photographs devoted to one of America’s natural treasures, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park documents one man’s decades-long fascination with this uniquely beautiful region in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Hullihen Williams Moore has been visiting Shenandoah National... More


Fishing the Roanoke Valley

M. W. Smith

With easy access to the Roanoke and James Rivers, Carvins Cove Reservoir and Smith Mountain Lake, and the many other streams and lakes in Bedford, Botetourt, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and Rockbridge Counties, anglers in the Roanoke Valley are blessed with some of the finest... More


The Science of Fly-Fishing

Stanley Ulanski

The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that integrates scientific components into the sport of angling for trout and other game fish. The Science of Fly-Fishing fills... More


Virginia Reconsidered

Kevin R. Hardwick and Warren R. Hofstra

In their introduction to Virginia Reconsidered, Kevin Hardwick and Warren Hofstra note that "Virginia’s history is powerfully situated, in both the popular and the scholarly imagination." Even recalling only a handful of the many memorable figures and events of Virginia history—George Washington,... More


Virginia's Wild Side

Curtis J. Badger

Fair warning to all of Virginia’s couch potatoes: Curtis Badger has compiled such an engaging and refreshingly unconventional treasury of outdoor adventures that you may be compelled to give up your seat. He will send you in pursuit of rare salamanders on the slopes of Mount Rogers, to dig clams on... More


Sugarloaf

Melanie Choukas-Bradley. Illustrated by Tina Thieme Brown

Listen for the calls of nesting ravens and warblers, watch the growth of wild geranium and black cohosh, and savor the first autumn blush in the tupelo trees. Revel, as did Frank Lloyd Wright, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt—among generations of other amateur naturalists—in... More


Waters of Potowmack

Paul Metcalf. With a foreword by John Casey

Waters of Potowmack is a documentary history of the Potomac River and its wide, fertile basin—the setting for much of early United States history. A collage of primary accounts, it extends from the first explorers and colonists, the building of the Capitol, and the incidents of the Civil War... More


Snakes of Virginia

Donald W. Linzey and Michael Clifford

The classic field guide to snakes found in the Old Dominion, now available in paperback.


Fishing the New River Valley

M. W. Smith

"Care not, I, to fish in seas Fresh rivers best my mind to please Whose sweet calm course I contemplate And seek in life to imitate." —Izaak Walton With Walton's lines as inspiration, M. W. Smith launches us on an informative journey to the best fishing spots in and around the New River Valley.... More


Trees and Shrubs of Virginia

Oscar Wand Gupton and Fred C. Swope

This non-technical guide provides a description, habitat picture and close-up of flower and fruit for each of the selected species. The text outlines characteristic features, frequency and region of occurrence in the state, and often compares similar species in the same genus.


Ladies and Gentlemen on Display

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

Each summer between 1790 and 1860, hundreds and eventually thousands of southern men and women left the diseases and boredom of their plantation homes and journeyed to the healthful and entertaining Virginia Springs. While some came in search of a cure, most traveled over the mountains to enjoy the... More


Let Me Lie

James Branch Cabell. Foreword by R. H. W. Dillard

When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the book's title. Deaf to James Branch Cabell's many-layered ironic wit, they read the book as a paean to the old South.Readers of this new paperback edition are unlikely to repeat the mistake. Let Me Lie is... More


Migrants against Slavery

Philip J. Schwarz

A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave society. All sought some kind of freedom: whites who left the Old Dominion to escape from slavery refused to live any longer as slave owners or as... More


Enjoying Virginia Outdoors

Bob Gooch

Most outdoor enthusiasts in Virginia have hiked, camped, paddled, hunted, or fished in the state's many parks, refuges, and other public lands, from the barrier islands to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, but few know about another wonderful resource, the Commonwealth's... More


With Paintbrush and Shovel

Nancy Kober

With Paintbrush and Shovel showcases the botanical watercolors of Bessie Niemeyer Marshall, a Virginia artist who received scant recognition during her lifetime. Reproduced for the first time in this volume, Marshall's beautiful paintings are the primary surviving record of a unique WPA project... More


Williamsburg, Virginia

Martha Hamilton-Phillips and Robert P. Maccubbin, eds.

The first comprehensive history of Williamsburg, Virginia, this handsome volume instantly becomes the standard reference on more than three hundred years of the city's fascinating history. Founded as the capital of Virginia in 1699 and named in honor of King William III (1650-1702), Williamsburg... More


Bound Away

David H. Fischer and James C. Kelly

Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the iconoclasm of the new western historians who dismissed the idea of the frontier as merely a mask for conquest and... More


Norfolk

Thomas C. Parramore

The first comprehensive history of Norfolk to appear since 1930, Norfolk: The First Four Centuries tells the story of America's largest maritime port from the first contact between a Spanish sailor and a Chiskiack man in 1561 to the city's late twentieth-century concerns, including pollution of the... More


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