New Arrivals · Travel

January 12, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Death on the river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon adventure

January 11, 2017
Seiple, Samantha, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, [2017]
214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting." In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn't refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon. Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive. Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying"-- Provided by publisher.

The world's most romantic destinations : 50 dreamy getaways, private retreats, and enchanting places to celebrate love

January 11, 2017
Kozolchyk, Abbie, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2017.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"National Geographic reveals 50 gloriously romantic vacations in this inspirational planner for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and other amorous special occasions. Filled with more than 200 color photographs of dreamy places--from secluded beaches to exotic jungles to luxurious spas--this book offers the perfect passionate escape to those who have just found love or are celebrating a lifetime of it. Discover the world's most romantic destinations in this elegant photography book for couples wanting to indulge in a dream getaway. Alluring photography and evocative text provide a parade of possibilities: You'll find Paris and Venice, Bali and the Bahamas, of course, but also unexpected venues such as the Parque de Amor in Lima, Peru, where couples join in a competition for the longest kiss, and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, California, which, because it faces east, is one of the few spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Any place in the world can be romantic if you love the one you're with, but this book ensures the ultimate getaway with callouts recommending hotel rooms with the best sunset views, restaurants with a flair for romance, and ideas to add a special touch to your trip--for example the best terrace for pre-dinner cocktails, and the nearest beach for a stroll. Sprinkled throughout the book, spreads showcasing jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations include quotes by famous lovers--Casanova in Venice and Heloise and Abelard in Paris, to name a few. Filled with smart tips and glorious photographs, this inspirational and practical book is a travel-lover's dream"-- Provided by publisher.

Great Britain & Ireland.

January 10, 2017
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002-2017> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications.
"The Michelin guide"--Cover, 2014.

The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story

January 10, 2017
Preston, Douglas J., author.
©2017
viii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
The gates of hell -- Somewhere in the Americas -- The devil had killed him -- A land of cruel jungles -- One of the few remaining mysteries -- The heart of darkness -- The fish that swallowed the whale -- Lasers in the jungle -- Something nobody had done -- The most dangerous place on the planet -- Uncharted territory -- No coincidences -- Fer-de-lance -- Don't pick the flowers -- Human hands -- "I'm going down" -- A bewitchment place -- Quagmire -- Controversy -- The Cave of the Glowing Skulls -- The symbol of death -- They came to wither the flowers -- White leprosy -- The National Institutes of Health -- An isolated species -- La Ciudad del Jaguar -- We became orphans.
"Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization"-- Provided by publisher.

The Timbuktu school for nomads

January 5, 2017
Jubber, Nicholas, author.
London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Publishing , 2016.
viii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Costa Rica.

January 4, 2017
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.

Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy

December 22, 2016
Fritze, Ronald H., 1951- author.
©2016
444 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Egyptomania through the ages. The real Egypt ; Ancient Egyptomania : Hebrews, pharaohs, and plagues ; Classical Egyptomania : the Greeks and Romans ; Medieval Egyptomania : from St Augustine to the Renaissance ; Egyptomania from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment ; Napoleon's expedition to Egypt and the birth of modern Egyptomania ; Nineteenth-century Egyptomania and the discovery of King Tut ; The rise of mass Egyptomania : Tutankhamun, Tutmania, and the curse of the mummy -- Varieties of modern Egyptomania. Occult Egyptomania ; Egyptomania on the fringe of history ; African American Egyptomania ; Egyptomania and fiction.
"Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination from the age of the Pyramids to the present day. In 'Egyptomania' Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of weird gods, murky magic, secret knowledge, marvellous pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, monumental obelisks, immense wealth and mystifying mummies."--Provided by publisher.

My family and other animals

December 15, 2016
Durrell, Gerald, 1925-1995.
New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
xiii, 273 pages ; 20 cm
"As seen on Masterpiece PBS" --Cover.
When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.

The Marches : a borderland journey between England and Scotland

December 9, 2016
Stewart, Rory, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xii, 354 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (1 color), maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Includes index.
Chronology -- The wall -- Middleland -- The general danced at dawn.
Explores the landscape of the author's home on the borderland between England and Scotland--known as the Marches--and the history, people, and conflicts that have shaped it.

Grape, olive, pig : deep travels through Spain's food culture

December 7, 2016
Goulding, Matt, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
xiii, 347 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"An Anthony Bourdain Book/Harper Wave."
Barcelona -- Salamanca -- Valencia -- Basque Country -- Cadiz -- Asturias -- Galicia -- Madrid -- Granada.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés : Paris's rebel quarter

December 2, 2016
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
©2016
xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
"Great Parisian neighborhoods"--Cover. (Harper Perennial (Firm))

The travel book : a journey through every country in the world

December 1, 2016
Melbourne, Vic. : Lonely Planet Pty Ltd ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2016.
447 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 35 cm
A pictorial guide to travel around the world features 850 full-color photographs and descriptions of 230 countries, all organized alphabetically for easy access, along with key facts, maps, cultural insights, and travel tips for each nation.

Epic bike rides of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling cycling routes.

November 28, 2016
Carlton, Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2016.
327 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire-- whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details-- where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more-- helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people, and their culture.

The best travel writing.

November 17, 2016
San Francisco : Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005-
v ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: 2006-<2016> Palo Alto, CA.
"True stories from around the world."

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 15, 2016
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2017> by Douglas Ward.

Trainspotting in Cincinnati

November 10, 2016
Cincinnati Railroad Club.
[Springboro, Ohio] : Braughler Books, LLC, [2016]
84 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Ohio -- Kentucky -- Indiana -- Model layouts -- Cincinnati Railroad Club.
"If you love to watch trains and/or visit model train layouts, Cincinnati is a great place for you. Who better to act as your guide than the members of the Cincinnati Railroad Club? This book contains over 30 locations offering varying experiences and includes detailed directions to each site as well as restaurants and other nearby conveniences. The Cincinnati Railroad Club will be celebrating its 80th anniversary next year and this book is a celebration of that achievement. It also helps remind Railfans why they love trains."--Publisher's description.

In the land of giants : a journey through the Dark Ages

November 7, 2016
Adams, Max, 1961- author.
©2016
xi, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Map on endpapers.
The kingdom of Dál Riata : Rothesay to Kilmartin -- Gilsland to Haltwhistle -- Marches : Telford to Wrexham -- Haltwhistle to Hotbank -- Looking for giants : London to Sutton Hoo -- Once Brewed to Warden Hill -- Eda Frandsen : Falmouth to Mallaig -- A Corbridge circular -- Heroes : Wareham to Yatton -- Walking on the Wall on the spot -- Time among the Britons : Anglesey to Bardsey Island -- The Tyme: Hexham to Ovingham -- Sense of place : Donegal -- Ovingham to Newcastle -- Speed : Meigle to Canterbury -- Newcastle to Jarrow -- midwinter : York to Whitby -- Postscript : Who are the British?.
"The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored through material remnants but above all, landscapes. In the Land of Giants explores Britain's lost medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walk narratives form parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone."--Back cover.

AWOL on the Appalachian trail

November 2, 2016
Miller, David, 1961-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
xiii, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Machine generated contents note: Springer Mountain to Hiawassee -- Hiawassee to Fontana Dam -- Fontana Dam to Hot Springs -- Hot Springs to Damascus -- Damascus to Bland -- Bland to Daleville -- Daleville to Front Royal -- Front Royal to Pen-Mar Park -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware Water Gap to Kent -- Kent to West Hartford -- West Hartford to Gorham -- Gorham to Caratunk -- Caratunk to Katahdin.

Europe by Eurail.

November 1, 2016
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2017> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

New Zealand.

November 1, 2016
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2016> Lonely Planet.

Mexico.

November 1, 2016
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2016> Lonely Planet.

The Brooklyn nobody knows : an urban walking guide

October 26, 2016
Helmreich, William B., author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
xix, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, downtown Brooklyn -- Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace -- Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens -- Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, East Flatbush -- Flatbush, Prospect Park South, Midwood, Flatlands, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin -- Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach -- Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Coney Island.

The best American travel writing.

October 18, 2016
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

October 13, 2016
Foer, Joshua, author.
©2016
470 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Europe -- Asia -- Africa -- Oceania -- Canada -- USA -- Latin America -- Antarctica.
"Get off the beaten path, and brush off your bucket list! Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, this volume celebrates the strangest and most curious places in the world. Covering natural wonders, architectural marvels, and mind-boggling events, you'll revel in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious."--Provided by publisher.

A history of travel in 50 vehicles

October 13, 2016
Grey, Paula.
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2016.
xviii, 268 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
1. Shoes : Feet First! -- 2. Litters : Moving Those Who Cannot Walk -- 3. Dugouts : The First Boats -- 4. Reed Rafts and Boats : As Old as Dugouts? -- 5. Planked Wooden Boats : The Shipbuilder's Art -- 6. Sailors : Harnessing Wind for at Least 6,000 Years -- 7. Skis : Speed on the Slopes -- 8. Horses : To Ride Like the Wind -- 9. The Wheel : Keep on Rolling -- 10. Chariots : Shock and Awe on the Battlefield -- 11. Aerial Lifts : In Use More than 2,000 Years -- 12. Camel Trains : Ships of the Desert -- 13. Dogsleds : Driving Through the Snow -- 14. Chinese Treasure Ships : Supertankers of the Ancient World -- 15. Wheelchairs : Mobility for All -- 16. Horse-Drawn Carriages : Traveling in Style -- 17. Yachts : Boating for Pleasure -- 18. Taxicabs : Wheels for Hire -- 19. Submarines : To the Bottom of the Sea -- 20. Stagecoaches : Three Centuries of Service -- 21. Buses : Another of Pascal's Great Ideas -- 22. Automobiles : "Get a Horse!" -- 23. Hot Air Balloons : Up, Up, and Away -- 24. Steamships : Ocean Travel on a Schedule -- 25. Steam Locomotives : All Aboard! -- 26. Amphibious Vehicles : One if by Land, Two if by Sea? -- 27. Covered Wagons : On the Oregon Trail -- 28. Ocean Liners : Huddled Masses in Steerage -- 29. Dirigibles : Self-Propelled Gas Bags -- 30. Elevators : An Up and Down Business -- 31. Subways : Hurtling Through the Underworld -- 32. Bicycles : Pedal Power -- 33. Motorcycles : Bicycles on Steroids -- 34. Rickshaws : Human-Powered Vehicles -- 35. Cruise Ships : Floating Cities -- 36. Airplanes : The Sky's the Limit -- 37. Snowmobiles : Crossing Winter Landscapes -- 38. Recreational Vehicles (RVs) : Cruising on Land -- 39. Helicopters : Da Vinci's Dream -- 40. Pedicabs : A Cycle-Rickshaw by Any Other Name Would Ride as Sweet -- 41. Skateboards : Have Board, Will Travel -- 42. Hovercraft : Riding a Cushion of Air -- 43. Electric and Hybrid Automobiles : So Nineteenth Century -- 44. All-Terrain Vehicles : A Ticket to the Back Country -- 45. Manned Spacecraft : Out of This World -- 46. Jetpacks : Strap One On and Fly -- 47. Bullet Trains : High-Speed Rail -- 48. Supersonic Airliners : Breaking the Sound Barrier -- 49. Space Shuttles : Into Space and Back Again -- 50. The Segway : Pedestrians on Wheels.
"Paula Grey explores how creative thinkers--sometimes collaborating, sometimes competing, and always building on the work of their predecessors--have envisioned new ways to move about in the world. From the first foot migration out of Africa to the Model T Ford, hot air balloons, submarines, rickshaws, and moon rockets, humans have combined imagination, daring, and scientific and technical knowledge to improve existing vehicles or create new ones. Geography, culture, and available technologies have all influenced the development and use of vehicles in different parts of the world, and human travel has, in turn, often had a profound influence on society and the environment"--Provided by publisher.

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