New Arrivals · Travel

October 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The best American travel writing.

October 19, 2017
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Lonely Planet's atlas of adventure : discover a world of thrilling outdoor activities.

October 16, 2017
Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
336 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe in this A-to-Z guide to outdoor adventure! The pursuits covered range from hiking and snorkelling to more adrenalin-charged experiences that will require some tuition, but all are accessible for first-timers. So pack your passport for a rejuvenating journey around the world!

The Ohio railroad guide, illustrated : Cincinnati to Erie, via Columbus and Cleveland.

October 16, 2017
Charleston, SC : Marula, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
135 pages, 27 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: Columbus : Ohio State Journal Co., 1854.
"A Marula historical reprint, originally published in 1911."--Cover.
The Little Miami Rail Road did not exist twelve years since - nor any other railway in the Valley of the Ohio - but now it is here, to take you on your journey with all the speed, comfort and convenience of any such road, in any country ; and there are three thousand miles of railway in this valley. Year after year hundreds of miles are added to the number, and where it once took weeks to accomplish a journey, it now takes only hours. What a revolution. But the revulution is not in the gain of time only, nor even money. The great change is in society.

West Africa.

October 4, 2017
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, Calif. : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995- Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications.
At head of title: 1999-<2017> Lonely Planet.

A taste of Paris : a history of the Parisian love affair with food

October 4, 2017
Downie, David, author.
xvi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one. Aperitif: A conspiracy of pleasure ; Californian cuisine ; Delicious and sometimes nutritious ; A recipe for culinary seduction -- Part two. For starters: antiquity à la Parisienne, c. 53 BC-c. AD 500: Cryptic culture ; 'Tis meat ; Core samples ; Caesar salad ; Figs and foie gras ; Trimalchio's fête ; Waiting for the barbarians ; The leftovers ; Fat, liverish, and winey ; Ham, mustard, and frites ; They've got attitude -- Part three. Entrées, premier service: medieval Renaissance, c. AD 500-c. 1600: Dark or light? ; Scallops and abbots ; Tooling up, dining out ; My kingdom for a pig ; Sense and sensibility ; Of geese and gastronomic theme parks ; Serenely seeking Taillevent ; Ancestral hunger ; Heirloom chef ; Cry fowl ; Crowd pleaser ; The roar of Rabelais ; Joie de manger ; New Rome or new Florence? ; Gullet science ; Parachute kerfuffle ; The Medici "myth" ; The party's over ; Filet mignon -- Part four. Entrées, second service: Medici à la Parisienne, early 1600s: Bourbon Street ; Deserts and desserts ; Relais race ; Blunt is better ; Royal jackrabbits ; A profession of foie ; Pardon my French; did you say Mazzarino? ; Thicker than water -- Part five. Entrées, troisième service: Versailles à la Royale, 1638-1715: Versailles detour ; Order in the court! ; Calorie count ; Hot to trot ; Café break ; Blue mouths and green thumbs ; A cabbage is a cabbage is a cabbage ; Delusions of grandeur ; Le goose is cooked! ; Star suicides continued ; Eat like a king -- Part six. Entrées, quatrième service: ancienne nouvelle, 1700s: Regency style ; On the menu ; Ancienne nouvelle ; Quintessential reading ; Voltaire revolted ; À la Royale à la carte ; The restaurants revolution ; The original see-and-be-seen scene ; Spring back, fall forward -- Part seven. Entremets, cinquième service: regime change, late 1700s-early 1800s: Monsieur Patate ; Liberty, gluttony, fraternity! ; Pig's trotters, roast chicken, and salty blood ; A tale of two gastronomes ; Alimentary, dear Grimod! ; Sanctifying the Devil ; Something is rotten in Paris ; Savarin cake walk ; The heavyweights ; The pleasure principle -- Part eight. Hors d'oeuvres: dining out, 1800s: Hauteur cuisine ; Chef à la king ; The holy hog ;The belly of Zola ; Carnal delights ; Nile cruise -- Part nine. Dessert: modern times, mid-1800s-late 1900s: Grand Boulevardiers ; Potluck ; Bubble, bubble ; Boil, broil, braise, and brew ; The original wine bar ; Bistro à go-go ; Rarefied and reverential ; Prince versus king ; Curnonsky quipster extraordinaire ; Larger than ; Soft-power cuisine -- Part ten. Digestif: neo-retro-post-postmodern nouvelle d'auteur, 1970s-the present: Passé present ; Decline and fall ; Bonne nouvelle.
Examines the history and geography of Paris to discover what it is about the history of the city that has made it a food lover's paradise.

Arthur : the dog who crossed the jungle to find a home

October 2, 2017
Lindnord, Mikael.
Vancouver : Greystone Books [2017]
ix, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When they left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realised that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save Arthur and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took.

The worrier's guide to the end of the world : love, loss, and other catastrophes through Italy, India, and beyond

October 2, 2017
DeRoche, Torre, author.
New York, NY : Seal Press, 2017.
xxi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A lively memoir chronicling the unforgettable friendship of Torre and Masha, two women who join together on an exhilarating, harrowing pilgrimage through India, walking 240 miles in Gandhi's footsteps along the Salt March"-- Provided by publisher.


September 26, 2017
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2017> Lonely Planet.

Pilgrimage in Islam : traditional and modern practices

September 25, 2017
Arjana, Sophia Rose, author.
xxiv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"It is not only the holy cities of Mecca and Karbala to which Muslim pilgrims travel, but a wide variety of sacred sites around the world. Journeys are undertaken to visit graves of important historical and religious individuals, the tombs of saints, and natural sites such as mountaintops and springs. Exploring the rich diversity of traditions practiced by the 1.5 billion Muslims across the world, Arjana provides a rigorous theoretical discussion of pilgrimage, ritual practice and the nature of sacred space in Islam"--back cover.

My holiday in North Korea : the funniest/worst place on Earth

September 22, 2017
Simmons, Wendy E., author.
311 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Arrival -- Curioser and curioser -- The Koryo Hotel -- James Franco could have killed me -- Shit I think might be real -- And then there were two -- The simulation cinema -- Next stop : normal people -- It takes a hero -- Hot doctor, dimly lit -- The kids are alright -- The Grand People's study house -- Go green go -- "Say cheese" -- The day I hit the wall -- My mind is a terrible thing to waste -- The older one -- And the Earth goes 'round the Sun -- Clam bake and a hot spa -- Friends for life -- Driver -- The gynecologist -- They're only human -- Author's note : Seeing is not believing -- The "shit I think might be real" list.
"Through poignant, laugh-out-loud essays and 92 never-before-published color photographs of North Korea, [the author] chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way, she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself."

Beyond the Bermuda Triangle : true encounters with electronic fog, missing aircraft, and time warps

September 14, 2017
Gernon, Bruce, author.
Wayne, NJ : New Page Books, a division of The Career Press, Inc., [2017]
223 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"I didn’t believe in time travel or teleportation until it happened to me. I'm Bruce Gernon, and I flew through the heart of the Bermuda Triangle before I'd even heard the term. Skeptics have dismissed the Triangle as a nonmystery, but they weren't in my airplane when the fog surrounded my craft and I leaped ahead 100 miles. I documented what happened and memorized every detail of that flight. Now I’m ready to explain that there is no Bermuda Triangle! Instead, there is a continuing mystery that has resulted in thousands of disappearances of crafts and loss of life over decades and centuries: a phenomenon I call electronic fog. In Beyond the Bermuda Triangle, Rob MacGregor and I present multiple cases of pilots and others who have experienced electronic fog in the air, in the water, and on land. We also examine UFO and USO cases and their possible relationship with space/time warps"--Back cover.

Secret marvels of the world : 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and how to find them

September 12, 2017
Howard, Alex (Travel writer), author.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Edition statement from page 4 of cover.
Takes readers on a journey through the worlds lesser known marvels, from a pumpkin regatta in Oregon to Lithuania's hill of crosses.

At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York

September 12, 2017
Gopnik, Adam, author.
New York : Knopf, 2017.
253 pages ; 25 cm
"From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. At the Stranger's Gate builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He takes us through his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA. Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now"-- Provided by publisher.

Epic drives of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling road trips.

August 30, 2017
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
328 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 27 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa & the Middle East -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Epic Drives of the World showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road.

Third culture kids : growing up among worlds

August 30, 2017
Pollock, David C.
Boston : Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2017.
xx, 460 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Pt. I. Understanding the world of TCKs -- pt. II. Describing the TCK profile -- pt. III. The TCK journey -- pt. IV. Maximizing the benefits; overcoming the challenges -- Appendices.

Backroads & byways of Upstate New York : drives, day tips, & excursions

August 28, 2017
Smyczynski, Christine A., author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
384 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Ghost empire : a journey to the legendary Constantinople

August 28, 2017
Fidler, Richard (Australian), author.
New York : Pegasus Books 2017.
xx, 492 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Radiant city -- Rome to Byzantium -- The deep state -- Persian nightmares -- Children of Ishmael -- Uncreated light -- The starlit Golden Bough -- The fourth crusade -- End of days -- A thing not of this world -- The artifice of eternity.
"In a true voyage of discovery, Richard Fidler and his son, Joe, make a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire--centered around the legendary Constantinople--we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge lust, murder."--Jacket flap.

A Florence diary

August 16, 2017
Athill, Diana, author.
Toronto, Ontario : House of Anansi Press, 2016.
64 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"The charming and vivacious diary of Diana Athill's holiday to Florence in the late 1940s."-- Provided by publisher.

Fodor's essential Israel

August 11, 2017
522 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in Fodor's Essential Israel help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture."

Explore Prague

August 4, 2017
[United Kingdom] : Apa Publications, 2017.
141 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm + 1 map.

At home in the world : reflections on belonging while wandering the globe : an adventure across 4 continents with 3 kids, 1 husband, and 5 backpacks

August 3, 2017
Oxenreider, Tsh, 1977- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Part I -- Leaving -- China -- Hong Kong -- Thailand -- Singapore -- Poem: A Market Street in Asia -- Part II -- Australia -- New Zealand -- Australia, Again -- Poem: Summertime Christmastide -- Intermission -- Sri Lanka -- Part III -- Uganda -- Ethiopia -- Zimbabwe -- Kenya -- Morocco -- Poem: Early-Dawn Expotition -- Part IV -- France -- Italy -- Croatia -- Kosovo -- Turkey -- Germany -- England -- Poem: Turkish Dust -- Part V -- Returning.
"As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world--seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way--she discovers what it truly means to be at home. In her late thirties and as a mom to three kids under age ten, Tsh Oxenreider and her husband decided to spend a rather ordinary nine months in an extraordinary way: traveling the corners of the earth to see, together, the places they've always wanted to explore. This book chronicles their global journey from China to Thailand to Australia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, France, Croatia, and beyond, as they fill their days with train schedules, world-schooling the kids, and working from anywhere. Told with wit and candor, Oxenreider invites us on a worldwide adventure without the cost of a ticket; to discover people, places, and stories worth knowing about; to find peace in the places we call home; and to learn that, as the Thai say, in the end, we are all 'same same but different'"-- Provided by publisher.

A brief topographical description of the county of Washington, in the state of Ohio

August 2, 2017
Delafield, John, 1812-1866.
[Ohio?] : Republished by C. Montrose, 2003.
37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm


July 31, 2017
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : ill. ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1985-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2017> The Green guide.

Amelia Earhart : the truth at last

July 28, 2017
Campbell, Mike.
Camp Hill, PA : Sunbury Press, 2012.
460 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Foreward -- Introduction -- The final flight -- Saipan, Thomas E. Devine, and NR 16020 -- The Saipan witnesses -- The way to Marshalls -- The Marshall Islands witnesses -- Goerner's reversal and Devine's dissent -- Saipan veterans come forward -- Earskin J. Nabers: the unknown eyewitness -- Nabers and the Forrestal connection -- Gravesites -- Griswold, Henson, and Burks -- The care and nuture of a sacred cow -- The establishment's contempt for truth -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Presents new findings, eyewitness accounts, analysis, and never-before-published revelations from many unimpeachable sources including famed U.S. generals and iconic newsman and Earhart researcher Fred Goerner's files that reveal the truth about her death on Saipan, as well as the sacred cow status of this matter within the American establishment.

Travels with Chufy

July 27, 2017
Sanchez de Betak, Sofía, author.
183 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Naples, Italy: Albergo del Purgatorio -- Kastellorizo, Greece: Mediterraneo Megisti -- Kyoto, Japan: Tawara-ya Ryokan -- Poschiavo, Switzerland: La Rösa -- Patagonia, Argentina: Estancia Arroyo Verde -- Marrakech, Morocco: Riad Jardin Secret -- Flatey, Iceland: Hotel Flatey -- Kiwau, Kenya: Mike's Camp -- Rhodes, Greece: Marco Polo Mansion -- Uwajima, Shikoku, Japan: Kiya Ryokan -- Harbour Island, Bahamas: Ocean View Club -- Mérida, Mexico Hacienda: Santa Rosa -- Makgadikgade Pan, Botswana: Jack's Camp -- Entre Ríos, Argentina: Los Ombues Lodge -- Trancoso, Brasil: Uxua -- Mallorca, Spain: Sa Palosa -- Garzón, Uruguay: Casa Anna -- Positano, Italy: Villa TreVille -- Mendoza, Argentina: Finca Los Alamos -- Patmos, Greece: Archontariki -- Laikipia, Kenya: Ol Malo -- Tokyo, Japan: Caravan Tokyo -- Istanbul, Turkey: Hazz -- Puglia, Italy: Masseria Potenti.
The author shares her choices of some of the world's most inspiring and out of the way destinations where those in the know seek out unforgettable experiences that inspire and exceed every expectation.

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