New Arrivals · Travel

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Café Neandertal : excavating our past in one of Europe's most ancient places

July 20, 2017
Bahrami, Beebe, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2017]
ix, 291 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
The La Ferrassie seven -- A bundle of shallots -- Chez les Neandertals -- The international Neandertal -- A different sort of pilgrimage -- A moveable Neandertal feast -- Gathered around the hearth fire -- As if written in stone -- Piper at the gates of dawn -- Love in the time of Neandertals -- A foot in the grave -- Morphing Neandertals.
"Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. In Café Neandertal, Bahrami follows this compelling riddle along a path populated with colorful local personalities and opinionated, polemical, and brilliant archaeologists working in remote and fascinating places across Eurasia, all the while maintaining a firm foothold in the Dordogne, a region celebrated by the local tourist office as a vacation destination for 400,000 years. From this prehistoric perch Bahrami gets to know first-hand the Neandertals and the people who love them--those who have devoted their lives to them. She is thrown into a world debating not only what happened to these close cousins but also what legacy they have left for those who followed. Café Neandertal is also a detective story, investigating one of the biggest mysteries of prehistory and archaeology: Who were the Neandertals? Why did they disappear around 35,000 years ago? And more mysteriously, what light do they shed on us moderns? Bahrami takes readers into the thick of an excavation, neck-deep in Neanderthal dirt, and to the front row of the heated debates about our long-lost cousins. Café Neandertal pulls us deeply into the complex mystery of the Neandertals, shedding a surprising light on what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.

List of subscribers and public pay stations

July 7, 2017
Cincinnati : The Ohio Valley Company, 1889.
107 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, unbound with front and back tan wrappers detached.
Contains: Additional list of subscribers of the City and Suburban Telegraph Association and Bell Telephone Exchange : Cincinnati, published June 13th, 1890.

A Paris all your own : bestselling women writers on the City of Light

July 5, 2017
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017.
xvi, 264 pages ; 21 cm
Thirteen ways of looking at a French woman /J. Courtney Sullivan -- Too much Paris /Michelle Gable -- Paris is your mistress /Ellen Sussman -- A myth, a museum, and a man /Susan Vreeland -- French for "intrepid" /Megan Crane -- Paris, lost and found /Paula McLain -- Failing at Paris /Eleanor Brown -- The passion of routine /Jennifer L. Scott -- Investigating Paris /Cara Black -- My Paris dreams /M.J. Rose -- We'll never have Paris /Jennifer Coburn -- Reading Paris /Cathy Kelly -- Finding Paris's hidden past /Rachel Hore -- Secret eatings /Julie Powell -- Until we meet again /Lauren Willig -- A good idea? /Therese Anne Fowler -- Paris alone /Maggie Shipstead -- Thirty-four things you should know about Paris /Meg Waite Clayton.
"A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown. For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true."--Provided by publisher.

You go girls! : the woman's guide to great travel

June 30, 2017
Miller, Marcia Lynn, author.
xiii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

A land without borders : my journey around East Jerusalem and the West Bank

June 30, 2017
Baram, Nir, author.
284 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Award-winning journalist and author Nir Baram spent a year and a half travelling around the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In this fascinating recount of that journey, Baram navigates the conflict-ridden regions and hostile terrain to speak with a wide range of people, among them Palestinian-Israeli citizens trapped behind the separation wall in Jerusalem and Jewish settlers determined to forge new lives on the West Bank. Baram also talks to children on Kibbutz Nirim who lived through the war in Gaza, and ex-prisoners from Fatah who, after spending years detained in Israeli jails, are now promoting a peace initiative. And he returns again and again to Jerusalem, city of his birth, where a hushed civil war is in full swing. A Land Without Borders is a clear-eyed, compassionate and essential guide to understanding a complex reality; a perceptive and sensitive exploration of a labyrinthine conflict and the experiences of the people ensnared in it, by one of the most distinctive writers working in Israel today.

Island home : a landscape memoir

June 30, 2017
Winton, Tim, author.
241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Melbourne, Vic. : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015.
A reissue of the edition published in Melbourne, Vic. (Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015)--from CIP data.
"For over thirty years, the author has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. In this beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir, he explores Australia's unique landscape, and how that singular place has shaped him and his writing"-- Provided by publisher.

Mountain lines : a journey across the French Alps

June 30, 2017
Arlan, Jonathan, author.
253 pages ; 22 cm
"The stirring account of a monthlong journey on foot through the French Alps."--Jacket flap.

Adventure cats : living nine lives to the fullest

June 29, 2017
Moss, Laura J., author.
218 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The adventure cats story: why adventure with a cat? -- Learn the basics -- Leash training; clicker training; feline body language -- Air and car travel with cats -- Safety fur-st -- Feline first aid -- packing tips: getting purrpared for an adventure -- From backyard to backwoods: hiking and camping with cats -- Exploring the yard; hitting the trail; ensuring a happy campurr -- Cats on the high seas: surfing, sailing -- And swimming -- Introducing your cat to water: boating with paws on board -- Pawprints in the snow: wild winter adventures -- Braving the elements: safety tips for cold weather -- Cats in the neighborhood: adventures close to home -- Exploring the concrete jungle: getting creative: "catios" and -- Feline-friendly gardens -- Defying the odds: cats who overcame disability to explore the great outdoors -- Adapting adventures for cats with special needs to enjoy the great outdoors.
"Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate--and unexpected--guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing--yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn't find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats--a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs--will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat's natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)"-- Provided by publisher.

The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love

June 29, 2017
Andersson, Per J., author.
London : Oneworld Publications, 2017.
281 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits. map ; 23 cm
Color map on lining papers.
"Originally published in Swedish as New Delhi-Borås by Forum, 2014"--Title page verso.
The prophecy -- The transformation -- The long journey -- Homecoming -- Postscript -- PK's acknowledgments -- Photo album.
"The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait--it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK was not born in the city. He grew up in a small remote village on the edge of the jungle in East India, and his childhood as an untouchable was one of crushing hardship. He was forced to sit outside the classroom during school, would watch classmates wash themselves if they came into contact with him, and had stones thrown at him when he approached the village temple. According to the priests, PK dirtied everything that was pure and holy. But had PK not been an untouchable, his life would have turned out very differently. This is the remarkable true story of how love and courage led PK to overcome extreme poverty, caste prejudice and adversity--as well as a 7,000-mile, adventure-filled journey across continents and cultures--to be with the woman he loved."--Publisher description.

The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain

June 29, 2017
Moore, Tim, 1964- author.
340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2016.
To the North -- Finnish Lapland -- The winter war -- Northern Ostrobothnia -- Central and southern Finland -- Russia -- Estonia and Latvia -- Lithuania and Kaliningrad -- Poland -- The German Baltic -- The inner German border -- The Czech Republic, Germany and Austria -- Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia -- Serbia -- Romania -- Serbia II -- Bulgaria and Macedonia -- Bulgaria II -- Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria.
"Not content with tackling the Italian Alps or the route of the Tour de France, Tim Moore sets out to scale a new peak of rash over-ambition: 6,000 mile route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble-- and getting it-- Moore sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides, and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his 'so-small bicycle' are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink. Haunted throughout his journey by mechanical failure and the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse at a time of renewed East-West tension. After three months, twenty countries, and steadily warming temperatures, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older"-- Dust jacket.

A Paris year : my day-to-day adventures in the most romantic city in the world

June 28, 2017
MacLeod, Janice, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2017]
266 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
"Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's French sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it's a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm"-- Provided by publisher.

100 things to do in America before you die

June 26, 2017
Clevlen, Bill, author.
St. Louis, MO : Reedy Press, [2017]
xvii, 173 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. This book isn't simply a listing of places to visit but a catalogue of uniquely American experiences. From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first flying machine. Each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. You'll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your selfie bucket list. As an added bonus, you'll also find amusing trivia questions on every page. Most important of all, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die was written to inspire road trips across the country. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world's tallest mailbox they all await you. Buckle up. It's going to be a fun ride." --Back cover.

The black penguin

June 26, 2017
Evans, Andrew, 1975- author.
x, 288 pages ; 23 cm
A devout young boy in rural Ohio, Andrew Evans had his life mapped for him: baptism, mission, Brigham Young University, temple marriage, and children of his own. But as an awkward gay kid, bullied and bored, he escaped into the glossy pages of National Geographic and the wide promise of the world atlas. Eventually ejected from church and shunned by his family, Evans embarked on an ambitious overland journey halfway across the world. Riding public transportation, he crossed swamps, deserts, mountains, and jungles, slowly approaching his lifelong dream and ultimate goal: Antarctica. With each new mile came laughter, pain, unexpected friendship, true weirdness, unsettling realities, and some hair-raising moments that eventually led to a singular discovery on a remote beach at the bottom of the world.


June 23, 2017
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2017> Lonely Planet.

London secrets : style, design, glamour, gardens

June 23, 2017
McCulloch, Janelle, author.
Mulgrave, Vic. The Images Publishing Group, 2017.
207 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm..
Includes index.

No way . . . way! : USA

June 22, 2017
West, Tracey, 1965-
New York : Penguin Young Readers Licenses, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2017.
207 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 17 cm
"300 fun facts!"--Cover.
Northeast -- Southeast -- Midwest -- Southwest -- West -- District of Columbia.

Studying in China : a practical handbook for students ; take an extraordinary educational trip to China

June 21, 2017
McAloon, Patrick.
North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2014.
320 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colored) ; 21 cm + 1 map.
Includes map.
"A visit to China can change your life. Have you thought about studying in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China. China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you: What to pack that you won't find over there How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely How to make your Chinese instructors happy How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there How to get the most from a limited stay Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad. Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go!"-- Provided by publisher.

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