New Arrivals · Geography, Maps & Atlases

August 28, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

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.


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