New Arrivals · Travel

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


April 22, 2014
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

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.

The Sardinian cookbook : the cooking and culture of a unique Mediterranean island

April 21, 2014
Todorovska, Viktorija, 1971-
Chicago : Surrey, [2013]
271 pages : colored illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"Recipes from the Italian island of Sardinia, with information about Sardinian culture, history, geography, and cuisine. Includes photographs"--Provided by publisher.

Locally brewed : portraits of craft breweries from America's heartland

April 21, 2014
Blessing, Anna H., author.
Chicago : Midway, an Agate imprint, [2014]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
August Schell Brewing Company (New Ulm, Minnesota) -- Bell's Brewery, Inc. (Kalamazoo and Comstock, Michigan) -- Lakefront Brewery, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) -- Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, Ohio) -- New Glarus Brewing Company (New Glarus, Wisconsin) -- Three Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, Indiana) -- Two Brothers Brewing Company (Warrenville, Illinois) -- Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan) -- Central Waters Brewing Company (Amherst, Wisconsin) -- Dark Horse Brewing Company (Marshall, Michigan) -- Piece Brewery and Pizzeria (Chicago, Illinois) -- Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, Michigan) -- Short's Brewing Company (Bellaire and Elk Rapids, Michigan) -- Surly Brewing Company (Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis, Minnesota) -- Metropolitan Brewing (Chicago, Illinois) -- 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Inc. (Bedford Park, Illinois) -- Greenbush Brewing Company (Sawyer, Michigan) -- Steel Toe Brewing (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) -- Virtue Cider (Fennville, Michigan) -- Moody Tongue Brewing Company (Chicago, Illinois)
A guide to 20 small, Midwestern craft breweries, told through full-color photography, interviews with the brewmasters, and descriptions of their products"--Provided by publisher.

A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park

April 17, 2014
Wilson, Edward O.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xix, 149 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 inches)
The search for eternity -- The sacred mountain of Mozambique -- Once there were giants -- War and redemption -- Dung and blood -- The twenty-foot crocodile -- The elephant whisperer -- The house of spiders -- The clash of insect civilizations -- The log of an entomological expedition -- The struggle for existence -- The conservation of eternity.
"The remarkable story of how one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world was destroyed, restored, and continues to evolve--with stunning, full-color photographs by two of the world's best wildlife photographers. In 1976, Gorongosa National Park was the premier park in Mozambique, boasting one of the densest wildlife populations in all of Africa. Across 1,500 square miles of lush green floodplains, thick palm forests, swampy lakes, and vast plains roamed creatures great and small, from herds of wildebeest and elephant to countless bird species and insects yet to be classified. Then came the civil war of 1978-1992, when much of the ecosystem was destroyed, reducing some large animal populations by 90 percent or more. Due to a remarkable conservation effort sponsored by an American entrepreneur, the park was restored in the 1990s and is now evolving back to its former state. This is the story of that incredible transformation and why such biological diversity is so important. In A Window on Eternity, world-renowned biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of the Earth, including our human population. It is in places like Gorongosa in Africa, explains Wilson, that our own species evolved. Wilson takes readers to the forested groves of the park's watershed on sacred Mount Gorongosa, then far away to deep gorges along the edge of the Rift Valley, places previously unexplored by biologists, with the aim of discovering new species and assessing their ancient origins. He treats readers to a war between termites and raider ants, describes 'conversations' with elephant herds, and explains the importance of a one-day 'bioblitz.' Praised as 'one of the finest scientists writing today' (Los Angeles Times), Wilson uses the story of Gorongosa to show the significance of biodiversity to humankind"-- Provided by publisher.

Hope runs : an American tourist, a Kenyan boy, a journey of redemption

April 16, 2014
Diaz-Ortiz, Claire, 1982-
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, 2014.
204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm


April 15, 2014
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Limited Co.
v. : chiefly col. ill., col. maps ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1994-<1996> Michelin ; <2001-2013> The Green guide.

Buttermilk & Bible burgers : more stories from the kitchens of Appalachia

April 14, 2014
Sauceman, Fred William.
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2014.
xii, 195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
[1] The people -- A sixties summertime memory of frog hunting -- A grandmother's gift of food -- Remembering Trula Bailey -- Amazed at Grace -- Big Bob : the baron of north Alabama barbecue -- From Madisonville to Manhattan with Allan Benton -- Thomas wolfe's "big extravagance" -- The first lady of rhubarb -- Perpetuating garden goodness : the canning of Betty Ascione -- The savior of a senior center -- The broccoli lady -- Eloise -- Ravioli and recovery : the spirit of Lobello's spaghetti House -- Getting lessons in between -- Rosy serves up sass -- [2] The products -- An investment in iron -- Beating biscuits -- Breaking beans -- Red-eye gravy reinterpreted -- Milking Jerseys on the French Broad -- Designer moonshine? -- A Latin riff on ramps -- The banana croquettes of Kentucky -- Quirkyburgers -- High on the Alabama hog -- A Cuban pig roast in East Tennessee -- A taste of Hungary in the hills -- Noble noodles -- Rainbows at Sunburst -- Sorghum, a sweetener of historic proportions -- A centerpiece of Alabama celebrations -- [3] The places -- Knoxville shakes at Long's -- The Bible burger cure -- Hornet dogs at Tuckahoe -- Big steaks and Big Orange -- Pintos and persistence -- Revival at Old Pilot Hill -- Dining in the know -- A marble memorial to pop -- Miners and meatballs -- Inside Mario's Fishbowl -- Gravy day -- Bratwurst pizzas and Full Nelsons -- Tastes of old Virginia -- Pastoring with pie -- From farm to table in Floyd -- The Ju-Ju -- Architecture at odds -- "We smoke, you sauce" -- Big biscuits and Blue Devils -- Awaiting Chicken Day -- A pork chop champ -- Barbecue and butterfat -- Rutabagas! -- Carolina pride in Spruce Pine -- A culinary convergence -- The okra and cornmeal affinity -- A new role for the hushpuppy -- Breakfast on the Oconaluftee -- Nineteenth-century dining -- Smoking in Hothouse -- Cincinnati steak and cherry smash in South Carolina -- An afterword.

Baseball road trips: the Midwest and Great Lakes

April 11, 2014
Mullin, Timothy M., 1967-
Chicago, IL : Triumph Books, [2014]
xiii, 209 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The perfect travel guide for baseball fans who want to see more of the great ballparks in America's heartland, this handy guide gives you the tips for best lodging, great restaurants, and local attractions for the Major League and minor league cities and towns that dot the Midwest. With details about every ballpark from Major League Baseball to the Frontier League, this travel companion tells you the best places to sit, the best ballpark food to eat, and the best places to go around town when you are not at the ballpark. From taking in a AAA game with the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines and visiting the Field of Dreams to knowing how to best experience Target Field in the Twin Cities, Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes is all you need to plan a dream baseball road trip"-- Provided by publisher.

Falling in Honey : How a Tiny Greek Island Stole My Heart

April 11, 2014
Barclay, Jennifer, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
xi, 337 pages : map ; 21 cm
Pick an island, any island -- Tilos -- The gifts to self -- Bye-bye love, kalimera happiness -- Sun, sea, and spanakopita -- My big fat Greek Sunday -- Tangled webs -- A walk to Gera -- Swimming with the fishes -- The sound of the sea -- A change of season -- Meanwhile, on another part of the planet -- Out of the blue -- Dolphins and dolmades -- First catch your octopus -- Dreams of a Greek island -- A bumpy beginning -- An octopus in my ouzo -- Living the dream -- The honey factory -- The birds and the bees -- Greek dancing and moonlight shadows -- Enjoying the open road -- Life and love on a Greek island -- Dancing the summer away on a Greek island -- Food for a Greek island.

I never knew that about New York

April 10, 2014
Winn, Christopher, 1958- author.
New York, New York : Plume, published by the Penguin Group, [2013]
xvi, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
"First published in the United Kingdom by Ebury Press, an imprint of Ebury Publishing"--Title page verso.
New York Harbor -- New Amsterdam & colonial New York -- Lower Broadway : Bowling Green to Trinity Church -- A walk down Wall Street -- Lower Broadway : Trinity Church to St. Paul's chapel. The World Trade Center -- Lower Broadway : Vesey to Chambers. The Civic Center -- Broadway : Chambers to Canal. Tribeca, Chinatown & the Lower East Side -- Broadway : Canal to Houston. Soho & Little Italy -- Broadway : Houston to Union Square. The East Village -- Greenwich Village -- Broadway : Union Square to Times Square -- Chelsea -- Gramercy & Midtown South -- Broadway : Times Square to Columbus Circle -- Midtown & the Upper East Side -- The Upper West Side -- Central Park -- Upper Broadway : 110th to the Harlem River.

I never knew that about London

April 10, 2014
Winn, Christopher, 1958-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2012.
xi, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Ebury Press, an imprint of Ebury Publishing"--T.p. verso.
A miscellany of facts about London's history, culture, and architecture shares lesser-known legends and adventures pertaining to such subjects as the church steeple that inspired the traditional wedding cake and London's first nude statue.

Mother of God : an extraordinary journey into the uncharted tributaries of the western Amazon

April 4, 2014
Rosolie, Paul, author.
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet -- the Madre de Dios (Mother of God) region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow from the Andean mountain cloud forests into the lowland Amazon rainforest.


April 1, 2014
McGregor, James H. (James Harvey), 1946-
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
On the rock -- The Acropolis in the fifth century -- The Athenian Agora -- On the perimeter -- Hellenistic and Roman Athens -- Late antique and medieval Athens -- The War for Independence and the creation of a national capital -- Modern Athens.


March 28, 2014
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2014> Lonely Planet.

Where in the world? : [world-famous landmarks]

March 28, 2014
Brown, Laaren.
New York : Scholastic, c2014.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Take the best vacation ever! Let's visit the most famous landmarks in the world."--P. [4] of cover.

Wake up, Percy Gloom!

March 27, 2014
Malkasian, Cathy, author.
Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, 2013.
187 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Kindhearted, Candide-esque Percy wakes up from a 200 year nap and finds himself in a strange new land. Searching for his mother, lamenting his long-lost love and soul-mate Miss Margaret, Percy meets bizarre, wise,naive, and sometimes dangerous characters, encounters inspired inventions, and forges friendships, discovering a few unexpected verities along the way.

The Milepost

March 24, 2014
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 insiders' guide to Portland

March 24, 2014
Helena, MT : Falcon Publishing Inc.,
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <2011-2014> Guilford, Conn. : The Insider's Guide.
"Including the metro area and Vancouver, Washington."

The map of enough : one woman's search for place

March 24, 2014
May, Molly Caro.
Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2014]
xxii, 292 pages ; 22 cm
"Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning thirty years old, everything changed. Molly and her fiance; Chris suddenly move to 107 acres in Montana, land her family owns but rarely visits, with the idea of staying for only a year. Surrounded by tall grass, deep woods, and the presence of predators, the young couple starts the challenging and often messy process of building a traditional Mongolian yurt from scratch. They finally finish just on the cusp of winter, in a below-zero degree snowstorm. For Molly it is her first real home, yet a nomadic one, this one concession meant to be dissembled and moved at will. Yurt-life gives her rare exposure to nature, to the elements, to the wildlife all around them. It also feels contrary to the modern world, and this triggers in Molly an exploration of what home means to the emergent generation. In today's age, has globalization and technology taught us that something better, the next best thing, is always out there? How does any young adult establish roots, and how do we decide what kind of life we want to lead? How much, ever, is enough? "-- Provided by publisher.

Jesus : a pilgrimage

March 21, 2014
Martin, James, 1960-
New York, NY : HarperOne, 2014.
xiii, 510 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry--clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples--can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother"-- Provided by publisher.

French Riviera, Côte d'Azur.

March 17, 2014
London : Dickens Press.
v. : ill.; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: -1997/98, English edition. Michelin ; <2001-2013> The Green guide.

Lonely Planet's best in travel.

March 17, 2014
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 Williams guide to Amish Country : over 50 day trips, overnight, and long weekend adventures in Plain America

March 14, 2014
Williams, Kevin Lawrence, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace, [2014]
239 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Location maps highlight areas described.
Cover title.

Life is a wheel : love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America

March 13, 2014
Weber, Bruce, 1953-
New York : Scribner, 2014.
vii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"-- Provided by publisher.

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