World Waterfall Database
Book Review

150 South Carolina Waterfalls

Tagliapietra, Ron (author)

Fern Creek Press, 2000
Edition 1
Format Paperback
Print Style Black and White
Book Type Guidebook
Page Count 80
ISBN 0-939241-73-0
In Print? No
Picture quality (1)
Picture Quantity (3)
Accuracy of Content (4)
Thoroughness of Content (5)
Production Value (2)

Reviewed by Dean Goss

Ron Tagliapietra has undertaken a pretty serious inventory of South Carolina Waterfalls. Most of South Carolina's waterfalls are relegated to the Piedmont region in the western end of the state, and Tagliapietra has cataloged them quite thoroughly.

This book, while thorough in content, has only limited information. Given the guidebook format of this book, I'd have liked to see more in the way of information. Each of the waterfalls has information detailing height, watercourse, access, type of falls and the USGS quad upon which it is locate, but has very few maps, no geographical coordinates, and has sparse but essentially accurate directions. The black and white photographs are small in size and are of fair to middling quality.

The Bottom Line: There is a great deal of information that could be extracted by a dedicated data miner. If you are seeking to explore South Carolina's falling waters, this book would be a valuable asset, but it would be equally easy to use this information to ultimately compile a better book.

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