New Arrivals · Travel

August 11, 2015
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A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert

August 10, 2015
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926, author.
xlv, 272 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Introduction by Georgina Howell -- Note on the text and acknowledgments -- Chronology -- A Woman in Arabia. The linguist -- The poet -- The "Person" -- The mountaineer -- The archaeologist -- The desert traveler -- The lover -- The prisoner -- The war worker -- The intrusives -- The nation builder -- The kingmaker -- The courtier -- Epilogue.
"A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations."--Back cover.

The New York Times 36 hours USA & Canada : Midwest and Great Lakes

August 5, 2015
Köln : Taschen, ©2013.
127 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Includes indexes.
Chicago, Illinois -- Chicago by water, Illinois -- Oak Park, Illinois -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Madison, Wisconsin -- Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota -- Duluth, Minnesota -- Traverse City, Michigan -- Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Detroit, Michigan -- Toronto, Ontario -- Niagara Falls, Ontario/New York -- Buffalo, New York -- Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Indianapolis, Indiana -- Iowa's Mississippi River -- St. Louis, Missouri -- Fayetteville, Arkansas -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- Kansas City, Missouri -- The Niobrara River Valley, Nebraska -- The Black Hills, South Dakota.
"The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly '36 Hours' column since 2002. The many expert contributors, experienced travelers, and accomplished writers all have brought careful research, insider's knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip."

New York Times 36 hours : Asia & Oceania

July 30, 2015
Köln : Taschen, [2013]
298 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
East Asia -- South Asia -- Southeast Asia -- Oceania.

The trip : Andy Warhol's plastic fantastic cross-country adventure

July 28, 2015
Davis, Deborah, 1952-
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey - and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered - profoundly affected his life and art"-- Provided by publisher.

North Korea undercover : inside the world's most secret state

July 28, 2015
Sweeney, John, 1958- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, LLC, 2015.
xv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Originally published by Bantam Press, 2013.
In the Land of the Plastic Toad -- Zombie Gods Seep Goo -- God the Waxwork Father -- 'No photos, no photos' -- Jimmy the Gold-Smuggler -- Pyongyang Zoo -- The Scariest Place on Earth -- Facing the Final Curtain -- Cruel Christs of Pus -- Pissing on Marble -- 'Would the Dear Leader not be offended by such a gift?' -- The Man Who Went to North Korea and Came Back Mad -- The Washing of Brains -- God the Bad Elvis Son -- Fifty Shades of Green -- Empty Bellies -- The American Who Went to North Korea and Stayed -- The Hospital that Has Patients, but Only in the Morning -- The Gulag Circus -- God the Fat Boy Kim.
North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation in the world, and big brother is always watching. It is Orwell's 1984 made reality. Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea. Having entered the country undercover, Sweeny posed as a university professor with a group of students from the London School of Economics. Huge factories with no staff or electricity, hospitals with no patients, uniformed child soldiers, and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ--the Demilitarized Zone, where North Korea ends and South Korea begins--are all framed by a relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line, and the gulag awaits. State spies are everywhere, ready to punish disloyalty at the slightest sign of discontent. Drawing on his own experiences and his extensive interviews with defectors and other key witnesses, Sweeney's North Korea Undercover pulls back the curtain, providing a rare insight into life there today while examining the country's troubled history and addressing important questions about its uncertain future.

New York Times 36 hours : 125 weekends in Europe

July 28, 2015
643 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
North Atlantic -- Southwest -- Central -- Southeast -- Northern.

The New York Times 36 hours : USA & Canada : Southeast

July 28, 2015
Cologne : Taschen, c2013.
167 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Includes indexes.
Washington, D.C. -- Annapolis, Maryland -- Baltimore, Maryland -- Richmond, Virginia -- Charlottesville, Virginia -- Williamsburg, Virginia -- Virginia Beach, Virginia -- Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina -- Charleston, South Carolina -- Savannah, Georgia -- St. Simons Island, Georgia -- Orlando, Florida -- Cape Canaveral, Florida -- Palm Beach, Florida -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- South Beach, Miami, Florida -- Cuban Miami, Florida -- The Everglades, Florida -- Key West, Florida -- Naples, Florida -- Atlanta, Georgia -- Asheville, North Carolina -- Gatlinburg, Tennessee -- Knoxville, Tennessee -- Lexington, Kentucky -- Louisville, Kentucky -- Nashville, Tennessee -- Memphis, Tennessee -- Clarksdale, Mississippi -- Oxford, Mississippi -- Birmingham, Alabama -- Montgomery, Alabama -- New Orleans, Louisiana.
"The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002. The many expert contributors have brought careful research, insider's knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Based on the best-selling book 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada, the Times and TASCHEN now bring together the best of the Southeast"--Publisher's description.

Japan journeys : famous woodblock prints of cultural sights in Japan

July 28, 2015
Marks, Andreas, author.
[Hong Kong] : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (UK) Ltd, [2015].
168 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
From Mount Fuji to the temples of Kyoto, "Japan Journeys" offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print. In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, Marks' carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted. Images of Japan are a continual source of fascination and delight for visitors and armchair travelers alike, and this original gift book also provides a valuable resource for art historians, scholars, and anyone interested in Japanese art, history, and traditional culture.

Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink

July 24, 2015
Barbassa, Juliana, author.
New York, NY : Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.
xxiii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Introduction, or, is God Brazilian? -- Rio, home -- The rise of the Red Command -- Whacking the weeds -- Fear and heat -- In the heart of evil -- Not for beginners -- It's complicated, querida -- Saving themselves -- Beautiful and broken -- The first carioca -- Long live construction -- The business of sex -- Love is essential -- Dignified living conditions -- We built this city -- The world belongs to the daring -- Futebol nation -- The Cup of Cups.
"In the tradition of Detroit : An American Autopsy and Maximum City comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find the city that once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods was now on the precipice of a major change. Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a predictable, pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order--and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn't be higher. With a cast of larger-than-life characters who are driving this fast-moving juggernaut or who risk getting caught in its gears, this kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is an insider perspective into a city on the brink from a native daughter whose life, hopes, and fortunes are entwined with those of the city she portrays"-- Provided by publisher.

A student guide to study abroad

July 22, 2015
Berdan, Stacie Nevadomski.
New York, NY : Institute of International Education, [2013]
302 pages ; 23 cm
These are global times -- Determining if study abroad is right for you -- Choosing a program -- Figuring out the financials -- Preparing to study abroad -- Immersing yourself in the culture and personal growth -- Staying safe and healthy while studying abroad -- Making the most of your time abroad -- Transitioning back to life in the States -- Using study abroad to showcase your global growth and learning.


July 7, 2015
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : ill. ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1985-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2015> The Green guide.

History of Kentucky

June 30, 2015
Collins, Lewis, 1797-1870.
Louisville, Ky. : John P. Morton & Co., 1924.
2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm

St. Petersburg.

June 26, 2015
London ; New York : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

The Oregon Trail : a new American journey

June 26, 2015
Buck, Rinker, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-- in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-- tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.


June 22, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia : Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

Granada : a pomegranate in the hand of God

June 16, 2015
Nightingale, Steven, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
One afternoon in Granada -- The Carmen of our serendipity -- The time travels of a garden -- Where walking is like flying -- Al-Andalus : notes on a hidden, lustrous, indispensable era -- Al-Andalus and 1492 : the plate tectonics of history -- A new notions of geometry and revelation -- The lucid work of love and helpfulness -- On flamenco, poetry, genius, and murder -- The secret in the labyrinth.
Explores the rich history of Granada, a region historically known for its religious tolerance and intellectualism, and describes the region's decline after the unification of Spain.

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.

Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita

June 10, 2015
Roper, Robert, 1946-
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015.
354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Writing about the author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, bornto anRobert Roper fills out Vladimir Nabokov's American period, covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane." -- Provided by publisher.

Catch the Jew!

June 10, 2015
Tenenbom, Tuvia, author.
Jerusalem : Gefen Publishing House ; Springfield, NJ : Gefen Books, 2015.
xv, 467 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them. From the self-hating leftists in Tel Aviv to the self-promoting PLO execs in Ramallah, from the black-clad Haredim of Bet Shemesh to the glowing foreign human rights activists in Beit Hanina, from Jewish settlers and the Christians who come from abroad to toil with them to ardent Jerusalem monks and Bedouins in surprisingly glorious shacks, Tenenbom takes on the people of the land, getting to know them and disarming them as he breaks bread and mingles with anyone and everyone.

100 places in the USA every woman should go

June 4, 2015
Dembling, Sophia, author.
Palo Alto, California : Travelers' Tales, an imprint of Solas House, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Introduction -- Get to know America. America the beautiful ; Essential cities ; Americana ; All-American kitsch -- Americans' history. The American melting pot ; Women's history ; Tough cookies you should know ; Artists and writers ; Musical museums -- Participate. The great outdoors ; Retreats and spiritual escapes -- X (chromosome) rated. Just kinda girly ; Home and hearth.
Hoping to gain perspective by exploring women's history or touring a quirky museum? Dembling inspires you to hit the road with this guidebook of places you've never heard of! There are breezy reviews, insightful advice, and engaging anecdotes sure to set you on your way.

Gironimo! : riding the very terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

June 1, 2015
Moore, Tim, 1964-
viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The 1914 Giro d'Italia [Tour of Italy]: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it. And he's committed to total authenticity" --


May 27, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.


May 27, 2015
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2015> Lonely Planet.

Main cities of Europe.

May 27, 2015
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."


May 26, 2015
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2015> Lonely Planet.

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