New Arrivals · Travel

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ohio day trips by theme

May 18, 2018
Seckman, Cathy Hester, author.
Cambridge, Minnesota : Adventure Publications, [2018] ©2018
176 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Discover hundreds of unique attractions around the Buckeye State. This comprehensive guide is jam-packed with hundred's of Ohio's top spots for fun and entertainment. Take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. Useful for singles, couples, and families -visitors and residents alike- this guide encompasses a wide range of interests."--Back cover.

Backroads & byways of Vermont : drives, day trips, & weekend excursions

May 17, 2018
Tree, Christina, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, A division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The West River and Mount Snow valleys -- Manchester and the mountains route -- River towns -- The upper Connecticut River Valley -- White River valleys -- Woodstock/Quechee loop -- Killington/Rutland -- Middlebury/Ripton -- The capital region -- The Mad River Valley -- Mount Mansfield loop -- Burlington south -- Champlain Islands -- Northwest corner -- Northeast Kingdom.

Gates of the Arctic National Park : twelve years of wilderness exploration

May 15, 2018
Wilkins, Joe, 1942- author, photographer.
©2018
309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 29 cm
"Joe Wilkins has now accumulated more than half a century of experience in the wilds of northern Alaska since receiving training in arctic wilderness survival in 1966. During the 1970s he began hiking, backpacking and camping in the region which, in 1980, was officially designated Gates of the Arctic National Park. A complex land of breathtaking contrasts, this frontier is exceptional in no other region in North America does it get colder, darker, or wilder. Its remote beauty and extensive human history imbue the land with an elemental and visceral sense of inspiration for those who visit. Gates of the Arctic National Park: Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration provides thorough, accurate and detailed information about Gates of the Arctic National Park along with a collection of Wilkins' own personal photographs. Wilkins has created a definitive, perennial book about one of the country's most enchanting national parks that will stand the test of time."--Amazon.com

The Route 66 photo road trip : how to eat, play, stay, and shoot like a pro

May 10, 2018
Sammon, Rick, author.
©2018
224 pages : illustrations (mostly color), map ; 21 cm
"From legendary photographer Rick Sammon and his wife, Susan, [this book] is the perfect companion to enjoying and photographing everything that the country's most famous highway has to offer, whether you're hauling professional gear or just your phone! [...] This guide includes recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, hour-by-hour road itineraries, and essential tips for capturing memorable photographs by day or night, stopped or in a moving car, with a DSLR or an iPhone." -- Back cover.

Cincinnati illustrated : featuring principal points of interest, busy down-town corners, prominent buildings, pleasure resorts, etc.

May 10, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Freeman & Crosson, Publishers, [1918?]
64 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original pictorial paper wrappers with black and red printing.

Bella figura : how to live, love, and eat the Italian way

May 9, 2018
Mohammadi, Kamin, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser, to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro--here is a mantra for savoring the beauty and color of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places, and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life"-- Provided by publisher.

A Colonial Williamsburg love affair : tales, takes, and tips from a lifetime of visits

May 8, 2018
Bailey, Debra (Debra A.), author.
©2017
xiii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Through heartfelt and intimate reflections about the people, the activities, and the historic town itself over decades of visits, the author discovers why she still loves and returns to Colonial Williamsburg regularly. Part memoir, part science, and part history, the book also offers many tips on how to experience your visit to the fullest."--Back cover.

Backroads & byways of Ohio.

April 23, 2018
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2014-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2014-<2018> by Matt Forster.
"Drives, day trips & weekend excursions."

Book towns : forty five paradises of the printed word

April 18, 2018
Johnson, Alex, 1969- author.
London, United Kingdom : Frances Lincoln, an imprint of the Quarto Group, 2018.
192 pages : color illustratons ; 17 x 22 cm
"The so-called "Book Towns" of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere. Book Towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of the 40 semi-officially recognized literary towns around the world and outlines the history and development of each community, and offers practical travel advice. Many Book Towns have emerged in areas of marked attraction, such as Ureña in Spain or Fjaerland in Norway, where bookshops have been set up in buildings including former ferry waiting rooms and banks. While the UK has the best-known examples at Hay, Wigtown and Sedbergh, the book has a broad international appeal, featuring locations such as Jimbochu in Japan, College Street in Calcutta, and major unofficial "book cities" such as Buenos Aires." - -Amazon.com

God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State

April 16, 2018
Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
©2018
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslim adherents). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to Indiana State Parks

April 10, 2018
Strange, Nathan D., author.
Bloomington, Indiana : Quarry Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, [2018]
xxx, 225 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
McCormick's Creek State Park -- Turkey Run State Park -- Clifty Falls State Park -- Indiana Dunes State Park -- Pokagon State Park -- Spring Mill State Park -- Shakamak State Park -- Brown County State Park -- Mounds State Park -- Lincoln State Park -- Tippecanoe River State Park -- Versailles State Park -- Shades State Park -- Whitewater Memorial State Park -- Chain O' Lakes State Park -- Ouabache State Park -- Harmonie State Park -- Potato Creek State Park -- White River State Park -- Summit Lake State Park -- Falls of the Ohio State Park -- Charlestown State Park -- Fort Harrison State Park -- O'Bannon Woods State Park -- Prophetstown State Park.
Indiana state parks provide something for everyone, whether it's a weekend hike in the woods or a family outing. A descripsion of the features that make each park unique, as well as covering the park trails, history, and much more.

Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations

April 5, 2018
Howell, Georgina, 1942- author.
©2006
xix, 481 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daughter of the desert. Pub. in 2007 in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux."--Title page verso.
Gertrude and Florence -- Education -- The civilized woman -- Becoming a person -- Mountaineering -- Desert travel -- Dick Doughty-Wylie -- Limit of endurance -- Escape -- War work -- Cairo, Delhi, Basra -- Government through Gertrude -- Anger -- Faisal -- Coronation -- Staying and leaving.
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer, and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty. Turning her back on that, she became the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and saw its first king safely onto the throne in 1921. A compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and, in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy.

A Geek in Korea : discovering Asia's new kingdom of cool

April 5, 2018
Tudor, Daniel, 1982- author.
©2014
159 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Korean identity -- Traditional Korea -- Modern Korea -- Korea's internet mania -- Society and daily life -- Koreans at work -- Koreans at play -- Korea's music scene -- Movies and television -- Visiting Korea.
"A Geek in Korea reinvents the culture guide for the Internet age. Packed with articles and photographs, it covers all the touchstones of Korean culture--from Buddhism and Confucianism to chapters on the traditional arts and disciplines like Taekwondo. There are chapters on cultural code words and norms; personal relationships; business and technology; and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Korean. A number of chapters are devoted to Korean pop culture, with attention to the stars, idols, and urban subcultures associated with them. For visitors to Korea, the author includes a mini-guide to his favorite neighborhoods in Seoul and other places of outstanding interest."--Publisher description.

The wisdom of wolves : lessons from the Sawtooth pack

April 4, 2018
Dutcher, Jim, 1943- author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword / by Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. -- Introduction -- Earning trust -- Family first -- Lead with kindness -- One for all -- Never stop playing -- Teach the young, respect the old -- Stay curious -- Find compassion -- Cherish one another -- The wolf in the mirror.
"Lessons Jim and Jamie Dutcher learned from six years of living in the Idaho wilderness with gray wolves"-- Provided by publisher.

Family road trips : getting there was half the fun!

March 28, 2018
Greendale, WI : RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Presented by the editors of the Reader's Digest Association and Reminisce magazine.

To the edges of the Earth : 1909, the race for the three poles, and the climax of the age of exploration

March 21, 2018
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xx, 329 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The aristocracy of adventure, circa 1909 -- The audacity of adventure, circa 1909 -- The allure of adventure, circa 1909 -- The great game -- The Peary way -- Beyond the screaming sixties -- The savage North -- Poles apart -- On top of the world -- The third pole -- Returnings -- The last biscuit.
"An entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world."--Jacket.

Ohio, territory to statehood

March 20, 2018
Rees, Robert Ross, Jr., author.
©2017
203 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
History of Ohio -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Standard Oil -- John D. Rockefeller -- Carnegie Steel Company -- Ivory Soap -- Owens Corning -- Jeep-Toledo -- Scott & Fetzer -- Kirby Company.
"This is about the history of the state of Ohio with additional history about John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, Owens Corning, Scott & Fetzer and Kirby Company"--Provided by publisher.

Disappointment River : finding and losing the Northwest Passage

March 16, 2018
Castner, Brian, author.
©2018
xii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
The Northwest Company, 1788 -- Into the north, 2016 -- Scotland, 1774 -- New York, 1775 -- Montreal, 1778 -- Detroit, 1784 -- The Pays d'en Haut, 2016 -- Grand portage and the English River, 1785 -- Awgeenah and Matonabbee, 1786 -- Murder at the old establishment, 1787 -- To the Northwest Passage, 1788 -- All it takes is time, 2016 -- Embarkation, June 1789 -- The Rapids of the Slave, June 2016 -- Shoot the messenger, June 1789 -- Thunderstorms and raids, June 2016 -- Into the mountains, July 1789 -- Plagues of the Deh Cho, July 2016 -- The Dogrib, July 1789 -- Rapid without rapids, July 2016 -- You can starve on rabbits, July 1789 -- Fort Good Hope to Tsiigehtchic, July 2016 -- Satisfy the curiosity, tho' not the intent, July 1789 -- Into the earth sponge, July 2016 -- The highest part of the island, July 1789 -- A sea of ice, frozen no more, July 2016 -- Many returns.
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.

Greece.

March 14, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2018> Lonely Planet.

Frommer's easyguide to Seattle, Portland & the Oregon coast.

March 14, 2018
New York : Frommer Media LLC, [2015]-
volumes : maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
Limited to a short 252 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination: the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay. Because it is "quick to read, light to carry", it is called an "EasyGuide", and reflects Arthur Frommer's lifetime of experience in presenting clear and concise travel advice. -- Publishers Description.

Pictures photographed by A. Nielen, Cincinnati O.

March 14, 2018
Nielen, A. (Andries), 1850-1940.
Cincinnati, OH : A. Nielen, [1900?].
17 unnumbered leaves : color illustrations ; 15 x 21 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is a scrapbook bound in dark brown cloth with 3 metal eyelets and string tie.
"Colored by the hands of Japanese artists"--Page [2] of cover.
Travel photographs by A. Nielen from his travels to Japan, New Guinea, Hawaii, and Sweden, arranged as a scrapbook. All include a descriptive text on bottom border of picture. Images affixed to black card stock pages.

Southwest USA's best trips.

March 12, 2018
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"32 amazing road trips."
Road trips from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.

Florida & the South's best trips.

March 12, 2018
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"28 amazing road trips."
Road trips from Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

The last wild men of Borneo : a true story of death and treasure

March 9, 2018
Hoffman, Carl, 1960- author.
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
347 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia

March 8, 2018
Wood, Levison, 1982- author.
©2017
viii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company."--Title page verso.
Hampton Court -- Mornings in Mexico -- The Americas -- Meeting an explorer -- Departure -- Yucatán -- Ruins -- Trouble in Paradise -- Boot camp -- Borderlands -- El Petén -- Barrios -- The ascent -- Escape to Nicaragua -- Land of fire -- Chirripó -- Paradise found -- Panama -- Crossing the Panama Canal -- The end of the road -- The last jungle -- The Darién Gap -- New Scotland -- Colombia.
"Starting in the Yucatán, Wood sets out on an epic walking voyage, moving through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, travelling in the opposite direction along vital migrant routes. Journeying from sleepy barrios to glamourous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness, Wood forges new relationships along the way that stand at the heart of this book--and the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the region's natural obstacles, he partakes in family meals with local hosts, learns to build an emergency shelter, and witnesses the surreal beauty of the landscapes. Finally, Wood attempts to cross one of the world's most impenetrable borders: The Darién Gap from Panama into south America, a notorious smuggling passage and the wildest jungle he has ever navigated."--Jacket flap.

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