These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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, .
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.
October 27, 2014
Falls Church, Va. American Automobile Association.
v. : col. maps ; 40 cm.
Title from cover.
October 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 
335 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
"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.
October 22, 2014
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2014.
896 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
"Published jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) ..."--Title page verso.
October 21, 2014
271 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
October 7, 2014
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.
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.
September 15, 2014
Brotton, Jerry, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
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.
September 12, 2014
Smith, Daniel, 1976-
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
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.
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.
August 4, 2014
Martin, Lynne, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, .
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.
July 31, 2014
New York : Doubleday, 
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.
July 16, 2014
Kieran, Dan, author.
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : AA Publishing, .
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.
Geography and travel.
July 15, 2014
Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, .
xv, 190 pages ; 21 cm
Part 1. Unforgettable -- The Emerald Coast -- Lost Canyons -- Sunrise at Borobudur -- Across the Top of L.A. -- Those Vagabond Shoes -- A Bad Night's Sleep -- The White Horses of Wiltshire -- French Hanoi -- A Mexican Fish Story -- Part 2. Footsteps -- The Two Georges -- Colette's Ghost -- Finding Fellini -- Butch and Sundance -- Rene Magritte's Brussels -- Julia Child's Paris -- The Chairman -- Of Sword Fights and Stolen Kisses -- Happy Endings on the Fairy Tale Road -- Part 3. Souvenirs -- My Mother's Boots -- How Do I Say "I'm Lost?" -- The Ineluctable Allure of Lost Places -- Into the Snow Globe -- On the Plateau -- Proust and Trader Joe's -- Slipping Down to the Seaside -- Cooking with Capers -- On My Own -- Coda: Home Again.
"Susan Spano, America's original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws : Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan's passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan"-- Provided by publisher.
July 9, 2014
Sumira, Sylvia, author.
224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Based on the collection of globes in the British Library. (Preface)
Preface -- The parts of a globe -- A brief history of globes -- The making of globes -- The globes.
June 26, 2014
Bonnett, Alastair, 1964-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Lost Spaces. Sandy Island -- Leningrad -- Arne -- Old Mecca -- New Moore -- Time Landscape -- The Aralqum Desert ; Hidden Geographies. The Labyrinth -- Zheleznogorsk -- The Underground Cities of Cappadocia -- Fox Den -- North Cemetery, Manila -- North Sentinel Island ; No Man's Lands. Between Border Posts (Guinea and Senegal) -- Bir Tawil -- Nahuaterique -- Twayil Abu Jarwal -- Traffic Island ; Dead Cities. Wittenoom -- Kangbashi -- Kijong-dong -- Aghdam -- Pripyat -- The Archaeological Park of Sicilian Incompletion ; Spaces of Exception. Camp Zeist -- Geneva Freeport -- Bright Light, 4 Mures Street, Bucharest -- International Airspace -- Gutterspace -- Bountiful -- Mount Athos -- Ranch of Sprouts: Brotas Quilombo -- FARC-controlled Colombia -- Hobyo ; Enclaves and Breakaway Nations. Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog -- Chitmahals -- Sealand -- United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokwe -- Gagauzia ; Floating Islands. Pumice and Trash Islands -- Nipterk P-32 Spray Ice Island -- The Floating Maldives -- The World ; Ephemeral Places. Hog's Back Lay-By -- LAX Parking Lot -- Nowhere -- Stacey's Lane -- Conclusion.
"The real-life answers to Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Unruly Places explores the most extraordinary, off-grid, offbeat places on the planet. Alastair Bonnett's tour of the planet's most unlikely micro-nations, moving villages, secret cities, and no man's lands shows us the modern world from surprising new vantage points, bound to inspire urban explorers, off-the-beaten-trail wanderers, and armchair travelers. He connects what we see on maps to what's happening in the world by looking at the places that are hardest to pin down: inaccessible zones, improvised settlements, multiple cities sharing the same space. Consider Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and making his wife a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork city of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where crossing the street can involve traversing national borders. Or Sandy Island, which appeared on maps well into 2012 despite the fact it never existed. Illustrated with original maps and drawings, Unruly Places gives readers a new way of understanding the places we occupy. "-- Provided by publisher.
June 20, 2014
Barrie, David, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
xx, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Chronicles the author's first transatlantic voyage, when he learned to navigate using a sextant, and traces how this indispensible navigational tool was used by daring mariners to explore and map the world.
June 6, 2014
New York : Three Rivers Press, 
x, 291 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
"Kristin Newman's funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant debut memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." Kristin Newman spent her 20s and 30s dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both. Not ready to settle down and yet loathe to become a sad-sack single girl, Kristin instead started traveling the world, often alone, for a few months each year, falling madly in love with attractive locals who provided moments of the love she wanted without the cost of the freedom she needed. She introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Argentinian priests, Finnish poker players, and sexy Bedouins who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road--a quieter, less judgmental, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Ultimately, Kristin's adventures led her to a better understanding of what she was actually running away from at home and why every life hurdle seemed to put her on a transatlantic flight to the unknown. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling; thoughtful, candid reflection; and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling and hilarious debut that will have readers scrambling to renew their passports"-- Provided by publisher.
May 30, 2014
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as many of history's legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perserverence. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that we are all explorers, and that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life.
May 22, 2014
New York, NY : Universe, 
261 pages : color illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Translation of: 100 spiagge da vedere nella vita.
May 20, 2014
Bray, Hiawatha, author.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 
xiii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
The hard way -- The new wave -- Out for a spin -- In transit -- Found in space -- The accidental navigators -- Long shots -- A map of one's own -- Checking in -- On the spot.
"The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS-and the consequent decline of privacy What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience-or how we came to know exactly where we are at all times. In a sweeping history of the development of location technology in the past century, Bray shows how radio signals created to carry telegraph messages were transformed into invisible beacons to guide ships and how a set of rapidly-spinning wheels steered submarines beneath the polar ice cap. But while most of these technologies were developed for and by the military, they are now ubiquitous in our everyday lives. Our phones are now smart enough to pinpoint our presence to within a few feet-and nosy enough to share that information with governments and corporations. Filled with tales of scientists and astronauts, inventors and entrepreneurs, You Are Here tells the story of how humankind ingeniously solved one of its oldest and toughest problems-only to herald a new era in which it's impossible to hide."-- Provided by publisher.
May 19, 2014
Seed, Patricia, author.
New York : Oxford University Press, 
xxv, 248 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 21 x 26 cm
May 16, 2014
Osman, Jheni, author.
Footscray ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2014.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way.
May 14, 2014
Köln : Taschen, © 2013.
3 volumes : photographs ; 40 cm.
Photographs from the Archives of the National Geographic Society.
The Americas. Antarctica -- Asia, Oceania -- Europe, Africa.
April 28, 2014
London : Thames & Hudson, .
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Exploration: an alliance with adventure -- Frostbitten fingers / Ranulph Fiennes -- Skiing solo to the South Pole / Liv Arnesen -- Alone across antarctica coast to coast / Børge Ousland -- Measuring the Arctic sea ice / Pen Hadow -- A year in Siberia / Mikael Strandberg -- Across the Sahara sideways / Michael Asher -- Walking across Australia unassisted / Jon Muir -- The sand dunes of the Kum Tagh / John Hare -- The forty days road by camel / Arita Baaijens -- Egypt's great sand sea on foot / Robert Twigger -- The Taklamakan: desert of no return / Bruno Baumann -- Plant-hunting in the Amazon / Ghillean Prance -- The last Sertanista / Sydney Possuelo -- Unconventional explorations of a conservationist in the 21st century / J. Michael Fay -- Traversing the Darien Gap / Wade Davis -- Exploring the forest canopy by balloon / Meg Lowman -- Interactive in the heart of Borneo / Martin Holland -- The Siachen Glacier: ice highway / Stephen Venables -- Shivling: climbing the unclimbed / Chris Bonington -- First British woman to climb Everest / Rebecca Stephens -- Standing on the edge of an eruption / Haraldur Sigurdsson -- Dizz fingers: to the summit of 'El Cap' / Karen Darke -- Sailing the Atlantic in a leather boat / Tim Severin -- A never-ending ocean journey / Henk De Velde -- The Northwest passage by sail / Jeff Macinnis -- Kayaking the Solomon Islands chain / Jon Turk -- Pedal-power across the pacific / Jason Lewis -- The Congo, giant of rivers / John Blashford-Snell -- South America north to south / Robin Hanbury-Tenison -- Africa east to west by boat / Mirella and Lorenzo Ricciardi -- The true source of the Yellow River / Wong How Man -- Where the Mekong rises / Michel Peissel -- Diving into the past / George Bass -- Mulu: deep under Borneo / Andy Eavis -- Caving in the Islands of Patagonia / Jean-François Pernette -- Dinosaur-hunting in Mongolia / Mark Norell -- In search of King Solomon's mines / Tahir Shah -- Sunken worlds / Franck Goddio -- Inca mummies on Andean peaks / Johan Reinhard.
Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. This title deals with this topic.
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