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July 27, 2016
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F is for France : a curious cabinet of French wonders

July 26, 2016
Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
©2016
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.

Rio de Janeiro.

July 22, 2016
Hawthorne, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : col. ill, col. maps ; 19 x 9 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2016> Lonely Planet.

Pontifical Swiss Guard presents the Vatican cookbook : 500 years of classic recipes, papal tributes, and exclusive images of life and art at the Vatican

July 22, 2016
Geisser, David, author.
©2016
204 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Swearing-in -- Swiss Guard in Service to the Popes -- Pope Francis -- Pope Benedict XVI -- Pope John Paul II -- Personnel of the Vatican -- Officers of the Guard -- Life in the Swiss Guard -- Uniform of the Guard -- Patron Saints of the Guard -- Holidays at the Vatican -- Special Places of the Vatican -- Museums of the Vatican -- Castel Gandolfo Frascati & Anguillara -- Favorites of Rome -- Basic Recipes.
"From the elite protectors of the Popes and Defenders of the Faith for more than 500 years, a unique collection of exceptional recipes from simple to sublime, everyday staples to holiday feasts. Here are the classics served at Vatican tables for centuries and the finest of modern Roman cuisine. Best of all, we pay tribute to Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Holy Pope John Paul II with the personal favorite dishes from their homelands of Argentina, Bavaria, and Poland"--Page 4 of cover.

Lonely Planet's guide to travel photography

July 21, 2016
I'Anson, Richard, author, photographer.
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet, 2016.
376 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.
Previous ed.: 2012.
Includes indexes.
The best-selling Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography is written by internationally renowned travel photographer Richard I'Anson. He shares his wealth of experience and knowledge about travel photography in this jargon-free guide to taking better photographs. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and refreshed with up-to-the minute advice, information and instructions on how to take amazing travel photographs using the latest digital cameras. It also includes tips on how to get great results from smartphones, DSLR cameras, drones and GoPro action cameras. The author explains: How to get started in travel photography; What kit is required - whether you're an enthusiastic amateur photographer or a budding professionals - and how to use it; Types of software and computers needed to process pin-sharp images; On-the-ground advice, including photography etiquette, safety and security. Essential advice and know-how on lighting, composing and shooting great images' How to choose the best lense, set aperture, shutter speeds and exposure; Detailed instructions on taking photographs of moving subjects, portraits of people, landscapes, cities, wildlife, festivals, food and drink; Processing, saving and sharing digital images using various software programs, and even selling travel images. Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography is the definitive handbook for anybody keen to improve the photographs they take on their travel trips and wow their friends and family at home.

La Americana : a memoir

July 19, 2016
Simón, Melanie Bowden, author.
©2016
x, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Havana -- Manhattan and Tina Brown's 'Talk' -- Gringas in Castro's Cuba -- Tick tock -- Who's afraid of Uncle Sam? -- Maria Victoria and the Casa Particular -- Click clack go the tiles -- Hallmark moments -- Advanced cancer -- Devastating blow -- Old man and the sea -- Path finder -- Signs and symbols -- Castro the artist -- Good-byes -- Therapy in the garden -- Gypsy-- Freckles -- La Americana -- The Kiss -- Thirty-six hours and counting -- War -- Budapest -- A mismatched LEGO piece -- Lost along the Danube -- The Serb -- Breathe, Mel, breathe -- Lost in translation -- Wings of an angel -- You're talking, but I can't hear you -- Viva La Revolución! -- Pi-Chi! -- The real deal -- The elephant in the room -- Grim reaper -- Castro, Bush, and the racy tango -- Santo -- The lost boys of Cuba -- Starstruck -- Lockout -- To Mom, love Princesa -- Graveside -- Friends and the curious case of the speed bump -- A Havana wedding and the Canadian chickens -- Tobacco, mangoes, and the horseback Cafecito -- Acceptance -- Nooks, crannies, and saying adios -- Miami-bound.
"'La Americana' is the story of Melanie Bowden Simon, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown's 'Talk' magazine following the death of her mother and decided to travel to Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named Luis and dive headlong into a culture defined by beauty, humor, and grace within the unnerving realities of communism. In this memoir, Simon details her fascination with Cuban culture as she grapples with the death of her mother. She also covers the struggle to get in and out of Cuba at a time when the country is labeled a pariah state. Yet over and over again, Simon manages to overcome international barriers and overcome language and cultural obstacles-- all in the name of her love for Luis"-- Provided by publisher.

Sixty degrees north : around the world in search of home

July 18, 2016
Tallack, Malachy, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home."--Provided by publisher.

Lassoing the sun : a year in America's national parks

July 15, 2016
Woods, Mark (Journalist), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.
312 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"'In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal'--Ken Burns; Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind"--Provided by publisher.

Calendar.

July 12, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Metro, a non-profit public service of Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority,
v. : ill. ; 23 x 30 cm.
Title from cover.

In the steps of Jesus : an illustrated guide to the places of the Holy Land

July 8, 2016
Walker, P. W. L. (Peter W. L.)
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2007.
215 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bethlehem -- Nazareth -- The River Jordan -- The Judean desert -- Galilee and its villages -- Samaria -- Caesarea Philippi -- Jericho -- Bethany -- The Mount of Olives -- The temple -- Jerusalem -- Golgotha and the tomb -- Emmaus.
"A travel guide for the non-traveler ....this book is patterened as a journey around various places in the Bible lands and will take you on a journey. With a biblical overview, revelant background information, and a separate interpretation of what would be seen today, readers will be able to experience the history and relevence of these places of the holy land.

Mount Sinai : a history of travellers and pilgrims

July 7, 2016
Manginis, George, author.
©2016
308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers.

Oh Florida! : how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country

July 6, 2016
Pittman, Craig, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
The punch line state -- Growing up Floridian -- Flirting with disaster -- Getting stucco -- Trading gators for beer -- On the beach -- Road warriors -- The tower of power -- The gunshine state -- Bad boys -- God's waiting room -- Schoolhouse rock -- You bet your life -- Space invaders -- See you in the funny papers -- The sinshine state -- Confederacy of dunces -- The friends of Emma Jones -- A whole new you -- The unified theory of Florida.

Welcome to the goddamn ice cube : chasing fear and finding home in the great white north

July 6, 2016
Braverman, Blair, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, [2016]
274 pages ; 24 cm
"A revelatory memoir of the author's efforts to develop the strength and resilience to survive in the demanding landscapes of Norway and Alaska describes her physically exhausting survival endeavors on a ruthless arctic tundra marked by violent natural and human threats" --NoveList.

See San Francisco : through the lens of SFGirlbyBay

June 30, 2016
Smith, Victoria, 1959- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Noe valley -- Bernal Heights -- The Mission -- Potrero Hill and Dogpatch -- Soma -- Downtown and Union Square -- North Beach -- Chinatown -- Nob Hill -- Russian Hill -- The Marina -- Pacific Heights -- Hayes Valley -- Western Addition and Nopa -- The Castro -- Haight-Ashbury and Cole Valley -- The Richmond -- The Sunset -- Victoria's favorites.
Presents the special colorfulness of San Francisco through a series of photographs, depicting shops, markets, flowers, street art, historical buildings, parkland, and the shore line.

The boiling river : adventure and discovery in the Amazon

June 29, 2016
Ruzo, Andrés, author.
New York : TED Books/ Simon & Schuster, ©2016.
117 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
The Boiling River is the companion to Andres Ruzo's TED Talk, available for free at TED.com.

Blue highways : a journey into America

June 24, 2016
Heat Moon, William Least.
New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, ©2013.
xiii, 429 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1982.
Foreword ©2013 by Bill McKibben.
Eastward -- East by southeast -- South by southeast -- South by southwest -- West by southwest -- West by northwest -- North by northwest -- North by northeast -- East by northeast -- Westward.
Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least-Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map--if they get on at all--only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

The wonder trail : true stories from Los Angeles to the end of the world

June 22, 2016
Hely, Steve, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
The Beginning / Los Angeles -- Mexico -- Central America--Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama -- Around the Darién Gap and Colombia -- The Amazon and Peru -- The Galápagos and Bolivia -- Chile and Patagonia.
"Steve Hely, writer for The Office and American Dad! and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America."-- Provided by publisher.

All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world

June 21, 2016
O'Neill, Zora, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xvi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Egypt. Empty talk ; Inside the word factory ; A prophecy ; Two tongues ; See what we did ; Where's your ear? ; Days of rage ; Hidden fingers ; Illuminating the house ; Graduation day -- The gulf. Knowledge village ; Practical, fashion, extreme ; When your ear hears ; Eau de Facebook ; What he did not know ; Heritage club ; The best people ; Supreme poets ; Develop! -- Lebanon. The new Beirut ; What is the rule? ; We don't talk about politics here ; Almost a dead language ; Your mother ; Easy-- but not good ; The weird uncle ; Pierre and his friends ; We have not taught the Prophet the price ; Land of thorns -- Morocco. Daddy, Mommy, Gramps ; The place where the sun sets ; You pour the tea ; God is beautiful ; Speaking Mexican ; Let's chat in Arabic ; Sweet sensation ; Up in the old hotel ; What is the name of this? Crossing the bridge.

Normandy.

June 10, 2016
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Limited Co.
v. : chiefly col. ill., col. maps ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1994-<1996> Michelin ; <2001-2016> The Green guide.

Voyager : travel writings

June 8, 2016
Banks, Russell, 1940- author.
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
272 pages ; 24 cm
Voyager -- Pilgrim's regress -- Primal dreams -- House of slaves -- The last birds of paradise -- Innocents abroad -- Last days feeding frenzy -- The wrong stuff -- Fox and whale, priest and angel -- Old goat.
The award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. In this compelling anthology, he writes that since childhood he has "longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery and intrigue." The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. Banks shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, he traces his own timeline: "I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest: "One climbs a mountain, not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky," he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, this book brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Finding north : how navigation makes us human

June 7, 2016
Foy, George, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
viii, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Fear -- The Stavanger Paquet -- Birds, memory, and London taxis -- Modeling Halvor -- At the shrine of the navigation gods -- The "exploration" gene -- Adventures in the GPS trade -- Stellar screw-up -- Sex and navigation -- Bad latitude -- Colorado : the dark heart of GPS -- Searching the chart -- Odysseus in Haiti -- Launch -- The downside of cybernav -- At sea -- Navigate or die? -- The sail, and the story of the sail -- The politics of navigation -- Halvor's wedding -- Finding north.
"Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills--and why it's in mortal peril. In 1844, Foy's great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished at sea after getting lost in a snowstorm. Foy decides to unravel the mystery surrounding Halvor Michelsen's death--and the roots of his own obsession with navigation--by re-creating his ancestor's trip using only period instruments. Beforehand, he meets a colorful cast of characters to learn whether men really have better directional skills than women; how cells, eels, and spaceships navigate; and how tragedy results from GPS glitches. He interviews a cabby who has memorized every street in London, sails on a Haitian cargo sloop, and visits the site of a secret navigational cult in Greece. At the heart of Foy's story is this fact: navigation and the brain's memory centers are inextricably linked. As Foy unravels the secret behind Halvor's death, he also discovers why forsaking our navigation skills in favor of GPS may lead not only to Alzheimers and other diseases of memory, but to losing a key part of what makes us human"-- Provided by publisher.

Double cup love : on the trail of family, food, and broken hearts in China

May 27, 2016
Huang, Eddie, 1982- author.
©2016
xvi, 218 pages ; 25 cm
"As he entered adulthood (of sorts), Huang began to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really was, a dilemma that grew more acute as he contemplated proposing marriage to his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend. So he enlisted his brothers Emery and Evan and returned to the land his ancestors had abandoned. His immediate goal was to sample the best food in China, from four-star restaurants in Shanghai to sidewalk vendors in Chengdu, and open his own stand to see if his food stood up to Chinese tastes--but his deeper goal was to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry to his American girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life."--Provided by publisher.

Walking the Himalayas

May 20, 2016
Wood, Levison, 1982- author.
©2016
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Pokhara, 2001 -- Fourteen years later -- We are the pilgrims, master -- Kabul -- A short flight in the Hindu Kush -- Bam-i-Dunyan -- Karakorum -- Line of control -- Kashmir -- The holy man of the mountain -- Saddhus and shadows -- On foot through Tigerland -- The perilous mountain -- Return to Pokhara -- The road to Kathmandu -- The wild East -- The Dragon Kingdom -- Place of the gods.
Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels 1700 miles through five countries over the course of six months. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Wood walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance. In a personal story of perseverance and discovery, Wood forges bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century. Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of one intrepid man's traels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.--From dust jacket.

Italy.

May 18, 2016
London : Dickens Press,
v. : maps. 26 x 12 cm.
At head of title: -1998, English edition, Michelin ; <2001-2016> The Green guide.

Turkey.

May 18, 2016
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Main cities of Europe.

May 17, 2016
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

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