New Arrivals · Travel

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border

June 22, 2018
Fox, Porter, author.
xviii, 247 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Fires -- The medicine line.
"America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries--much of the early history of the United States took place there--and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security."--Dust jacket.


June 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia : Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

Central Asia.

June 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: <2014-2018>- Lonely Planet.


June 7, 2018
London : Dickens Press,
v. : maps. 26 x 12 cm.
At head of title: -1998, English edition, Michelin ; <2001-2018> The Green guide.

Eating my way through Italy : heading off the main roads to discover the hidden treasures of the Italian table

June 1, 2018
Minchilli, Elizabeth, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
xii, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Cockpit confidential : everything you need to know about air travel : questions, answers & reflections

June 1, 2018
Smith, Patrick, 1966- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2018]
xv, 319 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Plane truth: things about wings and why knots -- Elements of unease: turbulence, wind shear, weather, and worry -- What goes up...: takeoffs, landings, and the mysterious between -- Flying for a living: the awe and odd of a life aloft -- En route: life in the cabin -- ...Must come down: disasters, mishaps, and fatuous flights of fancy -- The airlines we love to hate -- How to speak airline: a glossary for travelers.

See you again in Pyongyang : a journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea

May 29, 2018
Jeppesen, Travis, 1979- author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Maps used as endpapers.
"In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic capital city in the Kim Jong Un Era. Anchored by the experience of his five trips to North Korea and his interactions with citizens from all walks of life, Jeppesen reveals how the North Korean system actually functions and perpetuates itself in the day-to-day, beyond the propaganda-fueled ideology. He challenges the notion that Pyongyang is merely a "showcase capital" where everything is staged for the benefit of foreigners, as well as the idea that Pyongyangites are brainwashed robots. With unique personal insight and a rigorous historical grounding, Jeppesen goes beyond the cliches of "taboo tourism" and the "good versus evil" tenor of politicians and media reports. See You Again in Pyongyang is an essential addition to the literature about one of the world's most fascinating and mysterious places"--Amazon.


May 25, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2018> Lonely Planet.


May 25, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2018> Lonely Planet.


May 25, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2018> Lonely Planet.

Explore the Americas : discover 60 fantastic travel experiences

May 24, 2018
Balfour, Amy C., author.
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet, 2018.
268 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Pan-American -- Canada -- USA -- Caribbean -- Mexico & Central America -- South America.

Journey : an illustrated history of travel

May 24, 2018
Adams, Simon (Transport consultant), author.
New York, N.Y. : DK, a division of Penguin Random House, 2017.
440 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
At head of cover title: Smithsonian.
The Ancient World -- Trade and Conquest -- The Age of Discovery -- The Age of Empires -- The Age of Steam -- The Golden Age of Travel -- The Age of Flight.
"An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery-from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art. Themed spreads and feature panels capture the romance of travel with evocative accounts, archive images, historic maps, and artifacts, while catalog spreads add glamour and nostalgia, showcasing objects and documents associated with the rise of travel, such as postcards and passports. A textured cover with a picture-perfect image and shiny finishes make it ideal for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution."--ONIX annotation.

Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier

May 21, 2018
Adams, Mark, 1967- author.
New York, New York : Dutton, An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
xi, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to the pressures of a changing climate and world." --

Ohio day trips by theme

May 18, 2018
Seckman, Cathy Hester, author.
Cambridge, Minnesota : Adventure Publications, [2018] ©2018
176 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Discover hundreds of unique attractions around the Buckeye State. This comprehensive guide is jam-packed with hundred's of Ohio's top spots for fun and entertainment. Take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. Useful for singles, couples, and families -visitors and residents alike- this guide encompasses a wide range of interests."--Back cover.

Backroads & byways of Vermont : drives, day trips, & weekend excursions

May 17, 2018
Tree, Christina, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, A division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The West River and Mount Snow valleys -- Manchester and the mountains route -- River towns -- The upper Connecticut River Valley -- White River valleys -- Woodstock/Quechee loop -- Killington/Rutland -- Middlebury/Ripton -- The capital region -- The Mad River Valley -- Mount Mansfield loop -- Burlington south -- Champlain Islands -- Northwest corner -- Northeast Kingdom.

Gates of the Arctic National Park : twelve years of wilderness exploration

May 15, 2018
Wilkins, Joe, 1942- author, photographer.
309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 29 cm
"Joe Wilkins has now accumulated more than half a century of experience in the wilds of northern Alaska since receiving training in arctic wilderness survival in 1966. During the 1970s he began hiking, backpacking and camping in the region which, in 1980, was officially designated Gates of the Arctic National Park. A complex land of breathtaking contrasts, this frontier is exceptional in no other region in North America does it get colder, darker, or wilder. Its remote beauty and extensive human history imbue the land with an elemental and visceral sense of inspiration for those who visit. Gates of the Arctic National Park: Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration provides thorough, accurate and detailed information about Gates of the Arctic National Park along with a collection of Wilkins' own personal photographs. Wilkins has created a definitive, perennial book about one of the country's most enchanting national parks that will stand the test of time."

The Route 66 photo road trip : how to eat, play, stay, and shoot like a pro

May 10, 2018
Sammon, Rick, author.
224 pages : illustrations (mostly color), map ; 21 cm
"From legendary photographer Rick Sammon and his wife, Susan, [this book] is the perfect companion to enjoying and photographing everything that the country's most famous highway has to offer, whether you're hauling professional gear or just your phone! [...] This guide includes recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, hour-by-hour road itineraries, and essential tips for capturing memorable photographs by day or night, stopped or in a moving car, with a DSLR or an iPhone." -- Back cover.

Cincinnati illustrated : featuring principal points of interest, busy down-town corners, prominent buildings, pleasure resorts, etc.

May 10, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Freeman & Crosson, Publishers, [1918?]
64 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original pictorial paper wrappers with black and red printing.

Bella figura : how to live, love, and eat the Italian way

May 9, 2018
Mohammadi, Kamin, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser, to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro--here is a mantra for savoring the beauty and color of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places, and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life"-- Provided by publisher.

A Colonial Williamsburg love affair : tales, takes, and tips from a lifetime of visits

May 8, 2018
Bailey, Debra (Debra A.), author.
xiii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Through heartfelt and intimate reflections about the people, the activities, and the historic town itself over decades of visits, the author discovers why she still loves and returns to Colonial Williamsburg regularly. Part memoir, part science, and part history, the book also offers many tips on how to experience your visit to the fullest."--Back cover.

Backroads & byways of Ohio.

April 23, 2018
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2014-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2014-<2018> by Matt Forster.
"Drives, day trips & weekend excursions."

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." -

God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State

April 16, 2018
Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslim adherents). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to Indiana State Parks

April 10, 2018
Strange, Nathan D., author.
Bloomington, Indiana : Quarry Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, [2018]
xxx, 225 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
McCormick's Creek State Park -- Turkey Run State Park -- Clifty Falls State Park -- Indiana Dunes State Park -- Pokagon State Park -- Spring Mill State Park -- Shakamak State Park -- Brown County State Park -- Mounds State Park -- Lincoln State Park -- Tippecanoe River State Park -- Versailles State Park -- Shades State Park -- Whitewater Memorial State Park -- Chain O' Lakes State Park -- Ouabache State Park -- Harmonie State Park -- Potato Creek State Park -- White River State Park -- Summit Lake State Park -- Falls of the Ohio State Park -- Charlestown State Park -- Fort Harrison State Park -- O'Bannon Woods State Park -- Prophetstown State Park.
Indiana state parks provide something for everyone, whether it's a weekend hike in the woods or a family outing. A descripsion of the features that make each park unique, as well as covering the park trails, history, and much more.

Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations

April 5, 2018
Howell, Georgina, 1942- author.
xix, 481 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daughter of the desert. Pub. in 2007 in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux."--Title page verso.
Gertrude and Florence -- Education -- The civilized woman -- Becoming a person -- Mountaineering -- Desert travel -- Dick Doughty-Wylie -- Limit of endurance -- Escape -- War work -- Cairo, Delhi, Basra -- Government through Gertrude -- Anger -- Faisal -- Coronation -- Staying and leaving.
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer, and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty. Turning her back on that, she became the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and saw its first king safely onto the throne in 1921. A compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and, in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy.

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