New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

April 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Book towns : forty five paradises of the printed word

April 18, 2018
Johnson, Alex, 1969- author.
London, United Kingdom : Frances Lincoln, an imprint of the Quarto Group, 2018.
192 pages : color illustratons ; 17 x 22 cm
"The so-called "Book Towns" of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere. Book Towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of the 40 semi-officially recognized literary towns around the world and outlines the history and development of each community, and offers practical travel advice. Many Book Towns have emerged in areas of marked attraction, such as Ureña in Spain or Fjaerland in Norway, where bookshops have been set up in buildings including former ferry waiting rooms and banks. While the UK has the best-known examples at Hay, Wigtown and Sedbergh, the book has a broad international appeal, featuring locations such as Jimbochu in Japan, College Street in Calcutta, and major unofficial "book cities" such as Buenos Aires." - -Amazon.com

Disappointment River : finding and losing the Northwest Passage

March 16, 2018
Castner, Brian, author.
©2018
xii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
The Northwest Company, 1788 -- Into the north, 2016 -- Scotland, 1774 -- New York, 1775 -- Montreal, 1778 -- Detroit, 1784 -- The Pays d'en Haut, 2016 -- Grand portage and the English River, 1785 -- Awgeenah and Matonabbee, 1786 -- Murder at the old establishment, 1787 -- To the Northwest Passage, 1788 -- All it takes is time, 2016 -- Embarkation, June 1789 -- The Rapids of the Slave, June 2016 -- Shoot the messenger, June 1789 -- Thunderstorms and raids, June 2016 -- Into the mountains, July 1789 -- Plagues of the Deh Cho, July 2016 -- The Dogrib, July 1789 -- Rapid without rapids, July 2016 -- You can starve on rabbits, July 1789 -- Fort Good Hope to Tsiigehtchic, July 2016 -- Satisfy the curiosity, tho' not the intent, July 1789 -- Into the earth sponge, July 2016 -- The highest part of the island, July 1789 -- A sea of ice, frozen no more, July 2016 -- Many returns.
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.

Rooms with a view : the secret life of grand hotels

March 7, 2018
Mourby, Adrian, author.
©2017
304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes indexes.
"Salvador Dalí once asked room service at Hôtel Le Meurice in Paris to send him up a flock of sheep. When they were duly brought to his room he got out a gun and fired blanks at them. George Bernard Shaw tried to learn the tango at Reid's Palace in Madeira, and the details of India's independence were worked out in the ballroom of the Imperial Hotel, Delhi. The great hotels have provided glamorous backgrounds for some of the most momentous – and most bizarre – events of world history. Adrian Mourby is a distinguished hotel historian and travel journalist – and a lover of great hotels. Here he tells the stories of 50 of the world's most magnificent, among them the Adlon in Berlin, the Cipriani in Venice, the Intercontinental in Saigon, Raffles in Singapore, the Dorchester in London, Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, the Pera Palace in Istanbul – and, a personal favourite, the Art Deco Midland in Morecambe Bay. All human life is to be found in a great hotel, only in a more entertaining form."--Inside dust jacket.

The family tree historical maps book : a state-by-state atlas of U.S. history, 1790-1900

March 5, 2018
Dolan, Allison, author.
©2014
1 atlas (222 pages) : color maps ; 29 cm
Includes key dates in American history and list of maps by state and a list of maps to United States as a whole.
United States -- Alabama -- Alaska -- Arizona -- Arkansas -- California -- Colorado -- Connecticut -- Delaware -- Florida -- Georgia -- Hawaii -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Kentucky -- Louisiana -- Maine -- Maryland -- Massachusetts -- Michigan -- Minnesota -- Mississippi -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Hampshire -- New Jersey -- New Mexico -- New York -- North Carolina -- North Dakota -- Ohio -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- Pennsylvania -- Rhode Island -- South Carolina -- South Dakota -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Utah -- Vermont -- Virginia -- Washington -- West Virginia -- Wisconsin -- Wyoming -- Special-interest.
Envision your ancestors' world through hundreds of beautiful full-color reproductions of useful eighteenth and nineteenth century maps. The maps illustrate the historical boundaries of each of the U.S. states as they progressed from territories to statehood and show the shifting of county boundaries and names within states over the years.

The Family Tree historical maps book, Europe : a country-by-country atlas of European history, 1700s-1900s

March 1, 2018
Dolan, Allison, author.
©2015
1 atlas (224 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Europe -- Ireland -- Scotland -- England and Wales -- Spain and Portugal -- France -- Italy -- Benelux : Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherland -- Scandinavia : Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden -- Germany and Switzerland -- Austria and Hungary -- Czech Republic and Slovakia -- Romania and Bulgaria -- Balkan States : Albania, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia -- Greece -- Poland -- Russian Empire : Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine -- Modern map of Europe -- Administrative divisions.
From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records.

Great hiking trails of the world : 80 trails, 75,000 miles, 38 countries, 6 continents

January 11, 2018
Berger, Karen, 1959- author.
©2017
334 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Introduction -- The way of the pilgrim -- Stepping into the past -- Peak experiences -- To walk in wilderness -- Exploring diversity -- The longest walks.
"A hiker's dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than eighty of the world's most iconic trails. Celebrating the most important, popular, and diverse hiking trails in the world, this book invites readers to take a walking tour through the planet's natural wonders. Divided into six sections, the book groups trails by theme: pilgrimages, historic hikes, mountain hikes, wilderness trails, trails through diverse environments, and long-distance trails. From Mount Kenya to subarctic hikes in Scandinavia, and from exotic hikes in the Himalayas to more familiar trails in the United States and Canada, this book invites readers to explore the history, environment, and cultures of the world on foot.Each featured trail has its own section, with a map and photo gallery focusing on what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking trails anywhere in the world. Included are detailed descriptions and trail highlights. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or the myriad ways that walking through a landscape is an intimate exploration of its soul."-- Provided by publisher.

Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters

January 10, 2018
Fermor, Patrick Leigh, author.
New York : New York Review Books, 2016.
xxv, 469 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Original title: Dashing for the Post.
"The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer cadet, hoping for a commission in the Irish Guards. He had hurried back to England from Romania in September 1939, expecting to die within weeks of being sent into action, like his friend who was a junior officer in the First World War. The last two were written on the same day, when Paddy (as he called himself, and almost everyone else called him) was ninety-four, a widower, very deaf, and suffering from tunnel vision, which made it hard for him to read even his own handwriting. His voice was already hoarse from the throat cancer that would kill him seventeen months later. But these last letters, like the first and most of the others printed here, exude a zest that was characteristic. From first to last, Paddy's letters radiate warmth and gaiety. Often they are decorated with witty illustrations and enhanced by comic verse. Sometimes they contain riddles and cringe-making puns"-- Provided by publisher.

The place to be.

January 3, 2018
©2017
304 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Awe -- Serenity -- Passion -- Joy -- Enlightenment -- Alone -- Amusement -- Inspiration -- Exhilaration -- Fulfilment -- Adventure -- Reflection.
"Whether it's euphoria or serenity, awe or enlightenment, this beautiful hardback presents hundreds of places around the world to experience a particular emotion. Each of the 12 chapters in Lonely Planet's The Place to Be explores a single feeling, with destinations ranging from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities. Plus, our travel writers explain when to go and how to get there. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be features 240 travel destinations around the world. Stand in awe and marvel at enormous natural phenomena; give yourself a joyful boost with cat cafes and chocolate indulgences; seek serenity on beautiful remote islands; find calm oases in the heart of bustling cities; and join the path to enlightenment with Renaissance paintings and religious pilgrimages."--Provided by the publisher.

The cities book : a journey through the best cities in the world.

December 28, 2017
©2017
424 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 34 cm
Previously published: 2006.
Includes index.
"Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next."--Amazon.com.

National Geographic visual atlas of the world.

December 28, 2017
National Geographic Society (U.S.), author.
©2017
1 atlas (416 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 43 cm
Relief shown by shading.
Issued in slipcase.
The world: Satelite ; Physical ; Political ; Paleogeography ; Structure of the earth ; Earth's rocky exterior ; Landforms ; Land cover ; Oceans ; Fresh water ; Climate ; Climate change ; Weather ; Population ; Urbanization ; Languages ; Religions ; Food and agriculture ; Human influences ; Environmental stresses ; Wilderness ; Biodiversity ; Ecoregions ; Protected areas ; World heritage sites -- North America: Physical map ; Political map ; Continental thematic maps ; Canada ; Western United States ; Eastern United States ; Central America ; Greater Antilles and Bahamas ; Lesser Antilles ; Islands of the Antilles -- South America: Physical map ; Political map ; Continental thematic maps ; Northern South America ; Central Andes ; Brazil ; Southern South America -- Europe: Physical map ; Political map ; Continental thematic maps ; Northern Europe ; British Isles ; Iberian Peninsula ; The low countries ; France ; Germany ; Central Alps ; Italy ; Poland ; East Central Europe ; Western Balkan Peninsula ; Eastern Balkan Peninsula ; Greece ; Baltic States ; Eastern Europe ; Russia ; Europe's smallest countries -- Asia: Physical map ; Political map ; Continental thematic maps ; Asia Minor and Transcaucasia ; Eastern Mediterranean ; Arabian Peninsula ; Iraq and Kuwait ; Iran ; Afghanistan and Pakistan ; Central Asia ; India and South Asia ; China and Mongolia ; Eastern China ; Korean Peninsula ; Japan ; Indochina ; Southeast Asia -- Africa: Physical map ; Political map ; Continental thematic maps ; Northern Africa ; Nile Valley ; Western Africa ; West Central Africa ; Congo Basin ; Horn and Great Rift Valley ; Southern Africa ; Islands of Africa -- Australia and Oceania: Physical map ; Political map ; Continental thematic maps ; Australia and Papua New Guinea ; New Zealand ; Oceania ; Islands of the Pacific -- The poles: Arctic physical map ; Arctic political map ; Antarctica -- Oceans: Limits of the oceans and seas ; World ocean floor ; Atlantic Ocean floor ; Pacific Ocean floor ; Indian Ocean floor ; Arctic Ocean floor ; Ocean floor around Antarctica -- Space: Moon ; Mars ; Inner solar system ; Outer solar system ; Cosmic journeys ; Milky Way ; Universe -- Flags and facts -- Appendix: Abbreviations and conversions ; Foreign terms ; Geographic comparisons ; World time zones.
A comprehensive, up-to-date atlas encompasses more than three hundred thematic maps, along with more than six hundred color photographs, illustrations, charts, and graphs, that document the world's natural and cultural wonders.

Timeless journeys : travels to the world's legendary places

December 28, 2017
©2017
319 pages : color illustrations, map ; 32 cm
Includes index.
Foreword / by Ford Cochran -- World map -- Asia -- Europe -- Africa -- North America -- South America -- Australia and South Pacific.
"From Machu Picchu to the Pyramids of Giza and beyond, this travel-lover's delight takes readers on a breathtaking visual journey to the world's most historic wonderlands. Pack your bags for an extraordinary adventure with National Geographic to more than 50 places that have captivated our imaginations for centuries. In this visually stunning volume, the world's leading authority on cultural travel and history showcases bucket-list-ready destinations on every continent, from Easter Island's haunting stone moai to Kyoto's breathtaking temples. Vintage photographs from the National Geographic archives tell the backstory of the discovery and earliest visitors to places like Carthage, Pompeii, Victoria Falls, and more, while showstopping contemporary photographs bring them to life in exquisite detail. Full-spread features highlight lesser-known hidden sites, such as Pompeii's better-preserved sister city Herculaneum and the less-visited Maya city El Mirador in Guatemala's jungle, offer readers extraordinary opportunities to deepen their travel experience and discover places where the past can truly come to life. With practical travel tips to help readers get started planning their own legendary journey, this is the perfect gift to keep--or share"-- Provided by publisher.

Ultimate journeys for two : extraordinary destinations on every continent

December 28, 2017
Howard, Mike, author.
©2017
270 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Mountains -- Lakes, rivers & falls -- Beaches & islands -- On safari -- History & architecture -- At sea -- Deserts & dunes -- Snow & ice -- Jungles & rain forests -- Road trips -- Supernatural.
"In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard--officially the World's Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek--whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget. Chapters are organized by type of destination (for example, beaches, mountains, and deserts,) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. Each entry focuses on a specific region, getting to the essence of each locale and its one-of-a-kind offerings. The authors reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities--each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity. Special features include funny and insightful stories from the Howards' own adventures, expert advice from other renowned traveling couples, and tips to increase the romance and excitement at each destination. A large map shows every location covered in the book, and each entry has a locator map depicting the city and country. Both entertaining and informative, this book is an invaluable resource and inspiration for a lifetime of travel"-- Provided by publisher.

Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean

December 13, 2017
Archibald, Brett, author.
©2016
xxiv, 357 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald set off with his friends on a dream surf charter trip off the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. It quickly became a nightmare: in the middle of a storm, suffering from severe food poisoning, Brett leaned overboard--and blacked out. He awoke in the raging sea. No one had seen him fall, and no one heard his shouts for help. He watched his boat sail away. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. A frantic search then began for the lone man somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The turbulent weather protected Brett from the scorching sun, but also prevented planes or helicopters from assisting in the search. As hours passed, some wondered whether they were searching for a man or a corpse. A key few, however, never doubted that Brett would survive. This is the remarkable story of Brett's battle against the elements, creatures from jellyfish to sharks, and his own inner demons, and the simultaneous struggle to find him waged by an international community. Against extraordinary odds, the power of the human spirit would prevail."--Dust jacket flap.

The raftsmen

December 11, 2017
Barnett, Ryan, 1982- author.
©2017
223 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Based on Ryan Barnett's film The raftsmen.
The story of L'Égaré I -- Rebuilding -- Sick man aboard -- Wandering minds -- Reaching the Gulf Stream -- Last stretch -- Arrival in Falmouth.
"A dramatic retelling of four adventurers who crossed the North Atlantic on a raft, featuring archival photography, film stills taken aboard the raft, news reports, contemporary interviews and original illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.

Good Sam North American RV travel & savings guide.

December 6, 2017
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.

A map of the county of Muskingum in the State of Ohio

December 4, 2017
Buell, Wyllys.
[Zanesville? Ohio] : [publisher not identified], [1833]
1 map : color ; 44 x 63 cm.
Includes text and inset "Plat of Zanesville, Putnam and W. Zanesville, 54 rods to the inch."
"January 1833."

Panoramic view of the city of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, 1885, looking south east

December 4, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin : Beck & Pauli, [1886]
1 map ; 58 x 79 cm
Likely drawn by Albert Ruger.
Bird's eye view print.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

October 31, 2017
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2018> by Douglas Ward.

The best American travel writing.

October 19, 2017
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Lonely Planet's atlas of adventure : discover a world of thrilling outdoor activities.

October 16, 2017
Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
336 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe in this A-to-Z guide to outdoor adventure! The pursuits covered range from hiking and snorkelling to more adrenalin-charged experiences that will require some tuition, but all are accessible for first-timers. So pack your passport for a rejuvenating journey around the world!

United States history atlas.

September 27, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA : Maps.com, ©2015.
1 atlas (56 pages) : color maps ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Maps.com.
Possible migration routes of the first Americans -- Early voyages of exploration-- European exploration of North America -- Native American cultures, 1500s -- Native American nations, c. 1750 -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Slave trade routes, 1400s-1800s -- Settlement by Ethnic Group, c. 1755 -- French, Spanish and English settlements to 1776 -- Revolutionary War in the North and West -- Revolutionary War in the South, 1778-1781 -- First thirteen states, 1779 -- Louisiana Purchase and western exploration -- California's early settlements, 1769-1823 -- War of 1812 -- Missouri Compromise, 1820-1821 -- Texas Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Principal roads and waterways, c. 1840 -- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Growth of the United States to 1853 -- Slavery in the territories, c. 1850-1854 -- Expansion of railroads to 1860 -- The election of 1860 -- Secession of the southern states, 1861 -- Civil War in the Eastern U.S., 1861-1862 -- Civil War in the Central U.S., 1862-1863 -- Fredericksburg to Gettysburg, 1862-1863 -- Sherman's march, 1863-1865 -- Native American territorial losses, 1850-1890 -- Reconstruction, 1868-1877 -- Western railroads and cattle trails, c. 1870s -- Immigrants to the United States, 1890 -- U.S. intervention in Latin America, 1895-1940s -- U.S. territory and leases, 1857-1903 -- Woman's suffrage before the 19th Amendment -- World War I in Europe -- U.S. participation on the Western Front, 1918 -- Europe between the wars, 1918-1939 -- Dust Bowl, 1935-1940 -- World War II in Europe, 1940-1945 -- World War II in the Pacific, 1941-1945 -- Balance of power after World War II -- Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Public school segregation by state, 1954 -- Vietnam War, 1964-1975 -- Post-Cold War Europe, Middle East, and Africa -- Immigrants to the United States, 1990 -- U.S. population change, 1950-1994 -- U.S. involvement in Latin America, 1953-2000 -- Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Conflict in Afghanistan, 2001 -- U.S. today, with dates of statehood -- States of the world -- Index.

Secret marvels of the world : 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and how to find them

September 12, 2017
Howard, Alex (Travel writer), author.
©2017
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Edition statement from page 4 of cover.
Takes readers on a journey through the worlds lesser known marvels, from a pumpkin regatta in Oregon to Lithuania's hill of crosses.

The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history

September 8, 2017
Dean, Josh, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A true story of Cold War espionage and engineering reveals how the CIA and the U.S. Navy, using the involvement of Howard Hughes as a cover story, spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine after it sank in the Pacific Ocean.

Epic drives of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling road trips.

August 30, 2017
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
328 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 27 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa & the Middle East -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Epic Drives of the World showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road.

The Family tree historical atlas of American cities

August 28, 2017
Dolan, Allison, compiler.
©2017
1 atlas (223 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"1800-1920"--Cover.
Baltimore -- Boston -- Charleston -- Chicago -- Cincinnati -- Cleveland -- Detroit -- Houston -- Los Angeles -- New Orleans -- New York -- Philadelphia -- Pittsburgh -- San Fancisco -- St. Louis -- Washington.
"Explore our ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, including New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features beautiful, full-color maps published at crucial points in each city's history, tracing its growth and development from its founding to the early 1900s. Use the maps to find your ancestor's home, trace your ancestor's walk to work, and identify the streets and building from your ancestor's everyday life. Delve further into the past with a quick-reference timeline of key dates from each city's history. You'll also discover easy genealogy tips for finding local birth, marriage, and death records; federal and state censuses; and city directories" --Back cover.

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