New Arrivals · Travel

October 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them

October 21, 2014
©2014.
271 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

Europe by Eurail.

October 20, 2014
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2014> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

The lost Book of Mormon : a journey through the mythic lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri

October 15, 2014
Steinberg, Avi, author.
©2014
265 pages : map 22 cm
A witty and probing travelogue through the landscapes associated with The Book of Mormon, it argues for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as work of American storytelling.

Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East

October 15, 2014
Russell, Gerard, author.
©2014.
xxix, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Mandaeans -- Yazidis -- Zoroastrians -- Druze -- Samaritans -- Copts -- Kalasha -- Detroit.

Tracks

October 15, 2014
Davidson, Robyn, 1950- author.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014.
270 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm.
Reprint with author's 2012 postscript. Previously published: New York : Vintage Books, 1995. First published in the United States: New York : Pantheon Books, 1980.
Alice sprung -- Shedding burdens -- Little bit long way -- On the far side -- Select bibliography -- Postscript.
When Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of Australia, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide, and a shameless publicity seeker. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is something more: a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.

The best American travel writing.

October 7, 2014
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Fenni-2 : more Finns among us : a history of the Finns in America

October 3, 2014
Jura, Art.
Rockport, Me. : Picton Press, c2005.
ix, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Parisian cats

September 30, 2014
Kiang-Snaije, Olivia, author.
©2014
126 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Simultaneously published in French as 'Chats parisiens'"--Colophon.

The Beatles invade Cincinnati : the 1964 & 1966 concerts

September 29, 2014
Belmo.
©2014
v, 150 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm.
Foreword by Dusty Rhodes.
"This book reveals many unknown facts behind the concerts and features candid interviews with those most closely involved, and of course, with the fans themselves. Relive Beatlemania as you enjoy page after page of rare photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the Fab Four's two visits to Cincinnati."--Page [4] of cover.

Naked and marooned : one man, one island

September 24, 2014
Stafford, Ed.
New York : Plume, 2014.
320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"Previously published in the United Kingdom by Virgin Books, an imprint of Edbury Publishing"--t.p. verso.
"A Plume book."
Surviving : day 1 -- Water : day 2 to 6 -- Fire : day 7 to 14 -- Shelter : day 15 to 28 -- Hunting : day 29 to 42 -- Thriving : day 43 to 60.
"Ed Stafford -- adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River, likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. His mission: to survive for sixty days equipped with nothing -- no food, water, or even clothing -- except the video cameras he would use to document his time. Detailing Stafford's jaw-dropping sojourn on the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a tale of unparalleled adventure and of one man's will to push himself to the outer limits and survive"-- p. [4] of cover.

Four boots, one journey : a story of survival, awareness and rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail

September 22, 2014
Alt, Jeff, author.
©2014
223 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Originally published: A hike for Mike, ©2005.

New Zealand.

September 15, 2014
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2014> Lonely Planet.

Mexico.

September 15, 2014
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2014> Lonely Planet.

Brittany.

September 15, 2014
London : Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd.
v. : ill., maps ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1987-1997, Michelin ; <2000-2014> The Green guide.

100 places you will never visit : the world's most secret locations

September 11, 2014
Smith, Daniel, 1976-
©2012
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Wreck of Soviet Submarine K-129 -- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- HAARP research station -- Bohemian Grove -- Skywalker Ranch -- Google Data Center, The Dalles -- Hawthorne Army Depot -- The Skunk Works -- US-Mexico drug smuggling tunnels -- Area 51 -- Granite Mountain Records Vault -- ADX Florence -- Dulce Base -- Cheyenne Mountain Complex -- Waste Isolation Pilot Plant -- Forensic Anthropology Research Facility -- Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility, Johnson Space Center -- Fort Knox Bullion Depository -- Coca-Cola's Recipe Vault -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Iron Mountain, Boyers -- Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center -- Raven Rock Mountain Complex -- CIA Headquarters -- DARPA Headquarters -- The Pentagon -- The Oval Office -- Centralia -- Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Facility -- Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Vaults -- AT&T Long Lines Building -- The Tomb, Yale University -- Air Force One -- The Oak Island Money Pit -- Guantanamo Bay Detention Center -- Snake Island -- Surtsey -- The Royal Mint -- Guardian Telephone Exchange -- Government Communications Headquarters -- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down -- RAF Menwith Hill -- The Queen's bedroom, Buckingham Palace -- M15 Headquarters, Thames House -- Whitehall tunnels -- Bank of England vaults -- PINDAR Bunker -- Tower of London Jewel House -- Rosslyn Chapel vaults -- Wildenstein Art Collection -- La Basse Cour -- Bilderberg Group Headquarters -- The Large Hadron Collider -- Swiss Fort Knox -- Bavarian Erdstalle -- The Amber Room -- The Fuhrerbunker -- Vatican Secret Archives -- Radio Liberty Building -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Pionen White Mountains -- Varosha -- Gaza Strip Smuggling Tunnels -- Mossad Headquarters -- Negev Nuclear Research Center -- Camp 1391 -- Al Kibar -- The Ararat anomaly -- Chernobyl Exclusion Zone -- UVB-76 transmitter -- FSB Headquarters -- Moscow Metro-2 -- Mount Yamantau -- Hobyo -- Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant -- Fordo uranium enrichment plant -- Tora Bora cave complex -- Diego Garcia -- Osama bin Laden's compound, Abbottabad -- Line of Control -- Temple Vaults, Sree Padmanabhaswamy -- North Sentinel Island -- Naypyidaw -- Bang Kwang Central Prison -- Gobi Desert unidentified structures -- Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center -- The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang -- Hainan submarine base -- The Tomb of Genghis Khan -- Chinese Information Security Base -- Room 39 -- Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center -- Mount Baekdu hideout -- Korean Demilitarized Zone -- Camp 22 -- Ise Grand Shrine -- Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant -- Woomera Prohibited Area -- Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility -- Headquarters of Joint Operational Command.
Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.

Tudor adventures : an Arctic voyage of discovery : the hunt for the northeast passage

September 10, 2014
Evans, James, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
ix, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In this moving story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and adventure, historian James Evans vividly shows how the 1553 voyage of Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea, laid the foundations for England's expansion on a global stage.

The interior circuit : a Mexico City chronicle

September 10, 2014
Goldman, Francisco, author.
New York, NY : Grove Press, [2014]
337 pages ; 22 cm
The Interior circuit : Summer of 2012 -- The student driver -- #YoSoy132 -- Mayor Ebrard drives the bus -- Driving lessons -- The driving project -- The party bus -- Interior Circuit redux -- After heavens : Summer of 2013.
"Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico ... [and] sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces ... [resulting in] an account of one of the world's most remarkable and often misunderstood cities"--Amazon.com.

Berlin : a cultural guide

September 8, 2014
Schürer, Norbert.
Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, [2015]
pages cm.
Includes index.
Contours -- The urban map -- Landmarks -- Rulers and ruled -- The written word -- Visual images -- Leisure and pleasure -- Faith in the city -- Changing faces -- Spending power -- The dark side -- Escape.

Providence & Rhode Island chef's table : extraordinary recipes from the Ocean State

September 8, 2014
Beaulieu, Linda.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2014]
xix, 235 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Recipes for the home cook from the state's most celebrated eateries"-- Provided by publisher.

Baltimore chef's table : extraordinary recipes from charm city and the surrounding counties

September 8, 2014
Patterson, Kathy Wielech.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014]
pages cm
"Contains more than eighty recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon

August 25, 2014
Grann, David.
New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
xi, 400 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z.
In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." --from publisher description.

Fodor's New Zealand.

August 8, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Guides.
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1995-2014> Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.

Home sweet anywhere : how we sold our house, created a new life, and saw the world

August 1, 2014
Martin, Lynne, author.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, [2014].
xvi, 304 pages ; 21 cm.
Packing up -- On the road -- Mexico -- Buenos Aires -- Transatlantic crossing -- Turkey -- Paris -- Italy -- Britain -- Ireland -- Morocco -- Return to California -- Portugal -- Epilogue: Postpone nothing -- Things the guidebooks won't teach you.
"The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life! Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time. They've never looked back. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embark on a global adventure, taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping. But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle, the Martins grapple with its challenges, including hilarious language barriers, finding financial stability, and missing the family they left behind. Together, they learn how to live a life--and love--without borders. From glittering Georgian mansions in Ireland to the windswept coasts of Portugal, this euphoric, inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances. Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality"--Back cover.

Berlin now : the city after the Wall

July 31, 2014
Schneider, Peter, 1940-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
vi, 326 pages ; 22 cm
Cinderella Berlin -- The great awakening -- Clash of the architects -- Potsdamer Platz -- Berlin Schloss versus Palace of the Republic -- West Berlin -- A "wessi" attempts to find Berlin's soul -- Berlin : emergence of a new metropolis -- City West versus Capital City (East) and vice versa -- Love (and sex) in Berlin -- Love in divided Berlin -- Love after the fall of the Wall -- Clubs -- What happened to the Wall anyway? -- The American sector is leaving you -- The ghost of BER International Airport -- The Stasi legacy -- An "enemy of the state" becomes boss -- The new racism -- Vietnamese in Berlin -- Anetta Kahane and the Amadeu Antonio Foundation -- The new barbarism -- Turks in Berlin -- A mayor flouts political correctness -- Yes, you can : the Rütli School -- Help, the Swabians are coming! -- A belated cemetery visit -- The man who gave Nefertiti away -- Jewish life in Berlin -- Spring in Berlin.
A "longtime Berliner's ... exploration of the heterogeneous allure of this vibrant city. Delving beneath the obvious answers--Berlin's club scene, bolstered by the lack of a mandatory closing time; the artistic communities that thrive due to the relatively low (for now) cost of living--Schneider takes us on an insider's tour of this rapidly metamorphosing metropolis, where high-class soirees are held at construction sites and enterprising individuals often accomplish more without public funding--assembling a makeshift club on the banks of the Spree River--than Berlin's officials do"--Provided by publisher.

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