New Arrivals · Travel

May 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Walking the Himalayas

May 20, 2016
Wood, Levison, 1982- author.
©2016
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Pokhara, 2001 -- Fourteen years later -- We are the pilgrims, master -- Kabul -- A short flight in the Hindu Kush -- Bam-i-Dunyan -- Karakorum -- Line of control -- Kashmir -- The holy man of the mountain -- Saddhus and shadows -- On foot through Tigerland -- The perilous mountain -- Return to Pokhara -- The road to Kathmandu -- The wild East -- The Dragon Kingdom -- Place of the gods.
Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels 1700 miles through five countries over the course of six months. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Wood walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance. In a personal story of perseverance and discovery, Wood forges bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century. Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of one intrepid man's traels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.--From dust jacket.

Italy.

May 18, 2016
London : Dickens Press,
v. : maps. 26 x 12 cm.
At head of title: -1998, English edition, Michelin ; <2001-2016> The Green guide.

Turkey.

May 18, 2016
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Main cities of Europe.

May 17, 2016
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France

May 16, 2016
Carhart, Thaddeus.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
xii, 283 pages : map ; 22 cm
Flight -- France -- The Château, the Town, and the Forest -- The House -- François I, Henri II -- The Emperor's Office -- Moving In -- School -- Henri IV -- Déstructuré -- Annick -- Dictée -- Fencing -- Cars and Planes -- Being Catholic -- "Dad Gum It!" -- Marie Antoinette -- A Room of Her Own -- Le Jardin du Luxembourg -- Paris -- Winter -- "In Between" -- Camping -- Painting -- Napoleon I -- The Staircase of Farewells -- Spain -- Guignol -- Napoleon III -- A Ship Weathers the Storm -- Folies d'adolescence -- Souvenirs -- A Crime of Passion -- Return -- Leaving -- The Most Beautiful Room in France.
"A beguiling memoir of a childhood in 1950s Fontainebleau from the much-admired New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank. For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was a sight both strange and majestic, home to a continual series of adventures: a different language to learn, weekend visits to nearby Paris, family road trips to Spain and Italy. Then there was the chateau itself: a sprawling palace once the residence of kings, its grounds the perfect place to play hide-and-seek. The curiosities of the small town and the time with his family as expats left such an impression on him that thirty years later Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their two children. Touring Fontainebleau again as an adult, he began to appreciate its influence on French style, taste, art, and architecture. Each trip to Fontainebleau introduces him to entirely new aspects of the chateau's history, enriching his memories and leading him to Patrick Ponsot, the head of the chateau's restoration, who becomes Carhart's guide to the hidden Fontainebleau. What emerges is an intimate chronicle of a time and place few have experienced. In warm, precise prose, Carhart reconstructs the wonders of his childhood as an American in postwar France, attending French schools with his brothers and sisters. His firsthand account brings to life nothing less than France in the 1950s, from the parks and museums of Paris to the rigors of French schooling to the vast chateau of Fontainebleau and its village, built, piece by piece, over many centuries. Finding Fontainebleau is for those captivated by the French way of life, for armchair travelers, and for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a place they want to visit over and over again"-- Provided by publisher.

Mother tongue : my family's globe-trotting quest to dream in Mandarin, laugh in Arabic, and sing in Spanish

May 16, 2016
Gilbert, Christine, 1977- author.
New York : Avery, [2016]
xxiv, 307 pages ; 22 cm
China -- Lebanon -- Mexico
"One woman's quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride"-- Provided by publisher.

Ice diaries : an Antarctic memoir

May 16, 2016
McNeil, Jean, author.
©2016
xvii, 360 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"What do we stand to lose in a world without ice? A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer in residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the world's most enigmatic continent--Antarctica. Access to the Antarctic remains largely reserved for scientists, and it is the only piece of earth which is nobody's country. Ice Diaries is the story of McNeil's years spent in ice, not only in the Antarctic but her subsequent travels in Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard, culminating in a strange event in Cape Town, South Africa, where she journeyed to make what was to be her final trip to the southernmost continent. In the spirit of the diaries of Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, McNeil mixes travelogue, popular science and memoir to examine the history of our fascination with ice. In entering this world, McNeil unexpectedly finds herself confronting her own upbringing in the Maritimes, the lifelong effects of growing up in a cold place, and how the climates of childhood frame our emotional thermodynamics for life. Ice Diaries is a haunting story of the relationship between beauty and terror, loss and abandonment, transformation and triumph."-- Provided by publisher.

American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer

May 16, 2016
Prince, Cathryn J., 1969- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Wanderlust -- Romancing the road -- Feats and marvels -- Following Ulysses -- Glorious Panama -- Hollywood lights -- The flying carpet -- Interview with an assassin -- Hangover house -- A new inspiration -- The sea dragon -- So good-bye again -- No trace.

Topographia Westphaliae : das ist, Beschreibung der Vornembsten und bekantisten Stätte und Plätz, im Hochlobl : westphalischen Craisse

May 16, 2016
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661.
Kassel : Bärenreiter, 1961.
94, [4], [2], [51] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm.
Includes indexes.
Facsimile reprint of: Frankfurt: Merian, 1647.

Topographia Alsatiae, &c. completa : das ist, vollkömmliche Beschreibung und eygentliche Abbildung der vornehmbsten Städt und Oerther im Obern und Untern Elsass, auch den benachbarten Sundgöw, Brissgöw, Graffschafft Mümpelgart, und andern Gegenden, jetzo auffs neu revidiret und mit demjenigen, was sonst in dem zuvor absonderlich gedruckten Anhang.

May 16, 2016
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661.
Kassel : Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1964.
70, 19 pages, [42] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm.
Text by Martin Zeiller; illustrated with engraved plates by Matthaeus Merian.
Includes indexes.

Revised vest pocket guide of Cincinnati, O. : giving the location of streets, railroad depots, banks, etc., routes traveled by street cars, fire alarm system and a general compendium of useful information

May 12, 2016
[Place of reproduction not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1980?]
1 volume (unpaged) ; 17 x 24 cm
Two pages photocopied per leaf; last page is 158.
Includes: Time Table for Night Car, Street car routes, Suburban cities and villages reached by the various Interurban Lines from Cincinnati, Railroad depots, Railroad ticket offices, Nearby towns, Banks, Telephone companies, Telegraph offices, Express companies, Hotels of Cincinnati, Parks, Bridges, Cincinnati Fire Alarm, Fire Department, Fire companies, Suburban street directory, Street directory, Public buildings, flats, etc., List of hospitals.

Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild

May 10, 2016
Campbell, James, 1961- author.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2016]
xxi, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Into the Wild -- Bugs, Bears, and the Bathroom Procedure -- Peeling Poles with Marcus Mumford -- First the River Giveth -- Downriver -- New Rituals and the Ridgepole -- Cloudberries -- When the Mountain is Out -- Fernweh -- The Pull -- Back to the Bush -- The Real World -- Wolverine and Whale -- Thanksgiving -- The Life They Love -- Wilderness Girl -- Birthdays and Beaver Tail -- It's in the Genes -- Trust -- Say Good-Bye to Summer -- "It's A!?" -- Be Still My Heart -- Mr. Griz -- Where the Wolves Sing -- At the Headwaters -- A Bony River Indeed -- Paddle and Pray -- Grit and the Gorge -- Hypothermia -- The Way Distance Goes -- Good-Bye, Alaska.
"The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska. Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor, peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo's Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska's Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet's most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up--and a parent to finally, fully let go"-- Provided by publisher.

Following fish : one man's journey into the food and culture of the Indian coast

May 6, 2016
Subramanian, Samanth, author.
©2010
xiii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Previously published in Great Britain by Atlantic Books.
First published in India by Penguin Books India.
1. On hunting the hilsa and mastering its bones -- 2. On swallowing a live fish -- 3. On the ear lobe that changed history -- 4. On an odyssey through toddy shops -- 5. On searching for a once-lost love -- 6. On pursuing the fastest fish in the ocean -- 7. On grieving for bygone beaches and fish -- 8. On seeking to eat as a city once ate -- 9. On the crafting of a fishing boat.

Madagascar : a world out of time

May 6, 2016
Lanting, Frans, photographer.
©1990
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm

Snowcaps on the equator : the fabled mountains of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire

May 6, 2016
Ward, Clive.
London : Bodley Head, c1988, 1989.
185 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.

Botswana : a brush with the wild

May 5, 2016
Augustinus, Paul, 1952-
Randburg, South Africa : Acorn Books ; Johannesburg : Thorold's Africana Books [distributor], 1987.
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 35 cm

Mileage distance scale

May 5, 2016
Greene Line Steamers, Inc., author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : [Greene Line Steamers , [1900?]
1 sheet (both sides) : map ; 28 cm
Distances: Lower Ohio River from Cincinnati to Cairo Point, mouth of Ohio River at the Mississippi River (511 miles) -- Lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to Cairo Point, Ill. (180 miles) -- Lower Mississippi River from Cairo, Ill. to the mouth of Mississippi River at Gulf of Mexico (964 miles) -- Tennessee River from Paducah, Ky. (46 miles from mouth of Ohio River at Cairo, Ill.) to Chattanooga, Tenn. (464 miles) -- Upper Mississippi River from St. Louis, Mo. to Saint Paul, Minn. (656 miles).
"Foot of Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio."

White sands : experiences from the outside world

May 3, 2016
Dyer, Geoff, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
x, 233 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Where? What? Where? -- Forbidden City -- Space in Time -- Time in Space -- Northern Dark -- White Sands -- Pilgrimage -- The Ballad of Jimmy Garrison -- Beginning.
"Geoff Dyer's perennial search for tranquility, for 'something better', continues in this series of fascinating and seemingly unrelated pilgrimages--with a tour guide who is in fact not a tour guide at the Forbidden City in Beijing, with friends at the Lightning Field in New Mexico, with a hitchhiker picked up near a prison at White Sands, and with "a dream of how things should have been" at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles."-- Provided by publisher.

Fodor's ... Thailand.

May 2, 2016
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications.
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
"With Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and Laos."--Cover (2013).

Frankfurt

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.
©2016
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.

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