New Arrivals · Travel

March 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


March 27, 2017
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

What would Captain Kirk do?

March 24, 2017
Snider, Brandon T.
New York, NY : PSS! Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
80 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Dig through the many pages of advice in this fun pop philosophy book as narrated by Captain Kirk, based on the characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos and calm. Tread carefully as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Kirk teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.

Invitation to enjoy the advantages of Harrison, Ohio

March 24, 2017
Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce (Harrison, Ohio) author.
Harrison, Ohio : Chamber of Commerce, [1955?]
11 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Cover title.

Backroads of paradise : a journey to rediscover old Florida

March 20, 2017
Salustri, Cathy, author.
xiii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Salty oysters, sugar sand, and royal reds (US 98) -- Rainforest gardens, blue springs, and the loss of here (US 17) -- Whitewater, carnies, and a forgotten island (US 41) -- Gators, skunk apes, and Florida's final frontier (US 41, Naples to Miami) -- Christmas, nude beaches, and the space program (SR 50) -- How to measure a gator, the Sandhill Crane Project, and Yeehaw Junction (SR 60) -- Reptile World, catfish, and dinners and shows (US 192) -- Dollar General, Florida's first dumb criminals, and a sunken rainforest (US 441) -- Queen George, rattlesnakes, and peacocks (US 92) -- Mastodons, citrus candy, and the spine of the state (US 27) -- Shells, sugar, and 1928 (SR 80 and around Lake Okeechobee) -- Tarantulas, Day of the Cowboy, and the sharks of the Peace River (SR 70) -- Shrimp, clams, and a creative tourist tax (SR 24) -- Mermaids, manatees, and watermelon queens (US 19) -- The Confederacy, the criminally insane, and cotton (US 90) -- Franchise-less Florida, sand dunes of snow, and sawmill queens (US 29) -- Cotton, community, and corn (US 231) -- Death row, the World's Best Grocery Store, and finding gold (SR 100) -- Sour orange pie, the Green Swamp, and strawberry queens (US 301) -- The unluckiest town in Florida, caves, and Two Egg (SR 71) -- Paradise (A1A).

FDR on his houseboat, 1924-1926 : the Larooco log

March 20, 2017
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
xi, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
This nautical log of FDR's time spent on his houseboat in the Florida Keys--from 1924-1926, while stricken with polio--reveals a rare account of the man before he would become President.

The official guide to the most beautiful villages of France

March 20, 2017
Plus Beaux Villages de France association.
Paris : Editions Flammarion, 2016.
271 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Includes index.
From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the vines and lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this fully illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor's information for these exceptionally preserved destinations. Carefully chosen each year through a rigorous selection process, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches. An introductory paragraph presents the location and history of each village, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, and artisanal produce and local specialties. Details on leisure activities encompass festivals and events, sports, golf, and other excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes, by canoe, or on horseback. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by indications for the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane. Suggestions for neighboring villages and sites that should not be missed, along with their proximity, simplifies itinerary planning. Cross-references and an index by region complete this practical, authoritative, and accessible guide. -- Source other than Library of Congress.

Walking to listen : 4,000 miles across America, one story at a time

March 17, 2017
Forsthoefel, Andrew, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xviii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
"A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a cross-country trek, told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America"

Paris in bloom

March 15, 2017
Lane, Georgianna, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2017.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

A horticultural tour of Sooty Acres Garden : located at Reading Road & Wm. Howard Taft Road

March 15, 2017
Hauck, Cornelius J.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : C.J. Hauck and the Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio, 1962.
12 pages : plan ; 18 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original yellow printed wrappers.|5OC

Ohio in photographs : a portrait of the buckeye state / by Ian Adams & Randall Lee Schieber ; text by John Fleischman.

March 14, 2017
Fleischman, John, 1948- author.
xiv, 280 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Northeast -- Southeast -- Southwest -- Northwest -- Central.
Showcasing the work of two of the state's leading landscape photographers, Ohio in Photographs presents a rich array of places and people, from serene hiking trails and Dayton's Huffman Prairie to shining downtown riverscapes and the riotous colors and figures of an unconventional Fourth of July parade. Ian Adams and Randall Lee Schieber give us iconic and unique images that capture the true texture of life in Ohio today. Adams and Schieber divide the work into five regional chapters framed by introductions by John Fleischman. Each of Ohio's eighty-eight counties is represented in photos that capture scenes from urban to rural: natural areas, historical sites, public gardens, cultural and sports events, workplaces, and more. Ohio in Photographs is a can't-miss for any Ohioan at home or away.--COVER.

Havana : a subtropical delirium

March 14, 2017
Kurlansky, Mark, author.
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Prologue. A black-and-white feast -- Change -- The hated sea -- Danger of a black city -- Cecilia's fire and sugar -- Beyond the wall -- The monster -- The death it has given us -- The twenty-six-flavor revolution -- The mulata returns -- The sound of an African city -- Frozen in the tropics -- Sunny side up -- How to argue in Havana -- The nocout.
"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Once the only country Americans couldn't visit, Cuba is now opening to us, as is Havana, not only by plane or boat but also through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait of the long-elusive city"-- Provided by publisher.

A geek in China : discovering the land of bullet trains, Alibaba and dim sum

March 13, 2017
Christensen, Matthew B., author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Pub., [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Chapter 1. China past and present -- Chapter 2. Chinese culture and food -- Chapter 3. Chinese character and society -- Chapter 4. The face of urban China -- Chapter 5. The Chinese at play -- Chapter 6 . Visiting China.
Every year, millions of foreigners flock to China, only to find themselves overwhelmed by the complexities of the world's largest and fastest moving culture. China expert and blogger Matthew B. Christensen created this invaluable guide to help visitors and armchair travelers see past the exotic, and often erroneous, stereotypes to better understand the China of today.

How to pack : travel smart for any trip

March 13, 2017
Palepu, Hitha, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Preparing for takeoff: how to pre-pack -- Ready to wear: choosing clothes with style -- Secret weapons: the right accessories can make your look -- Pack pretty: toiletry needs and beauty must-haves -- Putting it all together: how to pack for maximum space -- Come fly with me: how to survive and thrive in the airport and beyond.

Complete national parks of the United States : featuring 400+ parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, scenic trails, recreation areas, and seashores

March 13, 2017
White, Mel, 1950- author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2016]
543 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Northeast : Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont. Middle Atlantic : Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia. Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands. Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin. Midwest: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Central: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas. Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah. Far West & Pacific: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific. Northwest: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming. Alaska.
From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

The Pacific northwest's best trips.

March 10, 2017
[Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"33 amazing road trips."

The Milepost

March 8, 2017
Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22-28 cm.
Vols. for <1974>-1991 have folded map in pocket.
"Alaska travel planner"--Cover (2017).

The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond

March 6, 2017
O'Shea, Stephen, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
xiv, 318 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
List of maps -- A note on measurement -- Part One. Lake Geneva to the Gotthard Pass -- Part Two. Heidiland to Grindelwald -- Part Three. Innsbruck to Trieste.
"A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from 'a graceful and passionate writer' (Washington Post). For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers--and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. Along the way, he explores the reality behind Hannibal and his elephants' famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Frankenstein to Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits the spot where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes's death scene, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in World War I, and Hitler's notorious vacation house, the Eagle's Nest. Throughout, O'Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers who define the Alps today"--Provided by publisher.

California's best trips.

March 2, 2017
[Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"35 amazing road trips" (varies).

New England's best trips.

March 2, 2017
[Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"32 amazing road trips" (varies).

The Not-Quite States of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA

February 27, 2017
Mack, Doug, author.
xxviii, 306 pages : maps ; 22 cm
A very brief note on the territories and their various designations -- The empire's new clothes: the Virgin Islands of the United States -- Foreign in a domestic sense: American Samoa -- Offshoring the American experience: Guam -- Land of opportunity: the Northern Mariana Islands -- Be true to your home: Puerto Rico -- The future of empire.
Traces the author's explorations of U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands to juxtapose their blends of culture against the expansionist views of the Founding Fathers.

Fodor's Caribbean ports of call.

February 21, 2017
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.,
v. : maps ; 18 cm.
"Includes Nassau, Key West, and Cozumel"--Cover.

50 states, 5,000 ideas : where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do

February 14, 2017
Yogerst, Joseph R., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
287 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Includes 10 Canadian provinces!"--Cover.
Introduction -- United States -- Canada -- Illustrations Credits -- Index.
"Organized state-by-state then province-by-province, 50 States, 5,000 Ideas showcases the best travel experiences in every state and province, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sights include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and the list goes on and on."--Provided by publisher.

The insiders' guide to Portland

February 8, 2017
Helena, MT : Falcon Publishing Inc.,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <2011-2017> Guilford, Conn. : The Insider's Guide.

Beachside bohemian : easy living by the sea

February 6, 2017
Novogratz, Robert.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
201 p. : col. ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
At head of title: A designer couple's refuge for family and friends.

The honeymoon handbook

February 3, 2017
Baxter, Sarah, author.
[Oakland, California] : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
166 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Planning. Lonely Planet's honeymoon planning guide ; Budgeting for a honeymoon ; The art of compromise ; Minimoons ; Getting married abroad ; Honeymoon calendar: when to go where? ; The honeymoon quiz ; Choosing your perfect safari ; Top 10 budget honeymoons ; Top five off-the-beaten-track honeymoons ; Top five luxury honeymoons ; Top five wildlife-lovers' honeymoons ; Top five familymoons ; Top 10 honeymoon islands ; Top five foodie honeymoons ; Top five romantic road trips ; Top five Instagram-worthy honeymoons -- Inspiration. Mauritius ; Zambia & Malawi ; Bali & Lombok, Indonesia ; Myanmar ; Bhutan ; Maldives & Sri Lanka ; Tokyo & Mt Fuji, Japan ; Australia ; South Island, New Zealand ; Caribbean islands ; Tobago ; Cuba ; Nicaragua ; Youcatán Peninsula, Mexico ; Miami & South Florida, USA ; Las Vegas & Southwest USA ; Hawaii ; Rockies, Canada ; Argentina ; Galápagos, Ecuador ; Paris & the Loire Valley, France ; Florence, Tuscany & Cinque Terre, Italy ; Andalucía, Spain ; Croatia ; Lapland, Finland.

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