New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

May 17, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

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.

The curious map book

May 13, 2016
Baynton-Williams, Ashley, author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
This collection is a curation of cartographic curiosities from the British Library collections.
The dawn of mapmaking (to 1594) -- Early published maps (1598-1760) -- Commercial cartography and education (1760-1850) -- The Victorian era and growth of the mass market (1850) -- Cartobibliographical details.
"With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems mainly from the vast collection of the British Library. He has unearthed a wide array of the whimsical and fantastic, from maps of board games to political ones, maps of the Holy Land to maps of the human soul. In his illuminating introduction, Baynton-Williams also identifies and expounds upon key themes of map production, peculiar styles, and the commerce and collection of unique maps. This incredible volume offers a wealth of gorgeous illustrations for anyone who is cartographically curious."--Publisher's description.

Pinpoint : how GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds

May 11, 2016
Milner, Greg, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: The Whisper from Space -- Part I: Calculating Route -- 1. Tupaia Goes Home -- 2. The When and the Where -- 3. Global Reach, Global Power -- 4. Ranging the Perfect Beet -- Part II: You Have Arrived -- 5. Death by GPS -- 6. The Hornet's Nest -- 7. Better Living Through Tracking -- 8. Return from Mid-Ice -- 9. Tied Together (40.74375° N 73.9835° W) -- Epilogue: Direction Home -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology--but is changing us in profound ways,"

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.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

April 29, 2016
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.


April 11, 2016
Grée, Alain, author.
East Sussex, United Kingdom : Button Books, an imprint of Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2016.
46 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"

March 2, 2016
Caravantes, Peggy, 1935- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2016.
x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Canada. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe.""--Provided by publisher.

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.

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, "

A splendid savage : the restless life of Frederick Russell Burnham

February 3, 2016
Kemper, Steve, author.
x, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Child of the Frontier -- A Pueblo and Some Puritans -- Wanderings and Apprenticeships -- The Tonto Basin Feud -- Tombstone -- The Tigers of the Human Species -- Hunting Tigers with Tigers -- A Mine, a Wedding, a Change of Plans -- To Africa -- To the Frontier -- War in Matabeleland -- The King's Spoor -- The Shangani Patrol -- Spears Into Pegs -- Cashing In -- War Again -- The Mouthpiece of God -- The Klondike -- Chief of Scouts -- Behind Enemy Lines -- Celebrity and Hinterlands -- British East Africa -- Prospects and Losses -- A President Saved, Another Fortune Postponed -- Hippos and Spies -- Scouting for Mines and for Roosevelt -- Closing the Circle -- After the Bonanza.
"A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike,"--Jacket.

No baggage : a minimalist tale of love and wandering

January 13, 2016
Bensen, Clara, author.
288 pages ; 22 cm
"Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energetic university professor with a reputation for bucking convention. They barely know each other's last names when they agree to set out on a risky travel experiment spanning eight countries and three weeks. The catch? No hotel reservations, no plans, and best of all, no baggage. Clara's story will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike--it's at once a romance, a travelogue, and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: How do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? Can you love someone without the need for labels and commitment? Is it possible to truly leave your baggage behind?,"

Good Sam North American RV travel & savings guide.

January 7, 2016
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.

Answer book : 10,001 fast facts about our world

December 14, 2015
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
470 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Maps & globes -- The universe -- Planet Earth -- Life on Earth -- Climates & habitats -- The human world -- World history -- Science & technology -- Countries of the world.
Covers everything from earth sciences to astronomy; from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures; from ancient history to cutting-edge technology; and descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries in the world.

The British world : an illustrated atlas

December 8, 2015
Jepson, Tim, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
350 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm

The art of illustrated maps : a complete guide to creative mapmaking's history, process, and inspiration

December 7, 2015
Roman, John, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : How Books, [2015]
199 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 22 x 29 cm
"T4105"--Back cover.
A look back: mapping the origins of illustrated maps -- Illustrated maps: the viewer, the artist and the mind -- The creative process of a map illustrator -- A showcase of contemporary map illustration.
"While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, The Art of Illustrated Maps traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps."--provided from

Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers

December 1, 2015
Footscray, Australia : Lonely Planet, 2015.
317 pages ; 20 cm.
Italian education / Karen Joy Fowler -- Into the fjord / Rebecca Dinerstein -- Alone in Iceland / Jane Smiley -- Discovering fear in Baja / Avi Dukor-Jones -- Awkward situations / Catherine Lacey -- My Mississippi / Porochista Khakpour -- Hunting nanda / DBC Pierre -- Swami sand castle / Francine Prose -- Kazakh flash mob 2050! / Christina Nichol -- And the world laughs with you / Stefan Merrill Block -- Nothing happened / Jack Livings -- Road to Riyadh / Dave Eggers -- Road to lost places / Fiona Kidman -- How I evaded arrest on a train platform (somewhere in the north of England) / M. J. Hyland -- Hotel whose name we're not going to mention in this story / Steven Hall -- Sleepless in Samoa / Mandy Sayer -- Peru, 1996 / Lily King -- In a Caucasian wonderland / Suzanne Johnson -- A trip to some islands / Alexander McCall Smith -- A miracle in Luhansk / Marina Lewycka -- The Boudin Trail / Natalie Baszile -- My family's France / Keija Parssinen -- American daughter / Marie-Helene Bertino -- Rocky Point / Lydia Millet -- In Smolensk / Lloyd Jones -- Into the canyon / Sophie Cunningham -- Getting lost / Steven Amsterdam -- Travels with Suna / Shirley Streshinsky -- "The Leaping Prow" / David Shafer -- The places where we wait / Aliya Whiteley.
"Join famous fiction writers and up-and-coming authors for this globe-trotting sequel of real-life travel tales. Settings for these true stories- by turns funny, poignant and occasionally unsettling- roam from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland and beyond.

438 days : an extraordinary true story of survival at sea

November 30, 2015
Franklin, Jonathan, 1964- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The sharkers -- A stormy tribe -- Ambushed at sea -- Search and no rescue -- Adrift -- Hunter gatherers -- A fight for life -- Swimming with sharks -- Encounters with a whale -- On the road to nowhere -- A year at sea -- Another slow death -- The rooster -- Who is this wildman? -- Found but lost -- Ambushed by cockroaches -- Call of the sea.
The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history. For fourteen months, Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks. He learned to catch fish with his bare hands. He built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and interviews with his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to health, this is an epic tale of survival. Print run 75,000.

The best American travel writing.

November 20, 2015
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Lonely Planet's beautiful world.

November 18, 2015
Melbourne ; London ; Oakland : Lonely Planet, 2015.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Previously published in hardcover, 2013.
Includes index.
Journey to the planets most magnificent places with Lonely Planet's Beautiful World, a thought provoking portrait of our world. It [w]ill help you see the planet as you have never seen it before, renewing your relationship with the place we call home.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 6, 2015
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2016> by Douglas Ward.

Poorcraft : wish you were here : the tightwads guide to travel

November 5, 2015
Estrada, Ryan.
[United States] : Iron Circus Comics, 2015.
132 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
"Poorcraft Wish You Were Here is the ultimate comic book guide to world travel on the cheap! It's time to hit the road on a shoestring budget! Penny and Mil from the original Poorcraft have turned tourist, and are here to help even the most novice globetrotter fulfill all their sightseeing dreams. From renting a room to packing your bag, from finding the best food to living abroad full time, Wish You Were Here has it all. You don't have to be wealthy to see the world. And we're here to prove it!"--Page 4 of cover.

Destinations of a lifetime : 225 of the world's most amazing places

November 3, 2015
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
319 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Nature unbound: the wild side of awesome -- Hand of man: humankind's ageless handiwork -- Sea & shore: where land and water magically merge -- Mountain majesty: on top of the world -- Town & country: culture and countryside combined.

Understanding the world : the atlas of infographics

October 28, 2015
Rendgen, Sandra.
1 atlas (456 pages) ; color illustrations (some folded), color maps (some folded) ; 38 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Projects. Nature & environment -- Science & technology -- Economy & development -- Society & people -- Culture & media.

Boundless : tracing land and dream in a new Northwest Passage

October 28, 2015
Winter, Kathleen, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter embarked on a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the North, where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life. Kathleen Winter's "Boundless" is an homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.


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