Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, “Not me” or “Where do I begin?” In this unique take-it-with-you guide, longtime outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to 16 adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. The book showcases opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining. Miller lives in Cary. Softcover, 176 pages, $20; e-book is $19.99.