New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

November 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Lonely Planet's wild world

October 27, 2015
Melbourne : Lonely Planet, 2015.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm
Includes index.
Collects breath-taking images from around the world that create a compelling portrait of each continent.

First man : reimagining Matthew Henson

August 17, 2015
Schwartz, Simon, 1982-
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2015.
160 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
In this graphic novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction together to explore the life of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. Moving between different time periods and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz offers fresh perspective on the many challenges Henson confronted during his life. As a member of early missions to reach the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and shifting sea ice. As an African American at the turn of the twentieth century, he also faced harassment and prejudice. Henson won a place on Arctic expeditions through skill and determination--though he didn't receive the same credit as his teammates. He also won the respect of the native peoples he met during his journeys--though he couldn't prevent the harm that the expeditions caused them. More than a biography, First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson is an artistic homage to Henson's accomplishments and the complicated realities of being a trailblazer in a society that didn't recognize black men as equals.

The trivia lover's guide to even more of the world : geography for the global generation

June 30, 2015
Fuller, Gary, 1941-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xv, 205 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
List of maps -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Geographic ignorance still prevails -- Why can my students find Australia on a map? -- Place names : pronunciations and translations -- Borders and boundaries -- Islands -- Battles -- Airports -- The British Empire -- Missionaries : agents of geographical change -- Nearest neighbors -- Explorers rescued from oblivion -- Diseases -- Population density -- Fleets -- Spice seekers -- Principal (rare) products -- Pirates -- Imaginary/mythical/legendary places -- Deep in the heart of... -- World population -- Other populations -- Dangerous watery places -- Forced migration -- Forbidden places -- Earthquakes and tsunamis -- Extreme points -- Minerals and mines -- Landscapes of fear -- Index -- About the author.

Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship

June 15, 2015
Kurson, Robert, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
xiv, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"-- Provided by publisher.

The journey : the fine art of traveling by train

June 15, 2015
272 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"This book was conceived, edited and designed by Gestalten."--Imprint.
Europe -- Asia -- Americas -- Africa -- Oceania.
Train trips are classic yet very of the moment . Whether a quick escape through the Alps or a getaway from coast to coast lasting several days, this book takes its readers for a ride through beautiful routes on the most exceptional trains with the best interiors.

Melting away : a ten-year journey through our endangered polar regions

May 26, 2015
Seaman, Camille, 1969- author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2015]
156 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 31 cm

Atlas of cities

May 22, 2015
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
The foundational city / Lila Leontidou, Guido Martinotti -- The networked city / Raf Verbruggen, Michael Holyer, Peter Taylor -- The imperial city / Asli Ceylan Oner -- The industrial city / Jane Clossick -- The rational city / Andrew Herod -- The global city / Ben Derudder, Peter Taylor, Michael Holyer, Frank Witlox -- The celebrity city / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett -- The megacity / Jan Nijman, Michael Shin -- The instant city / Lucia Cony-Cidade -- The transnational city / Jan Nijman, Michael Shin -- The creative city / Paul Knox -- The green city / Heike Mayer -- The intelligent city / Kevin C. Desouza.
More than half the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to rise to three-quarters by 2050. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, but the way cities are developing, the experience of city life, and the prospects for the future of cities vary widely from region to region. The Atlas of Cities presents a unique taxonomy of cities that looks at different aspects of their physical, economic, social, and political structures; their interactions with each other and with their hinterlands; the challenges and opportunities they present; and where cities might be going in the future.

Lonely Planet's best in travel.

May 20, 2015
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2008-
v. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
"850 trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the year ahead."

The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage

May 13, 2015
Meyer, Kimberly, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
354 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
To a mother and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is what the desert said: Carry only what you need. Burn what can't be saved. Leave the remnants as an offering. When Kimberly Meyer gave birth to her first daughter, Ellie, during her senior year of college, the bohemian life of exploration she had once imagined for herself was lost in the responsibilities of single motherhood. For years, both mother and daughter were haunted by how Ellie came into being--Kimberly through a restless ache for the world beyond, Ellie through a fear of abandonment. Longing to bond with Ellie, now a college student, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly sets off with her daughter on a quest for meaning across the globe. Leaving behind the rhythms of ordinary life in Houston, Texas, they dedicate a summer to retracing the footsteps of Felix Fabri, a medieval Dominican friar whose written account of his travels resonates with Kimberly. Their mother-daughter pilgrimage takes them to exotic destinations infused with mystery, spirituality, and rich history-from Venice to the Mediterranean through Greece and partitioned Cyprus, to Israel and across the Sinai Desert with Bedouin guides, to the Palestinian territories and to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt. In spare and gorgeous prose, The Book of Wanderings tells the story of Kimberly and Ellie's journey, and of the intimate, lasting bond they forge along the way. A meditation on stripping away the distractions, on simplicity, on how to live, this is a vibrant memoir with the power to both transport readers to far-off lands and to bring them in closer connection with themselves. It will appeal to anyone who has contemplated the road not taken, who has experienced the gnawing feeling that there is something more, who has faced the void-of offspring leaving, of mortality looming, of searching for someplace that feels, finally, like home.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

May 6, 2015
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.

Cruise guide to Europe & the Mediterranean.

May 6, 2015
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.

Phenomenal : a hesitant adventurer's search for wonder in the natural world

March 23, 2015
Henion, Leigh Ann. author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
276 pages : map ; 24 cm
Metamorphosis -- Bioluminescence, Puerto Rico -- Catatumbo lightning, Venezuela -- Volcanic eruption Hawaii -- Northern lights, Sweden -- The great migration, Tanzania -- Total solar eclipse, Australia.

Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth

March 19, 2015
Podell, Albert.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"In 2003, Albert Podell realized that he'd been to 110 countries in the world. What if, he wondered, he could go to them all? He would set foot in not just the well-known tourist destinations in Europe or the vacation spots in Latin America, but the little-known, far-off lands that most people don't know exist. In Around the World in 50 Years, Podell recounts the misunderstandings, detours, accidents, breakdowns, robberies, and even wars that he needed to overcome to visit every corner of Earth. He describes his encounters with voodoo rituals, fruit-bat pie, the Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon, Cuban counterintelligence agents, the New Guinea wigmen, camel caravans, the Lord's Resistance Army, and much, much more. With a wry, exuberant style, Podell's observations on the unusual and exotic places that lay beyond the usual tourist trails make this book a standout on the travel writing shelf"-- Provided by publisher.

The best travel writing.

March 6, 2015
San Francisco : Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005-
v ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: 2006-<2015> Palo Alto, CA.
"True stories from around the world."

Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age

February 19, 2015
King, Greg, 1964-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xxvii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her - and her gilded passengers - to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats"-- Provided by publisher.

How to travel the world on $50 a day : travel cheaper, longer, smarter

February 9, 2015
Kepnes, Matt., author.
New York : Penguin, 2015.
xvii, 316 pages ; 19 cm
"Revised, updated & expanded"
"A Perigee book."
Planning your trip: Getting over your fears ; Is travel really too expensive? ; Banking overseas ; Getting the right credit card ; Airline tickets ; Buying a backpack ; Travel insurance ; Get a travel discount card ; What to do with your stuff -- On-the-road expenses: Savings mind-set ; Tips for saving money on accommodations ; Tips for saving money on food and beverages ; Tips for saving money on transportation ; Tips for saving money on activities -- Breaking it down by region: Europe ; Australia ; New Zealand ; Southeast Asia ; Central America ; South America, China, India, Japan -- Putting it all together.
For over half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on the cheap. Arguing that traditional travel media lies, Matt cuts through the myth that travel is expensive. In the new edition of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content. Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packages because that's what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend money on travel. This book will show you why that is a lie and how to use the system against itself to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, and as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world.

Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever

February 2, 2015
Marshall, John, 1965-
New York : Ballantine Books, 2015.
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There's a name for this kind of endeavor--voluntourism--and it might just be the future of travel. Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey. Best family vacation ever! John Marshall needed a change. His twenty-year marriage was falling apart, his seventeen-year-old son was about to leave home, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while, routines and responsibilities. He didn't have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he'd ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they'd made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones. Here is the totally engaging, bluntly honest chronicle of the Marshalls' life-altering adventure from Central America to East Asia. It was no fairy tale. The trip offered little rest, even less relaxation, and virtually no certainty of what was to come. But it did give the Marshalls something far more valuable: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. In the end, as John discovered, he and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them. Advance praise for Wide-Open World "For anyone who has ever imagined what it would be like to pack up, unplug, pull the kids out of school, and travel around the world, this volunteer adventure is your ticket. Wide-Open World will move, engage, and inspire you, even if you never leave the couch."--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train "John Marshall has done it, written a big, honest, charming memoir about the dream--and reality--of escaping it all, on a round-the-globe boondoggle with your family. In Wide-Open World, the pleasures are deep, the sentiments revelatory, and the voice true and funny. And best of all, you won't have to leave your armchair, or upend your life, to know what it feels like to make your way, with kids, out there in the beautiful, churning world."--Michael Paterniti, author of Love and Other Ways of Dying "Volunteering may not change the world--but as we learn in Wide-Open World, it will change you and your family. Let this heartwarming, hilarious, poignant book be your inspiration: Dare to follow in the Marshall family's footsteps, and give more of your time, effort, and heart than you ever thought possible--and watch the blessings flow!"--Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig "Compelling, richly detailed, and often laugh-out-loud funny."--Gwen Cooper, author of Homer's Odyssey"-- Provided by publisher.

The world's cheapest destinations.

January 29, 2015
[Bangor, ME] :, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2013> by Tim Leffel.
"21 countries where your money is worth a fortune."


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