New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

May 11, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

May 10, 2019
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.

Polar explorer

April 25, 2019
Hameister, Jade, 2001- author.
216 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Polar Explorer is an inspiring and empowering story by sixteen-year-old Jade Hameister, chronicling her feat of being the youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

Oxford atlas of the world.

February 11, 2019
George Philip & Son, cartographer.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1992-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 38 cm
Relief shown by shading, spot heights and gradient tints. Depths shown by gradient tints and soundings. Additional colored maps on end papers.
"Cartography by Philip's, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Limited"--Title page verso.
Atlas shows maps of the world and satellite photography of the earth that reflect the most recent political, economic, and demographic statistics, and presents articles addressing the environment and population matters in major cities.

Off the rails : a train trip through life

February 6, 2019
Severgnini, Beppe, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
xvi, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Translation of: Signori, si cambia.
Includes index.

Your keys our home : the senior nomads' incredible Airbnb journey

January 25, 2019
Campbell, Debbie, author.
132 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
If you've ever dreamed of casting off your worldly possessions and traveling to your heart's content, this story about two intrepid seniors will inspire you no matter your age. Michael and Debbie Campbell felt they had one more adventure in them before considering retirement in the traditional sense, so they filled two rolling duffel bags with life's essentials (including their own pillows) and hit the road. Three years later, having sold their home in Seattle, their "Senior Nomad" lifestyle has no end in sight. Ride along as they share tales of living full-time in Airbnbs in over 50 countries and pay tribute to the many hosts who not only helped them live daily life, but also offered unique opportunities to experience their cities. From the barber's chair in Dublin and the dentist's chair in Split, to a wild motorcycle ride in Athens, a peek behind the Soviet Curtain in Transnistria, and the demise of a chicken for dinner in Marrakech, hosts made the Campbell's dream of adventure come true. Discover how Debbie and Michael find their next Airbnb, how they get there, and the many ways they enjoy their new city just as the locals do. Learn their tips and tricks for using Airbnb and how they get the most out of each stay, all while spending little more than they would have spent settled into their rocking chairs in Seattle.

Cruise Handbook.

January 24, 2019
Lonely Planet Publications Staff.
Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2019.
168 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
This guide is packed with destination insight and expert advice on everything from booking a great deal and family travel to making the most of your time.

The bucket list wild : 1000 adventures big and small : animals, birds, fish, nature

January 14, 2019
Stathers, Kath, author.
416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- North America -- Mexico, Central America, and South America -- Europe -- Africa and the MIddle East -- Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
"The Bucket List: Wild is a collection of 1,000 incredIble encounters with the natural world, to be experienced across every continent, from whale watching in the Pacific to snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, and feeding pandas in China to riding with wild horses in France. Alongside the beautiful photographs there is helpful information on how you can support conservation efforts, and advice on how to behave around wild animals. The most complete life list yet to the world's best places to see wildlife-both on and off the beaten path." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Good Sam North American RV travel & savings guide.

January 4, 2019
Oxnard, CA : Good Sam Enterprises, c2014-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.

A history of America in 100 maps

December 27, 2018
Schulten, Susan, author.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2018]
272 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm
"Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such they offer unrivaled windows onto the past. In this book Susan Schulten uses maps to explore five centuries of American history, from the voyages of European discovery to the digital age. With stunning visual clarity, A History of America in 100 Maps showcases the power of cartography to illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Gathered primarily from the British Library’s incomparable archives and compiled into nine chronological chapters, these one hundred full-color maps range from the iconic to the unfamiliar. Each is discussed in terms of its specific features as well as its larger historical significance in a way that conveys a fresh perspective on the past. Some of these maps were made by established cartographers, while others were made by unknown individuals such as Cherokee tribal leaders, soldiers on the front, and the first generation of girls to be formally educated. Some were tools of statecraft and diplomacy, and others were instruments of social reform or even advertising and entertainment. But when considered together, they demonstrate the many ways that maps both reflect and influence historical change."--Inside dust jacket.

History of the world map by map

December 17, 2018
New York, NY : DK Publishing ; Smithsonian, 2018.
440 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm
Includes index.
Prehistory -- The Ancient World -- Middle Ages -- The Early Modern World -- Revolution and Industry -- Progress and Empire -- The Modern World.
More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.

My first atlas of the world

December 13, 2018
National Geographic Kids (Firm), cartographer.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 35 cm.
Simple, colorful maps, bold pictures, and accessible text present basic geography, continent by continent, to spark kids' curiosity about the planet we inhabit. They'll learn elementary mapping skills and concepts such as the difference between a globe and a map. They'll learn answers to questions, like what is a compass rose? What features make up the land? Where is the ocean? And what are the countries where people (and animals) live? Reviewed by geography and early childhood consultants, this delightful atlas makes our world accessible to even the most junior explorers.

Journeys of a lifetime : 500 of the world's greatest trips

November 5, 2018
415 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Foreword: Inspiration for exploration -- Introduction: The ultimate journey -- Across water -- By road -- By rail -- On foot -- In search of culture -- In gourmet heaven -- Into the action -- Up and away -- In their footsteps.
A collection of the 500 most alluring travel experiences on the planet! The perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips, or those searching for specific experiences, this title has been fully revised and updated just in time for its 10th anniversary. The characters are organized by means of transportation. They are designed to help you plan your trip, telling you the best time to visit, sights you can't miss, and how to get there, as well as sidetrips for stargazing and exploring ecosystems.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

October 23, 2018
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2019> by Douglas Ward.

The best American travel writing.

October 15, 2018
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

Wander love : lessons, tips & inspiration from a solo traveller

October 2, 2018
Daquinag, Aubrey, author.
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Travel, 2018.
viii, 232 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
The love assembly: a wanderful world -- The stages of travel -- Wander love destination guides -- Market love: treasure hunting on you travels -- The truth about travel: life lessons from solo travel -- The philosophy of travel.
"Aubrey Daquinag has spent the last few years making the world her office, documenting her experiences on her blog, The Love Assembly. Her book will help you gear up for your next vacation or travel adventure. Featuring amazing photographs from locations around the world, there's also practical information and advice including how to pack your bag, how to travel solo and how to barter like a boss. You'll also find destination guides to cities from six different continents. Be inspired to climb that mountain, learn that language, write that blog--anything that you've been wanting to do. Right after you finish reading this book"--Back cover.

Epic hikes of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling treks and trails.

August 17, 2018
Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2018.
328 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Africa -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
"With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet's Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic"--Publisher's description.

Comer, rezar, amar : a busca de uma mulher por todas as coisas da vida na Itália, na Índia e na Indonésia

August 14, 2018
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Rio de Janeiro, RJ : Objetiva, ©2006.
342 pages ; 23 cm
Itália -- Índia -- Indonésia.
Traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, a journey that took her to three places in her quest to explore her own nature and learn the art of spiritual balance.

New illustrated atlas of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

August 14, 2018
Davis, F. A.
Evansville, IN : Unigraphic, 1977.
72, vi, 37 pages : illustrations, maps ; 36 cm.
Reproduction of the 1876 ed. published by the Reading Publishing House, Reading, PA, made possible through the sponsorship of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Allentown, PA.
Cover title: Illustrated atlas, The heritage collection from Unigraphic.

The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places

July 24, 2018
Atkins, William (Editor), author.
New York : Doubleday, [2018]
352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The desert library : the Empty Quarter, Oman -- Field of thunder : the Great Victoria Desert, Australia -- Troublemakers : the Gobi Desert and the Taklamakan Desert, China -- Bastard sturgeon : the Aralkum, Kazakhstan -- Between great fires : the Sonoran Desert, USA -- Matter out of place : the Black Rock Desert, USA -- The inner mountain : the Eastern Desert, Egypt.
"In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in six deserts on five continents that evoke the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places. One-sixth of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, Will Atkins decided to travel in six of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert of North China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man-made desert of the Aral Sea in Kazkahstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest, and the Sinai Desert of Egypt. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes"-- Provided by publisher.

The road trip book : 1001 drives of a lifetime

July 9, 2018
960 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Index by country -- The Americas -- Europe -- Africa -- Asia -- Oceania -- Index by distance.
"For anyone who has fallen under its spell, a car represents freedom and adventure. For decades, the American tradition of the road trip has been bound up with the idea of new possibilities and new horizons. This book is an indispensable guide to the most beautiful, breathtaking, extraordinary, and fun road trips the world has to offer. Complete with road trips varying in length and level of challenge, from an epic transglobal route inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's Long Way Round documentary series to a two-mile blast around Monaco's F1 street circuit, there is something for any adventurer. Each entry provides information about distance, start and finish points, road surfaces, must-see stop-offs, detours, and other details to plan an unforgettable trip. Entries are organized into three categories: Scenic, Adventure, and Culture. One can marvel at the views from Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive or central California's Pacific Coast Highway, but the thrill seeker might opt for the hair-raising ride through Montenegro's coastal mountains to reach the medieval walled town of Sveti Stefan on the Adriatic. The culture category features routes inspired by film, literature, and history: re-create Thelma and Louise's heart-pounding joyride (minus the final leap), savor Japan's "Romance Road" through unspoiled small towns, or follow Jack Kerouac's path from On the Road."--

Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude

July 6, 2018
Rosenbloom, Stephanie, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
272 pages ; 22 cm
"A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others. Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond the map : unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new utopias

July 6, 2018
Bonnett, Alastair, 1964- author.
296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Aurum Press, an imprint of the Quarto Group"--Title page verso.
Introduction -- Unruly islands. Les Minquiers ; The United States Minor Outlying Islands and the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago ; The new Spratly Islands ; Bothnia's rising islands ; The Philippines' 534 discoveries ; Wild strawberries : traffic island -- Enclaves and uncertain nations. The Ladin Valleys ; The eruv at Bondi Beach ; The Ferghana Valley ; The Saharan sand wall ; New Russia ; The Sovereign Military Order of Malta ; The Stratford Republic -- Utopian places. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ; Cybertopia ; The new nomads ; Nek Chand's rock garden ; Christiania ; Helsinki wild harvest ; City of helicopters ; City without ground -- Ghostly places. The phantom tunnel of Shinjuku Station ; Skywalks ; The Boys Village ; British graveyard, Shimla ; Dau movie set ; Magical London ; Tsunami stones and nuclear markers -- Hidden places. Garbage city, Cairo ; Off street view : Hidden Hills and the slums of Wanathamulla ; Trap streets ; The uncharted Congo -- Flat 2, 18 Royston Mains Street, Edinburgh ; Spikescape ; Yulin underground Naval Base, Hainan Island ; Under Jerusalem -- Doggerland -- The new Arctic -- Conshelf Undersea Station -- Epilogue.
New islands are under construction or emerging because of climate change. Eccentric enclaves and fantastic utopian experiments are multiplying. Once-secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors to outsiders. Our world is becoming stranger by the day--and Alastair Bonnett observes and captures every fascinating change.

The parish atlas of England : an atlas of English parish boundaries

June 11, 2018
Cockin, T.C.H., author.
Staffordshire : Malthouse Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : maps (black and white) ; 30 cm.
"Pre-1844 boundaries" --Cover.
"All early ordnance survey 6-inch maps traced over" --Cover.
The Parish is the territorial unit for most public registering in local history. In this seven year, solo, labour of love project, Tim Cockin has traced over all the early Ordnance Survey 6-Inch County Series maps at 16.8mm (0.6619 inch) to 1 mile using desktop publishing and high capacity memory personal computers. Putting in the text of all key and secondary places, than if the original maps were reproduced shrunk. In addition, thousands of tithe maps have been researched to take those counties (such as Devon, Glos., Norfolk, Lincs., Shrops., Som. etc) back to their pre-1844 states (for they were surveyed after boundary changes in the 1876 and 1882 Acts). All 39 counties of England are represented, with consideration to panels making wall charts or fold-outs for separate publication.

The shipwreck hunter : a lifetime of extraordinary discoveries on the ocean floor

May 29, 2018
Mearns, David L., author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
xiii, 400 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
A marine scientist who has discovered twenty-two major shipwrecks chronicles some of his most intriguing finds, the extraordinary techniques that he used, and the detailed research and mid-ocean stamina that were required for his missions.

Journey : an illustrated history of travel

May 24, 2018
Adams, Simon (Transport consultant), author.
New York, N.Y. : DK, a division of Penguin Random House, 2017.
440 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
At head of cover title: Smithsonian.
The Ancient World -- Trade and Conquest -- The Age of Discovery -- The Age of Empires -- The Age of Steam -- The Golden Age of Travel -- The Age of Flight.
"An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery-from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art. Themed spreads and feature panels capture the romance of travel with evocative accounts, archive images, historic maps, and artifacts, while catalog spreads add glamour and nostalgia, showcasing objects and documents associated with the rise of travel, such as postcards and passports. A textured cover with a picture-perfect image and shiny finishes make it ideal for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution."--ONIX annotation.


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