New Arrivals · Travel

October 25, 2014
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The world's best cities : celebrating 220 great destinations

October 24, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2014]
335 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Delving into the heart and soul of more than 220 cities around the globe, The World's Best Cities is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. In photos and words, this irresistible volume showcases long-established great cities like Paris, Rome, New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as exciting up-and-comers, including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi. As readable as it is beautiful, this expansive travel guide offers a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives; photo galleries, and fun facts; plus sidebars on oddities; where to find the best food and shopping; novels that capture a particular city's atmosphere; local secrets; and more. Many additional cities appear in illustrated lists, such as eco-friendly cities, foodie cities; and happiest cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, and on-the-go visitors and armchair travelers alike will make The World's Best Cities a must-have volume to accompany all their urban adventures"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking the woods and the water : in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

October 24, 2014
Hunt, Nick, author.
London : Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2014.
vi, 330 pages : map ; 22 cm

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

A kitchen in France : a year of cooking in my farmhouse

October 23, 2014
Thorisson, Mimi.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2014]
304 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Spring -- Summer -- Autumn -- Winter.

Midnight in Siberia : a train journey into the heart of Russia

October 23, 2014
Greene, David, 1976- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Rose -- Sergei -- Boris -- Another Sergei -- Liubov -- Nina -- Alexei -- Vasily -- Galina -- Marina -- Angelina -- Andrei -- Polina -- Ivan -- Tatiana -- Nadezhda -- Yet another Sergei -- Taisiya -- Igor -- Olga -- Vitaly.
"After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene travels across the country--a 6,000-mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok--to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline-grabbing protests in Moscow, Greene speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from last spring's meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk"--Provided by publisher.

The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them

October 21, 2014
271 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.

Europe by Eurail.

October 20, 2014
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2014> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

The lost Book of Mormon : a journey through the mythic lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri

October 15, 2014
Steinberg, Avi, author.
265 pages : map 22 cm
A witty and probing travelogue through the landscapes associated with The Book of Mormon, it argues for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as work of American storytelling.

Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East

October 15, 2014
Russell, Gerard, author.
xxix, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Mandaeans -- Yazidis -- Zoroastrians -- Druze -- Samaritans -- Copts -- Kalasha -- Detroit.


October 15, 2014
Davidson, Robyn, 1950- author.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014.
270 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm.
Reprint with author's 2012 postscript. Previously published: New York : Vintage Books, 1995. First published in the United States: New York : Pantheon Books, 1980.
Alice sprung -- Shedding burdens -- Little bit long way -- On the far side -- Select bibliography -- Postscript.
When Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of Australia, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide, and a shameless publicity seeker. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is something more: a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.

The best American travel writing.

October 7, 2014
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Fenni-2 : more Finns among us : a history of the Finns in America

October 3, 2014
Jura, Art.
Rockport, Me. : Picton Press, c2005.
ix, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Parisian cats

September 30, 2014
Kiang-Snaije, Olivia, author.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Simultaneously published in French as 'Chats parisiens'"--Colophon.

The Beatles invade Cincinnati : the 1964 & 1966 concerts

September 29, 2014
v, 150 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm.
Foreword by Dusty Rhodes.
"This book reveals many unknown facts behind the concerts and features candid interviews with those most closely involved, and of course, with the fans themselves. Relive Beatlemania as you enjoy page after page of rare photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the Fab Four's two visits to Cincinnati."--Page [4] of cover.

Naked and marooned : one man, one island

September 24, 2014
Stafford, Ed.
New York : Plume, 2014.
320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"Previously published in the United Kingdom by Virgin Books, an imprint of Edbury Publishing"--t.p. verso.
"A Plume book."
Surviving : day 1 -- Water : day 2 to 6 -- Fire : day 7 to 14 -- Shelter : day 15 to 28 -- Hunting : day 29 to 42 -- Thriving : day 43 to 60.
"Ed Stafford -- adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River, likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. His mission: to survive for sixty days equipped with nothing -- no food, water, or even clothing -- except the video cameras he would use to document his time. Detailing Stafford's jaw-dropping sojourn on the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a tale of unparalleled adventure and of one man's will to push himself to the outer limits and survive"-- p. [4] of cover.

Four boots, one journey : a story of survival, awareness and rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail

September 22, 2014
Alt, Jeff, author.
223 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Originally published: A hike for Mike, ©2005.

New Zealand.

September 15, 2014
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2014> Lonely Planet.


September 15, 2014
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2014> Lonely Planet.


September 15, 2014
London : Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd.
v. : ill., maps ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1987-1997, Michelin ; <2000-2014> The Green guide.

100 places you will never visit : the world's most secret locations

September 11, 2014
Smith, Daniel, 1976-
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
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.

Tudor adventures : an Arctic voyage of discovery : the hunt for the northeast passage

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.

The interior circuit : a Mexico City chronicle

September 10, 2014
Goldman, Francisco, author.
New York, NY : Grove Press, [2014]
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"

Berlin : a cultural guide

September 8, 2014
Schürer, Norbert.
Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, [2015]
pages cm.
Includes index.
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.

Providence & Rhode Island chef's table : extraordinary recipes from the Ocean State

September 8, 2014
Beaulieu, Linda.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2014]
xix, 235 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Recipes for the home cook from the state's most celebrated eateries"-- Provided by publisher.

Baltimore chef's table : extraordinary recipes from charm city and the surrounding counties

September 8, 2014
Patterson, Kathy Wielech.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014]
pages cm
"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.

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