New Arrivals · Travel

May 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Finland.

May 27, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Denmark.

May 27, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Main cities of Europe.

May 27, 2015
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

China.

May 26, 2015
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Rhythm of the wild : a life inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park

May 21, 2015
Heacox, Kim.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2015]
xix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
The first summer. The midnight ride of Kimmy the Kid ; Red socks and Secretary Watt ; Not recommended for rehire -- Ten years later : Toklat River. In the presence of absence ; Alexander Supertramp ; Kantishna gold and Usibelli coal -- Another ten years later : Wonder Lake. Degree north of heaven ; The bear is nowhere and everywhere ; The battle below Mount Galen -- Another ten years later : East Fork cabin. Wolfing down pizza ; The grasshopper effect ; Hiking with Melanie.
"Rhythm of the Heart is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox's 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak, a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali National Park, garnished with a conservation polemic, much as Edward Abbey did with Desert Solitaire, and Rick Bass has done with any number of books (that continue to sell well). Heacox will write of Denali through an inspirational arc: to show how a place can touch a life, even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and how that saving multiplied by millions of lives over a century makes the world a better place. Heacox makes the argument, through his beautiful and impassioned prose, that we must save these places so they in turn will save us. Denali National Park is the most accessible subarctic sanctuary in the world, and has awakened millions of people to what's authentic, priceless and true. Any serious student of spirituality and the American landscape must one day address his relationship with Alaska, and once in Alaska, he must confront Denali, the heart of the state, the state of the heart"--Provided by publisher.

Lonely Planet's best in travel.

May 20, 2015
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2008-
v. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
"850 trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the year ahead."

The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China

May 20, 2015
Hsu, Huan.
New York : Crown, [2015]
x, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Map #1 (China and Taiwan) -- Map #2 (Liu's Journey) -- Map #3 (Huan's Journey) -- Prologue -- 1. This is China -- 2. A Chicken Talking A Duck -- 3. Liu Feng Su -- 4. Panda Chinese -- 5. The Orphan -- 6. Street Fight -- 7. Journey to the West -- 8. The Real China -- 9. End of Paradise -- 10. From Far Formosa -- 11. City on Fire 12. Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots -- 13. All Death is a Homecoming -- 14. Nanjing -- 15. Northern Expedition -- 16. A Stumble From Which There Is No Recovering -- 17. The Nine Rivers -- 18. The Long Valley -- 19. Xingang Marks The Spot -- 20. Chasing the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea.
"A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family's hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before. In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather Liu's Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed only with curiosity, moves to China to work in his uncle's semiconductor chip business. Once there, a conversation with his grandmother, his last living link to dynastic China, ignites a desire to learn more about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself. Mastering the language enough to venture into the countryside, Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have obscured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family's long march back home. Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political history, The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way to understand the complicated events that have defined China over the past two hundred years and provides a revealing, lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from the point of view of a Chinese American coming to terms with his hyphenated identity"-- Provided by publisher.

Jaco the galactic patrolman

May 14, 2015
Toriyama, Akira, 1955- author, artist.
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2015.
245 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decided to move in with him. This agent from space claims to be elite, but sometimes it can be a little hard to believe. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat?

InuYasha. Volume 1

May 14, 2015
Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957-
San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2009.
562 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Pages numbered right to left.
"Three in one"--Cover.
v. 1. Accursed youth -- v. 2. Fang of steel -- v. 3. Dark castle.
Kagome is an ordinary modern schoolgirl living an ordinary life. Who would have thought the dried-up old well on the site of her family's shrine would be a gateway to Japan's ancient past? Drawn through the gate against her will, Kagome finds herself battling demons for control of what she thought was a worthless trinket but is actually a powerful magical gem, the Shikon Jewel! Together with an unlikely ally, the half demon Inuyasha, Kagome begins a quest to recover the shards of the Shikon Jewel and learn more about her link to the past.

InuYasha. Volume 3

May 14, 2015
Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957-
San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2010.
565 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Pages numbered right to left.
"Three in one"--Cover.
v. 7. Separate ways -- v. 8. Naraku -- v. 8. The exterminators.
Kagome is an ordinary modern schoolgirl living an ordinary life. Who would have thought the dried-up old well on the site of her family's shrine would be a gateway to Japan's ancient past? Drawn through the gate against her will, Kagome finds herself battling demons for control of what she thought was a worthless trinket but is actually a powerful magical gem, the Shikon Jewel! Together with an unlikely ally, the half demon Inuyasha, Kagome begins a quest to recover the shards of the Shikon Jewel and learn more about her link to the past.

The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage

May 13, 2015
Meyer, Kimberly, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
354 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
To a mother and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is what the desert said: Carry only what you need. Burn what can't be saved. Leave the remnants as an offering. When Kimberly Meyer gave birth to her first daughter, Ellie, during her senior year of college, the bohemian life of exploration she had once imagined for herself was lost in the responsibilities of single motherhood. For years, both mother and daughter were haunted by how Ellie came into being--Kimberly through a restless ache for the world beyond, Ellie through a fear of abandonment. Longing to bond with Ellie, now a college student, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly sets off with her daughter on a quest for meaning across the globe. Leaving behind the rhythms of ordinary life in Houston, Texas, they dedicate a summer to retracing the footsteps of Felix Fabri, a medieval Dominican friar whose written account of his travels resonates with Kimberly. Their mother-daughter pilgrimage takes them to exotic destinations infused with mystery, spirituality, and rich history-from Venice to the Mediterranean through Greece and partitioned Cyprus, to Israel and across the Sinai Desert with Bedouin guides, to the Palestinian territories and to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt. In spare and gorgeous prose, The Book of Wanderings tells the story of Kimberly and Ellie's journey, and of the intimate, lasting bond they forge along the way. A meditation on stripping away the distractions, on simplicity, on how to live, this is a vibrant memoir with the power to both transport readers to far-off lands and to bring them in closer connection with themselves. It will appeal to anyone who has contemplated the road not taken, who has experienced the gnawing feeling that there is something more, who has faced the void-of offspring leaving, of mortality looming, of searching for someplace that feels, finally, like home.

A photographer's guide to Ohio. volume 2

May 13, 2015
Adams, Ian, 1946- author.
Athens : Ohio University Press, [2015]
xiv, 303 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm

A short walk in the Hindu Kush

May 12, 2015
Newby, Eric, 1919-
Hawthorn, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 1998.
255 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"The classic tale of adventure in Afghanistan's wild mountains."--Cover.

Cruise guide to Europe & the Mediterranean.

May 6, 2015
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.

Roadmap : the get-it-together guide for figuring out what to do with your life

April 21, 2015
©2015
366 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Created by Nathan Gebhard, Brian McAllister, and Mike Marriner, with Jay Sacher, Alyssa Frank, Annie Mais, Jamie Zehler, and Willie Witte."

Alaska

April 20, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Cuba.

April 15, 2015
©2014
368 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
With its varied natural beauty and turbulent history, Cuba is a land of startling contrasts which will beguile any visitor. This new edition of Insight Guide Cuba is a comprehensive, full-color travel guide packed with inspiration and information for you to plan an unforgettable trip. Whether you wish to tour the island's historic monuments, experience its lively music scene or explore its hiking trails, birding spots and dive sites, the Best of Cuba has it covered. Lively features on Cuba's history and culture provide an in-depth introduction to what makes the country unique, while stunning photography captures its people, landscape and wildlife. Detailed full-color maps help you get around, while the travel tips section is packed with useful information on transportation, climate, festivals, and outdoor activities, providing answers to such questions as when to go, where to stay and what to budget for your trip.

In Manchuria : a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China

April 14, 2015
Meyer, Michael J., 1972-
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Winter solstice -- Quid pro quo -- Lineages -- Ruins and remains -- The waking of insects -- Grain rain -- The pilgrims' progress -- To the Manchuria station! -- Tunnels in time, sidings to space -- Summer solstice -- The ballad of Auntie Yi -- Puppets of Manchukuo -- Occupation's aftermath -- Great heat -- The half-bombed bridge to Worker's Village -- Beginning of autumn -- Dalian's display cases -- Frost's descent -- Major snow.
Not since Pearl Buck wrote The Good Earth has anyone brought rural China to life as Michael Meyer has here. This combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research presents a unique profile of China's legendary northeast. For three years, Meyer rented a home in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown to his wife's family, and their personal saga mirrors the tremendous change most of rural China is undergoing, in the form of a privately held rice company that has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights. Once a commune, Wasteland is now a company town, a phenomenon happening across China that Meyer documents for the first time. Amplifying the story of family and Wasteland, Meyer takes us on a journey across Manchuria's past, a history that explains much about contemporary China, from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Through vivid local characters, Meyer illuminates the remnants of the imperial Willow Palisade, Russian and Japanese colonial cities and railways, and the POW camp into which a young American sergeant parachuted to free survivors of the Bataan Death March.--From publisher description.

The lost world of the Old Ones : discoveries in the ancient Southwest

April 7, 2015
Roberts, David, 1943-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Waldo's catwalk -- The cowboy's Indians -- Things -- Cedar Mesa revisited -- Chaco Meridian -- Wandering the Rez -- Land of Enchantment -I -- Land of Enchantment- II -- Exploring the fifty -- Deso days -- Return to the Basket.
"An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. In The Lost World of the Old Ones, David Roberts expands and updates the research from his 1996 classic, In Search of the Old Ones. As he elucidates startling archaeological breakthroughs, Roberts also recounts his past twenty years of far-flung exploits in search of spectacular prehistoric ruins and rock-art panels known to very few modern travelers. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado and illuminate the mysteries of the Ancestral Puebloans and their contemporary neighbors the Mogollon and Fremont, as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche. Roberts uses his climbing and exploratory know-how to reach the remote sanctuaries of the Old Ones hidden high on nearly vertical cliffs, many of which are unknown to archaeologists and park rangers. As a passionate advocate for an experiential encounter with history, Roberts mixes the findings of experts with personal explorations to raise questions that archaeologists have yet to address"--Provided by publisher.

France.

April 6, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Tibet.

March 27, 2015
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, Calif. : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995- Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, Calif.
At head of title: 1999- Lonely Planet.

Displacement

March 25, 2015
Knisley, Lucy, author, illustrator.
Seattle, Wa : Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 2015.
156 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 cm
In the next installment of her graphic memoir series, Displacement, Knisley volunteers to watch over her ailing grandparents on a cruise. (The book's watercolors evoke the ocean that surrounds them.) In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfather's WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisley's frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents' frailty.

The Milepost

March 24, 2015
Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.
v. : ill., maps (part fol. col) ; 22-28 cm.
Vols. for <1974>-1991 have folded map in pocket.
"All-the-North travel guide" (varies).

The food of Taiwan : recipes from the beautiful island

March 20, 2015
Erway, Cathy, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
254 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The history of Taiwan -- The people of Taiwan -- The land, climate and agriculture of Taiwan -- The Taiwanese pantry -- Sauces and condiments -- Appetizers and street snacks -- Vegetables -- Noodles and soups -- Meat and poultry -- Seafood -- Desserts.

Cincinnati, the queen city, 225th anniversary edition

March 18, 2015
Hurley, Daniel
©2014
260 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Includes profiles of the corporate sponsors.
"A publication of Cincinnati Museum Center"--Title page.

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