New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

November 6, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Run the storm : a savage hurricane, a brave crew, and the wreck of the SS El Faro

May 22, 2018
Foy, George Michelsen, author.
New York : Scribner, 2018.
xx, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
In the best-selling tradition of A Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, a harrowing account of the incredible true story of the recent shocking disappearance of El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin and sank suddenly in the Bermuda Triangle in 2015--taking with it 33 lives.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

May 11, 2018
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.

Into the raging sea : thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro

May 8, 2018
Slade, Rachel, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xiv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

John Smith's map of Virginia : with a brief account of its history

April 23, 2018
McCary, Ben C. (Ben Clyde), 1901-1995.
Baltimore, Md. : Clearfield Co., 2007.
11 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Originally published: 1957.
Folded map laid in.

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." -

Disappointment River : finding and losing the Northwest Passage

March 16, 2018
Castner, Brian, author.
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.

Rooms with a view : the secret life of grand hotels

March 7, 2018
Mourby, Adrian, author.
304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes indexes.
"Salvador Dalí once asked room service at Hôtel Le Meurice in Paris to send him up a flock of sheep. When they were duly brought to his room he got out a gun and fired blanks at them. George Bernard Shaw tried to learn the tango at Reid's Palace in Madeira, and the details of India's independence were worked out in the ballroom of the Imperial Hotel, Delhi. The great hotels have provided glamorous backgrounds for some of the most momentous – and most bizarre – events of world history. Adrian Mourby is a distinguished hotel historian and travel journalist – and a lover of great hotels. Here he tells the stories of 50 of the world's most magnificent, among them the Adlon in Berlin, the Cipriani in Venice, the Intercontinental in Saigon, Raffles in Singapore, the Dorchester in London, Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, the Pera Palace in Istanbul – and, a personal favourite, the Art Deco Midland in Morecambe Bay. All human life is to be found in a great hotel, only in a more entertaining form."--Inside dust jacket.

The family tree historical maps book : a state-by-state atlas of U.S. history, 1790-1900

March 5, 2018
Dolan, Allison, author.
1 atlas (222 pages) : color maps ; 29 cm
Includes key dates in American history and list of maps by state and a list of maps to United States as a whole.
United States -- Alabama -- Alaska -- Arizona -- Arkansas -- California -- Colorado -- Connecticut -- Delaware -- Florida -- Georgia -- Hawaii -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Kentucky -- Louisiana -- Maine -- Maryland -- Massachusetts -- Michigan -- Minnesota -- Mississippi -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Hampshire -- New Jersey -- New Mexico -- New York -- North Carolina -- North Dakota -- Ohio -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- Pennsylvania -- Rhode Island -- South Carolina -- South Dakota -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Utah -- Vermont -- Virginia -- Washington -- West Virginia -- Wisconsin -- Wyoming -- Special-interest.
Envision your ancestors' world through hundreds of beautiful full-color reproductions of useful eighteenth and nineteenth century maps. The maps illustrate the historical boundaries of each of the U.S. states as they progressed from territories to statehood and show the shifting of county boundaries and names within states over the years.

The Family Tree historical maps book, Europe : a country-by-country atlas of European history, 1700s-1900s

March 1, 2018
Dolan, Allison, author.
1 atlas (224 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Europe -- Ireland -- Scotland -- England and Wales -- Spain and Portugal -- France -- Italy -- Benelux : Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherland -- Scandinavia : Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden -- Germany and Switzerland -- Austria and Hungary -- Czech Republic and Slovakia -- Romania and Bulgaria -- Balkan States : Albania, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia -- Greece -- Poland -- Russian Empire : Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine -- Modern map of Europe -- Administrative divisions.
From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records.

Great hiking trails of the world : 80 trails, 75,000 miles, 38 countries, 6 continents

January 11, 2018
Berger, Karen, 1959- author.
334 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Introduction -- The way of the pilgrim -- Stepping into the past -- Peak experiences -- To walk in wilderness -- Exploring diversity -- The longest walks.
"A hiker's dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than eighty of the world's most iconic trails. Celebrating the most important, popular, and diverse hiking trails in the world, this book invites readers to take a walking tour through the planet's natural wonders. Divided into six sections, the book groups trails by theme: pilgrimages, historic hikes, mountain hikes, wilderness trails, trails through diverse environments, and long-distance trails. From Mount Kenya to subarctic hikes in Scandinavia, and from exotic hikes in the Himalayas to more familiar trails in the United States and Canada, this book invites readers to explore the history, environment, and cultures of the world on foot.Each featured trail has its own section, with a map and photo gallery focusing on what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking trails anywhere in the world. Included are detailed descriptions and trail highlights. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or the myriad ways that walking through a landscape is an intimate exploration of its soul."-- Provided by publisher.

Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters

January 10, 2018
Fermor, Patrick Leigh, author.
New York : New York Review Books, 2016.
xxv, 469 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Original title: Dashing for the Post.
"The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer cadet, hoping for a commission in the Irish Guards. He had hurried back to England from Romania in September 1939, expecting to die within weeks of being sent into action, like his friend who was a junior officer in the First World War. The last two were written on the same day, when Paddy (as he called himself, and almost everyone else called him) was ninety-four, a widower, very deaf, and suffering from tunnel vision, which made it hard for him to read even his own handwriting. His voice was already hoarse from the throat cancer that would kill him seventeen months later. But these last letters, like the first and most of the others printed here, exude a zest that was characteristic. From first to last, Paddy's letters radiate warmth and gaiety. Often they are decorated with witty illustrations and enhanced by comic verse. Sometimes they contain riddles and cringe-making puns"-- Provided by publisher.


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