These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
April 20, 2017
Dinan, Kim, author.
xvii, 346 pages ; 21 cm
"Plagued by anxiety and a persistent feeling that there was more to life than paychecks and mortgages, Kim and her husband decide to uproot their lives and travel around the world. Just before their departure, they're given an unexpected gift that will shape their adventures: a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away to those they encounter on their journey. Through Ecuador, India, Nepal, and beyond, the pair encounter problems at every step, including major challenges to their marriage. But as Kim and her husband figure out how to give to the people they meet and to each other, they learn that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give. The Yellow Envelope is a vividly insightful look at how travel stretches and pushes the traveler, and it tells the tale of the transformative power of giving, not just of money, but also of ourselves." -- Back cover.
April 18, 2017
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co.
v. : ill. ; 24-29 cm.
"A compilation of U.S. Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, and other official reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, governmental personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of each nation."
January 11, 2017
Kozolchyk, Abbie, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2017.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"National Geographic reveals 50 gloriously romantic vacations in this inspirational planner for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and other amorous special occasions. Filled with more than 200 color photographs of dreamy places--from secluded beaches to exotic jungles to luxurious spas--this book offers the perfect passionate escape to those who have just found love or are celebrating a lifetime of it. Discover the world's most romantic destinations in this elegant photography book for couples wanting to indulge in a dream getaway. Alluring photography and evocative text provide a parade of possibilities: You'll find Paris and Venice, Bali and the Bahamas, of course, but also unexpected venues such as the Parque de Amor in Lima, Peru, where couples join in a competition for the longest kiss, and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, California, which, because it faces east, is one of the few spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Any place in the world can be romantic if you love the one you're with, but this book ensures the ultimate getaway with callouts recommending hotel rooms with the best sunset views, restaurants with a flair for romance, and ideas to add a special touch to your trip--for example the best terrace for pre-dinner cocktails, and the nearest beach for a stroll. Sprinkled throughout the book, spreads showcasing jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations include quotes by famous lovers--Casanova in Venice and Heloise and Abelard in Paris, to name a few. Filled with smart tips and glorious photographs, this inspirational and practical book is a travel-lover's dream"-- Provided by publisher.
January 4, 2017
256 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Subtitle from dust jacket.
Ancient cities -- Medieval trading centers -- Imperial capitals -- Colonial cities -- Ideal cities -- Megacities.
December 22, 2016
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
December 1, 2016
Melbourne, Vic. : Lonely Planet Pty Ltd ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2016.
447 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 35 cm
A pictorial guide to travel around the world features 850 full-color photographs and descriptions of 230 countries, all organized alphabetically for easy access, along with key facts, maps, cultural insights, and travel tips for each nation.
November 28, 2016
Carlton, Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2016.
327 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire-- whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details-- where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more-- helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people, and their culture.
November 18, 2016
Welky, David, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
viii, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the worlds most inhospitable places.
November 17, 2016
San Francisco : Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005-
v ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: 2006-<2016> Palo Alto, CA.
"True stories from around the world."
November 17, 2016
Little, Benerson, 1959- author.
xxiv, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
November 16, 2016
Falls Church, Va. : American Automobile Association.
v. : col. maps ; 40 cm.
Title from cover.
November 15, 2016
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2017> by Douglas Ward.
October 18, 2016
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.
October 13, 2016
Foer, Joshua, author.
470 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
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.
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.
July 18, 2016
Tallack, Malachy, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"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.
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.
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.
June 8, 2016
Banks, Russell, 1940- author.
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
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.
June 2, 2016
George Philip & Son, cartographer.
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.
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.
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.
May 16, 2016
Gilbert, Christine, 1977- author.
New York : Avery, 
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.
May 16, 2016
Prince, Cathryn J., 1969- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 
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.
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.