New Arrivals · Travel

December 2, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
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.


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.
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.


October 12, 2016
London : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1988-<1997> Michelin ; <2001-2016> The Green guide.

Rosie Reds yearbook.

October 11, 2016
Rosie Reds.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Rosie Reds]
v. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Copies (2001, 2012) in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, have original red wrappers printed in black.|5OC

Time travel : a history

October 7, 2016
Gleick, James, author.
336 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Machine -- Fin de siècle -- Philosophers and pulps -- Ancient lights -- By your bootstraps -- Arrow of time -- A river, a path, a maze -- Eternity -- Buried time -- Backward -- The paradoxes -- What is time? -- Our only boat -- Presently.
Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.

More moaning : the enlightened one returns

October 4, 2016
Pilkington, Karl, author.
338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
TV tie-in.
"As seen on sky 1"--Cover.


September 22, 2016
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1989-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2016> The Green guide.

When in French : love in a second language

September 21, 2016
Collins, Lauren (Journalist)
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
243 pages ; 24 cm
The past perfect: le plus-que-parfait -- The imperfect: l'imparfait -- The past: le passé composé -- the present: le présent -- The conditional: le conditionnel -- The subjunctive: le subjonctif -- The future: le futur.
"When New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins moves to Geneva, Switzerland, she decides to learn French--not just to be able to go about her day-to-day life, but in order to be closer to her French husband and his family. When in French is at once a hilarious and idiosyncratic memoir about the things we do for love, and an exploration across cultures and history into how we learn languages, and what they say about who we are"-- Provided by publisher.

See America : a celebration of our national parks & treasured sites

August 31, 2016
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]
175 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Map on lining paper.
"To coincide with the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service, the Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive and reimagine the legacy of WPA travel posters. Artists from all over the world have participated in the creation of this new, crowdsourced collection of See America posters for a modern era"

Portfolio. Il grand tour delle insegnanti.

August 23, 2016
Roma [Italy] : Internazionale s.r.l., [2016]
pages 64-69 : illustrations, some color ; 28 cm.
Title from the portfolio feature of the issue.
"Tutte le foto per gentile concessione di The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County"--Page 64.

Singnagtugaq : a Greenlander' dream

August 18, 2016
Storch, Mathias, 1883-1957, author.
126 pages ; 19 cm
"Published in 1915, Singnagtugaq: A Greenlanders Dream, created both furor and literary history as the first original novel in Greenlandic. Initially the book was seen as an encounter between the historic clash of good and evil-Danish colonizers and the colonized Greenlanders. The book portrays this encounter in vivid, harsh terms reflecting the time. At the end of the novel comes a vision of a future, modern Greenland, freed from colonial humiliation and poverty: the first literary expression of the desire for progress which later became so prominent in Greenlandic poetry and politics. It also described the first required Danish education for primary school students, not to serve as subservient to the Danish, but as a necessary part of a Greenlanders education and growth. Later, this apparent contradiction came to characterize Greenlandic cultural policy."--Provided by publisher

The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

August 10, 2016
Nicolay, Franz, author.
New York : The New Press, 2016.
371 pages : map ; 20 cm
The humorless ladies of border control (Ukraine) -- Party for everybody (Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg) -- A real Lenin of our time (Moscow) -- God-forget-it house (Trans-Siberian) -- The knout and the pierogi (Tomsk to Baikal) -- The hall of sufficient looking (Trans-Mongolian) -- Drunk nihilists make a good audience (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia) -- A fur coat with morsels (Hungary, Poland) -- Poor, but they have style (Romania) -- You are an asshole big time (Bulgaria) -- Don't bring your beer in church (Bucharest to Vienna) -- Changing the country, we apologize for the inconvenience (Ukraine after the flood).
In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job and over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. While engaging with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the past and future of punk rock culture in the post-Communist world.

F is for France : a curious cabinet of French wonders

July 26, 2016
Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
216 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"Exploring a culture filled with arcane laws, historical incidents, and bizarre paradoxes, Piu Eatwell's follow up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed myth-buster They Eat Horses, Don't They is a delightful exploration of France's quirky, literary, and culinary heritage. From absinthe and catacombs to former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, Eatwell leaves no stone unturned, taking readers off the beaten path to explore the kind of information that gets missed in guidebooks and 'official' information sources. Who could imagine, for example, that there is a village in France where UFOs are banned from landing? Or that there is a verifiable population of wild kangaroos in the forests surrounding Paris? These, and many other off-beat delights, are just some of the curiosities awaiting readers in this journey through byways and hidden treasures of this endlessly fascinating and paradoxical country. Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, including recipes and charming illustrations, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles and anyone with an interest in French travel and culture"-- Provided by publisher.

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