New Arrivals · Travel

April 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


April 25, 2016
Melican, Brian, author.
Oxford : Signal Books, 2016.
xii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond

April 21, 2016
Antonson, Rick, 1949-
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.
xiii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ONE. The Forbidden Mountain -- TWO. The Bosporus Strait -- THREE. Whirling Dervish -- FOUR. The Van Gölü Express -- FIVE. Women of Ararat -- SIX. Turkish Honeycomb -- SEVEN. Taking Tea with Van Cats -- EIGHT. Doğubayazıt -- NINE. Base Camp -- TEN. The Mountain of Pain -- ELEVEN. Final Ascent -- TWELVE. Walking Bones -- THIRTEEN. Turkish Bath -- FOURTEEN. The Lost Ship of Noah -- FIFTEEN. Fish Lake -- SEVENTEEN. Kurdish Lands -- EIGHTEEN. The Trans Asia Express -- NINETEEN. The Unfinished Quest -- TWENTY. Mother of the World -- Afterword -- Chronology -- Appendix.
"Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region's long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah's Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia. Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain's nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson weaves vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering attempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds' ambitions for their own nation's borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat. What unfolds in Full Moon Over Noah's Ark is one man's odyssey, a tale told through many stories. Starting with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5500 BCE, through to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the Great Flood known to followers of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, Full Moon Over Noah's Ark takes readers along with Antonson through the shadows and broad landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, shedding light on a troubled but fascinating area of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Little Indiana : small town destinations

April 20, 2016
Nunemaker, Jessica.
Bloomington, Indiana : Quarry Book, an imprint of Indiana University Press, 2016.
322 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Northern Indiana -- Bremen -- Brookston -- Chesterton -- Converse -- Demotte -- Denver -- Francesville -- Furnessville -- Kniman -- Kouts -- La fontaine -- Lowell -- Monon -- Monticello -- Morocco -- Nappanee -- North Judson -- North Liberty -- Peru -- Porter -- Remington -- Rensselaer -- Roann -- Roselawn -- Star City -- Wabash -- Wakarusa -- Walkerton -- Wheatfield -- Williamsport -- Wolcott -- Central Indiana -- Arcadia -- Battle ground -- Cambridge city -- Centerville -- Cicero -- Covington -- Cutler -- Danville -- Dayton -- Delphi -- Fairmount -- Farmland -- Fortville -- Fountain -- Fountain City -- Gas City -- Greencastle -- Greens Fork -- Hagerstown -- Kirklin -- Knightstown -- Maplewood -- Martinsville -- Matthews -- Morgantown -- Mulberry -- North Salem -- Perkinsville -- Romney -- Rossville -- Swayzee -- Upland -- Winchester -- Southern Indiana -- Batesville -- Bean Blossom -- Cannelton -- Corydon -- French Lick -- Friendship -- Greensburg -- Hatfield -- Holton -- Huntingburg -- Leavenworth -- Lincoln city -- Madison -- Marengo -- Mauckport -- Milan -- Moorefield -- Nashville -- Osgood -- Paoli -- Rockport -- Salem -- Santa Claus -- Scottsburg -- St. Meinrad -- Tell City -- Versailles.

Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland

April 18, 2016
Ilgunas, Ken, author.
267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves--both physically and mentally. It started as a far-fetched idea--to hike the entire length of the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. But in the months that followed, it grew into something more for Ken Ilgunas. It became an irresistible adventure--an opportunity not only to draw attention to global warming but also to explore his personal limits. So in September 2012, he strapped on his backpack, stuck out his thumb on the interstate just north of Denver, and hitchhiked 1,500 miles to the Alberta tar sands. Once there, he turned around and began his 1,700-mile trek to the XL's endpoint on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a journey he would complete entirely on foot, walking almost exclusively across private property. Both a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change,Trespassing Across America is filled with colorful characters, harrowing physical trials, and strange encounters with the weather, terrain, and animals of America's plains. A tribute to the Great Plains and the people who live there, Ilgunas's memoir grapples with difficult questions about our place in the world: What is our personal responsibility as stewards of the land? As members of a rapidly warming planet? As mere individuals up against something as powerful as the fossil fuel industry? Ultimately, Trespassing Across America is a call to embrace the belief that a life lived not half wild is a life only half lived"--Provided by publisher.

Road trip USA. Great River Road

April 18, 2016
Jensen, Jamie, author.
Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel, 2016.
104 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Moon.
Minnesota -- Wisconsin -- Iowa -- Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri -- Kentucky and Tennessee -- Mississippi -- Louisiana.

Paris vagabond

April 14, 2016
Clébert, Jean-Paul, author.
New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
xvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Translation of Paris insolite, co-authored with Patrice Molinard (photographs), published by Denoël, 1952, and reissued by Attila in 2009.
"Paris Vagabond is an unclassifiable masterpiece, a book that purports to be a novel but, accompanied as it is by the photographs of Patrice Molinard, is as much a brilliant documentary as a work of the imagination. In rich prose, suffused with the language of the street, and brilliantly rendered in English by Donald Nicholson-Smith, Jean-Paul Clebert captures the essence of a long-gone Paris of the poor, the criminal, and the outcast: a society of outsiders beyond the social pale. Clebert's is a genuinely anarchist voice, a free spirit who was an intrepid explorer of a Paris that was in many places practically ruinous but where the poor were not yet completely marginalized. He was also a true writer's writer, hailed by his mentor and friend Blaise Cendrars and admired by Henry Miller, who said that reading Paris Vagabond "roiled my guts.""-- Provided by publisher.

Backroads & byways of Montana : drives, day trips & weekend excursions

April 14, 2016
Welsch, Jeff.
Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press, 2016.
256 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
How this book works -- A Montana primer : history, geography, and driving -- Forests and free spirits : the Yaak River country -- Detour: The Flathead Valley -- On the edge of wilderness : the Rocky Mountain front -- Detour: The King Hill Scenic Byway -- A river runs through it : the Big Blackfoot -- Detour: The Seeley-Swan -- The land of 10,000 haystacks : the Big Hole and Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway -- Detour: The Bitterroot Valley -- Montana's gold, silver, and copper standard : the Anaconda-Pintler Scenic Route -- Detour: The Skalkaho Highway -- Solitude at altitude : the Centennial Valley -- Detour: Gravelly Range Road -- Ghost towns and living history : the Vigilante Trail -- Detour: The Madison Valley to Quake Lake -- Highway to the sky : the Beartooth Pass -- Detour: The Paradise Valley -- Heart of Montana : the Musselshell country -- Detour: McLeod to Harlowton -- The Warrior Trail : the Tongue River Loop -- Detour: The other Warrior Trail -- The Big Open : Big Sky Backcountry Byway -- Detour: Medicine Rocks and Joe, Montana -- Montana's endless horizon : the Hi-Line -- Detour: The Missouri Breaks -- Bonus drive: Mountains and majesty : the Going-to-the-Sun Highway.

Modern Spain

April 12, 2016
Ávila López, Enrique.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2016.
xx, 427 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Geography -- History -- Government and politics -- Economy -- Religion and thought -- Social classes and ethnicity -- Gender, marriage, and sexuality -- Education -- Language -- Etiquette -- Literature and drama -- Art and architecture -- Music and dance -- Food -- Leisure and sports -- Media and popular culture.

Lost Japan : last glimpse of beautiful Japan

April 8, 2016
Kerr, Alex, 1952- author, translator.
UK : Penguin Books, 2015.
xv, 239 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Originally published: Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 1996.


April 5, 2016
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2016> Lonely Planet.

Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place

March 24, 2016
Marsden, Philip, 1961- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
ix, 348 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2015."
Mendip -- Ardevora -- Bodmin Moor -- Garrow Tor -- Rough Tor -- Tintagel -- Glastonbury -- Hensbarrow -- Fal -- Tregony -- Ruan Creek -- Tolverne -- Porthleven -- Morrab -- Madron -- Zennor -- Nanjizal -- Lethowsow -- Scilly -- Epilogue.

Putin country : a journey into the real Russia

March 22, 2016
Garrels, Anne, 1951-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
228 pages ; 22 cm
Chaos -- Stability -- Identity -- The taxi driver -- A gay life -- The Russian family -- Stubborn parents -- The doctors -- The addicts -- Schoolhouses and barracks -- The believers -- The Muslim community -- The human rights activists -- The forensic expert -- Freedom of speech -- Nuclear nightmare -- Changing landscapes -- The Red lines.
"Portrait of the mid-size city of Chelyabinsk and how it is faring in the new Russia"-- Provided by publisher.

The rarest bird in the world : the search for the Nechisar Nightjar

March 15, 2016
Head, Vernon R. L., 1967- author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2016.
243 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Previously published: The search for the rarest bird in the world. -- Auckland Park, South Africa : Jacana, 2014.
Embossed and singing -- Ameseghinalehu Addis -- The bridge of heaven -- Goat sucking -- Travelling like a bird -- Eye of Salala -- Animalcules and everywhereness -- Rara avis -- Feather crown.


March 9, 2016
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, Calif. : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: <1995>- Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, Calif.
At head of title: <2001-2016> Lonely Planet.

The Milepost

March 9, 2016
Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22-28 cm.
Vols. for <1974>-1991 have folded map in pocket.
"All-the-North travel guide" (varies).


March 9, 2016
London : Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd.
v. : ill., maps ; 22-26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1987-1997, Michelin ; <2000-2015> The Green guide.

Fodor's the complete guide to Alaska cruises.

March 9, 2016
New York, New York : Fodor's Travel
volume : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm

Make the most of your time on Earth : the rough guide to the world.

March 2, 2016
London : Rough Guides, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2010.
"1000 ultimate travel experiences"--Cover.
Ideal for both the seasoned traveler and the armchair dreamer, this Rough Guide features 1,000 must-do experiences from around the world, from trekking to the source of the Ganges to platypus-watching in Australia.

Postcards from Stanland : journeys in Central Asia

February 26, 2016
Mould, David H. (David Harley), 1949-
Athens : Ohio University Press, 2016.
xiv, 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. Today, multinationals and nations compete for the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea and for control of the pipelines. Yet 'Stanland' is still, to many, a terra incognita, a geographical blank. Beginning in the mid-1990s, academic and journalist David Mould's career took him to the region on Fulbright Fellowships and contracts as a media trainer and consultant for UNESCO and USAID, among others. In Postcards from Stanland, he takes readers along with him on his encounters with the people, landscapes, and customs of the diverse countries--Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan--he came to love. He talks with teachers, students, politicians, environmental activists, bloggers, cab drivers, merchants, Peace Corps volunteers, and more. Until now, few books for a nonspecialist readership have been written on the region, and while Mould brings his own considerable expertise to bear on his account--for example, he is one of the few scholars to have conducted research on post-Soviet media in the region--the book is above all a tapestry of place and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the post-Soviet world"-- Provided by publisher.

For the love of wine : my odyssey through the world's most ancient wine culture

February 23, 2016
Feiring, Alice, author.
Lincoln : Potomac Books, an Imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
xvi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Destruction and sorrow beneath the heavens : reportage

February 22, 2016
Krasznahorkai, László, author.
London : Seagull Books, 2016.
287 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Hungarian as Rombolas es banat az eg alatt in 2004 by Magveto, Budapest" -- title page verso
Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is both a travel memoir and the chronicle of a distinct intellectual shift as one of the most captivating contemporary writers and thinkers begins to engage with the cultures of Asia and the legacies of its interactions with Europe in a newly globalized society. Rendered in English by award-winning translator Ottilie Mulzet, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is an important work, marking the emergence of Krasznahorkai as a truly global novelist.--

Facing change : documenting America

February 18, 2016
Bendavid-Val, Leah, author.
Munich ; New York, NY : Prestel, [2015]
251 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes photography from Maggie Steber, Alan Chin, Andrew Lichtenstein, Donna Ferrato, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Stanley Greene, Danny Wilcox Frazier, David Burnett, Darcy Padilla, Lucian Perkins.
Published in cooperation with the Library of Congress, this collection of images by the photography collective Facing Change tells the story of today's America.


February 17, 2016
Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- author.
x, 387 pages ; 24 cm
"In this, his fifth book, Macfarlane brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of our archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall, and from Cumbria to Suffolk. Landmarks is a book about the power of language - 'strong style, single words' - to shape our sense of place. It is both a field guide to the literature he loves (Nan Shepherd, Roger Deakin and many more), and a 'word-hoard', gathering an astonishing archive of place-terms from old Norse to Anglo-Romani, living Norman to Hebridean Gaelic. Over the book's course, via its chapters, its glossaries and surprise of its postscript - we come to mrealize that words, well used, are not just a means to describe landscape, but also a way to know it, and to love it. If we lose the rich vernacular lexis of these islands, developed over centuries, then we also risk impoverishing our relationship with nature and place"--Dust jacket flap.

Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka

February 17, 2016
Gimlette, John, 1963- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xx, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Map -- Colombo Jumbo -- All Quiet Among the Reservoir Giants -- The Cinnamon Forts -- A State of Perpetual Vacation -- The Garden in the Sky -- Kandy -- Land of Hope and Tea -- The Wild East -- Trinco, Trinco, Little Star -- Multi-barrel Love Enforcer -- The Jaffna Peninsula -- The Shoes on the Shore -- Green As Ever -- Afterword.
"From one of our most widely praised travel writers--author of Wild Coast and Panther Soup--an eye-opening journey through Sri Lanka that, in the author's inimitable mixture of history, observation, and interpretation, reveals the island nation to us as never before. Writing with his signature eye for the unusually telling detail, his sense of urbane wonder, and his investigative desire for the whole story, John Gimlette takes us from Sri Lanka's exuberant capital city of Colombo to the dry interior where more than 5,300 wild elephants congregate around its ancient reservoirs; from the Portuguese-built forts of cinnamon country to the tsunami-ravaged south-east; from the tea plantations of the highlands and the Shangri-la-ish city of Kandy to the desiccated Jaffna Peninsula in the north. He examines Sri Lanka's colonial history (Portuguese, British, Dutch and Arab); the centuries-old strife between Sinhalese and Tamils; and the most recent civil war, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. He describes his encounters with world-class cricketers, terrorists, a former president, ancient tribesmen, British expats, survivors of the civil war massacres, and with the island's amazing flora and fauna, including the world's greatest concentration of leopards. He discovers a place of both extravagant beauty and profound devastation, a place capable of being both heavenly and hellish at the same time, and succeeds in bringing it to vibrant, fascinating life on the page"--Provided by publisher.

Ultimate travel : our list of the 500 best places to see ... ranked

February 16, 2016
Oakland, California : Lonely Planet Publications, 2015.
328 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list, "

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