New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

April 1, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Where in the world? : [world-famous landmarks]

March 31, 2014
Brown, Laaren.
New York : Scholastic, c2014.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
"Take the best vacation ever! Let's visit the most famous landmarks in the world."--P. [4] of cover.

Ultimate globetrotting world atlas

March 28, 2014
Isaacs, Sally Senzell, 1950-
©2014
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy

March 27, 2014
Tougias, Mike, 1955-
New York : Scribner, 2014.
x, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An all-new harrowing maritime tale of the sinking and rescue efforts surrounding the HMS Bounty--the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic Mutiny on the Bounty--which sank during Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Tuesday, October 24, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of fifteen that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail "around the hurricane." He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty. The vessel's pumps could not keep up with the incoming water and a few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship overturned, sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. The Coast Guard launched one of most complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lowering rescue swimmers into the raging ocean again and again despite the dangers. Ultimately fourteen crew members were rescued; tragically, two members did not survive. Dripping with suspense and vivid high-stakes drama, Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

How to be the world's smartest traveler (and save time, money, and hassle)

March 25, 2014
Elliott, Christopher, 1968-
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Before you go. How to-- Find the most reliable travel advice ; Book your next trip ; Make sure your papers are in order ; Stay healthy and safe ; Find the best travel insurance policy ; Buy the right luggage for your trip ; Manage your travel loyalty program -- Getting there. How to-- Rent a car ; Take a road trip ; Make sense of the world of air travel ; Make the most of a terminal visit ; Plan a cruise ; Handle the TSA and travel security -- On the ground. How to-- Resolve travel complains ; Have the best hotel stay possible ; Choose your ideal lodging arrangements ; Find the right vacation rentals ; Keep connected ; Troubleshoot your travel tour ; Manage your vacation cash ; Find the best places to eat on the road ; Survive a timeshare and travel club presentation.
"Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to travel smart in this new guide from National Geographic. Calling on practical advice accumulated from more than 20 years of experience in the field, Elliott guides you through the complexities of travel--from cruises to car rentals, travel insurance to time shares, restaurants to resorts, and airlines to agents--and arms you with all the information you need for a successful trip. Full of actionable advice and the answers to the most common--and perplexing--questions, Elliott guides readers through the new rules of travel and breaks through the virtual confusion of pricing, offers, discounts, packages, and every imaginable aspect of a trip, every step of the way. For beginning and seasoned travelers, for business and pleasure trips, this is the ultimate consumer guide to your journeys domestically or around the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Lonely Planet's best in travel.

March 17, 2014
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2008-
v. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
"850 trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the year ahead."

Explorers

March 3, 2014
Oxlade, Chris, author.
©2014
48 pages : illustrations(chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Caldwell's illustrated historical atlas of Adams County, Ohio : 1797-1880

February 26, 2014
Caldwell, J. A. (Joseph A.)
Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1997.
189, 39 p. : ill., maps ; 34 cm.
Includes index.
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.

Titanic

February 24, 2014
Callery, Sean.
New York : Scholastic, 2014.
105 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"A picture history of the shipwreck that shocked the world"--Cover.

A world of her own : 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers

February 21, 2014
Ross, Michael Elsohn, 1952-
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
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.

Tony Wheeler's dark lands

February 4, 2014
Wheeler, Tony, 1946-, author.
©2013.
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
Includes index.
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.

[Diary : covering June 20 - September 26, 1832].

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.
"May 1997."
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

Kon-Tiki : across the Pacific by raft

November 26, 2013
Heyerdahl, Thor.
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.
240, 48 p. : map, photos. ; 17 cm.
Translation of: Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen.
Includes index.
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. [4] of cover.

A history of the world in twelve maps

November 12, 2013
Brotton, Jerry.
New York : Viking Adult, 2013.
xix, 521 p., [48] 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.

Mediterranean Europe.

November 4, 2013
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.

Lonely planet's 1000 ultimate adventures : from the world's leading travel authority

November 4, 2013
Atkinson, Brett.
Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2013.
348 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
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.

The sea and civilization : a maritime history of the world

October 30, 2013
Paine, Lincoln P.
New York : Knopf, [2013]
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.

Explore everything : place-hacking the city

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.

Mr. Selden's map of China : decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer

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.

The best adventure and exploration stories ever told

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.

Hurricane Sandy, the sailing ship Bounty, and a courageous rescue at sea

October 28, 2013
Freeman, Gregory A.
New York, New York : NAL Caliber, [2013]
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.
Includes index.

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