These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
March 3, 2014
Oxlade, Chris, author.
48 pages : illustrations(chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
February 26, 2014
Caldwell, J. A. (Joseph A.)
Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1997.
189, 39 p. : ill., maps ; 34 cm.
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: 1880. With new index.
City atlas of Covington, Kentucky [microform] : from official records, private plans and actual surveys, based upon plans deposited in the Department of Surveys ...
February 25, 2014
Philadelphia, PA. : G.M. Hopkins, 1877 (Philadelphia : F. Bourquin's Steam Lithographic Press)
63 p. : col. maps ; 46 x 36 cm.
February 24, 2014
New York : Scholastic, 2014.
105 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
"A picture history of the shipwreck that shocked the world"--Cover.
February 21, 2014
Ross, Michael Elsohn, 1952-
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The stories of two dozen fascinating female explorers, from a wide range of eras, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds, are profiled in this entertaining and educational resource. Each of the women profiled overcame many obstacles to satisfy her curiosity and passions, including Eleanor Creesy, who was a ship's navigator in the 1800s; Kate Jackson, an insatiable investigator of venomous snakes whose work has led her to remote Africa and Latin America; and Constanza Ceruti, the world's only female high-elevation archaeologist, who carries out excavations on the Earth's highest peaks in dangerously thin air and subzero temperatures. Offering not only important historical context but also original interviews with many intriguing modern explorers, this who's who of women explorers will provide inspiration to today's young women interested in nature, science, and a physical challenge"-- Provided by publisher.
February 4, 2014
Wheeler, Tony, 1946-, author.
335 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : colored illustrations ; 20 cm.
Tony Wheeler encounters the challenges of travel in the world's dark lands. He gets stoned (of the thrown variety) in Palestine, scores a speeding ticket in Zimbabwe and visits Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad in Pakistan.
Where the locals go : more than 300 places around the world to eat, play, shop, celebrate, and relax
January 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2014.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
North America -- South America & the Caribbean -- Europe -- Great cities -- Africa & the Middle East -- Asia & the Pacific.
For many, the joy of travel is often an authentic, immersive experience of the local culture. Here, National Geographic's insider tips offer a unique look at the places and activities around the world that captivate the residents--from regional festivals, undiscovered local restaurants, and lesser-known art galleries, to quiet places to sit and watch another world stroll by. A bonus chapter features in-depth experiences in the top 15 greatest cities. This book goes beyond Internet basics to ensure rewarding and memorable travel for those who crave a deeper understanding of a country and its people. When in Rome, they say, do as the Romans do. Discover the soul of a place through a chance encounter, a kind word, or an unparalleled tip from a local. In Where the Locals Go, you'll find hundreds of authentic, beautifully photographed travel experiences, complemented with nuggets of entertaining and insightful text informed by locals. Now, you, too, can join the locals in Venice on their evening passeggiata; mingle with the crowds at sunset on Juhu Beach in Mumbai; sample some of France's best cheeses in the Alpine town of Annecy; and walk the ancient peak-to-peak pilgrimage on Japan's Kunisaki Peninsula. This book will inspire you to make your next trip a truly authentic travel experience.
January 24, 2014
Howland, John, author.
[New York, New York?] : [producer not identified], 1832.
25 pages ; 16 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Cover shows signs of wear.
Handwritten manuscript diary which includes descriptions of travel to Denmark, Russia, and New York City.
Hamilton County, Ohio, index to features and place names on 144 'best' sheet maps in the collection at Cincinnati Historical Society Library, 1789-1972
December 31, 2013
Graver, William H.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Bill Graver, 1997.
45 p. : map ; 28 cm.
The first section of the index identifies key features included on each map; the second sections shows the place names that appear on each map.
These 144 maps were selected from the library's 800+ sheet maps that cover all or part of Hamilton County. They were chosen because they are especially rich in information and/or they show the most details for their time period.
The explorer gene : how three generations of one family went higher, deeper, and further than any before
November 26, 2013
Cheshire, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Marble Arch Press, 2013.
xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
November 26, 2013
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.
240, 48 p. : map, photos. ; 17 cm.
Translation of: Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen.
A theory -- An expedition is born -- To South America -- Across the Pacific -- Halfway -- Across the Pacific -- To the South sea islands -- Among Polynesians.
"Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land -- the Polynesian island of Puka Puka. Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage -- a magnificent saga of men against the sea"--P.  of cover.
November 12, 2013
New York : Viking Adult, 2013.
xix, 521 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
"A fascinating look at twelve maps-from Ancient Greece to Google Earth-and how they changed our world In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, "father of modern geography," and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to life and reveals their influence on how we-literally-look at our present world. As Brotton shows, the long road to our present geographical reality was rife with controversy, manipulation, and special interests trumping science. Through the centuries maps have been wielded to promote any number of imperial, religious, and economic agendas, and have represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of science and subjectivity. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends"-- Provided by publisher.
November 4, 2013
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
November 4, 2013
Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2013.
348 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
The follow up to 1000 Ultimate Experiences is Lonely Planet's collection of the world's most exciting adventures. For armchair travellers and adrenalin junkies , 1000 Ultimate Adventures rouses you to explore the world on foot, by bike, motor vehicle or horse; 100 themed lists w. inspirational text, perfect for browsing; over 140 beautiful images.
October 30, 2013
Paine, Lincoln P.
New York : Knopf, 
xxxv, 744 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
A retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea.
October 30, 2013
Garrett, Bradley L.
London : Verso, 2013.
xiv, 273 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
The UE scene -- The ruins of history -- Capturing transition -- The rise of an infiltration crew -- Grails of the underground -- Hacking the New World -- Crowds and cuffs.
"What does it feel like to find the city's edges, to explore its hidden tunnels and scale its skyscrapers? In Explore Everything, Bradley L Garrett tells the story of his adventures with the London Consolidation Crew, an infamous urban exploration collective, as they cross boundaries, uncover ruins and experience the city in new ways that shatter conventions of everyday life. In a series of narratives, including stories of how the LCC found the lost underground stations of London, discovered abandoned bunkers and ruins in Eastern Europe and scaled the tallest buildings in London, Paris, Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit and Las Vegas, Garrett explores the various motivations for illicit trespass and what it might mean. The book is a passionate manifesto for rights to the city as well as new ways of belonging in and understanding the metropolis"-- Provided by publisher.
October 29, 2013
Brook, Timothy, 1951-
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
xxiv, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer's paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world. Now he plumbs the mystery of a single artifact that offers new insights into global connections centuries old.In 2009, an extraordinary map of China was discovered in Oxford's Bodleian Library--where it had first been deposited 350 years before, then stowed and forgotten for nearly a century. Neither historians of China nor cartography experts had ever seen anything like it. It was so odd that experts would have declared it a fake--yet records confirmed it had been delivered to Oxford in 1659. The "Selden Map," as it is known, was a puzzle that needing solving. Brook, a historian of China, set out to explore the riddle. His investigation will lead readers around this elegant, enigmatic work of art, and from the heart of China, via the Southern Ocean, to the court of King James II. In the story of Selden's map, he reveals for us the surprising links between an English scholar and merchants half a world away, and offers novel insights into the power and meaning that a single map can hold. Brook delivers the same anecdote-rich narrative, intriguing characters, and unexpected historical connections that made Vermeer's Hat an instant classic"-- Provided by publisher.
October 29, 2013
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013.
564 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Cavelier de La Salle / Francis Parkman -- Boswell and Johnson in the Hebrides / James Boswell -- An outpost of progress / Joseph Conrad -- South Coast discovery, 1801 / Earnest Scott -- Chiloe and Concepcion: great earthquake / Charles Darwin -- The famous Perry Expedition to Japan / John S. Sewall -- The travels of Marco Polo / Marco Polo -- The Town-Ho's Story / Herman Melville -- The pirate crew set sail / Mark Twain -- In which a conversation takes place which seems likely to cost Phileas Fogg dear / Jules Verne -- Among the crocodiles / H. Hervey -- Hippo hunting in Africa / David Pollock -- How the brigadier slew the fox / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Hunting musk-oxen near the pole / Lieutenant R. E. Perry, USN -- Lion-hunting / Alfred H. Miles -- In a Cuban cave / Julius A. Palmer -- Leiningen versus the ants / Carl Stephenson.
An exciting collection of dangerous adventures and groundbreaking exploration, The Best Adventure and Exploration Stories Ever Told compiles the works of authors from all over the world and from the very distant past to recent eras.Popular and well-known authors such as Herman Melville, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and Jules Verne are featured, as well as Homer's mythic tales and Iceland's mesmerizing sagas from the tenth and eleventh centuries. Nonfiction stories add a riveting, realistic aspect of adventure to the collection. These include accounts from polar expeditions ; early American stories fromo historic figures mapping new lands ; spellbinding accounts of perilous expeditions to uncharted areas ; and many more no less exciting.
October 28, 2013
Freeman, Gregory A.
New York, New York : NAL Caliber, 
xiv, 288 pages, 16 un-numbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Survivors -- Tall ships -- Future captains of America -- Black sheep -- More than worried -- A new life -- Innocence -- Superstorm -- A westerly turn -- Danger tomorrow -- Graveyard of the Atlantic -- Kind of surreal -- Don't lose me -- Black velvet curtains -- We're still here -- Fighting for dawn -- A last lesson -- We see you -- I promised -- Off the radar -- Eerie -- Where's everybody else? -- Rescues -- We're missing three -- We can't leave -- A long ride -- Hope -- I'm so sorry -- Blue ribbon and a reef knot -- Investigation -- Revelations -- Never cross the t -- Recklessly cavalier.
National Geographic global atlas : [a comprehensive picture of today with more than 300 new maps, infographics, and illustrations].
October 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2014.
335 p. : ill.. maps (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
October 17, 2013
Cooper, Artemis, 1953-
New York : New York Review Books, 
xiii, 448 pages, 16 page of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012.
A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket flap.
October 14, 2013
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, 
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
"With recollections by Alec Baldwin, Lisa Ling, Christopher Buckley, and more"--Cover.
Spring (late March-late June) -- Summer (late June-late September) -- Fall (late September-late December) -- Winter (late December-late March)
October 9, 2013
Chicago : Capstone Raintree, c2013.
32 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Marvelous maps -- A world of maps -- Layers of information -- Map symbols -- Which way is up? -- Shades of colors -- Contour lines -- Map scales -- Finding the distance -- Lines of latitude and longitude -- Pinpointing positions -- Using maps -- Get mapping!
October 8, 2013
New York : Hyperion, c2013.
337 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
"City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying"--P.  of cover.
October 4, 2013
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.
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