New Arrivals · Travel

July 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

History of Kentucky

June 30, 2015
Collins, Lewis, 1797-1870.
Louisville, Ky. : John P. Morton & Co., 1924.
2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm

St. Petersburg.

June 26, 2015
London ; New York : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

The Oregon Trail : a new American journey

June 26, 2015
Buck, Rinker, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-- in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-- tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

Kenya.

June 22, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia : Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

Granada : a pomegranate in the hand of God

June 16, 2015
Nightingale, Steven, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
One afternoon in Granada -- The Carmen of our serendipity -- The time travels of a garden -- Where walking is like flying -- Al-Andalus : notes on a hidden, lustrous, indispensable era -- Al-Andalus and 1492 : the plate tectonics of history -- A new notions of geometry and revelation -- The lucid work of love and helpfulness -- On flamenco, poetry, genius, and murder -- The secret in the labyrinth.
Explores the rich history of Granada, a region historically known for its religious tolerance and intellectualism, and describes the region's decline after the unification of Spain.

The journey : the fine art of traveling by train

June 15, 2015
©2015
272 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"This book was conceived, edited and designed by Gestalten."--Imprint.
Europe -- Asia -- Americas -- Africa -- Oceania.
Train trips are classic yet very of the moment . Whether a quick escape through the Alps or a getaway from coast to coast lasting several days, this book takes its readers for a ride through beautiful routes on the most exceptional trains with the best interiors.

Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita

June 10, 2015
Roper, Robert, 1946-
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015.
354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Writing about the author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, bornto anRobert Roper fills out Vladimir Nabokov's American period, covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane." -- Provided by publisher.

Catch the Jew!

June 10, 2015
Tenenbom, Tuvia, author.
Jerusalem : Gefen Publishing House ; Springfield, NJ : Gefen Books, 2015.
xv, 467 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them. From the self-hating leftists in Tel Aviv to the self-promoting PLO execs in Ramallah, from the black-clad Haredim of Bet Shemesh to the glowing foreign human rights activists in Beit Hanina, from Jewish settlers and the Christians who come from abroad to toil with them to ardent Jerusalem monks and Bedouins in surprisingly glorious shacks, Tenenbom takes on the people of the land, getting to know them and disarming them as he breaks bread and mingles with anyone and everyone.

100 places in the USA every woman should go

June 4, 2015
Dembling, Sophia, author.
Palo Alto, California : Travelers' Tales, an imprint of Solas House, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Introduction -- Get to know America. America the beautiful ; Essential cities ; Americana ; All-American kitsch -- Americans' history. The American melting pot ; Women's history ; Tough cookies you should know ; Artists and writers ; Musical museums -- Participate. The great outdoors ; Retreats and spiritual escapes -- X (chromosome) rated. Just kinda girly ; Home and hearth.
Hoping to gain perspective by exploring women's history or touring a quirky museum? Dembling inspires you to hit the road with this guidebook of places you've never heard of! There are breezy reviews, insightful advice, and engaging anecdotes sure to set you on your way.

Gironimo! : riding the very terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

June 1, 2015
Moore, Tim, 1964-
©2014
viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The 1914 Giro d'Italia [Tour of Italy]: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it. And he's committed to total authenticity" -- Amazon.com

Finland.

May 27, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Denmark.

May 27, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Main cities of Europe.

May 27, 2015
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

China.

May 26, 2015
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Rhythm of the wild : a life inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park

May 21, 2015
Heacox, Kim.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2015]
xix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
The first summer. The midnight ride of Kimmy the Kid ; Red socks and Secretary Watt ; Not recommended for rehire -- Ten years later : Toklat River. In the presence of absence ; Alexander Supertramp ; Kantishna gold and Usibelli coal -- Another ten years later : Wonder Lake. Degree north of heaven ; The bear is nowhere and everywhere ; The battle below Mount Galen -- Another ten years later : East Fork cabin. Wolfing down pizza ; The grasshopper effect ; Hiking with Melanie.
"Rhythm of the Heart is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox's 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak, a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali National Park, garnished with a conservation polemic, much as Edward Abbey did with Desert Solitaire, and Rick Bass has done with any number of books (that continue to sell well). Heacox will write of Denali through an inspirational arc: to show how a place can touch a life, even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and how that saving multiplied by millions of lives over a century makes the world a better place. Heacox makes the argument, through his beautiful and impassioned prose, that we must save these places so they in turn will save us. Denali National Park is the most accessible subarctic sanctuary in the world, and has awakened millions of people to what's authentic, priceless and true. Any serious student of spirituality and the American landscape must one day address his relationship with Alaska, and once in Alaska, he must confront Denali, the heart of the state, the state of the heart"--Provided by publisher.

Lonely Planet's best in travel.

May 20, 2015
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 porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China

May 20, 2015
Hsu, Huan.
New York : Crown, [2015]
x, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Map #1 (China and Taiwan) -- Map #2 (Liu's Journey) -- Map #3 (Huan's Journey) -- Prologue -- 1. This is China -- 2. A Chicken Talking A Duck -- 3. Liu Feng Su -- 4. Panda Chinese -- 5. The Orphan -- 6. Street Fight -- 7. Journey to the West -- 8. The Real China -- 9. End of Paradise -- 10. From Far Formosa -- 11. City on Fire 12. Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots -- 13. All Death is a Homecoming -- 14. Nanjing -- 15. Northern Expedition -- 16. A Stumble From Which There Is No Recovering -- 17. The Nine Rivers -- 18. The Long Valley -- 19. Xingang Marks The Spot -- 20. Chasing the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea.
"A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family's hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before. In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather Liu's Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed only with curiosity, moves to China to work in his uncle's semiconductor chip business. Once there, a conversation with his grandmother, his last living link to dynastic China, ignites a desire to learn more about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself. Mastering the language enough to venture into the countryside, Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have obscured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family's long march back home. Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political history, The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way to understand the complicated events that have defined China over the past two hundred years and provides a revealing, lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from the point of view of a Chinese American coming to terms with his hyphenated identity"-- Provided by publisher.

Jaco the galactic patrolman

May 14, 2015
Toriyama, Akira, 1955- author, artist.
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2015.
245 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decided to move in with him. This agent from space claims to be elite, but sometimes it can be a little hard to believe. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat?

InuYasha. Volume 1

May 14, 2015
Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957-
San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2009.
562 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Pages numbered right to left.
"Three in one"--Cover.
v. 1. Accursed youth -- v. 2. Fang of steel -- v. 3. Dark castle.
Kagome is an ordinary modern schoolgirl living an ordinary life. Who would have thought the dried-up old well on the site of her family's shrine would be a gateway to Japan's ancient past? Drawn through the gate against her will, Kagome finds herself battling demons for control of what she thought was a worthless trinket but is actually a powerful magical gem, the Shikon Jewel! Together with an unlikely ally, the half demon Inuyasha, Kagome begins a quest to recover the shards of the Shikon Jewel and learn more about her link to the past.

InuYasha. Volume 3

May 14, 2015
Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957-
San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2010.
565 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Pages numbered right to left.
"Three in one"--Cover.
v. 7. Separate ways -- v. 8. Naraku -- v. 8. The exterminators.
Kagome is an ordinary modern schoolgirl living an ordinary life. Who would have thought the dried-up old well on the site of her family's shrine would be a gateway to Japan's ancient past? Drawn through the gate against her will, Kagome finds herself battling demons for control of what she thought was a worthless trinket but is actually a powerful magical gem, the Shikon Jewel! Together with an unlikely ally, the half demon Inuyasha, Kagome begins a quest to recover the shards of the Shikon Jewel and learn more about her link to the past.

The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage

May 13, 2015
Meyer, Kimberly, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
354 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
To a mother and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is what the desert said: Carry only what you need. Burn what can't be saved. Leave the remnants as an offering. When Kimberly Meyer gave birth to her first daughter, Ellie, during her senior year of college, the bohemian life of exploration she had once imagined for herself was lost in the responsibilities of single motherhood. For years, both mother and daughter were haunted by how Ellie came into being--Kimberly through a restless ache for the world beyond, Ellie through a fear of abandonment. Longing to bond with Ellie, now a college student, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly sets off with her daughter on a quest for meaning across the globe. Leaving behind the rhythms of ordinary life in Houston, Texas, they dedicate a summer to retracing the footsteps of Felix Fabri, a medieval Dominican friar whose written account of his travels resonates with Kimberly. Their mother-daughter pilgrimage takes them to exotic destinations infused with mystery, spirituality, and rich history-from Venice to the Mediterranean through Greece and partitioned Cyprus, to Israel and across the Sinai Desert with Bedouin guides, to the Palestinian territories and to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt. In spare and gorgeous prose, The Book of Wanderings tells the story of Kimberly and Ellie's journey, and of the intimate, lasting bond they forge along the way. A meditation on stripping away the distractions, on simplicity, on how to live, this is a vibrant memoir with the power to both transport readers to far-off lands and to bring them in closer connection with themselves. It will appeal to anyone who has contemplated the road not taken, who has experienced the gnawing feeling that there is something more, who has faced the void-of offspring leaving, of mortality looming, of searching for someplace that feels, finally, like home.

A photographer's guide to Ohio. volume 2

May 13, 2015
Adams, Ian, 1946- author.
Athens : Ohio University Press, [2015]
xiv, 303 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm

A short walk in the Hindu Kush

May 12, 2015
Newby, Eric, 1919-
Hawthorn, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 1998.
255 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"The classic tale of adventure in Afghanistan's wild mountains."--Cover.

Cruise guide to Europe & the Mediterranean.

May 6, 2015
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.

Roadmap : the get-it-together guide for figuring out what to do with your life

April 21, 2015
©2015
366 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Created by Nathan Gebhard, Brian McAllister, and Mike Marriner, with Jay Sacher, Alyssa Frank, Annie Mais, Jamie Zehler, and Willie Witte."

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