New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

March 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Phenomenal : a hesitant adventurer's search for wonder in the natural world

March 23, 2015
Henion, Leigh Ann. author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
276 pages : map ; 24 cm
Metamorphosis -- Bioluminescence, Puerto Rico -- Catatumbo lightning, Venezuela -- Volcanic eruption Hawaii -- Northern lights, Sweden -- The great migration, Tanzania -- Total solar eclipse, Australia.

Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth

March 19, 2015
Podell, Albert.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"In 2003, Albert Podell realized that he'd been to 110 countries in the world. What if, he wondered, he could go to them all? He would set foot in not just the well-known tourist destinations in Europe or the vacation spots in Latin America, but the little-known, far-off lands that most people don't know exist. In Around the World in 50 Years, Podell recounts the misunderstandings, detours, accidents, breakdowns, robberies, and even wars that he needed to overcome to visit every corner of Earth. He describes his encounters with voodoo rituals, fruit-bat pie, the Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon, Cuban counterintelligence agents, the New Guinea wigmen, camel caravans, the Lord's Resistance Army, and much, much more. With a wry, exuberant style, Podell's observations on the unusual and exotic places that lay beyond the usual tourist trails make this book a standout on the travel writing shelf"-- Provided by publisher.

The best travel writing.

March 6, 2015
San Francisco : Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005-
v ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: 2006-<2015> Palo Alto, CA.
"True stories from around the world."

Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age

February 19, 2015
King, Greg, 1964-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xxvii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her - and her gilded passengers - to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats"-- Provided by publisher.

How to travel the world on $50 a day : travel cheaper, longer, smarter

February 9, 2015
Kepnes, Matt., author.
New York : Penguin, 2015.
xvii, 316 pages ; 19 cm
"Revised, updated & expanded"
"A Perigee book."
Planning your trip: Getting over your fears ; Is travel really too expensive? ; Banking overseas ; Getting the right credit card ; Airline tickets ; Buying a backpack ; Travel insurance ; Get a travel discount card ; What to do with your stuff -- On-the-road expenses: Savings mind-set ; Tips for saving money on accommodations ; Tips for saving money on food and beverages ; Tips for saving money on transportation ; Tips for saving money on activities -- Breaking it down by region: Europe ; Australia ; New Zealand ; Southeast Asia ; Central America ; South America, China, India, Japan -- Putting it all together.
For over half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on the cheap. Arguing that traditional travel media lies, Matt cuts through the myth that travel is expensive. In the new edition of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content. Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packages because that's what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend money on travel. This book will show you why that is a lie and how to use the system against itself to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, and as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world.

Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever

February 2, 2015
Marshall, John, 1965-
New York : Ballantine Books, 2015.
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There's a name for this kind of endeavor--voluntourism--and it might just be the future of travel. Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey. Best family vacation ever! John Marshall needed a change. His twenty-year marriage was falling apart, his seventeen-year-old son was about to leave home, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while, routines and responsibilities. He didn't have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he'd ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they'd made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones. Here is the totally engaging, bluntly honest chronicle of the Marshalls' life-altering adventure from Central America to East Asia. It was no fairy tale. The trip offered little rest, even less relaxation, and virtually no certainty of what was to come. But it did give the Marshalls something far more valuable: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. In the end, as John discovered, he and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them. Advance praise for Wide-Open World "For anyone who has ever imagined what it would be like to pack up, unplug, pull the kids out of school, and travel around the world, this volunteer adventure is your ticket. Wide-Open World will move, engage, and inspire you, even if you never leave the couch."--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train "John Marshall has done it, written a big, honest, charming memoir about the dream--and reality--of escaping it all, on a round-the-globe boondoggle with your family. In Wide-Open World, the pleasures are deep, the sentiments revelatory, and the voice true and funny. And best of all, you won't have to leave your armchair, or upend your life, to know what it feels like to make your way, with kids, out there in the beautiful, churning world."--Michael Paterniti, author of Love and Other Ways of Dying "Volunteering may not change the world--but as we learn in Wide-Open World, it will change you and your family. Let this heartwarming, hilarious, poignant book be your inspiration: Dare to follow in the Marshall family's footsteps, and give more of your time, effort, and heart than you ever thought possible--and watch the blessings flow!"--Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig "Compelling, richly detailed, and often laugh-out-loud funny."--Gwen Cooper, author of Homer's Odyssey"-- Provided by publisher.

The world's cheapest destinations.

January 29, 2015
[Bangor, ME] : Booklocker.com, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2013> by Tim Leffel.
"21 countries where your money is worth a fortune."

Place hacking : venturing off limits

January 9, 2015
Rosen, Michael J., 1954-
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

The world of Departures

December 12, 2014
Story, Richard David, author.
New York : Assouline Publishing, ©2014.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Departures magazine believes that the best is defined not by its price tag but by quality, rarity, and one-of-a-kind discoveries. Explore the world through the eyes of this luxury lifestyle magazine--seen until now only by American Express Platinum and Centurion card members--the definitive source for travel, art, culture, and design. The World of Departures celebrates the magazine's first twenty-five years with the best of its award-winning articles, photography, and illustrations.

Drink time! : in the company of Patrick Leigh Fermoir : a memoir

December 9, 2014
Payás, Dolores, author.
London : Bene Factum Publishing, 2014.
111 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
In 2009, Patrick Leigh Fermor's Spanish-language translator, Dolores Payás, visited her subject for the first time in his house in Greece. Out of this first encounter came a friendship that lasted until the writer's death two years later. This charming account was born of those hours spent in his company, a highly personal and moving depiction of the legendary adventurer and man of letters during his final years, surrounded by his drinks, his guests and, above all, his books.

Gloomy terrors and hidden fires : the mystery of John Colter and Yellowstone

December 1, 2014
Anglin, Ron.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
xi, 243 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portrets ; 24 cm
"Off he started with the speed of the wind": Colter's Run -- "One of the survivors, of the name of Coulter": searching for Colter's roots -- "In quest of the country of Kentucke": John Colter and the legacy of Daniel Boone -- "Colter came running along the shore": the encounter with the Lakota Sioux -- "Colter had just arrived with a letter from Capt. Clark": perilous rivers and mountains -- "Colter expressed a desire to join some trappers": the partnership with Dickson and Hancock -- "Unruly hands to manage": up the Missouri with Lisa -- "Gloomy terrors and hidden fires": the mystery of Colter's route -- "In the midst of an unbounded wilderness": Washington Irving and the Legend of Colter's Run -- "We all now became blind": west with Menard and Henry -- "He reluctantly took leave of us": surviving in civilization -- "As fine a body of hardy woodsmen as ever took the field": Colter's final days.

An innocent abroad : life-changing trips from 21 great writers.

November 20, 2014
Footscray : Lonely Planet, 2014.
318 pages ; 20 cm.

Sea letters : letters and journals of the Captain Andrew Pinkham family of Nantucket and Ohio, 1813-1870

October 29, 2014
Stackpole, Renny A., author.
Rockland, Maine : Maine Authors Publishing, [2013].
xiii, 161 pages illustrations, maps 23 cm.
Foreword by Matthew Pinkham Stackpole.
Introductions -- About the Pinkham family and Nantucket -- Honored parents -- A father's guidance and a son's path -- Pacific adventures and brothers united -- Betrothal and marriage -- Adventures in the Aegean -- Admiral Coffin's legacy -- The Coffin school brig Clio -- Alexander Pinkham's tour begins -- The Ettrick shepherd -- In honor of an American hero -- Reuben returns to active duty: the battle of Quallah Battoo -- A return to duties ashore -- The diary of Thomas Adolphus Pinkham -- Lineage of the Captain Andrew Pinkham family.
"Sea letters" provides the reader a glimpse into the lives of the Andrew Pinkham family of Nantucket, who together owing to the tides of war, moved to Clermont County, Ohio at the beginning of the War of 1812. The Pinkhams--father Andrew, and sons Alexander and Reuben--shared lives of love, adventure, courage and honor; especially Alex's mission to preserve the memory and legacy of naval hero John Paul Jones.

AAA road atlas : United States, Canada, Mexico.

October 27, 2014
Falls Church, Va. American Automobile Association.
v. : col. maps ; 40 cm.
Title from cover.

The world's best cities : celebrating 220 great destinations

October 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2014]
335 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Delving into the heart and soul of more than 220 cities around the globe, The World's Best Cities is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. In photos and words, this irresistible volume showcases long-established great cities like Paris, Rome, New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as exciting up-and-comers, including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi. As readable as it is beautiful, this expansive travel guide offers a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives; photo galleries, and fun facts; plus sidebars on oddities; where to find the best food and shopping; novels that capture a particular city's atmosphere; local secrets; and more. Many additional cities appear in illustrated lists, such as eco-friendly cities, foodie cities; and happiest cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, and on-the-go visitors and armchair travelers alike will make The World's Best Cities a must-have volume to accompany all their urban adventures"-- Provided by publisher.

World heritage sites : a complete guide to 981 Unesco world heritage sites.

October 22, 2014
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2014.
896 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Includes indexes.
"Published jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) ..."--Title page verso.

The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them

October 21, 2014
©2014.
271 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.

The best American travel writing.

October 7, 2014
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

National Geographic atlas of the world.

September 30, 2014
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 47-50 cm.
Editors: 1963-1966, Melville Bell Grosvenor (1970 with Frederick G. Vosburgh; 1975 with Gilbert M. Grosvenor).
Chief cartographers: 1963, James M. Darley; 1966-1970, Wellman Chamberlin; 1975, William T. Peele.

Great maps

September 15, 2014
Brotton, Jerry, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
Includes index.
Classical maps, 1500 BC-1300 CE -- Discovery and travel, 1300-1570 -- New directions and beliefs, 1570-1750 -- Thematic maps, 1750-1900 -- Modern mapping, 1900 to present.
Traces human development and culture through cartography, from early rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology.

100 places you will never visit : the world's most secret locations

September 12, 2014
Smith, Daniel, 1976-
©2012
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Wreck of Soviet Submarine K-129 -- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- HAARP research station -- Bohemian Grove -- Skywalker Ranch -- Google Data Center, The Dalles -- Hawthorne Army Depot -- The Skunk Works -- US-Mexico drug smuggling tunnels -- Area 51 -- Granite Mountain Records Vault -- ADX Florence -- Dulce Base -- Cheyenne Mountain Complex -- Waste Isolation Pilot Plant -- Forensic Anthropology Research Facility -- Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility, Johnson Space Center -- Fort Knox Bullion Depository -- Coca-Cola's Recipe Vault -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Iron Mountain, Boyers -- Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center -- Raven Rock Mountain Complex -- CIA Headquarters -- DARPA Headquarters -- The Pentagon -- The Oval Office -- Centralia -- Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Facility -- Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Vaults -- AT&T Long Lines Building -- The Tomb, Yale University -- Air Force One -- The Oak Island Money Pit -- Guantanamo Bay Detention Center -- Snake Island -- Surtsey -- The Royal Mint -- Guardian Telephone Exchange -- Government Communications Headquarters -- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down -- RAF Menwith Hill -- The Queen's bedroom, Buckingham Palace -- M15 Headquarters, Thames House -- Whitehall tunnels -- Bank of England vaults -- PINDAR Bunker -- Tower of London Jewel House -- Rosslyn Chapel vaults -- Wildenstein Art Collection -- La Basse Cour -- Bilderberg Group Headquarters -- The Large Hadron Collider -- Swiss Fort Knox -- Bavarian Erdstalle -- The Amber Room -- The Fuhrerbunker -- Vatican Secret Archives -- Radio Liberty Building -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Pionen White Mountains -- Varosha -- Gaza Strip Smuggling Tunnels -- Mossad Headquarters -- Negev Nuclear Research Center -- Camp 1391 -- Al Kibar -- The Ararat anomaly -- Chernobyl Exclusion Zone -- UVB-76 transmitter -- FSB Headquarters -- Moscow Metro-2 -- Mount Yamantau -- Hobyo -- Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant -- Fordo uranium enrichment plant -- Tora Bora cave complex -- Diego Garcia -- Osama bin Laden's compound, Abbottabad -- Line of Control -- Temple Vaults, Sree Padmanabhaswamy -- North Sentinel Island -- Naypyidaw -- Bang Kwang Central Prison -- Gobi Desert unidentified structures -- Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center -- The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang -- Hainan submarine base -- The Tomb of Genghis Khan -- Chinese Information Security Base -- Room 39 -- Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center -- Mount Baekdu hideout -- Korean Demilitarized Zone -- Camp 22 -- Ise Grand Shrine -- Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant -- Woomera Prohibited Area -- Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility -- Headquarters of Joint Operational Command.
Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.

Tudor adventures : an Arctic voyage of discovery : the hunt for the northeast passage

September 10, 2014
Evans, James, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
ix, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In this moving story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and adventure, historian James Evans vividly shows how the 1553 voyage of Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea, laid the foundations for England's expansion on a global stage.

Home sweet anywhere : how we sold our house, created a new life, and saw the world

August 4, 2014
Martin, Lynne, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, [2014].
xvi, 304 pages ; 21 cm.
Packing up -- On the road -- Mexico -- Buenos Aires -- Transatlantic crossing -- Turkey -- Paris -- Italy -- Britain -- Ireland -- Morocco -- Return to California -- Portugal -- Epilogue: Postpone nothing -- Things the guidebooks won't teach you.
"The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life! Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time. They've never looked back. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embark on a global adventure, taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping. But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle, the Martins grapple with its challenges, including hilarious language barriers, finding financial stability, and missing the family they left behind. Together, they learn how to live a life--and love--without borders. From glittering Georgian mansions in Ireland to the windswept coasts of Portugal, this euphoric, inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances. Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality"--Back cover.

In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette

July 31, 2014
Sides, Hampton.
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
xiii, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole cites the contributions of German cartographer August Peterman, New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett and famed naval officer George Washington De Long in the team's efforts to survive brutal environmental conditions.

The idle traveller : [the art of slow travel]

July 16, 2014
Kieran, Dan, author.
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : AA Publishing, [2013].
224 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2012.
Travel, don't just arrive -- Stay at home -- Be your own guide -- Embrace disaster -- Follow your instincts -- Lose your mind -- Be epic.
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