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Longstreet Highroad Guides (Mountain and Coastal series)

Design by Lenz Design, Decatur, Georgia.


The Longstreet Highroad Guides are the most in-depth natural history guides ever published, and also some of the best-reviewed. If you love the outdoors and the environment, these books are for you. The 19 books (so far) in the series cover the special natural areas of the United States, revealing to readers not only what is found in a particular area but also why it is found there. Readers are introduced to the natural history, geology, flora, and fauna of America's wild places, as well as detailed information on a wide range of outdoor activities that are popular in the area covered by the book. The Longstreet Highroad Guides are excellent reference works that even knowledgeable locals turn to for new information. Read the entire text of the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Georgia Coast and Okefenokee by Richard J. Lenz. Read the entire text of the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Georgia Mountains by The Georgia Conservancy. Read the entire text of the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the North Carolina Mountains by Lynda McDaniel. Read the entire text of the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the California Sierra Nevada by Mark Grossi.

They include detailed information on hiking, biking, scenic driving, picnicking, bird-watching, wildlife watching, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, whitewater rafting, swimming, freshwater and saltwater and ice fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, downhill and cross-country and backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, tobogganing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, golfing, berry picking, wildflower viewing, and photography.

Most of the books have more than 50 detailed maps and referencing that help outdoor enthusiasts explore their favorite parts of the country. Colorful sidebars and illustrations illuminate fascinating plants, animals, and human history of the mountains or coast. Diagrams explain some of the natural processes found in mountain and coastal areas. The coastal guidebooks feature selected lodging and restaurants. Appendices lead readers to outfitters, marinas, reference works, useful Web sites, annual events, conservation organizations, and a glossary of scientific terms. A detailed index helps readers find the information they are looking for.

The guidebooks are published by Longstreet Press, 2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 122, Marietta, Georgia 30067, 800-927-1488. Designed and edited by Lenz Design & Communications, Inc., 119 East Court Square, Suite 201, Decatur, Georgia 30030, 404-373-2021.


Coastal Guides (Clicking on a book title will take you to the amazon.com order page)

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Georgia Coast and Okefenokee. By Richard J. Lenz. Foreword by the Georgia Conservancy. This is the best-selling book about the Georgia coast ever published, written by the editor of the series. 352 pages and 22 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-542-9. $18.95. Book description. Book reviews. To view the contents or buy the book, go to SherpaGuides.com

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to Florida Keys and Everglades. By Rick Farren. If you love the Keys and Everglades of South Florida, this is the book for you. Learn more about the flora and fauna of this very special part of America. 320 pages and 21 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-543-7. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Maine Coast. By Elizabeth Edwardsen. The author captures the special features of the Maine coast, from wildflowers, to birdlife, to whales. 320 pages and 21 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-545-3. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Chesapeake Bay. By Deane Winegar. Foreword by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Award-winning nature writer Deane Winegar, who co-authored the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains, returns to share her knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay. An essential addition to a bay-lover's library. 352 pages and 23 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 2000. ISBN 1-56352-544-5. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Pacific Northwest Coast of Washington and Oregon. By Allan May. May is the acclaimed nature writer who first tackled the Washington Cascades for the Longstreet Highroad Mountain series. 352 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 2000. ISBN 1-56352-595-X. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the California Coast. By Ken McKowen. From the redwood forests of the north coast to the beaches of the south, McKowen uncovers natural and human history as well as the geologic features, flora, and fauna found in California today. 352 pages and 60 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 2000. ISBN 1-56352-594-1. $18.95. Book reviews


Mountain Guides (Clicking on book title will take you to the amazon.com order page)

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Georgia Mountains. By the Georgia Conservancy. Foreword by Jimmy Carter. This best-selling book about the Georgia mountains was written by Georgia Conservancy volunteers and includes Dr. Charles Wharton's important work on the natural history of the Georgia mountains. 288 pages and 55 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1998. ISBN 1-56352-461-9. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the North Carolina Mountains. By Lynda McDaniel. This popular book features a wealth of material about North Carolina's mountains from the Snowbirds to the Grandfather range. 320 pages and 51 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1998. ISBN 1-56352-463-5. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains. By Deane and Garvey Winegar. Experienced natives Deane and Garvey won first place in the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association Excellence in Craft competition for this book, the best-loved guide to the Virginia mountains ever published. 352 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1998. ISBN 1-56352-462-7. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Pennsylvania Mountains. By Greg and Karen Czarnecki. Pennsylvania has many beautiful state and national forests, parks, and wild areas that are described in detail by the Czarneckis. 320 pages and 51 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1998. ISBN 1-56352-474-0. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Tennessee Mountains. By Vernon and Cathy Summerlin. For anyone who loves the Smokies, and the highlands of eastern Tennessee, this book is indispensable for its wealth of detail. 352 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-475-9. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the New York Adirondacks. By Phil Brown. While there are many hiking trail books in print about the Adirondacks, this volume goes into depth about the flora and fauna and natural history of New York's beloved mountains. Phil Brown's expertise is evident on the page as he covers everything from geology to good places to fish. 352 pages and 51 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-505-4. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Vermont Mountains. By Nancy Bazilchuk and Rick Strimbeck. The New England authors are excellent naturalists and writers who uncovered a wealth of information about Vermont's mountains, including the Northeast Kingdom, the Green Mountains, the Taconic Mountains, and the Champlain Valley. If you love Vermont, this book is a must for your bookshelf. 352 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-503-8. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the New Hampshire Mountains. By Carol Cushing. The author does an excellent job of highlighting the geology, flora, and fauna of hundreds of sites where amateur naturalists will learn more about New Hampshire's rich natural and human heritage. 336 pages and 51 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-504-6. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Colorado Mountains. By Hal Clifford. Find the best of Colorado's mountains described in this fascinating and well-written book, an essential addition to nature lover's libraries. 352 pages and 52 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-537-2. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Washington Cascades. By Allan May. The author's love and knowledge of the Washington Cascades is found on every page. The book contains a broad array of details about the range's best attractions, including physical descriptions of the mountains and forests and an overview of how they got that way, as well as a guide to a wide variety of outdoor recreation available to the nature lover. 336 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-536-4. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Oregon Cascades. By Terry W. Sheely. This attractive volume makes a great reference work for anyone who cares to explore the beautiful Oregon Cascades. 352 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 2000. ISBN 1-56352-538-0. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the California Sierra Nevada. By Mark Grossi. The author's insight, in-depth research, and fresh writing about the Sierra Nevada make this an excellent addition to the Longstreet Highroad series. 352 pages and 60 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 2000. ISBN 1-56352-592-5. $18.95. Book reviews

The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Arizona Mountains and Grand Canyon. By Stewart Aitchison. Arizona's wealth of natural areas, forests, mountains, and canyons are explored by accomplished author Stewart Aitchison. 352 pages and 50 maps. 2-color. 7x9 inches. 60 original drawings. Photographs. Appendices. Index. Published 1999. ISBN 1-56352-593-3. $18.95. Book reviews


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