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Book Review

Adirondack Waterfall Guide

Dunn, Russell (author)

Black Dome, 2004
Edition 1
Format Guidebook
Print Style Black and White
Book Type Guidebook
Page Count 237
ISBN 1-883789-37-0
In Print? Yes
Picture quality (2)
Picture Quantity (2)
Accuracy of Content (5)
Thoroughness of Content (4)
Production Value (4)

Reviewed by Dean Goss

This book is the first of a series of waterfall guide books authored by waterfall enthusiast Russell Dunn. The books are regional guidebooks, so there is no overlap or repetition of content from volume to volume.

"Adirondack Waterfall Guide" covers waterfalls of the Adirondack Park lands. There are 67 waterfalls covered by this book varying from frequently visited to rarely visited. The 67 waterfalls are grouped into 9 regions which simplifies coordination of visits.

This book isn't printed in color, so suffers a bit in the ratings, but it's rich in content and historical notes. Mr. Dunn has obviously researched his material thoroughly and the text is well written.

The illustrations are limited to black and white reproductions of old postcards, some engravings, and black and white reproductions of Topo! (National Geographic's software version of USGS topographical maps) contour maps.

The Bottom Line: While this book (and the other books in the series) aren't coffee table books, and the plates within aren't suitable for framing, the book is a solid guide to the waterfalls in the area it covers. If you look for waterfalls in the Adirondack Park region, this book will be a valuable addition to any waterfall enthusiast's library.

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