New Arrivals · Travel

November 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Europe by Eurail.

November 20, 2015
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2016> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

The best American travel writing.

November 20, 2015
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Discover Kaua'i.

November 20, 2015
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2012-
v. : col. ill., maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.

Lonely Planet's best in travel.

November 18, 2015
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2008-
v. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
"850 trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the year ahead."

Black dragon river : a journey down the Amur River at the borderlands of empires

November 18, 2015
Ziegler, Dominic, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
357 pages : map ; 25 cm
Prologue -- Part One: Onon -- -- Part Two: Irkutsk -- Part Three: Chita -- Part Four: Nerchinsk -- Part Five: Albazino -- Part Six: Blagoveshchensk -- Part Seven: Khabarovsk -- Part Eight: Nikolaevsk -- Epilogue - -Acknowledgments -- Selected Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index.
"Black Dragon River is a personal journey down one of Asia's great rivers that reveals the region's essential history and culture. The world's ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this area offers journalist Dominic Ziegler a lens with which to examine the societies at Europe's only borderland with east Asia. He follows a journey from the river's top to bottom, and weaves the history, ecology and peoples to show a region obsessed with the past--and to show how this region holds a key to the complex and critical relationship between Russia and China today,"--NoveList.

Lonely Planet's beautiful world.

November 18, 2015
Melbourne ; London ; Oakland : Lonely Planet, 2015.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Previously published in hardcover, 2013.
Includes index.
Journey to the planets most magnificent places with Lonely Planet's Beautiful World, a thought provoking portrait of our world. It [w]ill help you see the planet as you have never seen it before, renewing your relationship with the place we call home.

Bright lights Paris

November 18, 2015
Niles, Angie, author.
New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
x, 289 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm
Trocadéro -- Tuileries -- Opera -- Montorgeuil -- Lower Marais -- Upper Marais -- Montmartre -- Canal Saint-Martin -- Bastille -- Latin Quarter -- Saint-Germain -- Champ du Mars.

Only in Vienna : a guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects

November 16, 2015
Smith, Duncan J. D., 1960- author, photographer.
[England?] : The Urban Explorer, 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Maps on endpages.
"Based on personal experience walking through the Danube metropolis, the author and 'Urban Explorer' Duncan J. D. Smith opens new and unusual perspectives. He reveals the Vienna of hidden courtyards, mysterious cellars and forgotten cemeteries, Klimt's Last Studio, the Holy Lance and the secret of dreams, Harry Lime and the Knights of Blood Street"--Page 4 of cover.

Only in Zurich : a guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects

November 16, 2015
Smith, Duncan J. D., 1960- author, photographer.
[England?] : The Urban Explorer, 2015.
232 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Maps on endpages.

Trace : memory, history, race, and the American landscape

November 16, 2015
Savoy, Lauret E., author.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, [2015]
225 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue : Thoughts on a Frozen Pond -- The View from Point Sublime -- Provenance Notes -- Alien Land Ethic : the distance between -- Madeline Traces -- What's in a Name -- Properties of Desire -- Migrating in a Bordered Land -- Placing Washington, D.C., after the Inauguration -- Epilogue : at Crowsnest Pass.
"Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate. As an educator and Earth historian, she has tracked the continent's past from the relics of deep time; but the paths of ancestors toward her--paths of free and enslaved Africans, colonists from Europe, and peoples indigenous to this land--lie largely eroded and lost. In this provocative and powerful mosaic of personal journeys and historical inquiry across a continent and time, Savoy explores how the country's still unfolding history, and ideas of 'race,' have marked her and the land. From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from 'Indian Territory' and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past. In distinctive and illuminating prose that is attentive to the rhythms of language and landscapes, she weaves together human stories of migration, silence, and displacement, as epic as the continent they survey, with uplifted mountains, braided streams, and eroded canyons"-- Provided by publisher.

It takes a little crazy to make a difference

November 11, 2015
Jenet, Dafna Michaelson.
Melbourne, Florida : Motivational Press, Inc. 2015.
199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"It's amazing what you can learn couch surfing America. It's even more amazing how empowered you can become when you realize that people who look like you, sound like you, have the same amount of money and education as you are making a difference to things that matter, to you. Jenet has the stories. She met the people. She (don't do this at home kids) slept on the couches of people she met on Twitter, and she went to all 50 states, one state each week for 52 weeks and found the people that look like you. Let her introduce you...and while she's at it, let her introduce the amazing things that happen when you own your crazy and follow that urge to tell a story, your own story gets written" -- back cover.

The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs

November 9, 2015
Sciolino, Elaine, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to passover? -- The murdered schoolgirls -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale américain est arrivé! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck.
"Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Émile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents--the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers--bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing"--Provided by publisher.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 6, 2015
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2016> by Douglas Ward.

Only in Munich : a guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects

November 6, 2015
Smith, Duncan J. D., 1960- author.
[England?] : The Urban Explorer, 2014.
231 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Maps on endpages.
"Based on personal experience walking through the capital of the Free State of Bavaria, the author and 'Urban Explorer' Duncan J. D. Smith opens new and unusual perspectives. He reveals the Munich of the Wittelsbachs, the Räterepublik and the Third Reich, of historic breweries and eccentric museums, of Karl Valentin, Thomas Mann and Sophie Scholl. Set off with this guide on your own expedition through one of Europe's most fascinating cities"--Page 4 of cover.

Destinations of a lifetime : 225 of the world's most amazing places

November 3, 2015
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
319 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Nature unbound: the wild side of awesome -- Hand of man: humankind's ageless handiwork -- Sea & shore: where land and water magically merge -- Mountain majesty: on top of the world -- Town & country: culture and countryside combined.

The other Paris

October 30, 2015
Sante, Luc.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Capital -- Ghosts -- Pantruche -- Zone -- La Canaille -- Archipelago -- Le Business -- Saint Monday -- Show People -- Mort aux Vaches -- The Insurgents -- The Game.
"A vivid investigation into the seamy underside of nineteenth and twentieth century Paris"-- Provided by publisher.

Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

October 28, 2015
Winchester, Simon, author.
xiv, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The great thermonuclear sea -- Mr. Ibuka's radio revolution -- The ecstasies of wave-riding -- A dire and dangerous irritation -- Farewell, all my friends and foes -- Echoes of distant thunder -- How goes the lucky country? -- The fires in the deep -- A fragile and uncertain sea -- Of masters and commanders -- Epilogue: the call of the running tide.
The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.

Boundless : tracing land and dream in a new Northwest Passage

October 28, 2015
Winter, Kathleen, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter embarked on a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the North, where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life. Kathleen Winter's "Boundless" is an homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.

Lonely Planet's wild world

October 27, 2015
Melbourne : Lonely Planet, 2015.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm
Includes index.
Collects breath-taking images from around the world that create a compelling portrait of each continent.

Only in Cologne : a guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects

October 27, 2015
Smith, Duncan J. D., 1960- author, photographer.
[England?] : The Urban Explorer, 2014.
231 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Based on personal experience walking through one of Germany's oldest cities, the author and 'Urban Explorer' Duncan J. D. Smith opens new and unusual perspectives. He reveals the Cologne of Sancta Colonia and the Third Reich, of religious relics and forgotten fortresses, of Napoleon's Cemetery and the Red Baron"--Page 4 of cover.

Only in Hamburg : a guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects

October 27, 2015
Smith, Duncan J. D., 1960- author.
Vienna : The Urban Explorer, 2014.
231 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.

London fog : the biography

October 26, 2015
Corton, Christine L., 1958-
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.
391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
The birth of London fog -- Dickensian gloom -- King Fog -- Women in danger -- The view from abroad -- London apocalypse -- Land of the living dead -- The last gasp -- Conclusion : the death of London fog.

Voyages of a simple sailor

October 16, 2015
Taylor, Roger D.
Leicester : Fitzroy, 2008.
x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Aged just 23, and already set on a life of adventure, Roger Taylor signed up as an able seaman on the square-rigger Endeavour II, bound for New Zealand. The voyage turned into a terrifying ordeal as the ship was caught in a tropical storm. Embayed between two headlands the ship was driven towards a hostile lee shore. The Endeavour II finally struck land in horrific conditions at one in the morning. There seemed little chance of survival ... Following this formative experience, Roger resolved that from then on he would ever only go to sea on his own terms, single-handed and in easily manageable yachts. He built the 19' Roc and twice crossed the Tasman Sea in her - the smallest craft then to have made the crossing. Roger continued to develop his ideas on the importance of simplicity in ocean voyaging and sailed his 21' junk-rigged Corribee Mingming in the first Jester Challenge. This was a voyage of calms, frustrations and mature reflection.


October 14, 2015
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2015> Lonely Planet.

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.

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