These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
September 11, 2014
Smith, Daniel, 1976-
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Wreck of Soviet Submarine K-129 -- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- HAARP research station -- Bohemian Grove -- Skywalker Ranch -- Google Data Center, The Dalles -- Hawthorne Army Depot -- The Skunk Works -- US-Mexico drug smuggling tunnels -- Area 51 -- Granite Mountain Records Vault -- ADX Florence -- Dulce Base -- Cheyenne Mountain Complex -- Waste Isolation Pilot Plant -- Forensic Anthropology Research Facility -- Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility, Johnson Space Center -- Fort Knox Bullion Depository -- Coca-Cola's Recipe Vault -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Iron Mountain, Boyers -- Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center -- Raven Rock Mountain Complex -- CIA Headquarters -- DARPA Headquarters -- The Pentagon -- The Oval Office -- Centralia -- Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Facility -- Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Vaults -- AT&T Long Lines Building -- The Tomb, Yale University -- Air Force One -- The Oak Island Money Pit -- Guantanamo Bay Detention Center -- Snake Island -- Surtsey -- The Royal Mint -- Guardian Telephone Exchange -- Government Communications Headquarters -- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down -- RAF Menwith Hill -- The Queen's bedroom, Buckingham Palace -- M15 Headquarters, Thames House -- Whitehall tunnels -- Bank of England vaults -- PINDAR Bunker -- Tower of London Jewel House -- Rosslyn Chapel vaults -- Wildenstein Art Collection -- La Basse Cour -- Bilderberg Group Headquarters -- The Large Hadron Collider -- Swiss Fort Knox -- Bavarian Erdstalle -- The Amber Room -- The Fuhrerbunker -- Vatican Secret Archives -- Radio Liberty Building -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Pionen White Mountains -- Varosha -- Gaza Strip Smuggling Tunnels -- Mossad Headquarters -- Negev Nuclear Research Center -- Camp 1391 -- Al Kibar -- The Ararat anomaly -- Chernobyl Exclusion Zone -- UVB-76 transmitter -- FSB Headquarters -- Moscow Metro-2 -- Mount Yamantau -- Hobyo -- Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant -- Fordo uranium enrichment plant -- Tora Bora cave complex -- Diego Garcia -- Osama bin Laden's compound, Abbottabad -- Line of Control -- Temple Vaults, Sree Padmanabhaswamy -- North Sentinel Island -- Naypyidaw -- Bang Kwang Central Prison -- Gobi Desert unidentified structures -- Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center -- The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang -- Hainan submarine base -- The Tomb of Genghis Khan -- Chinese Information Security Base -- Room 39 -- Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center -- Mount Baekdu hideout -- Korean Demilitarized Zone -- Camp 22 -- Ise Grand Shrine -- Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant -- Woomera Prohibited Area -- Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility -- Headquarters of Joint Operational Command.
Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.
December 20, 2014
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. 
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.
September 10, 2014
Evans, James, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
ix, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In this moving story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and adventure, historian James Evans vividly shows how the 1553 voyage of Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea, laid the foundations for England's expansion on a global stage.
September 10, 2014
Goldman, Francisco, author.
New York, NY : Grove Press, 
337 pages ; 22 cm
The Interior circuit : Summer of 2012 -- The student driver -- #YoSoy132 -- Mayor Ebrard drives the bus -- Driving lessons -- The driving project -- The party bus -- Interior Circuit redux -- After heavens : Summer of 2013.
"Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico ... [and] sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces ... [resulting in] an account of one of the world's most remarkable and often misunderstood cities"--Amazon.com.
September 8, 2014
Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 
Contours -- The urban map -- Landmarks -- Rulers and ruled -- The written word -- Visual images -- Leisure and pleasure -- Faith in the city -- Changing faces -- Spending power -- The dark side -- Escape.
September 8, 2014
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 
xix, 235 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Recipes for the home cook from the state's most celebrated eateries"-- Provided by publisher.
September 8, 2014
Patterson, Kathy Wielech.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 
"Contains more than eighty recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor"-- Provided by publisher.
August 25, 2014
New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
xi, 400 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z.
In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." --from publisher description.
August 8, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Guides.
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1995-2014> Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
August 1, 2014
Martin, Lynne, author.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, .
xvi, 304 pages ; 21 cm.
Packing up -- On the road -- Mexico -- Buenos Aires -- Transatlantic crossing -- Turkey -- Paris -- Italy -- Britain -- Ireland -- Morocco -- Return to California -- Portugal -- Epilogue: Postpone nothing -- Things the guidebooks won't teach you.
"The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life! Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time. They've never looked back. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embark on a global adventure, taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping. But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle, the Martins grapple with its challenges, including hilarious language barriers, finding financial stability, and missing the family they left behind. Together, they learn how to live a life--and love--without borders. From glittering Georgian mansions in Ireland to the windswept coasts of Portugal, this euphoric, inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances. Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality"--Back cover.
July 31, 2014
Schneider, Peter, 1940-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
vi, 326 pages ; 22 cm
Cinderella Berlin -- The great awakening -- Clash of the architects -- Potsdamer Platz -- Berlin Schloss versus Palace of the Republic -- West Berlin -- A "wessi" attempts to find Berlin's soul -- Berlin : emergence of a new metropolis -- City West versus Capital City (East) and vice versa -- Love (and sex) in Berlin -- Love in divided Berlin -- Love after the fall of the Wall -- Clubs -- What happened to the Wall anyway? -- The American sector is leaving you -- The ghost of BER International Airport -- The Stasi legacy -- An "enemy of the state" becomes boss -- The new racism -- Vietnamese in Berlin -- Anetta Kahane and the Amadeu Antonio Foundation -- The new barbarism -- Turks in Berlin -- A mayor flouts political correctness -- Yes, you can : the Rütli School -- Help, the Swabians are coming! -- A belated cemetery visit -- The man who gave Nefertiti away -- Jewish life in Berlin -- Spring in Berlin.
A "longtime Berliner's ... exploration of the heterogeneous allure of this vibrant city. Delving beneath the obvious answers--Berlin's club scene, bolstered by the lack of a mandatory closing time; the artistic communities that thrive due to the relatively low (for now) cost of living--Schneider takes us on an insider's tour of this rapidly metamorphosing metropolis, where high-class soirees are held at construction sites and enterprising individuals often accomplish more without public funding--assembling a makeshift club on the banks of the Spree River--than Berlin's officials do"--Provided by publisher.
July 22, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
July 18, 2014
Grenade, Rafael de, 1980-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 
263 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A young woman is airlifted to join a small crew on an abandoned Australian cattle station and drags feral cattle in from the wild, resulting in a spellbinding story that challenges notions of wildness and domestication, contrasting the pastoral with the brutality of modern ranching"--Provided by publisher.
July 17, 2014
Adkins, Leonard M.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
New Jersey -- New York -- Connecticut.
July 16, 2014
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2010-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"99 themed itineraries across America."
July 16, 2014
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, c2003-
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
"A traveler's companion."
July 16, 2014
Kieran, Dan, author.
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : AA Publishing, .
224 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2012.
Travel, don't just arrive -- Stay at home -- Be your own guide -- Embrace disaster -- Follow your instincts -- Lose your mind -- Be epic.
Geography and travel.
July 16, 2014
Eimer, David, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
322 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title-page verso.
Xinjiang : the new frontier. 'Uighurs are like pandas' ; The new Silk Road ; Exiles ; The Great Game again ; Return to Kashgar ; Three borders ; Uighurstan -- Tibet : the wild West. The Tibetan borderlands ; Lhasa ; A night at the Nangma ; U-Tsang ; High plateau drifter ; The Precious Jewel of the snows ; Going down -- Yunnan : trouble in paradise. Shiny happy minorities ; Dailand ; Down the Mekong ; The Dai Diaspora ; With the Wa ; Women for sale -- Dongbei : pushing the boundaries. The Pyongyang Express ; The third Korea ; Spreading the word ; The Arctic borderlands ; Along the Amur ; An empire expanding.
July 16, 2014
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2014-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2014- by Matt Forster.
"Drives, day trips & weekend excursions."
July 14, 2014
Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, 2014.
xv, 190 pages ; 21 cm
Part 1. Unforgettable -- The Emerald Coast -- Lost Canyons -- Sunrise at Borobudur -- Across the Top of L.A. -- Those Vagabond Shoes -- A Bad Night's Sleep -- The White Horses of Wiltshire -- French Hanoi -- A Mexican Fish Story -- Part 2. Footsteps -- The Two Georges -- Colette's Ghost -- Finding Fellini -- Butch and Sundance -- Rene Magritte's Brussels -- Julia Child's Paris -- The Chairman -- Of Sword Fights and Stolen Kisses -- Happy Endings on the Fairy Tale Road -- Part 3. Souvenirs -- My Mother's Boots -- How Do I Say "I'm Lost?" -- The Ineluctable Allure of Lost Places -- Into the Snow Globe -- On the Plateau -- Proust and Trader Joe's -- Slipping Down to the Seaside -- Cooking with Capers -- On My Own -- Coda: Home Again.
"Susan Spano, America's original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws : Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan's passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan"-- Provided by publisher.
July 11, 2014
Laufer, Peter, 1950-
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 
xii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
"After eating some suspect "organic" walnuts that he was shocked to find were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer traces the origins of items in his pantry back to the source, learning how easily we are tricked into buying "organic" claims"-- Provided by publisher.
July 10, 2014
Fredericks, Anthony D., author.
208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
July 3, 2014
Heat Moon, William Least.
164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Hacking out -- The journey contemplated -- Onto the blue roads -- Following a Blackfeet pencil -- The pretzel versus the book -- A guy in a metal suicide-box -- A piece of the spectrum -- A burglar and a surgeon -- The secret society begins to emerge -- The wheel and the plaque -- An appendix of sorts.
The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike.
July 1, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County], 1788-1943.
1 portfolio : illustrations (some color) ; 43 x 29 cm
Title supplied by cataloging agency from title written on first print by S.B. Munson, "Cincinnati."
Ca. 32 prints and photographs, loose in portfolio. Many are dated, have name of printer/publisher and a brief description of the print.
Cincinnati -- Nova Caesarea Harmony Lodge, no. 2, F. & A. M., 1907 -- Henry Clay steam boat -- Cincinnati waterworks, Boone number seven by Caroline Williams -- Harper's weekly (Sept. 14, 1872) article on the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition -- Cincinnati river views -- Landing of the pioneers at Yeatman's Cove, foot of Sycamore St. December 28th 1788, print of Miss A.E. Jones, del., Attlesey Lith. Printing wks, Cin. -- Cincinnati bridges: (viaduct Victory Parkway leaving Eden Park), Spring Garden Nursery / Elmer L. Foote ; Wrought iron plate and truss girder bridges / O.G. Leopold & Co. ; Grant Memorial Bridge -- photograph of the Island Queen, Coney Island ; Canal boat, Public landing, Cincinnati, about 1860 -- Miami and Erie Canal at the foot of Mt. Storm Park -- "Old Joe Ross" world's first practical steam fire engine, built in Cincinnati, 1852-53 -- The Court & Arch of Honor on Gov't Square erected at the return of Cinti solders from WW I -- Miami and Erie Canal, Cincinnati in October 1911 -- Sangerfest Hall, souvenir of Cincinnati, 1898 -- Arch over Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio, erected in honor of the fourth of July, 1865, from a photograph by Landy -- Garage at 1128 Locust St. -- Ft. Washington, Cin., O., from sketch by Maj. Denny -- Cincinnati River Views, a view of Cincinnati on the Ohio, 1810? - 1813 (wood engravings : hand colored) J. Cutler, del. -- Trial of all the steam engines of Cincinnati on the occasion of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.
July 1, 2014
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied--if eccentric--life of privilege. Yet Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the afterlife took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte"--Amazon.com.
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