These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
July 18, 2016
Tallack, Malachy, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home."--Provided by publisher.
June 21, 2016
O'Neill, Zora, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xvi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Egypt. Empty talk ; Inside the word factory ; A prophecy ; Two tongues ; See what we did ; Where's your ear? ; Days of rage ; Hidden fingers ; Illuminating the house ; Graduation day -- The gulf. Knowledge village ; Practical, fashion, extreme ; When your ear hears ; Eau de Facebook ; What he did not know ; Heritage club ; The best people ; Supreme poets ; Develop! -- Lebanon. The new Beirut ; What is the rule? ; We don't talk about politics here ; Almost a dead language ; Your mother ; Easy-- but not good ; The weird uncle ; Pierre and his friends ; We have not taught the Prophet the price ; Land of thorns -- Morocco. Daddy, Mommy, Gramps ; The place where the sun sets ; You pour the tea ; God is beautiful ; Speaking Mexican ; Let's chat in Arabic ; Sweet sensation ; Up in the old hotel ; What is the name of this? Crossing the bridge.
June 21, 2016
Columbus : Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, 1988-
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 10 cm
Library's copy v. 2 publication date: 10/92.
"Pamphlets developed for those Ohio boaters using small watercraft such as johnboats, canoes, kayaks, and rafts."
1. Northwest section -- 2. Southwest section -- 3. South central section -- 4. Southeast section -- 5. Northeast section.
June 8, 2016
Banks, Russell, 1940- author.
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
272 pages ; 24 cm
Voyager -- Pilgrim's regress -- Primal dreams -- House of slaves -- The last birds of paradise -- Innocents abroad -- Last days feeding frenzy -- The wrong stuff -- Fox and whale, priest and angel -- Old goat.
The award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. In this compelling anthology, he writes that since childhood he has "longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery and intrigue." The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. Banks shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, he traces his own timeline: "I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest: "One climbs a mountain, not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky," he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, this book brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.--Adapted from dust jacket.
June 2, 2016
George Philip & Son, cartographer.
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.
June 1, 2016
Shacochis, Bob, author.
New York : Grove Press, 2016.
383 pages ; 24 cm
Kingdoms in the air -- Something wild in the blood -- Here the bear and the Mafia roam -- Huevos fritos -- Greetings from the big pineapple -- In deepest Gringolandia -- The life I didn't get -- Mount Ararat -- Dorado -- Gorongosa -- What I did with the gold -- Wartime interlude -- Leave.
May 26, 2016
Mylon, Patrick, author.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2016.
144 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Competition and construction -- Maiden departure -- Ports of call -- Life at sea -- Warnings -- Collision -- So near and yet so far -- Evacuation -- Fatal night -- By the dawn's early light -- Cunard to New York -- Postscript.
"While much has been written about the Titanic disaster and its victims, the tragedy sent repercussions around the world. Here Patrick Mylon explores many of the lesser-known aspects of Titanic’s legacy, telling the story around the disaster."--Provided by publisher.
May 16, 2016
Gilbert, Christine, 1977- author.
New York : Avery, 
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.
May 16, 2016
Prince, Cathryn J., 1969- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 
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.
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.
May 11, 2016
Milner, Greg, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
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,"--Amazon.com.
May 3, 2016
Dyer, Geoff, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, 
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.
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
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.
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.
February 16, 2016
Oakland, California : Lonely Planet Publications, 2015.
328 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"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, "--Amazon.com.
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.
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?,"--Amazon.com.
January 7, 2016
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
December 14, 2015
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 
470 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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.
December 8, 2015
Jepson, Tim, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 
350 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
December 7, 2015
Roman, John, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : How Books, 
199 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 22 x 29 cm
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 Amazon.com.
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.
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.