New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

September 13, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Secret marvels of the world : 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and how to find them

September 12, 2017
Howard, Alex (Travel writer), author.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Edition statement from page 4 of cover.
Takes readers on a journey through the worlds lesser known marvels, from a pumpkin regatta in Oregon to Lithuania's hill of crosses.

The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history

September 8, 2017
Dean, Josh, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A true story of Cold War espionage and engineering reveals how the CIA and the U.S. Navy, using the involvement of Howard Hughes as a cover story, spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine after it sank in the Pacific Ocean.

Epic drives of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling road trips.

August 30, 2017
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
328 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 27 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa & the Middle East -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Epic Drives of the World showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road.

The Family tree historical atlas of American cities

August 28, 2017
Dolan, Allison, compiler.
1 atlas (223 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Baltimore -- Boston -- Charleston -- Chicago -- Cincinnati -- Cleveland -- Detroit -- Houston -- Los Angeles -- New Orleans -- New York -- Philadelphia -- Pittsburgh -- San Fancisco -- St. Louis -- Washington.
"Explore our ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, including New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features beautiful, full-color maps published at crucial points in each city's history, tracing its growth and development from its founding to the early 1900s. Use the maps to find your ancestor's home, trace your ancestor's walk to work, and identify the streets and building from your ancestor's everyday life. Delve further into the past with a quick-reference timeline of key dates from each city's history. You'll also discover easy genealogy tips for finding local birth, marriage, and death records; federal and state censuses; and city directories" --Back cover.

At home in the world : reflections on belonging while wandering the globe : an adventure across 4 continents with 3 kids, 1 husband, and 5 backpacks

August 3, 2017
Oxenreider, Tsh, 1977- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Part I -- Leaving -- China -- Hong Kong -- Thailand -- Singapore -- Poem: A Market Street in Asia -- Part II -- Australia -- New Zealand -- Australia, Again -- Poem: Summertime Christmastide -- Intermission -- Sri Lanka -- Part III -- Uganda -- Ethiopia -- Zimbabwe -- Kenya -- Morocco -- Poem: Early-Dawn Expotition -- Part IV -- France -- Italy -- Croatia -- Kosovo -- Turkey -- Germany -- England -- Poem: Turkish Dust -- Part V -- Returning.
"As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world--seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way--she discovers what it truly means to be at home. In her late thirties and as a mom to three kids under age ten, Tsh Oxenreider and her husband decided to spend a rather ordinary nine months in an extraordinary way: traveling the corners of the earth to see, together, the places they've always wanted to explore. This book chronicles their global journey from China to Thailand to Australia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, France, Croatia, and beyond, as they fill their days with train schedules, world-schooling the kids, and working from anywhere. Told with wit and candor, Oxenreider invites us on a worldwide adventure without the cost of a ticket; to discover people, places, and stories worth knowing about; to find peace in the places we call home; and to learn that, as the Thai say, in the end, we are all 'same same but different'"-- Provided by publisher.

Travels with Chufy

July 27, 2017
Sanchez de Betak, Sofía, author.
183 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Naples, Italy: Albergo del Purgatorio -- Kastellorizo, Greece: Mediterraneo Megisti -- Kyoto, Japan: Tawara-ya Ryokan -- Poschiavo, Switzerland: La Rösa -- Patagonia, Argentina: Estancia Arroyo Verde -- Marrakech, Morocco: Riad Jardin Secret -- Flatey, Iceland: Hotel Flatey -- Kiwau, Kenya: Mike's Camp -- Rhodes, Greece: Marco Polo Mansion -- Uwajima, Shikoku, Japan: Kiya Ryokan -- Harbour Island, Bahamas: Ocean View Club -- Mérida, Mexico Hacienda: Santa Rosa -- Makgadikgade Pan, Botswana: Jack's Camp -- Entre Ríos, Argentina: Los Ombues Lodge -- Trancoso, Brasil: Uxua -- Mallorca, Spain: Sa Palosa -- Garzón, Uruguay: Casa Anna -- Positano, Italy: Villa TreVille -- Mendoza, Argentina: Finca Los Alamos -- Patmos, Greece: Archontariki -- Laikipia, Kenya: Ol Malo -- Tokyo, Japan: Caravan Tokyo -- Istanbul, Turkey: Hazz -- Puglia, Italy: Masseria Potenti.
The author shares her choices of some of the world's most inspiring and out of the way destinations where those in the know seek out unforgettable experiences that inspire and exceed every expectation.

You go girls! : the woman's guide to great travel

June 30, 2017
Miller, Marcia Lynn, author.
xiii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The black penguin

June 26, 2017
Evans, Andrew, 1975- author.
x, 288 pages ; 23 cm
A devout young boy in rural Ohio, Andrew Evans had his life mapped for him: baptism, mission, Brigham Young University, temple marriage, and children of his own. But as an awkward gay kid, bullied and bored, he escaped into the glossy pages of National Geographic and the wide promise of the world atlas. Eventually ejected from church and shunned by his family, Evans embarked on an ambitious overland journey halfway across the world. Riding public transportation, he crossed swamps, deserts, mountains, and jungles, slowly approaching his lifelong dream and ultimate goal: Antarctica. With each new mile came laughter, pain, unexpected friendship, true weirdness, unsettling realities, and some hair-raising moments that eventually led to a singular discovery on a remote beach at the bottom of the world.

Cincinnati & Dayton, Ohio including Northern Kentucky street atlas

June 22, 2017
Universal Map (Firm)
1 atlas (232 pages) : color maps ; 36 cm
"Including: Alexandria, Amberley, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Blue Ash, Carlisle, Centerville, Cheviot, Covington, Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Elsmere, Erlanger, Evendale, Fairfield, Florence, Forest Park, Fort Mitchell, Franklin, Glendale, Greenhills, Hamilton, Huber Heights, Independence, Kettering, Lebanon, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Melbourne, Miamisburg, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montgomery, Moraine, Newport, North College Hill, Norwood, Oakwood, Park Hills, Reading, Riverside, Ryland Heights, Sharonville, South Lebanon, Southgate, Springboro, Springdale, Taylor Mill, Terrace Park, The Village of Indian Hill, Trenton, Trotwood, Union, Vandalia, Villa Hills, Wilder Woodlawn, Wyoming, and Xenia. Featuring: Airports, block numbers, colleges & universities, golf courses, parks & rec areas, places of interest, regional maps & zip codes"--Cover.
Overview key map -- User's guide -- Downtown Cincinnati maps -- Area regional maps --City street maps -- Index. Cities & places ; Streets ; Cemeteries ; Fire stations ; Golf courses ; Hospitals ; Libraries ; Municipal buildings ; Parks ; Places of interest ; Police stations ; Post offices ; Schools ; Shopping centers.

The quest for Z : the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett and a lost city in the Amazon

June 20, 2017
Pizzoli, Greg, author, illustrator.
44 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
"The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle"-- Provided by publisher.

Magellan : over the edge of the world

May 31, 2017
Bergreen, Laurence.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"A middle grade adaptation of Bergreen's adult title of the same name, about Magellan's historic voyage around the globe"-- Provided by publisher.
"On September 6, 1522, a horribly battered ship manned by eighteen malnourished, scurvy-ridden sailors appeared on the horizon near a Spanish port. They were survivors of the first European expedition to circle the globe. Originally comprised of five ships and 260 sailors, the fleet's captain and most of its crew were dead. How did Ferdinand Magellan's voyage to circle the world―one of the largest and best-equipped expeditions ever mounted―turn into this ghost ship? The answer is provided in this thoroughly researched tale of mutiny and murder spanning the entire globe, marked equally by triumph and tragedy. Thrilling, grisly, and completely true, Magellan: Over the Edge of the World tells a story that not only marks a turning point in history, but also resonates powerfully with the present" --Inside jacket.

A speck in the sea : a story of survival and rescue

May 24, 2017
Aldridge, John, author.
New York, NY : Weinstein Books, [2017]
x, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Overboard -- Montauk fisherman -- A speck in the sea -- "He's not here" -- Daylight -- In the command center -- "We're in big trouble" -- "Johnny Load is missing" -- To the west-end buoy -- Command and control -- The landward watch -- Cutting loose -- Found -- "It's over" -- Saved -- The good daughter -- Postscripts and parties -- Epilogue --Appendix A: Assets deployed to find and rescue John Aldridge -- Appendix B: The tale of Johnny Load.
"In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success" -- dust jacket flap.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

May 22, 2017
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.

Film and TV locations : scout out the world's top spots for famous film and TV scenes.

May 10, 2017
Phelan, Laurence, author.
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 18 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, La Dolce Vita and many more. Discover and visit the places where scenes from famous films and TV series were shot. Featuring more than 100 classic moments from the work of cinema and television" --Back cover.

Where on Earth? : atlas

May 8, 2017
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: DK.
A series of maps provide a continent-by-continent tour of the world, depicting such things as where the world's largest butterfly lives and which international border is crossed more than any other.

Oxford atlas of the world

May 3, 2017
George Philip & Son, cartographer.
© 2016
1 atlas (448 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 38 cm
Relief shown by shading, spot heights, and gradient tints. Depths shown by gradient tints and soundings.
"Philip's, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Limited."--Title page verso.
World statistics -- The future of the oceans and seas -- Images of Earth -- Gazetteer of nations -- World geography -- World cities -- World maps. The world ; Europe ; Asia ; Africa ; Australia and Oceania ; North America ; South America -- Geographical glossary.
Atlas shows maps of the world and satellite photography of the earth that reflect the most recent political, economic, and demographic statistics, and presents articles addressing the environment and population matters in major cities.

All over the place : adventures in travel, true love, and petty theft

May 2, 2017
DeRuiter, Geraldine, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2017]
274 pages ; 22 cm
A disclaimer -- Gelato is an excellent substance in which to drown your sorrows -- Sometimes you run screaming from the person you're madly in love with -- The contents of my mother's carry-on look like evidence from a prison riot -- In which I am surprised to learn that getting lost doesn't bring about the apocalypse -- Life lessons from a three-hundred-year-old dead guy and his boring clock -- You take the grenade my mom brought to dinner; I'll book our flight: finding balance in relationships -- Marry someone who will help you deal with your shit -- Listen to your heart, even if it tells you to steal things -- Home is where your MRI is -- It's always easier to leave for a trip than to be left behind -- Bucket lists are just plain greedy -- Is there a Gaelic word for "I'm freaked out about our marriage"? -- Salvation looks a lot like Wisconsin -- Turns out, things aren't always what they seem -- Munich: land of sausages and epiphanies -- Where there's a Fiat, there's a way -- Just go.

The yellow envelope : one gift, three rules, and a life-changing journey around the world

April 20, 2017
Dinan, Kim, author.
xvii, 346 pages ; 21 cm
"Plagued by anxiety and a persistent feeling that there was more to life than paychecks and mortgages, Kim and her husband decide to uproot their lives and travel around the world. Just before their departure, they're given an unexpected gift that will shape their adventures: a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away to those they encounter on their journey. Through Ecuador, India, Nepal, and beyond, the pair encounter problems at every step, including major challenges to their marriage. But as Kim and her husband figure out how to give to the people they meet and to each other, they learn that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give. The Yellow Envelope is a vividly insightful look at how travel stretches and pushes the traveler, and it tells the tale of the transformative power of giving, not just of money, but also of ourselves." -- Back cover.

Countries of the world and their leaders yearbook.

April 18, 2017
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co.
v. : ill. ; 24-29 cm.
"A compilation of U.S. Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, and other official reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, governmental personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of each nation."

The world's most romantic destinations : 50 dreamy getaways, private retreats, and enchanting places to celebrate love

January 11, 2017
Kozolchyk, Abbie, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2017.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"National Geographic reveals 50 gloriously romantic vacations in this inspirational planner for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and other amorous special occasions. Filled with more than 200 color photographs of dreamy places--from secluded beaches to exotic jungles to luxurious spas--this book offers the perfect passionate escape to those who have just found love or are celebrating a lifetime of it. Discover the world's most romantic destinations in this elegant photography book for couples wanting to indulge in a dream getaway. Alluring photography and evocative text provide a parade of possibilities: You'll find Paris and Venice, Bali and the Bahamas, of course, but also unexpected venues such as the Parque de Amor in Lima, Peru, where couples join in a competition for the longest kiss, and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, California, which, because it faces east, is one of the few spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Any place in the world can be romantic if you love the one you're with, but this book ensures the ultimate getaway with callouts recommending hotel rooms with the best sunset views, restaurants with a flair for romance, and ideas to add a special touch to your trip--for example the best terrace for pre-dinner cocktails, and the nearest beach for a stroll. Sprinkled throughout the book, spreads showcasing jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations include quotes by famous lovers--Casanova in Venice and Heloise and Abelard in Paris, to name a few. Filled with smart tips and glorious photographs, this inspirational and practical book is a travel-lover's dream"-- Provided by publisher.

Great city maps.

January 4, 2017
256 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Subtitle from dust jacket.
Includes index.
Ancient cities -- Medieval trading centers -- Imperial capitals -- Colonial cities -- Ideal cities -- Megacities.

Good Sam North American RV travel & savings guide.

December 22, 2016
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.

The travel book : a journey through every country in the world

December 1, 2016
Melbourne, Vic. : Lonely Planet Pty Ltd ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2016.
447 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 35 cm
A pictorial guide to travel around the world features 850 full-color photographs and descriptions of 230 countries, all organized alphabetically for easy access, along with key facts, maps, cultural insights, and travel tips for each nation.

Epic bike rides of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling cycling routes.

November 28, 2016
Carlton, Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2016.
327 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire-- whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details-- where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more-- helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people, and their culture.

A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier

November 18, 2016
Welky, David, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
viii, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the worlds most inhospitable places.


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