These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
The explorer gene : how three generations of one family went higher, deeper, and further than any before
November 26, 2013
Cheshire, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Marble Arch Press, 2013.
xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
November 26, 2013
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.
240, 48 p. : map, photos. ; 17 cm.
Translation of: Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen.
A theory -- An expedition is born -- To South America -- Across the Pacific -- Halfway -- Across the Pacific -- To the South sea islands -- Among Polynesians.
"Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land -- the Polynesian island of Puka Puka. Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage -- a magnificent saga of men against the sea"--P.  of cover.
November 12, 2013
New York : Viking Adult, 2013.
xix, 521 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
"A fascinating look at twelve maps-from Ancient Greece to Google Earth-and how they changed our world In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, "father of modern geography," and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to life and reveals their influence on how we-literally-look at our present world. As Brotton shows, the long road to our present geographical reality was rife with controversy, manipulation, and special interests trumping science. Through the centuries maps have been wielded to promote any number of imperial, religious, and economic agendas, and have represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of science and subjectivity. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends"-- Provided by publisher.
November 4, 2013
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
November 4, 2013
Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2013.
348 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
The follow up to 1000 Ultimate Experiences is Lonely Planet's collection of the world's most exciting adventures. For armchair travellers and adrenalin junkies , 1000 Ultimate Adventures rouses you to explore the world on foot, by bike, motor vehicle or horse; 100 themed lists w. inspirational text, perfect for browsing; over 140 beautiful images.
October 30, 2013
Paine, Lincoln P.
New York : Knopf, 
xxxv, 744 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
A retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea.
October 30, 2013
Garrett, Bradley L.
London : Verso, 2013.
xiv, 273 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
The UE scene -- The ruins of history -- Capturing transition -- The rise of an infiltration crew -- Grails of the underground -- Hacking the New World -- Crowds and cuffs.
"What does it feel like to find the city's edges, to explore its hidden tunnels and scale its skyscrapers? In Explore Everything, Bradley L Garrett tells the story of his adventures with the London Consolidation Crew, an infamous urban exploration collective, as they cross boundaries, uncover ruins and experience the city in new ways that shatter conventions of everyday life. In a series of narratives, including stories of how the LCC found the lost underground stations of London, discovered abandoned bunkers and ruins in Eastern Europe and scaled the tallest buildings in London, Paris, Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit and Las Vegas, Garrett explores the various motivations for illicit trespass and what it might mean. The book is a passionate manifesto for rights to the city as well as new ways of belonging in and understanding the metropolis"-- Provided by publisher.
October 29, 2013
Brook, Timothy, 1951-
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
xxiv, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer's paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world. Now he plumbs the mystery of a single artifact that offers new insights into global connections centuries old.In 2009, an extraordinary map of China was discovered in Oxford's Bodleian Library--where it had first been deposited 350 years before, then stowed and forgotten for nearly a century. Neither historians of China nor cartography experts had ever seen anything like it. It was so odd that experts would have declared it a fake--yet records confirmed it had been delivered to Oxford in 1659. The "Selden Map," as it is known, was a puzzle that needing solving. Brook, a historian of China, set out to explore the riddle. His investigation will lead readers around this elegant, enigmatic work of art, and from the heart of China, via the Southern Ocean, to the court of King James II. In the story of Selden's map, he reveals for us the surprising links between an English scholar and merchants half a world away, and offers novel insights into the power and meaning that a single map can hold. Brook delivers the same anecdote-rich narrative, intriguing characters, and unexpected historical connections that made Vermeer's Hat an instant classic"-- Provided by publisher.
October 29, 2013
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013.
564 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Cavelier de La Salle / Francis Parkman -- Boswell and Johnson in the Hebrides / James Boswell -- An outpost of progress / Joseph Conrad -- South Coast discovery, 1801 / Earnest Scott -- Chiloe and Concepcion: great earthquake / Charles Darwin -- The famous Perry Expedition to Japan / John S. Sewall -- The travels of Marco Polo / Marco Polo -- The Town-Ho's Story / Herman Melville -- The pirate crew set sail / Mark Twain -- In which a conversation takes place which seems likely to cost Phileas Fogg dear / Jules Verne -- Among the crocodiles / H. Hervey -- Hippo hunting in Africa / David Pollock -- How the brigadier slew the fox / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Hunting musk-oxen near the pole / Lieutenant R. E. Perry, USN -- Lion-hunting / Alfred H. Miles -- In a Cuban cave / Julius A. Palmer -- Leiningen versus the ants / Carl Stephenson.
An exciting collection of dangerous adventures and groundbreaking exploration, The Best Adventure and Exploration Stories Ever Told compiles the works of authors from all over the world and from the very distant past to recent eras.Popular and well-known authors such as Herman Melville, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and Jules Verne are featured, as well as Homer's mythic tales and Iceland's mesmerizing sagas from the tenth and eleventh centuries. Nonfiction stories add a riveting, realistic aspect of adventure to the collection. These include accounts from polar expeditions ; early American stories fromo historic figures mapping new lands ; spellbinding accounts of perilous expeditions to uncharted areas ; and many more no less exciting.
October 28, 2013
Freeman, Gregory A.
New York, New York : NAL Caliber, 
xiv, 288 pages, 16 un-numbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Survivors -- Tall ships -- Future captains of America -- Black sheep -- More than worried -- A new life -- Innocence -- Superstorm -- A westerly turn -- Danger tomorrow -- Graveyard of the Atlantic -- Kind of surreal -- Don't lose me -- Black velvet curtains -- We're still here -- Fighting for dawn -- A last lesson -- We see you -- I promised -- Off the radar -- Eerie -- Where's everybody else? -- Rescues -- We're missing three -- We can't leave -- A long ride -- Hope -- I'm so sorry -- Blue ribbon and a reef knot -- Investigation -- Revelations -- Never cross the t -- Recklessly cavalier.
National Geographic global atlas : [a comprehensive picture of today with more than 300 new maps, infographics, and illustrations].
October 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2014.
335 p. : ill.. maps (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
October 17, 2013
Cooper, Artemis, 1953-
New York : New York Review Books, 
xiii, 448 pages, 16 page of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012.
A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket flap.
October 14, 2013
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, 
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
"With recollections by Alec Baldwin, Lisa Ling, Christopher Buckley, and more"--Cover.
Spring (late March-late June) -- Summer (late June-late September) -- Fall (late September-late December) -- Winter (late December-late March)
October 9, 2013
Chicago : Capstone Raintree, c2013.
32 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Marvelous maps -- A world of maps -- Layers of information -- Map symbols -- Which way is up? -- Shades of colors -- Contour lines -- Map scales -- Finding the distance -- Lines of latitude and longitude -- Pinpointing positions -- Using maps -- Get mapping!
October 8, 2013
New York : Hyperion, c2013.
337 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
"City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying"--P.  of cover.
October 4, 2013
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.
October 3, 2013
New York, NY : Nordstjernan, c2012.
xv, 296 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Preface -- acknowledgments -- Introduction -- RMS Titanic, a brief history -- Titanic news in the American press -- Titanic news in the swedish press -- Titanic news in the Swedish-American press -- The Swedish survivors -- The Swedish victims -- A few caveats -- the 2012 anniversary -- Bibliography -- About the author -- Cross references -- Name index for Swedish passengers.
October 1, 2013
Washington, DC : Regnery History, c2013.
xiv, 560 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
In the age of adventure, when dirigibles coasted through the air and vast swaths of the Earth remained untouched and unseen by humankind, two titans of exploration competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first aviator to fly over the North Pole. This is their story.
August 15, 2013
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2013.
400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Spans five thousand years of the ocean's history to tell the stories of the courageous individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown, from the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British.
July 24, 2013
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2013.
xxx, 572 p. ; 26 cm.
July 1, 2013
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.
June 27, 2013
New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2013.
xx, 310 p. ; 22 cm.
May 20, 2013
Smith, Terri Peterson.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 
xiv, 290 pages ; 22 cm
May 16, 2013
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, c2013.
223 p. : col. ill.; 24 cm.
May 9, 2013
New York, NY : American Express Pub.
v. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
At head of title: Travel + leisure.
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