New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

February 14, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The sea journal : seafarers' sketchbooks

February 13, 2020
Lewis-Jones, Huw, author, compiler.
©2019
304 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Thames & Hudson Ltd."
"In this remarkable collection of illustrated private journals, log books, letters, and diaries, we follow firsthand the voyages of intrepid sailors from the frozen polar wastes to South Seas paradise islands. And we meet a fascinating cast of real characters: officers and crew, cooks and whalers, surgeons and artists, explorers and adventurers- including Antonio Pigafetta, an Italian who sailed with Magellan; Tupia, a Tahitian who joined Captain Cook's first voyage; buccaneer Bartholomew Sharp, who menaced the Spanish Main; and Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe"-- Provided by publisher.

Expeditions unpacked : what the great explorers took into the unknown

February 11, 2020
Stafford, Ed, author.
London : White Lion Publishing, 2019.
239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 x 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Nellie Bly -- Captain Robert Falcon Scott -- Roald Amundsen -- Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett -- Eva Dickson -- Clärenore Stinnes -- Amelia Earhart -- Thor Heyerdahl -- Jacques Cousteau -- Sir Edmund Hillary -- Tim Slessor -- Sir Robin Knox-Johnston -- Robyn Davidson -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes -- Reinhold Messner -- Jason Lewis -- Alastair Humphreys -- Rune Gjeldnes -- Ed Stafford -- Sarah Outen -- Bertrand Piccard and André Borshberg -- Fedor Konyukhov -- Olly Hicks and George Bullard -- Apa Sherpa -- Laura Bingham.
In this unique and enthralling book, explorer and survivalist Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these remarkable explorers took with them. In an environment where lack of preparation could mean certain death, the equipment carried, ridden and sailed into uncharted territories could mean the success or failure of an expedition. Was it simply a case of better provisions and preparation that helped Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole? And how has the equipment taken to Everest changed since Hillary's first ascent? Through carefully curated photographs and specially commissioned illustrations we can see at a glance the scale, style and complexity of the items taken into the unknown by the greatest explorers of all time, and the impact each item had on their journey. How it potentially saved a life, or was purely for comfort or entertainment, and how these objects of survival have evolved and adapted as science advances, and we plunge further into the extremes. Conquering fears and mountains, adversity and wild jungles, each item these explorers flew, pulled or hauled played a crucial role in their ambitious and dangerous missions to find out a little more about our world. Through each of these objects, we can gain a better understanding ourselves.

The anarchist's guide to travel : a manual for future hitchhikers, hobos, and other misfit wanderers

January 29, 2020
Derrick, Matthew, author.
Middletown, DE : [manufacturer not identified], 2017.
234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Starting out -- What should I pack? -- Feeding yourself -- Sleep for free -- Making money -- Travel culture -- Where to? -- Hitchhiking -- Train hopping -- Rubber tramping -- Bike punk -- Boat punk -- Other forms of travel.

Imperfect union : how Jessie and John Frémont mapped the West, invented celebrity, and helped cause the Civil War

January 24, 2020
Inskeep, Steve, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2020.
xxix, 449 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Aid me with your influence -- The equal merits of differing peoples -- The current of important events -- Miseries that attend a separation -- I determined to make there a home -- The manifest purpose of providence -- A taste for danger and bold daring adventure -- The Spaniards were somewhat rude and inhospitable -- I am not going to let you write anything but your name -- Do not suppose I lightly interfere in a matter belonging to men -- We pressed onward with fatal resolution -- Jessie Benton Frémont was the better man of the two -- We thought money might come in handy -- All the stupid laurels that ever grew -- Decidedly, this ought to be struck out -- He throws away his heart.
"Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John Frémont grew up amid family tragedy and shame. Born out of wedlock in 1813, he went to work at age thirteen to help support his family in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a nobody. Yet, by the 1840s, he rose to become one of the most acclaimed people of the age -- known as a wilderness explorer, bestselling writer, gallant army officer, and latter-day conquistador, who in 1846 began the United States' takeover of California from Mexico. He was a celebrity who personified the country's westward expansion. Mountains, towns, ships, and streets were named after him. How did he climb so far? A vital factor was his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont, the daughter of a powerful United States senator. Jessie wanted to play roles in politics and exploration, which were then reserved for men. Frustrated, she threw her skill and passion into promoting her husband. Ordered by the US Army to map the Oregon Trail, John traveled thousands of miles on horseback, indifferent to his safety and that of the other members of his expeditions. When he returned home, Jessie helped him to shape dramatic reports of his adventures, which were reprinted in newspapers and bound as popular books. Jessie became his political adviser, and a power player in her own right. In 1856, the famous couple strategized as John became the first-ever presidential nominee of the newly established Republican Party. The party had been founded in opposition to slavery, and though both Frémonts were Southerners they became symbols of the cause. With rare detail and in consummate style, Steve Inskeep tells the story of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents intertwined with those of the nascent United States itself. Americans linked the Frémonts with not one but three great social movements of the time -- westward settlement, women's rights, and opposition to slavery. Theirs is a surprisingly modern story of ambition and fame; they lived in a time of globalization, technological disruption, and divisive politics that foreshadowed our own. The Frémonts' adventures amount to nothing less than a tour of the early American soul"-- Provided by publisher.

Wanderlust : a traveler's guide to the globe

January 3, 2020
Gloaguen, Philippe, author.
©2017
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 34 cm
Includes index.
50 wonders of the world to see in your lifetime -- Grand National Parks -- The most beautiful lakes -- Remote locales -- The most beautiful deserts -- The most beautiful bays -- Idylllic islands -- The 50 most beautiful beaches in the world -- Dreamy reefs and lagoons -- The most beautiful waterfalls -- Where to stargaze -- Extraordinary natural phenomena -- Where to see the Aurora borealis -- 50 cities to vistit in your life -- Street art and murals around the world -- Legendary hotels -- Grand plazas of the world -- Legendary bars and cafés -- Legendary ports -- Top 10 festivals around the world -- Carnivals of the world -- Where to ring in the New Year -- The craziest music festivals -- Unique festivals -- Sunny island getaways -- 20 romantic places in the world -- 12 extraordinary train trips -- 25 beautiful road trips -- Unique modes of transportation around the world -- Along grand rivers -- Wildlife-watching around the world -- Treks of a lifetime -- Best diving spots -- Bike paths around the world -- The most beautiful volcanoes -- Unique cruises -- Legendary surf spots -- 10 food destinations -- Wine trails of the world -- Street food around the world -- The most beautiful gardens -- The craziest buildings in the world -- Great museums of the world -- Archaeological treasures -- Famous movie locations -- Places of mystery and legend -- Legendary routes -- The most beautiful markets -- Holy cities -- When and where to go.
Dream, discover, and uncover your next great adventure. Moon Travel Guides takes you on a journey around the world with Wanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe. Get inspired with lists of mythic locations, epic trails, ancient cities, and more that span the four corners. This stunning, hardcover book is packed with full-color photos, charming illustrations, and fascinating overviews of each destination, making it the perfect gift for dreamers and adventurers alike. Walk along the Great Wall of China, climb the Atlas Mountains, or trek through Patagonia. Visit stunning national parks from Yellowstone in the US to Tongariro in New Zealand, explore the Gobi Desert, or set sail to the Greek Islands. Eat your way through the best street food cities in the world, follow wine trails from Spain to Australia, and shop famous markets from the Grand Bazaar to the Marrakech souks. Find the best places to stargaze from Chile to France, or witness jaw-dropping phenomena from reversing rivers and blooming deserts to fluorescent blue haze and the Aurora Boreales. Filled with natural wonders, dazzling celebrations, quirky festivals, road trips, bucket-list sites, epic outdoor adventures, and cultural treasures, Wanderlust is the definitive book for the curious traveler. Where will you go?

Brilliant maps for curious minds : 100 new ways to see the world

January 3, 2020
Wright, Ian (Blogger), author.
©2019
xiii, 192 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
"Originally published in the UK by Granta Books in 2019 under the title Brilliant maps."
People and populations -- Politics, power, and religion -- Culture and customs -- Friends and enemies -- Geography -- History -- National identity -- Crime and punishment -- Nature.
"An atlas of 100 infographic maps that reveal something surprising about our world--how many countries have bigger economies than California; who drives on the wrong side of the road; and where you can find lions in the wild--all offering little-known insights and analysis about our world"-- Provided by publisher.

The world's cheapest destinations : 26 countries where your money is worth a fortune

December 31, 2019
Leffel, Tim.
©2019
x, xxv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
It's not how you go, but where! Asia: Thailand -- Cambodia -- Laos -- Vietnam -- Malaysia -- Indonesia -- India -- Nepal -- Kyrgyzstan. Asia: honorable mentions. The Americas: Guatemala -- Mexico -- Honduras -- Nicaragua -- Ecuador -- Bolivia -- Peru. Latin America: honorable mentions. Europe: Hungary -- Slovakia -- Romania -- abulgaria -- Albania -- Montenegro -- Bosnia and Herzegovina. Europe: honorable mentions. Middle East & Africa: Egypt -- Jordan -- Morocco.
Which are the cheapest places to travel in the world? Where can you explore the planet as a traveler and have the time of your life while spending less than you do on your monthly rent? The World's Cheapest Destinations has been the #1 info source for round-the-world backpackers and frugal international vacationers since 2002, through four previous editions. Whether you are vagabonding on less than $50 a day or just want a cheap vacation spot for two weeks abroad, this book will guide you to the best cheap countries that are worth visiting. Get insight into what makes each destination special and then get specific travel prices for food, lodging, transportation, attractions, and what you can get for a buck or less. This top budget travelers' resource guide has shown tens of thousands of travelers how to see the world on a shoestring budget. Travel around the world for less and check some of the world's greatest attractions off your bucket list without breaking the bank.

Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition

December 23, 2019
Levy, Buddy, 1960- author.
©2019
xviii, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge-vicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darkness-as they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came. 250 miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greely's wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission. Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice: he and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now new dangers awaited: insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism. As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life. Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune-at any cost-and how their journey changed the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era

December 17, 2019
Russell, Gareth, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
xxii, 423 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 as The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World by William Collins"--Title page verso.
The Lords Act -- The sash my father wore -- Southampton -- A contest of sea giants -- A safe harbour for ships -- The lucky holdup -- A decent wee man -- A kind of hieroglyphic world -- Its own appointed limits keep -- Two more boilers -- A thousand uneasy sparks of light -- Going up to see the fun -- Music in the first-class lounge -- Vox faucibus haesit -- Be British -- Over the top together -- The awful spectacle -- Grip fast -- Where's Daddy? -- Extend heartfelt sympathy to all -- The spinner of the years.
"A product of Anglo-American capitalism, built by a generation that had never known trauma and was bored by its own prosperity and success, the Titanic set sail into a world that was about to change forever. Modernity was shaking the class system, the Industrial Revolution was creating new kinds of wealth, and revolutionary fervor would lead to The Great War. Exploring the infamous disaster from the perspectives of six of her first-class passengers--a British aristocrat, a celebrated maritime architect, an American railway tycoon and his son, a first-generation American philanthropist, and a silent movie star--The Ship of Dreams uses the ship's creation and her tragic fate as a window into the changing, unsettled world at the end of the Edwardian era. Utilizing previously unpublished sources, deck plans, and surviving artifacts, it disproves many of the most established myths about the Titanic, including the treatment of her third-class passengers, the conspiracies surrounding her construction, and the lives of some of her most famous passengers. As it places the Titanic in the sweep of history, The Ship of Dreams holds a wealth of riches for history lovers, encompassing the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule crisis, the American Civil War, the escalating wars between the great shipping companies, the technological inventions that changed ship design, changing political relationships across the globe; and the social nuances at play among the ship's passengers. Representing the limitless technological and financial possibilities of its time, The Titanic was also the embodiment of the the splendors and injustices of the Edwardian society, a world as doomed as the infamous ship sailing into dangerous, dark waters"-- Provided by publisher.

1,000 places to see before you die : the world as you've never seen it before

December 17, 2019
Schultz, Patricia, author.
©2019
ix, 532 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 34 cm
Includes indexes.
"The 3.5-million-copy bestseller, reimagined with over 1,000 photos in a deluxe gift edition"--sticker on front cover.
Europe -- Africa -- The Middle East -- Asia -- Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands -- The United States of America and Canada -- Latin America -- The Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda.
Describes essential places to see from around the world, offering information on what to find at each spot and the best time to visit.

Lonely Planet's wonders of the world : 101 great sights and how to see them on any budget

December 13, 2019
Carlton, Victoria ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2019.
368 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Includes index.
AFRICA: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania ; Lalibela, Ethiopia ; Pyramids of Giza, Egypt ; Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania ; Kolmanskop, Namibia ; Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe ; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia ; Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar ; Abu Simbel, Egypt ; Okavango Delta, Botswana -- NORTH AMERICA: Yosemite Valley, USA ; New York Harbor, USA ; Haida Gwaii, Canada ; Antelope Canyon, USA ; Grand Canyon, USA ; Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, USA ; Redwoods, USA ; The blue hole, Belize ; Mesa Verde, USA ; Calakmul, Mexico ; Lake Louise, Canada ; Smithsonian Institution, USA ; Niagara Falls, Canada/USA -- SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon Rainforest, Peru/Brazil ; Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia ; Caño Cristales, Columbia ; Iguazú Falls, Brazil/Argentina ; Galápagos Islands, Ecuador ; Moai, Easter Island, Chile ; Antarctica ; Machu Picchu, Peru ; Marble Caves, Chile ; Angel Falls, Venuzuela ; Tikal, Guatemala -- ASIA & THE MIDDLE EAST: Grand Palace, Thailand ; Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates ; Temple Mount, Israel & the Palestinian territories ; Hang Son Doong, Vietnam ; Taj Mahal, India ; Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia ; Mt Everest, Nepal ; Naqsh-e Jahan Sq, Iran ; Angkor Wat, Cambodia ; The Great Wall, China ; Door to Hell, Turkmenistan ; Golden Temple, India ; Terracotta Army, China ; Petra, Jordan ; Forbidden City, China ; Halong Bay, Vietnam ; Sakura, Japan ; Meghalaya Tree Bridges, India ; Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel & the Palestinian territories ; Taktshang Goemba, Bhutan ; Ghats of Varanasi, India ; Himeji Castle, Japan ; Zhāngyè Dānxiá Geopark, China ; Punakha Dzong, Bhutan ; Borobudur, Indonesia -- EUROPE: Northern lights, Norway/Iceland ; Hermitage Museum, Russia ; Cappadocia, Turkey ; Pompeii, Italy ; Alhambra, Spain ; Stonehenge, England ; Davit Gareja, Georgia ; Geirangerfjord, Norway ; Mont St-Michel, France ; Aya Sofya, Turkey ; Bordeaux wine region, France ; Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands ; Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland ; Louvre, France ; Colosseum, Italy ; Blue Lagoon, Iceland ; Stari Most, Bosnia & Hercegovina ; Acropolis, Greece ; British Museum, England ; Ephesus, Turkey ; Sistine Chapel, Italy ; Grand Canal, Italy ; Plitvice Lakes, Croatia ; Nemrut Dağı, Turkey ; Meteora, Greece ; St Basil's Cathedral, Russia ; Matterhorn, Switzerland ; Sagrada Familia, Spain ; Skara Brae, Scotland ; Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany ; Sintra, Portugal ; CERN, Switzerland ; Klementinum, Czech Republic ; Széchenyi Baths, Hungary ; Trolltunga, Norway ; Bay of Kotor, Montenegro -- OCEANIA: Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree Rainforest, Australia ; Stewart Island, New Zealand ; Uluru, Australia ; Lord Howe Island, Australia ; Milford Sound, New Zealand.
Extraordinary? You bet. Elusive? Not quite. From Antarctica and the Amazon to Victoria Falls and the Great Wall of China, Lonely Planet reveals 101 spectacular sights and how to see them on any budget. Inspiring and practical, with expert advice on how and when to visit, where to stay and a range of itineraries, you'll discover how to visit the world's wonders in a way that suits you. This collection includes both natural and human-made sights across the world. We've selected locations that represent the best and most extraordinary 'places to be seen'. There are sights that most people have heard of: the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and the Great Wall of China. But also less famous sights that cannot fail to captivate: the entwined tree bridges of Meghalaya in India, the intricate Islamic architecture of Naqsh-e Jahan in Iran, and the massive Buddhist temple of Borobudur in central Java. We've added museums with remarkable collections of wonders too, such as the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The planet's natural wonders are no less awesome: giant trees in California, cascading lakes in Croatia, multi-colored hills in China, great waterfalls, and natural phenomena like the wave of cherry blossom that sweeps across Japan each spring, and the light show of the auroras across the planet's northern and southern extremities. The book also explains how you can visit each wonder, whatever your budget. We've compiled a guide to each one that recommends the best times to visit, how to get there, and where to stay and eat--however much you want to spend.

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 AtlasObscura.com, 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."--Amazon.com.

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
©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.
©2019
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.
©2019
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."--Amazon.com.

Hamilton County, OH zip code map.

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

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