May 14, 2013
New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 1, 2013
viii, 280 pages ; 21 cm.
April 26, 2013
Ypma, Herbert J. M.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
April 23, 2013
Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2012.
215 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Collects several unique activities from around the world that could be a vacation, including horseback riding in Mongolia, learning to pole dance in Las Vegas, and learning the capoeira in Brazil.
April 15, 2013
volume : maps ; 21 cm.
April 3, 2013
Taseer, Aatish, 1980-
xxiii, 323 pages : map ; 21 cm
"First published by Canongate Books, Edinburgh"--Title page verso.
As a child, all Aatish Taseer ever had of his father was his photograph in a browning silver frame. Raised by his Sikh mother in Delhi, his Pakistani father remained a distant figure, almost a figment of his imagination, until Aatish crossed the border when he was twenty-one to finally meet him. In the years that followed, the relationship between father and son revived, then fell apart. For Aatish, their tension had not just to do with the tensions of a son rediscovering his absent father -- they were intensified by the fact that Aatish was Indian, his father Pakistani and Muslim. It had complicated his parents' relationship; now it complicated his. The relationship forced Aatish to ask larger questions: Why did being Muslim mean that your allegiances went out to other Muslims before the citizens of your own country? Why did his father, despite claiming to be irreligious, describe himself as a 'cultural Muslim'? Why did Muslims see modernity as a threat? What made Islam a trump identity? Stranger to History is the story of the journey Aatish made to answer these questions -- starting from Istanbul, Islam's once greatest city, to Mecca, its most holy, and then home, through Iran and Pakistan. Ending in Lahore, at his estranged father's home, on the night Benazir Bhutto was killed, it is also the story of Aatish's own divided family over the past fifty years. Part memoir, part travelogue, probing, stylish and troubling.
April 3, 2013
New York : North Point Press, 2013.
xix, 312 p. ; 21 cm.
Introduction. Part I: Finding the story: The end of the bolster: romance in Poland -- Tierra del Fuego -- Malawi: dead in the long run -- Colorado: bringing lynx home -- Kerala: killing elephants, and how to avoid it -- Albania -- The sea islands of Georgia -- Tips about icebergs: the polar regions: The igloo papers ; The South Pole ; Frozen ten years ; No, no, Nanook -- Solovki: Russia in miniature. Part II: Role models: Mary Kingsley: travels in West Africa -- Norman Lewis -- Domestic manners of the Americans -- TÃ©tÃ©-Michel Kpomassie -- Shackleton -- Apsley Cherry-Garrard: bad trips -- Freya Stark -- Four biographies: Chewing cement: Martha Gellhorn ; Fucking the tea cozy: Bruce Chatwin ; Fiction never lies: V. S. Naipaul ; Almost castrated: Robert Byron -- Jan Morris -- Sybille Bedford -- Nikos Kazantzakis. Part III: Putting a figure on the landscape: Isabella Bird in the Rockies -- Chen Yifei: an artist in China -- Explorers: Gertrude Bell ; Fridtjoj Nassen ; Captain Scott ; Shackleton's Ross Sea party ; Henry Stanley ; Wilfred Thesiger -- Climbers -- Going strong for the top -- Writing Ronald Reagan -- And so the years passed -- Part IV: Staying put: Learning to belly dance -- Learning to striptease -- Wing walking: oh, the terror -- Reading the Argos catalog in bed -- Part V: What do I do now? Requiem through Bangladesh -- QE2 diary -- Cuba, sÃ! -- Chile, mi amor -- Appendix -- Poste restante -- About the author -- Acknowledgements.
February 14, 2013
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2012.
xiv, 186 p. ; 23 cm.
Introduction: The Motel at Mulberry and Main -- pt. 1. The History -- The King-Abernathy Suite : Billy Kyles -- Lawyer at the Lorraine : Lucius Burch -- Lover at the Lorraine : Georgia Davis Powers -- Mighty Reverend at the Lorraine : James Lawson -- pt. 2. The Transition -- Breaking the Barriers : Maxine Smith -- Saving the Lorraine, Losing the Mantle : Judge D'Army Bailey -- Endowing the Lorraine : J.R. "Pitt" Hyde -- The Lorraine Photographer : Ernest C. Withers -- pt. 3. The Rebirth -- It's a Magical Place : Julian Bond -- Filming the Lorraine : Lillian Benson -- Managing the Museum at the Lorraine : Beverly Robertson -- Producing The Witness at the Lorraine : Margaret Hyde -- Room 306 and Today's Young Artists : Craig Alan Edwards and Katori Hall -- They Got It Done : Clayborne Carson -- Afterword: The Rain Are Fallin.
The story of a shipwrecked sailor : who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time
February 6, 2013
GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez, Gabriel, 1928-
New York : Vintage Books, 1987, c1986.
ix, 106 p. ; 21 cm.
Translation of: Relato de un nÃ¡ufrago.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1986.
January 25, 2013
New York : Perigee, 2013.
xvi, 254 p. ; 19 cm.
Hidden cities : travels to the secret corners of the world's great metropolises : a memoir of urban exploration
January 25, 2013
342 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"Published simultaneously in Canada"-- Title page verso.
January 16, 2013
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.
New York : Ecco, c2010.
508 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: London : Sort of Books, 2010.
Introduction / by Paul Theroux -- 17 Quai Voltaire (unpublished journal) -- Paris! City of the arts (Holiday, April 1953) -- Fez (Holiday, July 1950) -- Fish traps and private business (Journal, 1950) -- No more djinns (The American Mercury, June 1951) -- Baptism of solitude (Holiday, January 1953) -- Letter from Tangier (London Magazine, July 1954) -- Windows on the past (Holiday, January 1955) -- A man must not be very Moslem (Holiday, May 1955) -- Yallah (introduction to Peter W. Haeberlin's Yallah, 1956) -- View from Tangier (The Nation, 30 June 1956) -- All parrots speak (Holiday, November 1956) -- How to live on a part-time island (Holiday, March 1957) -- Letter from Ceylon (The Nation, 13 April, 1957) -- Letter from Kenya (The Nation, May 25, 1957) -- Tangier diary: a post-colonial interlude (Africa South, Capetown, 1957) -- Notes mailed at Nagercoil (Harper's, July 1957) -- Passport (Journal; Cherie Nutting's Yesterday's Perfume) -- Worlds of Tangier (Holiday, March 1958) -- The challenge to identity (The Nation, April 26, 1958) -- Sad for U.S., sad for Algeria (The Nation, May 24, 1958) -- Africa minor (Holiday, April 1959) -- The rif, to music (Kulchur, spring 1960) -- Madeira (Holiday, September 1960) -- The ball at Sidi Hosni (Kulchur #2, 1961) -- The route to Tassemsit (Holiday, February 1963) -- Tangier (Gentlemen's Quarterly, October 1963) -- Zany Costa del Sol (Holiday, April 1965) -- Casablanca (Holiday, September 1966) -- Kif : prologue and compendium (The Book of Grass, 1967) -- Cafe in Morocco (Holiday, August, 1968) -- What's so different about Marrakesh? (Travel & Leisure, June/July 1971) -- From notes taken in Thailand (Prose, Spring 1972) -- Fez: behind the walls (1984; Barry Brukoff's Morocco, 1991) -- An island of my own (San Francisco Chronicle, 1985) -- Tangier (Independent on Sunday, 1990) -- Views of Tangier (Jellel Gastelli's Vues Choisies, 1991) -- The Hakima (William Betsch's The Hakima: a tragedy in Fez, 1991) -- The sky (Vittorio Santo's Portraits Nudes Clouds, 1993) -- Paul Bowles, his life (unpublished journal, 1986) -- Glossary (Their Heads are Green, 1963) -- Paul Bowles: a chronology / by Daniel Halpern.
A collection of travel writings by Paul Bowles written from 1950-1993.
January 14, 2013
Troubetzkoy, Alexis S., 1934-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2011.
302 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The song of the siren -- Introduction. The Arctic : who is she? -- Earliest explorations -- Eastern thrusts to Cathay -- First western thrusts -- The Hudson tragedy -- A Dane at Hudson Bay -- Russians in the Arctic -- The Franklin tragedy -- Americans of the Arctic -- The Scandinavians -- Canary in the cage -- People and politics.
The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked--and sometimes lost--their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the major world powers sponsored teams of explorers seeking trade routes as well as the chance to claim new territories. These commercial interests brought them into contact with natives, who at first saw white crews die in the forbidding landscape they called home, only to succumb later themselves to disease, alcohol, and the drastic environmental changes wrought by global trade. At a time when global warming is drastically altering the region, Arctic Obsession chronicles an age when the Arctic remained one of the last unconquered places on Earth.--From publisher description.
January 7, 2013
New York : Ballantine Books, c2013.
xxiii, 449 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
A free American girl -- The newspaper gods of Gotham -- The secret cupboard -- "How quick can a woman go around the world?" -- "I think I can beat Phileas Fogg's,record" -- Living by railroad time -- A map of the world -- "Et ego in Arcadia" -- Baksheesh -- An English market town in China -- "The guessing match has begun in beautiful earnest" -- The other woman is going to win -- The Temple of the Dead -- The mysterious travel agent -- The special train -- "From Jersey to Jersey is around the world" -- Father Time outdone.
On November 14, 1889, two young female journalists raced against one another, determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors' lives forever.
January 7, 2013
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
1 atlas (viii, 31, 48, 176 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 31cm.
At head of title: Oxford.
January 4, 2013
Tougias, Mike, 1955-
208 pages ; 24 cm
Florida ? countdown to the crossing -- Jean Pierre -- Riding the Gulf Stream -- Spirits are high -- The gathering storm -- A chaotic brew of water and a terrifying night -- Help is greatly needed -- Multiple maydays -- the SAR command center -- The wave -- The life raft -- Desperation -- Into the sea -- The cutter Tampa and the C-130 -- Tumbling in chaos -- Mayday on the seeker -- Convulsions -- Need max gas -- Tether ourselves together -- "mark, mark, mark!" -- Like a hockey puck on ice -- Deploying the swimmer -- "He needs to go first?" -- As if shot from a cannon -- They're not coming for us -- He's going to drown? -- The illusion -- The flying colours and Cherry Point naval hospital -- Heading home -- Epilogue.
December 13, 2012
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012.
384 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Things you need to know -- World and continent maps -- Countries A-Z -- Geographic extremes.
Whether you are studying for a test at school of just seeking to expand you knowledge of the world, you'll find this to be an invaluable tool.
National Geographic 125 years : legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world
December 11, 2012
Jenkins, Mark Collins.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2013.
383 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
"Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, National Geographic 125 Years captures the heart of National Geographic's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world's largest geographic organizations. The book reveals how much we've come to know about our fascinating world through the pages and unforgettable imagery of National Geographic, and taps key voices from the forefront of ocean and space exploration, climate science, archaeology, mountaineering, and many other disciplines to peer with us over the horizon and see where we are heading in the future. Organized thematically, chapters focus on major accomplishments in each of the three realms of Earth, Sea, and Sky (featured on the National Geographic flag). Author Mark Collins Jenkins will present the subject matter chronologically, focusing on great leaps forward that dramatically changed our understanding of the planet, from summiting Everest to landing on the moon to discovering Titanic. Sidebars will feature famous names including Jared Diamond, Sylvia Earle, Buzz Aldrin, Bob Ballard, Jane Goodall and more, contributing thoughts about big questions of exploration, key frontiers in research, and enduring mysteries. We'll ask beloved characters like Zahi Hawass whether or not there's anything left to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings; Paul Sereno if we'll be able to create a dinosaur from DNA; Jared Diamond when society faces the next "collapse;" and many more questions designed to be relevant for many years to come. The focus throughout the book will be on the impact the National Geographic Society has made on the world and how it has reported and reflected a dramatically changing planet, not an insider's account of internal affairs. Special galleries between each of the sections will focus on storytelling techniques pioneered by National Geographic, including photography, television, and digital reportage. These will offer behind-the-scenes glimpses at the process of telling the greatest stories on earth"-- Provided by publisher.
December 11, 2012
Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media, 2012.
32 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
"Gives information on types and features of country maps. Includes quizzes and a mapmaking activity"--Provided by publisher.
December 11, 2012
Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media, c2012.
32 p. : col. ill., maps ; 26 cm.
"Gives information on types and features of world maps. Includes quizzes and a mapmaking activity"--Provided by publisher.
December 3, 2012
Heat Moon, William Least.
New York : Little Brown and Co., 2013.
xi, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Heat Moon draws together for the first time his greatest short-form travel writing including his funny and touching adventures in Japan, England, Italy, Mexico, Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, and more.
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