New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

November 13, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

With you by bike : one couple's life-changing journey around the world

November 12, 2019
Rosen, Katrina, author.
[Canada] : RMB Rocky Mountain Books, [2019]
328 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Author's Note -- Home: make or break -- Manitoba: switching gears -- Prairies: one rotation at a time -- Nevada: going somewhere -- Zion: Angels Landing -- Utah: learning lessons -- Colorado: seduced by summits -- New Zealand: fixing leaks -- West Coast: reading the signs -- Queenstown: these are the good ol' days -- Cattle Country: in the Groove -- Malaysia: dodging monkeys -- Northern Malaysia: enter the jungle -- Langkawi Island: rock the boat -- Thailand: getting "manipulated" -- Phuket: cleansing the spirit -- Koh Tao: Taking a Dive -- Bangkok: tuk-tuks and tricksters -- Central Thailand: missing home -- Chiang Rai: never enough bananas -- Laos: a security breach -- Main highway: trusting the curve -- Southern Laos: finding forgiveness -- Cambodia: scuff marks -- Bakong: new beginnings -- Vietnam: Zen and the art of marital maintenance -- Coastal Vietnam: tied together -- Northern Vietnam: on a mission -- China: bouncing along the "Potato-Rock Road" -- Tibet: pedals and prayer wheels -- Mount Everest: soaring on an air current -- Nepal: it's just around the corner -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author.
Katrina and her husband Mike invigorate their marriage traveling the world by bike, from backcountry roads in New Zealand, to sharing a picnic with a man and his multiple wives in Malaysia, to camping at an orphanage in Cambodia.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 8, 2019
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2020> by Douglas Ward.

Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

November 4, 2019
Foer, Joshua, author.
©2019, c2016.
472 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps (1 folded map) ; 28 cm .
Includes index.
Praised as the "bestest travel guide ever" (Mary Roach) and "a joy to read and reread" (Neil Gaiman), Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of travel books: "Odds are you won't get past three pages without being amazed" (San Francisco Chronicle). It rocketed to the top of bestseller lists and has over 626,000 copies in print since its publication in late 2016. Now the best gets better and the weirdest gets weirder with this completely revised and updated second edition that includes 120 new entries that offer readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth. In addition, the second edition includes a full-colour gatefold Atlas Obscura road trip map, with a dream itinerary. Created by the founders of, the vibrant travel community that's grown substantially since the original edition - not only online but in stores, too, with the recent publication of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid - Atlas Obscura expands the reader's sense of what's possible. Oversized, beautifully packaged, compellingly written, scrupulously researched, and filled with photographs, illustrations, maps, charts, and more, it is the book that inspires equal parts wonder and wanderlust. It informs us on every page of something we never knew - and paints a rich panorama of what a marvellously strange world we live in. For the travel lover and curious reader, it's a gift book that's literally impossible to put down.

National Geographic atlas of the world.

October 29, 2019
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 47-50 cm.
Editors: 1963-1966, Melville Bell Grosvenor (1970 with Frederick G. Vosburgh; 1975 with Gilbert M. Grosvenor).
Chief cartographers: 1963, James M. Darley; 1966-1970, Wellman Chamberlin; 1975, William T. Peele.

Rick Steves' Mediterranean cruise ports.

October 29, 2019
Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Where to go when : unforgettable trips for every month.

October 25, 2019
New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
256 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 27 cm
Includes index.
First American edition published 2007.
Featuring a wealth of ideas, this illustrated month-by-month worldwide travel guide will inspire you to plan a lifetime of unbeatable adventures.

Géographie abregée pour l'instruction de la jeunesse : d'après Lenglet du Fresnoy

October 8, 2019
Pierron, J. B., author.
Metz : Chez Devilly, Librarie, 1808.
346 pages ; 17 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
"Dan laquelle l'Empire Francois et divisé par préfectures et sous-préfectures ; où l'on trouve la situation politique de la Confédération du Rhin, des Royaumes de Hollande, de Bavière, de Westphalie, etc. Le caractère des peuples, le productions, le commerce, l'étendue et la population des divers etats et des villes les plus remarquables; le revenu des princes, leurs forces de terre et de mer, etc."
An adaptation of the title Géographie abregée , par demandes et par réponses by Nicolas Lenglet Dufresnoy which was originally published in 1766.

How to be a family : the year I dragged my kids around the world to find a new way to be together

October 4, 2019
Kois, Dan, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
viii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
You're screwing up -- New Zealand, January-April. Steves ; The goodbye party -- The Netherlands, April-July. Phantom ducks ; The dance recital -- Costa Rica, July-September. Tides -- Kansas, October-December. Bricks ; The posada -- Love and attention.
"What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family--Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters--could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home--but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. HOW TO BE A FAMILY brings readers along as the Kois girls--witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper--hike through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, HOW TO BE A FAMILY will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take."

A pirate's life for she : swashbuckling women through the ages

October 2, 2019
Duncombe, Laura Sook author.
© 2020.
216 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Part 1. Revenge -- Sayyida al-Hurra -- Jeanne de Clisson -- Lagertha -- Part 2. Escape -- Alfhild -- Margaret Jordan -- Charlotte Badger -- Mary Read -- Part 3. Glory -- Artemisia -- Teuta -- Part 4. Adventure -- Rachel Wall -- Sadie Farrell -- Anne Bonny -- Part 5. Power -- Lady Mary Killigrew -- Maria Cobham -- Grace O'Malley -- Cheng I Sao -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Pirates are an enduring popular subject, depicted often in songs, stories, and Halloween costumes. Yet the truth about pirate women--who they were, why they went to sea, and what their lives were really like--is seldom a part of the conversation. In this Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, A Pirate's Life for She tells the story of 16 women who through the ages sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.

Help your kids with geography: a unique step-by-step visual guide

August 27, 2019
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
"Perplexed by plate tectonics? Confused by climates? Disorientated by demographics? Help Your Kids With Geography helps parents to get a grasp on what their children learn in geography class by exploring all these topics and more."--Publisher's description.

Around the world in 80 trains : a 45,000-mile adventure

July 29, 2019
Rajesh, Monisha, author.
318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The 14:31 to Paris -- A small world -- From Hutongs to Hanoi -- The death railway -- Bombs and bullet trains -- No vacancy -- Hail to the Southwest Chief -- Keeping up with the Kims -- Night train to Beijing -- Ghost cities and the Great Wall -- Viva Lhasa Vegas! -- The Old Silk Road -- Azamat and Marzhan -- Homeward bound -- The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.

Ohio atlas & gazetteer.

July 23, 2019
DeLorme Mapping Company.
Freeport, Me. : DeLorme Mapping,
v. : col. maps ; 40 cm.
Relief shown by spot heights.

Ten years a nomad : a traveler's journey home

July 18, 2019
Kepnes, Matt, author.
x, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Outside the door -- Taking the leap -- The pressures of home -- The planning -- The start -- Finding your kindred spirits -- Life as an ex-pat -- Love on the road -- Burning out, coming home -- Going back out -- You can only "run away" for so long -- Breakdown -- Home.
"New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel -- and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don't have a cable bill for a decade or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand."

Hamilton County, OH zip code map.

July 9, 2019
[North Jackson, Ohio] : FLATTEXT Database Scripts, Inc. [2010?].
1 map : color ; 65 x 97 cm
Shows postal zip-codes and boundaries.
" File ID: z39061-50-33

Outpost : a journey to the wild ends of the earth

June 28, 2019
Richards, Dan (Artist), author.
324 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 23 cm
Maps on endpapers.
Includes bibliographical references.
For those who go in search of the isolation, silence and adventure of wild places it is―perhaps ironically―to the man-made shelters that they need to head; the outposts: bothies, bivouacs, cabins and huts. Part of their allure is their simplicity: enough architecture to shelter from the weather but not so much as to distract from the immediate environment around. From the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watching huts of Washington State, from Iceland's Houses of Joy to the desert of New Mexico, and from the frozen beauty of Svalbard to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, Richards visits the outposts and witnesses the landscapes, and asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And how do wild places become a space for inspiration and creativity?

AAA road atlas : United States, Canada, Mexico.

June 17, 2019
Falls Church, Va. : American Automobile Association.
v. : col. maps ; 40 cm.
Title from cover.

Endeavour : the ship that changed the world

June 17, 2019
Moore, Peter, 1983- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2018 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain, as Endeavour : the ship and the attitude that changed the world."
Prologue: Endeavours of the mind -- Part one: Life. Acorns -- Part two: Trade. Enigmas -- Cross currents -- Mr. Birds ways -- Land of liberty -- Part three: Exploration. "Take a trip in disguise" -- Airy dreams -- Perfect strangers -- "That rainbow serpent place" -- Part four: War -- 360° -- The frozen serpent of the south -- The collier fleet -- Ghosts -- Epilogue: Endeavours.
"A history of the legendary ship Endeavour"-- Provided by publisher.

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.


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