New Arrivals · Travel

October 9, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Harper's new monthly magazine. no. 398, July, 1883.

October 8, 2015
[165]-324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Title from cover.
Library's copy bound in black cloth by John G. Kidd & Son.

Scarborough's road map and motor guide of Indiana.

October 8, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind. : Scarborough Co., 1911.
172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Library's original dark green paper covers, front and back, torn at lower edges.
7 folded maps are included at the end; "index to map parts" on p. 19.

Deep South : four seasons on back roads

September 30, 2015
Theroux, Paul, author.
441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Photos by Steve McCurry"-- Book jacket.
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Fall : "You gotta be going there to get there" -- Interlude : the taboo word -- Winter : "Ones born today don't know how it was" -- Interlude : the paradoxes of Faulkner -- Spring : redbud in bloom -- Interlude : the fantastications of Southern fiction -- Summer : the odor of sun-heated roads.
"Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye."-- Provided by publisher.

Sidewalking : coming to terms with Los Angeles

September 30, 2015
Ulin, David L., author.
xi, 133 pages ; 22 cm
Street, haunting -- Los Angeles plays itself -- Falling down -- The mediated city -- Mapping history -- Miracle Mile -- A walker, in the city.
"Sidewalking is an impressionistic take on Los Angeles in its current moment, which is a flashpoint of great transition, as the city verticalizes and densifies. It is also a meditation on the history, natural and human, of a place that often is derided as having no sense of its own past. What does it mean to live in, and think about Los Angeles at the level of its streets? Growing out of a series of walks, Sidewalking peels back the myths, the layers, to look at the city as it really is"--Provided by publisher.

New Old World : an Indian journalist discovers the changing face of Europe

September 29, 2015
Pallavi Aiyar, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
x, 303 pages ; 25 cm.
1. Adventures in occidentalism -- 2. A hall of mirrors -- 3. The veiled threat -- 4. Tilting at windmills -- 5. The austere new boss -- 6. Chateau Chongqing -- 7. The global gherkin -- 8. Disunity in diversity -- 9. Celebrating the decline of Europe?
"After several years documenting the rise of China, award-winning Indian journalist Pallavi Aiyar moved to Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union, to discover a Europe plagued by a financial crisis, and unsure of its place in a world where new Asian challengers are eroding its old and comfortable certainties. With a lively mix of memoir, reportage and analysis, Aiyar takes the reader on a romp across the continent, meeting workaholic Indian diamond merchants in Antwerp, upstart Chinese wine barons in Bordeaux, Sikh farmhands in the Italian countryside, and Indian engineers running offshore energy turbines in Belgium. In the Europe of today everything is in flux, as she discovers through conversations with Muslim immigrants struggling to define their identities, the austere bosses of Germany's world-beating companies, and bewildered Eurocrats struggling to keep the European Union from splitting apart. Examining the diverse challenges the continent faces today--among them, bloated welfare states, the accommodation of Islam, the European ambitions of Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs, and ancient intra-cultural fissures--New Old World offers a panoramic look at Europe's first-world crisis from a unique Asian perspective"-- Provided by publisher.


September 21, 2015
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley,
v. : col. ill., col. maps. ; 22 cm.

Architecture at the end of the earth : photographing the Russian North

September 18, 2015
Brumfield, William Craft, 1944- author.
x, 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 32 cm
Introduction : exploring the Russian North -- Into the forest : a note on the architectural heritage of the Russian North -- The western shore of the White Sea -- From the Vytegra region to the Mologa River -- Kargopol and its surrounding villages -- From Vologda to Veliky Ustiug -- Along the northern Dvina and beyond to the Arctic Circle -- Postscript : what will remain of the heritage of the Russian North?
Carpeted in boreal forests, dotted with lakes, cut by rivers, and straddling the Arctic Circle, the region surrounding the White Sea, which is known as the Russian North, is sparsely populated and immensely isolated. It is also the home to architectural marvels, as many of the original wooden and brick churches and homes in the region's ancient villages and towns still stand. Featuring nearly two hundred full color photographs of these beautiful centuries-old structures, Architecture at the End of the Earth is the most recent addition to William Craft Brumfield's ongoing project to photographically document all aspects of Russian architecture.

The Paris style guide : shop, eat, sleep

September 17, 2015
Rambaud, Élodie, author.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"A Parisian stylist's guide to the best shopping in the City of Light" along with "recommendations for hotels, cafés, bars, patisseries, festivals, salons and markets"--Page 4 of cover.

Girl in the woods : a memoir

September 16, 2015
Matis, Aspen, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2015]
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumber pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada- a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester - a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada. In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail and on her own, she found that survival is predicated on persistent self-reliance. She found her strength. After a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again - and heal. Told with elegance and suspense, Girl in the Woods is a beautifully rendered story of eroding emotional and physical boundaries to reveal the truths that lie beyond the edges of the map."--provided by publisher.

Gold fever : one man's adventures on the trail of the gold rush

September 4, 2015
Boggan, Steve, author.
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2015.
xvi, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
One Thursday in 2008 the price of gold went above a thousand dollars an ounce for the first time in history. All over the world, at least in countries with gold-bearing soil, people with no experience of prospecting began shopping for shovels and pickaxes, gold pans, tents, generators and all manner of equipment they had no idea how to use. And off they went mining. In 2013, Steve Boggan followed them, packing his bags and flying to San Francisco to join the 21st century's gold rush in a quest to understand the allure of the metal - and maybe find a bit for himself, too. Meeting a selection of colourful characters, he gets a crash course in small-scale prospecting while learning about the history and economics of gold.

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.

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