New Arrivals · Travel

June 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

The quest for Z : the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett and a lost city in the Amazon

June 20, 2017
Pizzoli, Greg, author, illustrator.
©2017
44 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
"The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle"-- Provided by publisher.

A hole in the wind : a climate scientist's bicycle journey across the United States

June 20, 2017
Goodrich, David M., author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books Ltd., 2017.
xv, 249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (one color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
"An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices."--Amazon.com.

Blind spot

June 15, 2017
Cole, Teju, author, photographer.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xvi, 332 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Main cities of Europe.

June 9, 2017
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

Travelers Aid Society

June 6, 2017
Sirkin, Jeff, author.
©2015
90 pages ; 21 cm
"Jeff Sirkin’s Travelers Aid Society charts a wayward swerve off the grid of received United States history lessons, a wanderer defying artificial borders. Whether Cincinnati, Buffalo, or Ciudad Juárez, Sirkin turns a city’s artifice aside and confronts its infrastructure instead: machines and the people whose labor operates them. A plumber repairing a drain. A bartender serving last call. These tender-hard (think Gen X punk) poems also document the speaker’s own consumer culture, his service economy. Thrilled to travel (post) cities with this keen-eyed poet" --Carmen Giménez Smith, quoted from publisher's website.

Lost worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area

June 1, 2017
Linsteadt, Sylvia, author.
Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2017]
xiii, 207 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Point Molate Whaling Station -- Marinship -- Neptune Beach -- Fruit orchards of the Santa Clara Valley -- Arequipa Pottery -- Belgum Sanitarium -- Bohemia at Monkey Block -- The Emporium Department Store -- The Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway -- The sand dunes of old San Francisco -- Mount Diablo Coal Mines -- The Farallon Lighthouse -- Paddlewheel boats -- Shrimp fishing at China Camp -- The last days of Oakland's redwoods -- New Almaden Quicksilver Mine -- Fort Ross -- Ranchos of the Santa Clara Valley.
"A visual and literary exploration of "dewdrop worlds" of the San Francisco Bay Area--eras and industries that once flourished but have now disappeared."--Provided by publisher.

Footsteps : from Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, literary pilgrimages around the world

May 26, 2017
New York Times Company, author.
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2017]
xi, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
James Baldwin' Paris -- Elena Ferrante's Naples, then and now -- Poetry made me do it : my trip to Hebrides -- Amid the menace of war, Sanary-sur-Mer was a refuge under the sun -- Lake Geneva as Shelley and Byron knew it -- Finding Alice"s "Wonderland" inOxford -- Looking for Isherwood's Berlin -- Blood, sand, sherry : Hemingway's Madrid -- Edith Wharton always had Paris -- Trumping the unbearable darkness of history -- On the French Riviera, Fitzgerald found his place in the sun -- On the trail of Hansel and Gretel in Germany -- In St. Petersburg, a poet of the past serves as a tour guide for the present -- Beneath Martinique's beauty, guided by a poet -- On England's coast, Thomas Hardy made his world -- In Ireland, chasing the wandering soul of Yeats -- Where Dracula was born, and it's not Transylvania -- The Roman seasons of Tennessee Williams -- In search of Flannery O'Connor -- San Francisco noir -- Mark Twain's Hawaii -- Rachel Carson's "rugged shore" in Maine -- Walking the streets of Roth's memory -- The land and words of Mary Oliver, the bard of Provincetown -- Climbing a peak that stirred Kerouac -- A house built to feed body and soul -- How to find the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft in Providence -- On the trail of Nabokov in the American West -- Searching for Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island -- Jamaica Kincaid' Antigua -- In Sri Lanka, an island of detachment and desire -- Alice Munro's Vancouver -- Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul -- A remote Columbia city that really does exist -- In Vietnam,forbidden love and literature -- Where Rimbaud found peace in Ethiopia -- Borges's Buenos Aires : a city populated by a native son's imagination -- In Chile, where Pablo Neruda lived and loved.
"A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring classic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway roamed the streets of Madrid, eager for the heady scent of blood emanating from the nearby bullrings. Before spunky, red-headed Anne Shirley stole readers' hearts in Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery was captivated by the sunset sky of Prince Edward Island. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike"-- Provided by publisher.

The sports bucket list : 101 sights every fan has to see before the clock runs out

May 26, 2017
Fleder, Rob, author, editor.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
222 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Bears in the streets : three journeys across a changing Russia

May 25, 2017
Dickey, Lisa, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
325 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Prologue -- Three Journeys -- Vladivostok : The Lighthouse Keepers -- Birobidzhan : Stalin's Jewish Homeland -- Chita : There Will Be Disneyland -- Ulan-Ude : Byoorn and Tyoorn -- Galtai : Slaughter and Feast -- Baikal : Deep Water -- Novosibirsk : Circle of Life -- Chelyabinsk : Meteors and Missiles -- Kazan : The Soldier's Mother -- Moscow : The Russian Rap Star -- St. Petersburg : Five Generations -- Epilogue.
"Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times--in 1995, 2005 and 2015--making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British documentary series Seven Up!, she traces the ups and downs of ordinary people's lives, in the process painting a deeply nuanced portrait of modern Russia. From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a farmer in Buryatia, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a wealthy 'New Russian' family in Chelyabinsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Along the way, she explores dramatic changes in everything from technology to social norms, drinks copious amounts of vodka, and learns firsthand how the Russians really feel about Vladimir Putin. Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, and filled with wacky travel stories, unexpected twists, and keen insights, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today"-- Provided by publisher.

Ruthless river : love and survival by raft on the Amazon's relentless Madre de Dios

May 25, 2017
FitzGerald, Holly Conklin.
New York : Vintage Departures, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.
xii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The author describes how her honeymoon was cut short when her plane crashed in the jungles of Peru, forcing her and her husband to try to survive aboard a makeshift raft as they made their way down the Amazon River to civilization.

Historic Cincinnati

May 17, 2017
Cincinnati Historical Society. Crosley Foundation Education Service.
Cincinnati, Ohio : The Society, 1966?
14 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This pamphlet is more historic in content than its successor of the same title which includes some history with descriptions of historic areas.
Cover title.

Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living

May 12, 2017
Bauerschmidt, Tim, author.
New York, NY : Harperone, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Prologue: Home : Baja California Sur, Mexico -- Priorities : Presque Isle, Michigan -- Exploration : Northern Michigan -- Discovery : The Heartland -- Trust : Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Perspective : Boulder, Colorado -- Dreams : Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico -- Healing : Fort Myers Beach, Florida -- Flight : Orlando, Florida -- Impact : Saint Augustine, Florida -- Kindness : Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina -- Celebration : Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia -- Integrity : Newport News, Virginia -- Flavor : Winthrop, Massachusetts to Bar Harbor, Maine -- Balance : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Change : Friday Harbor, Washington -- Rest : Baja California Sur, Mexico.
"When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, 'I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road.' Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads--her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their standard poodle Ringo--in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road--a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says 'yes' to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life--strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age"-- Provided by publisher.

Bangkok : stories and recipes from the heart of Thailand

May 11, 2017
Punyaratabandhu, Leela.
Berkeley, California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
359 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Magnetic city : a walking companion to New York

May 11, 2017
Davidson, Justin, 1966- author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2017]
xiv, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A Spiegel & Grau trade paperback original"--Title page verso.
Walk I: City of Money (Financial District) -- Interlude I: City of Streets -- Walk II: Liquid City (Seaport, Governors Island, & Brooklyn Waterfront) -- Walk III: The City Reborn (World Trade Center) -- Interlude II: City of Towers -- Walk IV: The City Transformed (West Chelsea & the High Line) -- Walk V: City of Ideals (42nd Street from Bryant Park to the UN) -- Interlude III: City of Glass -- Walk VI: City of Nostalgia (The Upper West Side) -- Interlude IV: City of Apartments -- Walk VII: City of Dreams (Sugar Hill & South Bronx) -- Finale: City of Memory.
"For nearly a decade, Pulitzer prize-winning critic Justin Davidson has explained New York, the city, to his readers at New York, the magazine. He has visited new and preserved buildings, explored neighborhoods in mid-transformation; interviewed architects, developers, and urban thinkers; and tracked the city's constant change. Now, he distills those experiences into Magnetic City, an ambler's guide to New York--the city around us, the one that's lost, and the one that's still to come. Essayistic in form, historical in scope, and filled with references to literature, music, art, and architecture, Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York"-- Provided by publisher.

Historic Piqua : an architectural survey

May 11, 2017
American Association of University Women. Piqua Branch.
Piqua : Hammer Graphics, 1976.
76 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Project director: Dean R. Wagner.
Includes index.

Eating Korea : reports on a culinary renaissance

May 9, 2017
Holliday, Graham, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Anthony Bourdain book."
The chance to begin again -- This is special -- Do Koreans dream of electric kimchi? -- Neo-Korea -- Seolleongtang -- 1.5 dak galbi -- Buckwheat pilgrimage -- The whole head of a cow -- It's our time now -- Low-rise leftover -- Slow Korea -- The big Kim -- In the hamlet of Yucheon-ri -- Set the controls for the heart of the sun -- Only K-pop sounds happy -- I don't know -- With you for life -- We're the last generation -- The afterlife -- It's all in the water -- A wormhole in Myeongdong -- We're not aliens -- Like Mom's food -- The Pyongyang connection -- An alleyway in Seoul -- Long deserted, the dreams.
An energetic, fast-paced trip through the rapidly changing world of Korean cuisine by the author of Eating Viet Nam Journalist, world traveler, and avid eater Graham Holliday has sampled some of the most exotic and intriguing cuisines in countries around the globe. However, none has intrigued him more or stayed with him longer than Korea's. On a pilgrimage to Korea to unearth the real food eaten by locals, Holliday discovers a country of contradictions, a quickly developing modern society that hasn't decided whether to shed or embrace its culinary roots. Devotees still make and consume traditional dishes in tiny holes-in-the-wall even as the phenomenon of Korean people televising themselves eating (mukbang) spreads ever more widely. Amid a changing culture that's simultaneously trying to preserve what's best about traditional Korean food while opening itself to a panoply of global influences, that's balancing new and old, tradition and reinvention, the real and the artificial, Holliday seeks out the most delicious dishes in the most authentic settings-even if he has to prowl in back alleys to find them and convince reluctant restaurant owners that he can handle their unusual flavors. Holliday samples soondae (or blood sausage); beef barbeque; bibimbap; Korean black goat; wheat noodles in bottomless, steaming bowls; and the ubiquitous kimchi, discovering the exquisite, the inventive and, sometimes, the downright strange. Animated by Graham Holliday's warm, engaging voice, Eating Korea is a vibrant tour through one the world's most fascinating cultures and cuisines.

Fips, bots, doggeries, and more : explorations of Henry Rogers' 1838 journal of travel from southwestern Ohio to New York City

May 4, 2017
Rogers, Henry, 1806-1896.
Granville, Ohio : McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., ©2012.
viii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
Section I. 1838 -- Prologue -- Henry Rogers' Journal -- Starting Out -- Columbus -- Eastern Ohio -- Virginia and Western Pennsylvania -- Maryland -- Eastern Pennsylvania -- Trenton and Hunterdon County, New Jersey -- City Living -- Conclusion -- Expansions -- Section II. 2003-2009 -- Following in Henry's Footsteps -- Epilogue -- Appendices.

Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India

May 1, 2017
Roberts, Adam, author.
©2017
xxi, 312 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Preface: The wisdom of parrots -- Introduction: Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate, Nation -- Superfast: economy. View from a stopping train -- Argumentative Indians -- The Sonia and Singh show -- Bring back the Golden Bird -- Tech dreams and silver bullets -- Primetime: politics. Weaker families, stronger democracy? -- Seasons of scams -- Elections never end, but they improve -- India's women, India's men -- Tackling the tragedy of the commons -- Ultimate: abroad. Lifting an old curse from Pakistan -- A shadow cast from the East -- America calls -- Nation: home. Hindutva nation? -- Why Gujarat, 2002, still matters -- The power of mingling -- Liberals under pressure -- Conclusion: Party like it's 2047.
"Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared that India was destined to become the most powerful nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The parrot also foretold that India would win the soccer World Cup. Parrots may not be the preeminent political authority, but many Indians were just as confident. So Adam Roberts spent five years traveling the length and breadth of the country from Kerala to the Himalayas, Bengal to Gujarat...Through vivid storytelling and insight, Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation examines the problems and promises of fast-growing India to reveal how it might reach its full potential and become, as Mr. Joshi's parrot predicted, a truly powerful nation."--Dust jacket flap.

The Rule of the Land : Walking Ireland's Border

April 24, 2017
Carr, Garrett, 1975- author.
©2017
vii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River

April 20, 2017
Owen, David, 1955- author.
©2017
274 pages : map ; 24 cm
The headwaters -- The law of the River -- Tributaries -- Go West -- Grand Valley -- Salt, dry lots, and houseboats -- Lees Ferry -- Boulder Canyon Project -- Las Vegas -- Colorado River Aqueduct -- Central Arizona Project -- The rule of capture -- Boondocking -- Imperial Valley -- The Salton Sea -- Reclamation -- The delta -- What is to be done?
The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado's headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on.

Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface

April 19, 2017
Lockhart, James Macdonald, 1975- author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
xiv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Hen harrier -- Merlin -- Golden eagle -- Osprey -- Sea eagle -- Goshawk -- Kestrel -- Montagu's harrier -- Peregrine falcon -- Red kite -- Marsh harrier -- Honey buzzard -- Hobby -- Buzzard -- Sparrowhawk.

Through darkness to light : photographs along the underground railroad : a photographic essay

April 18, 2017
Michna-Bales, Jeanine, author, photographer.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2017.
191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 x 28 cm
The Underground Railroad. Bound for freedom : the history of the Underground Railroad ; Let freedom ring : the Underground Railroad comes alive ; The spirituals --The journey : a photographic essay.
"They left in the middle of the night-- often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. An estimated one hundred thousand slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 embarked on a journey of untold hardship in search of freedom, many with the aid of the Underground Railroad. Through Darkness to Light : Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad imagines how this journey may have appeared through a series of atmospheric and evocative photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales. A pieced together route of Underground Railroad sites from the cotton plantations just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to the Canadian border, a path encompassing roughly two thousand miles. Complementing the compelling photographs are essays on the history and figures of the Underground Railroad "--Provided by publisher.

Butler County : an illustrated history

April 12, 2017
Crout, George C.
Woodland Hills, CA : Windsor Publications, 1984, ©1983.
127 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
"Produced in cooperation with the Butler County Historical Society."
"Partners in progress by Thomas Grant and Ercel Eaton": p. 95-120.
Butler County beginnings -- Fort Hamilton and early settlement -- Along the old canal -- Down on the farm -- Business and industry develop -- Spirit, mind, and body: the growth of local institutions -- Entertainment, sports, and recreation -- Butler County: a century of change -- Partners in progress / Thomas Grant and Ercel Eaton.

France.

March 30, 2017
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2017> Lonely Planet.

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