New Arrivals · Travel

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." -

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.

A Geek in Korea : discovering Asia's new kingdom of cool

April 5, 2018
Tudor, Daniel, 1982- author.
159 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Korean identity -- Traditional Korea -- Modern Korea -- Korea's internet mania -- Society and daily life -- Koreans at work -- Koreans at play -- Korea's music scene -- Movies and television -- Visiting Korea.
"A Geek in Korea reinvents the culture guide for the Internet age. Packed with articles and photographs, it covers all the touchstones of Korean culture--from Buddhism and Confucianism to chapters on the traditional arts and disciplines like Taekwondo. There are chapters on cultural code words and norms; personal relationships; business and technology; and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Korean. A number of chapters are devoted to Korean pop culture, with attention to the stars, idols, and urban subcultures associated with them. For visitors to Korea, the author includes a mini-guide to his favorite neighborhoods in Seoul and other places of outstanding interest."--Publisher description.

The wisdom of wolves : lessons from the Sawtooth pack

April 4, 2018
Dutcher, Jim, 1943- author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword / by Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. -- Introduction -- Earning trust -- Family first -- Lead with kindness -- One for all -- Never stop playing -- Teach the young, respect the old -- Stay curious -- Find compassion -- Cherish one another -- The wolf in the mirror.
"Lessons Jim and Jamie Dutcher learned from six years of living in the Idaho wilderness with gray wolves"-- Provided by publisher.

Family road trips : getting there was half the fun!

March 28, 2018
Greendale, WI : RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Presented by the editors of the Reader's Digest Association and Reminisce magazine.

To the edges of the Earth : 1909, the race for the three poles, and the climax of the age of exploration

March 21, 2018
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xx, 329 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The aristocracy of adventure, circa 1909 -- The audacity of adventure, circa 1909 -- The allure of adventure, circa 1909 -- The great game -- The Peary way -- Beyond the screaming sixties -- The savage North -- Poles apart -- On top of the world -- The third pole -- Returnings -- The last biscuit.
"An entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world."--Jacket.

Ohio, territory to statehood

March 20, 2018
Rees, Robert Ross, Jr., author.
203 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
History of Ohio -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Standard Oil -- John D. Rockefeller -- Carnegie Steel Company -- Ivory Soap -- Owens Corning -- Jeep-Toledo -- Scott & Fetzer -- Kirby Company.
"This is about the history of the state of Ohio with additional history about John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, Owens Corning, Scott & Fetzer and Kirby Company"--Provided by publisher.

Disappointment River : finding and losing the Northwest Passage

March 16, 2018
Castner, Brian, author.
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.


March 14, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2018> Lonely Planet.

Frommer's easyguide to Seattle, Portland & the Oregon coast.

March 14, 2018
New York : Frommer Media LLC, [2015]-
volumes : maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
Limited to a short 252 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination: the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay. Because it is "quick to read, light to carry", it is called an "EasyGuide", and reflects Arthur Frommer's lifetime of experience in presenting clear and concise travel advice. -- Publishers Description.

Pictures photographed by A. Nielen, Cincinnati O.

March 14, 2018
Nielen, A. (Andries), 1850-1940.
Cincinnati, OH : A. Nielen, [1900?].
17 unnumbered leaves : color illustrations ; 15 x 21 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is a scrapbook bound in dark brown cloth with 3 metal eyelets and string tie.
"Colored by the hands of Japanese artists"--Page [2] of cover.
Travel photographs by A. Nielen from his travels to Japan, New Guinea, Hawaii, and Sweden, arranged as a scrapbook. All include a descriptive text on bottom border of picture. Images affixed to black card stock pages.

Southwest USA's best trips.

March 12, 2018
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"32 amazing road trips."
Road trips from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.

Florida & the South's best trips.

March 12, 2018
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"28 amazing road trips."
Road trips from Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

The last wild men of Borneo : a true story of death and treasure

March 9, 2018
Hoffman, Carl, 1960- author.
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
347 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia

March 8, 2018
Wood, Levison, 1982- author.
viii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company."--Title page verso.
Hampton Court -- Mornings in Mexico -- The Americas -- Meeting an explorer -- Departure -- Yucatán -- Ruins -- Trouble in Paradise -- Boot camp -- Borderlands -- El Petén -- Barrios -- The ascent -- Escape to Nicaragua -- Land of fire -- Chirripó -- Paradise found -- Panama -- Crossing the Panama Canal -- The end of the road -- The last jungle -- The Darién Gap -- New Scotland -- Colombia.
"Starting in the Yucatán, Wood sets out on an epic walking voyage, moving through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, travelling in the opposite direction along vital migrant routes. Journeying from sleepy barrios to glamourous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness, Wood forges new relationships along the way that stand at the heart of this book--and the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the region's natural obstacles, he partakes in family meals with local hosts, learns to build an emergency shelter, and witnesses the surreal beauty of the landscapes. Finally, Wood attempts to cross one of the world's most impenetrable borders: The Darién Gap from Panama into south America, a notorious smuggling passage and the wildest jungle he has ever navigated."--Jacket flap.

Cool Tokyo guide : adventures in the city of kawaii fashion, train sushi and godzilla

March 8, 2018
Denson, Abby, author, illustrator.
127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
"A comic book writer's off-beat, upbeat tour of Tokyo"--Cover.
We're going to Tokyo! Now what? -- Getting around town -- Tokyo survival skills -- Culture shock funnies -- What will we eat? -- Tokyo hotel tips -- Tokyo entertainment -- Tokyo cultural and historical sites -- Shopping for everything -- Kid-friendly Tokyo -- Taki it easy in Yokohama (and other day trips)
"Discover the city of temples, video games, manga, and cosplay with this graphic Tokyo travel guide!"--Provided by publisher.

Time pieces : a Dublin memoir

March 5, 2018
Banville, John, author.
212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in Ireland by Hachette Books Ireland, a division of Hachette UK Ltd, Dublin, in 2016."--Title page verso.
About time -- Cicero, Vico and the Abbey -- Baggotonia -- On the street -- A Pisgah sight of Palestine -- The girl in the gardens -- Time regained.
"Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, author John Banville ... saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child. It was first a birthday treat, the world his beloved, eccentric aunt inhabited. When he came of age and took up residence there, the city was a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions as a young writer (James Joyce had 'seized upon the city for his own literary purposes and in doing so had used it up'). When he lived outside Ireland, the city remained alive and indelible in his memory (that 'bright abyss' in which 'time's alchemy works'). Returning to live in Ireland, he found Dublin to be as fascinating--albeit for different reasons--as it had been to his seven-year-old self. Now, in an evocative, witty, clear-eyed 'quasi-memoir,' he guides us around the city, delighting in its high and low cultural, architectural, political and social histories, and interweaving the memories that are attached to particular places and moments and people. The result a book as much about the life of a city as it is about a life intermittently lived there--a wonderfully idiosyncratic tour of Dublin, and a tender yet powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man."--Dust jacket.

The Milepost

February 27, 2018
Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22-28 cm.
Vols. for <1974>-1991 have folded map in pocket.
"Alaska travel planner"--Cover (2017).

National Geographic guide to scenic highways and byways.

February 15, 2018
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.
"The best drives in the U.S."

The sea in world history : exploration, travel, and trade

February 9, 2018
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2017.
2 volumes (xix, 919 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Ancient Egypt through the first global age -- v. 2. A world of revolutions through the present.

United States on the road.

February 6, 2018
Singapore : APA Publications ; Maspeth, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Langenscheidt Publishers, 2001-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies.
At head of title: Insight guides.

The last London : true fictions from an unreal city

February 5, 2018
Sinclair, Iain, 1943- author.
324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Losing. Dancers on the beach ; HMS Haggerston Park ; By weight of water ; After Sebald -- Finding. Digging for victory ; Overground soundscrape ; Pigeon fishing ; Free breakfast for bikes ; Two swimming pools or, Shardenfreude ; Voice of the huts -- Walking. The Milky Way (to Croydon) ; Downriver ; Absolutely Barking ; Night hospital ; Gummed eyes ; Brexit means Brexit.
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In 'The Last London', Sinclair strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition.


January 30, 2018
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1989-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2017> The Green guide.

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