New Arrivals · Travel

November 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

An innocent abroad : life-changing trips from 21 great writers.

November 20, 2014
Footscray : Lonely Planet, 2014.
318 pages ; 20 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.

Simply beautiful photographs

November 14, 2014
Griffiths, Annie, 1953-
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.
503 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes photographs by Sam Abell and other National Geographic photographers.
Includes index.
Light -- Composition -- Moment -- Time -- Palette -- Wonder.
This text plumbs the depth of "National Geographic's" renowned image collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.

Stunning photographs

November 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
396 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Mystery -- Harmony -- Wit -- discovery -- Energy -- Intimacy.
"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivaled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.

Berlin : portrait of a city through the centuries

November 13, 2014
MacLean, Rory, 1954-
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
viii, 421 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Imagine -- Konrad von Cölln , and true love -- Colin Albany and the players -- Frederick the Great, and the making of Prussia -- Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and the dream of a capital -- Lilli Neuss, and the owl -- Walther Rathenau, and lost beauty -- Else Hirsch, and the illusion -- Margarete Böhme, and 'Diary of a lost girl' -- Fritz Haber, and the geography of evil -- Käthe Kollwitz, mother and child -- Christopher Isherwood, in a city of the imagination -- Bertolt Brecht, luck and the epic -- Marlene Dietrich, on becoming -- Leni Riefenstahl, and the fatal flaw -- Albert Speer, and Germania -- Joseph Goebbels, the man who made Hitler -- Dieter Werner, Wall builder -- Bill Harvey, and the tunnel -- John F. Kennedy, and politics as theatre -- David Bowie, and 'Heroes' -- Lieu Van Ha, and the gun -- People, let's dance -- Ilse Philips, in another Berlin -- Imagine Berlin.
"Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low; few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe's capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power; the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe; the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps; the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years' War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers"-- Provided by publisher.

Washington's words to intending English emigrants to America.

November 12, 2014
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879. author.
London : Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1870.
127 pages 16 cm
Pages [21-127] contain a description of the various states, agriculture, statistics, etc. by E. Burritt.
"Letter from ... General Washington to ... Sir John Sinclair ... containing an account of the several states of America, as they appeared calculated for the residence of a British emigrant, in the year 1796": p. 9-21.

Don't be afraid of the bullets : an accidental war correspondent in Yemen

November 7, 2014
Kasinof, Laura.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2014.
299 pages ; 24 cm
"Laura Kasinof studied Arabic in college and moved to Yemen a few years later--after a friend at a late-night party in Washington, DC, recommended the country as a good place to work as a freelance journalist. When she first moved to Sanaa in 2009, she was the only American reporter based in the country. She quickly fell in love with Yemen's people and culture, in addition to finding herself the star of a local TV soap opera. When antigovernment protests broke out in Yemen, part of the revolts sweeping the Arab world at the time, she contacted the New York Times to see if she could cover the rapidly unfolding events for the newspaper. Laura never planned to be a war correspondent, but found herself in the middle of brutal government attacks on peaceful protesters. As foreign reporters were rounded up and shipped out of the country, Laura managed to elude the authorities but found herself increasingly isolated--and even more determined to report on what she saw. Don't be Afraid of the Bullets is a fascinating and important debut by a talented young journalist"-- Provided by publisher.


November 7, 2014
Singapore : APA Publications, 2014.
366 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Previous edition: 2011.
Maps on endpages.
Scotland is a firm favorite with US visitors, thanks to its historic cities and majestic castles, misty mountains and dramatic lochs and glens. Although the weather may be chilly you can be assured of a warm welcome, good food and the restorative powers of a wee dram of whisky. Insight Guide Scotland is a comprehensive full-color guide to this beautiful country. The book is packed with stunning photography on every page that brings to life Scotland's wild landscape and unusual people who over the centuries have contributed so much to science and culture. Our Best Of Scotland highlights the top attractions, such as the elegant city of Edinburgh, St Andrews, the home of golf, and Iona, the cradle of Christianity in Scotland. Our lively features on Scotland's history and culture provide an in-depth introduction to what makes the country unique. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you plan your itinerary, while the travel tips give you all the essential information for organizing a memorable trip, such as transport, climate, festivals, and outdoor activities, plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

Southeast Asia

November 7, 2014
Singapore : APA Publications, 2014.
462 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Previous edition: 2010.
Maps on endpages.
Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights--from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region has never been easier. The new edition of Insight Guide Southeast Asia is a comprehensive full-color guide to this fascinating region. It covers Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. This book is packed with stunning photography on every page that brings to life these countries and their people. Our Best Of Southeast Asia highlights the region's top attractions, such as the Andaman Coast, Bangkok's temples and floating markets, the Northern Highlands of the Philippines, and Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, and much more. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you plan your itineraries, while the travel tips give you all the essential information for organizing a memorable trip, such as transport, accommodation, climate and festivals.

New York

November 5, 2014
Singapore : APA Publications, 2014.
364 pages : illustrations (chiefly col.), color maps ; 20 cm
Previous edition: 2012.
Maps on endpages.
A guide to visiting New York City that offers travelers information on hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, music, art, and more; and includes maps and insider secrets.

36 hours. Latin America & the Caribbean

November 3, 2014
Köln : Taschen, 2013.
294 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Mexico & Central America -- South America -- The Caribbean.
"In this volume, the series of Times and Taschen travel books based on [the magazine's column] '36 Hours' follows its own southern route, gathering together 60 new and updated articles into a weekend adventurer's guide-- or an armchair traveler's dream book-- for Latin America and the islands of the Caribbean Sea."--Fore.

We are the Bears! : the oral history of the Chicago Bears

October 31, 2014
Whittingham, Richard, 1939-2005.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014]
xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Featuring exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, Richard Whittingham's We Are the Bears is the definitive story of this classic NFL franchise, told by the men who built it. This oral history of the team, which features numerous legends--including Mike Singletary, Mike Ditka, Gayle Sayers, Dan Hampton, and many others--will delight fans of all ages"-- Provided by publisher.


October 30, 2014
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 2012-<2014> Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications.

Irish travellers : the unsettled life

October 30, 2014
Gmelch, Sharon, author.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch have lived among the itinerant people known as Travellers since their first fieldwork in the early 1970s. In 2011 they returned to seek out families they had knows decades before--shadowed by a film crew and taking with them hundreds of old photographs that they shared with Traveller friends and acquaintances. Many of those black-and-white photos are included in this book, alongside more recent photos and personal narratives that reveal how Travellers lives have changed and what it means to be a Traveller today"-- Provided by publisher.

Costa Rica.

October 27, 2014
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2014> Lonely Planet.


October 27, 2014
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2014> Lonely Planet.

Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places

October 27, 2014
Keahey, John.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
pages cm
"Unabridged"--Title page verso.

New York in four seasons

October 27, 2014
Storrings, Michael, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
78 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm

The world's best cities : celebrating 220 great destinations

October 24, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2014]
335 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Delving into the heart and soul of more than 220 cities around the globe, The World's Best Cities is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. In photos and words, this irresistible volume showcases long-established great cities like Paris, Rome, New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as exciting up-and-comers, including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi. As readable as it is beautiful, this expansive travel guide offers a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives; photo galleries, and fun facts; plus sidebars on oddities; where to find the best food and shopping; novels that capture a particular city's atmosphere; local secrets; and more. Many additional cities appear in illustrated lists, such as eco-friendly cities, foodie cities; and happiest cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, and on-the-go visitors and armchair travelers alike will make The World's Best Cities a must-have volume to accompany all their urban adventures"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking the woods and the water : in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

October 24, 2014
Hunt, Nick, author.
London : Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2014.
vi, 330 pages : map ; 22 cm

A kitchen in France : a year of cooking in my farmhouse

October 23, 2014
Thorisson, Mimi.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2014]
304 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Spring -- Summer -- Autumn -- Winter.

Midnight in Siberia : a train journey into the heart of Russia

October 23, 2014
Greene, David, 1976- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Rose -- Sergei -- Boris -- Another Sergei -- Liubov -- Nina -- Alexei -- Vasily -- Galina -- Marina -- Angelina -- Andrei -- Polina -- Ivan -- Tatiana -- Nadezhda -- Yet another Sergei -- Taisiya -- Igor -- Olga -- Vitaly.
"After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene travels across the country--a 6,000-mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok--to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline-grabbing protests in Moscow, Greene speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from last spring's meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk"--Provided by publisher.

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

October 21, 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.

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.
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.

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