New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

October 19, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The best American travel writing.

October 18, 2016
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

October 13, 2016
Foer, Joshua, author.
470 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Europe -- Asia -- Africa -- Oceania -- Canada -- USA -- Latin America -- Antarctica.
"Get off the beaten path, and brush off your bucket list! Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, this volume celebrates the strangest and most curious places in the world. Covering natural wonders, architectural marvels, and mind-boggling events, you'll revel in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious."--Provided by publisher.

Concise atlas of the world.

October 12, 2016
Washington, DC : National Geographic, 2016.
1 atlas (199 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 35 cm
Relief shown by shading and spot heights.
At head of title: National Geographic.
Gathers political, social, and physical maps of the United States and the rest of the world.

Sixty degrees north : around the world in search of home

July 18, 2016
Tallack, Malachy, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home."--Provided by publisher.

All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world

June 21, 2016
O'Neill, Zora, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xvi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Egypt. Empty talk ; Inside the word factory ; A prophecy ; Two tongues ; See what we did ; Where's your ear? ; Days of rage ; Hidden fingers ; Illuminating the house ; Graduation day -- The gulf. Knowledge village ; Practical, fashion, extreme ; When your ear hears ; Eau de Facebook ; What he did not know ; Heritage club ; The best people ; Supreme poets ; Develop! -- Lebanon. The new Beirut ; What is the rule? ; We don't talk about politics here ; Almost a dead language ; Your mother ; Easy-- but not good ; The weird uncle ; Pierre and his friends ; We have not taught the Prophet the price ; Land of thorns -- Morocco. Daddy, Mommy, Gramps ; The place where the sun sets ; You pour the tea ; God is beautiful ; Speaking Mexican ; Let's chat in Arabic ; Sweet sensation ; Up in the old hotel ; What is the name of this? Crossing the bridge.

Boating on Ohio's streams

June 21, 2016
Columbus : Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, 1988-
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 10 cm
Library's copy v. 2 publication date: 10/92.
"Pamphlets developed for those Ohio boaters using small watercraft such as johnboats, canoes, kayaks, and rafts."
1. Northwest section -- 2. Southwest section -- 3. South central section -- 4. Southeast section -- 5. Northeast section.

Voyager : travel writings

June 8, 2016
Banks, Russell, 1940- author.
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
272 pages ; 24 cm
Voyager -- Pilgrim's regress -- Primal dreams -- House of slaves -- The last birds of paradise -- Innocents abroad -- Last days feeding frenzy -- The wrong stuff -- Fox and whale, priest and angel -- Old goat.
The award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. In this compelling anthology, he writes that since childhood he has "longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery and intrigue." The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. Banks shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, he traces his own timeline: "I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest: "One climbs a mountain, not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky," he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, this book brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Oxford atlas of the world

June 2, 2016
George Philip & Son, cartographer.
© 2015
1 atlas (448 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 38 cm
Relief shown by shading, spot heights, and gradient tints. Depths shown by gradient tints and soundings.
"Philip's, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Limited."--Title page verso.
World statistics -- The future of the oceans and seas -- Images of Earth -- Gazetteer of nations -- World geography -- World cities -- World maps. The world ; Europe ; Asia ; Africa ; Australia and Oceania ; North America ; South America -- Geographical glossary.
Atlas shows maps of the world and satellite photography of the earth that reflect the most recent political, economic, and demographic statistics, and presents articles addressing the environment and population matters in major cities.

Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away

June 1, 2016
Shacochis, Bob, author.
New York : Grove Press, 2016.
383 pages ; 24 cm
Kingdoms in the air -- Something wild in the blood -- Here the bear and the Mafia roam -- Huevos fritos -- Greetings from the big pineapple -- In deepest Gringolandia -- The life I didn't get -- Mount Ararat -- Dorado -- Gorongosa -- What I did with the gold -- Wartime interlude -- Leave.

RMS Titanic : the wider story

May 26, 2016
Mylon, Patrick, author.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2016.
144 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Competition and construction -- Maiden departure -- Ports of call -- Life at sea -- Warnings -- Collision -- So near and yet so far -- Evacuation -- Fatal night -- By the dawn's early light -- Cunard to New York -- Postscript.
"While much has been written about the Titanic disaster and its victims, the tragedy sent repercussions around the world. Here Patrick Mylon explores many of the lesser-known aspects of Titanic’s legacy, telling the story around the disaster."--Provided by publisher.

Mother tongue : my family's globe-trotting quest to dream in Mandarin, laugh in Arabic, and sing in Spanish

May 16, 2016
Gilbert, Christine, 1977- author.
New York : Avery, [2016]
xxiv, 307 pages ; 22 cm
China -- Lebanon -- Mexico
"One woman's quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride"-- Provided by publisher.

American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer

May 16, 2016
Prince, Cathryn J., 1969- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Wanderlust -- Romancing the road -- Feats and marvels -- Following Ulysses -- Glorious Panama -- Hollywood lights -- The flying carpet -- Interview with an assassin -- Hangover house -- A new inspiration -- The sea dragon -- So good-bye again -- No trace.

The curious map book

May 13, 2016
Baynton-Williams, Ashley, author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
This collection is a curation of cartographic curiosities from the British Library collections.
The dawn of mapmaking (to 1594) -- Early published maps (1598-1760) -- Commercial cartography and education (1760-1850) -- The Victorian era and growth of the mass market (1850) -- Cartobibliographical details.
"With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems mainly from the vast collection of the British Library. He has unearthed a wide array of the whimsical and fantastic, from maps of board games to political ones, maps of the Holy Land to maps of the human soul. In his illuminating introduction, Baynton-Williams also identifies and expounds upon key themes of map production, peculiar styles, and the commerce and collection of unique maps. This incredible volume offers a wealth of gorgeous illustrations for anyone who is cartographically curious."--Publisher's description.

Pinpoint : how GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds

May 11, 2016
Milner, Greg, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: The Whisper from Space -- Part I: Calculating Route -- 1. Tupaia Goes Home -- 2. The When and the Where -- 3. Global Reach, Global Power -- 4. Ranging the Perfect Beet -- Part II: You Have Arrived -- 5. Death by GPS -- 6. The Hornet's Nest -- 7. Better Living Through Tracking -- 8. Return from Mid-Ice -- 9. Tied Together (40.74375° N 73.9835° W) -- Epilogue: Direction Home -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology--but is changing us in profound ways,"

White sands : experiences from the outside world

May 3, 2016
Dyer, Geoff, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
x, 233 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Where? What? Where? -- Forbidden City -- Space in Time -- Time in Space -- Northern Dark -- White Sands -- Pilgrimage -- The Ballad of Jimmy Garrison -- Beginning.
"Geoff Dyer's perennial search for tranquility, for 'something better', continues in this series of fascinating and seemingly unrelated pilgrimages--with a tour guide who is in fact not a tour guide at the Forbidden City in Beijing, with friends at the Lightning Field in New Mexico, with a hitchhiker picked up near a prison at White Sands, and with "a dream of how things should have been" at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles."-- Provided by publisher.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

April 29, 2016
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.


April 11, 2016
Grée, Alain, author.
East Sussex, United Kingdom : Button Books, an imprint of Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2016.
46 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"

March 2, 2016
Caravantes, Peggy, 1935- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2016.
x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Canada. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe.""--Provided by publisher.

Make the most of your time on Earth : the rough guide to the world.

March 2, 2016
London : Rough Guides, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2010.
"1000 ultimate travel experiences"--Cover.
Ideal for both the seasoned traveler and the armchair dreamer, this Rough Guide features 1,000 must-do experiences from around the world, from trekking to the source of the Ganges to platypus-watching in Australia.

Ultimate travel : our list of the 500 best places to see ... ranked

February 16, 2016
Oakland, California : Lonely Planet Publications, 2015.
328 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list, "

A splendid savage : the restless life of Frederick Russell Burnham

February 3, 2016
Kemper, Steve, author.
x, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Child of the Frontier -- A Pueblo and Some Puritans -- Wanderings and Apprenticeships -- The Tonto Basin Feud -- Tombstone -- The Tigers of the Human Species -- Hunting Tigers with Tigers -- A Mine, a Wedding, a Change of Plans -- To Africa -- To the Frontier -- War in Matabeleland -- The King's Spoor -- The Shangani Patrol -- Spears Into Pegs -- Cashing In -- War Again -- The Mouthpiece of God -- The Klondike -- Chief of Scouts -- Behind Enemy Lines -- Celebrity and Hinterlands -- British East Africa -- Prospects and Losses -- A President Saved, Another Fortune Postponed -- Hippos and Spies -- Scouting for Mines and for Roosevelt -- Closing the Circle -- After the Bonanza.
"A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike,"--Jacket.

No baggage : a minimalist tale of love and wandering

January 13, 2016
Bensen, Clara, author.
288 pages ; 22 cm
"Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energetic university professor with a reputation for bucking convention. They barely know each other's last names when they agree to set out on a risky travel experiment spanning eight countries and three weeks. The catch? No hotel reservations, no plans, and best of all, no baggage. Clara's story will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike--it's at once a romance, a travelogue, and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: How do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? Can you love someone without the need for labels and commitment? Is it possible to truly leave your baggage behind?,"

Good Sam North American RV travel & savings guide.

January 7, 2016
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.

Answer book : 10,001 fast facts about our world

December 14, 2015
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
470 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Maps & globes -- The universe -- Planet Earth -- Life on Earth -- Climates & habitats -- The human world -- World history -- Science & technology -- Countries of the world.
Covers everything from earth sciences to astronomy; from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures; from ancient history to cutting-edge technology; and descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries in the world.

The British world : an illustrated atlas

December 8, 2015
Jepson, Tim, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
350 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm


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