With this, his fourth waterfall guidebook, Albany writer Russell Dunn has now written more books about waterfalls than any other author in the world. Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide treats the reader to 79 cool cascades, from the Helderbergs escarpment on the outskirts of Albany and magnificent Cohoes Falls near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, through the storied Mohawk Valley out to Utica, past the farmlands and historic villages of Schoharie Valley ( the breadbasket of the American Revolution ), out to Cooperstown and the legendary Leatherstocking Region, and along scenic Route 20 all the way to Syracuse. Dunn s thorough research provides a wealth of historical and anecdotal material, and his detailed directions and maps make locating the falls easy. Illustrated with 70 antique postcards and 20 maps.
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Russell Dunn is author of a four-part series of guidebooks on waterfalls of Eastern New York State: Adirondack Waterfall Guide: New York s Cool Cascades (Black Dome Press Corp, 2003); Catskill Region Waterfall Guide: Cool Cascades of the Catskills & Shawangunks (Black Dome Press Corp., 2004); and Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide: From Saratoga and the Capital Region to the Highlands and Palisades (Black Dome Press Corp., 2005). The Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide is the final installment in this series. Dunn is also author of Adventures Around the Great Sacandaga Lake (Nicholas K. Burns Publishing, 2002), and co-author with his wife, Barbara Delaney, of Trails with Tales: History Hikes through the Capital Region, Saratoga, the Berkshires, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley (Black Dome Press Corp, 2006). He has had numerous articles published in regional magazines, including Adirondack Life, Adirondac Magazine, Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountain Region Guide, Glens Falls Chronicle, Kaatskill Life, Northeastern Caver, Voice of the Valley, and Sacandaga Times. Russell Dunn is a New York State Licensed Guide. Together with his wife, Barbara Delaney (also a NYS Licensed Guide) he has been leading hikes to waterfalls in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and Hudson Valley as well as to areas of exceptional beauty and historical uniqueness, always with the emphasis being on history. Dunn is a popularizer of waterfalls, and has given numerous lecture & slide show presentations to regional historical societies, libraries, civic groups, organizations, hiking clubs, and museums.Review:
The book is a multi-facetted resource. It describes the regional geologic setting for the waterfalls how they came into being many thousands of years ago, and how they are still changing. It provides information about the history and local lore surrounding many of the waterfalls. When appropriate, the book also describes other nearby features of interest to make your trip even more interesting. The directions to the waterfalls, at least for the ones I have visited, are all very clear. As editor of the Helderberg Escarpment Planning Guide, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on natural resources in the Helderbergs. So I am embarrassed to say that Mr. Dunn s book even provides directions to a waterfall by Long Road, only a few miles from my home, that I had never visited. Finally, the book includes extensive endnotes and a large bibliography. The endnotes should not be ignored; in addition to listing sources, many of them provide more in-depth information about topics. Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide is a book that will help to make the region a better and healthier place to live and to work. --Dan Driscoll, board member, past president, and chair of Land Preservation & Stewardship for the Mohawk-Hudson Land Conservancy.
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Book Description Black Dome Press Corp., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1883789540
Book Description Black Dome Press Corp., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1883789540
Book Description Black Dome Pr, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 336 pages. 7.50x4.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1883789540
Book Description Black Dome Press Corp., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111883789540