New Arrivals · Travel

January 16, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

National parks : explore America's 60 national parks.

January 15, 2020
©2018
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Contents : Introduction -- National Parks 101 -- National Parks -- Index of Parks by State & Territory.
Explore America's 60 national parks with Rand McNally maps, stunning photography, and tips for hitting the road.

Surfacing

January 15, 2020
Jamie, Kathleen, 1962- author.
New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
First published in Great Britain by Sort Of Books 2019.
Reindeer Cave -- A Reflection -- In Quinhagak -- The Eagle -- Links of Noltland -- The Inevitable Pagoda -- Surfacing -- From the Window -- A Tibetan Dog -- The Wind Horse -- Elders -- Voice of the Wood.
"A new collection of essays exploring the nature of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines"--Provided by publisher.

Unknown empire: the true story of mysterious Ethiopia and the future ark of civilization

January 14, 2020
Arnold, Dean W., author.
Chattanooga, Tenn. : Chattanooga Historical Foundation, ©2019.
465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
The barefoot and the castrated: the ark of Africa's greatest battle with the west -- Mussolini, Hitler, and Haile Selassie: questions undermining the Ethiopian ark -- Never defeated, but beware the suicide demon : Eden, Ethiopia, and Israel -- The oligarchs and the "unfit": a false ark for the West and the true ark.
"This book begins with a barefoot Ethiopian army facing thousands of European soldiers in 1896 for a battle that stunned the West. Forty years later, in the opening salvo of World War II, Ethiopia once again faces an overwhelming European army as the only African nation to never be conquered. Today, Ethiopia faces a similar challenge on a different stage, the battlefield of population. The United Nations, assisted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to keep Ethiopia and Africa from reaching their demographic destiny in a ruthless battle for the continent of the future, an epic shift now taking place in civilization. In all these confrontations, the Ark of the Covenant plays a central role for Ethiopians who believe that they have held the world's most famous object since before the time of Christ. The author explores the Ark claim throughout and weaves in the claims of Eden and empire. Utilizing his trademark style--history with a plot-- Dean W. Arnold provides a unique and edifying experience, a "nonfiction novel" where every exciting action and quote is true"--Back Cover.

Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan

January 13, 2020
Fatland, Erika, 1983- author.
©2020
477 pages, [8] pages of plates : color billustrations, maps ; 24 cm
An unforgettable journey through Central Asia, one of the most mysterious and history-laden regions of the world. Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey to explore how their Soviet heritage has influenced these countries, with governments experimenting with both democracy and dictatorships. In Kyrgyzstani villages, she meets victims of the tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea; she witnesses the fall of a dictator. She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, and German Mennonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. We learn how ancient customs clash with gas production and witness the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in nationalist colors. Once the frontier of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the brutalist Soviet architecture, Sovietistan is a rare and unforgettable adventure.

New England's best trips.

January 2, 2020
[Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"32 amazing road trips" (varies).

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.

Seven years in Tibet

December 30, 2019
Harrer, Heinrich, 1912-2006, author.
©1981
xxii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Originally published: London : Hart-Davis, 1953.
Internment -- Escape -- Into Tibet -- The village of happiness -- On the move -- The worst trek of all -- The forbidden city -- Calm waters -- Asylum granted -- Life in Lhasa I -- Life in Lhasa II -- An attempted coup d'etat -- Commissions from the government -- Tibet prepares for trouble -- Tutor to the Dalai Lama -- Tibet is invaded -- I leave Tibet.
In this vivid memoir, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet.

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.

The mountains of Paris : how awe and wonder rewrote my life

December 16, 2019
Oates, David, 1950- author.
©2019
xii, 178 pages ; 23 cm
"The Mountains of Paris takes place during the seasons David Oates spends in Paris, sharing an artist's residency. It is a rare opportunity to consider what it means to be human, through time-stopping moments with music, art, and deep history.it includes memories that intrude into the bustle of Paris life: a Billy Graham crusade at age thirteen, a mountain pass, a love, and a loss."--Provided by publisher.

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.

Rick Steves Europe's top 100 masterpieces : art for the traveler

December 13, 2019
Steves, Rick, 1955- author.
Berekley, CA : Avalon Travel, Hatchette Book Group, [2019]
278 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Hitching rides with Buddha

December 13, 2019
Ferguson, Will.
Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2005.
410 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Previously published under title: Hokkaido highway blues.
Take a humorist from the Great White North -- one part Bob and Doug McKenzie, the other Bill Bryson -- feed him lots of sake, and set him loose hitchhiking his way through polite Japanese society. The result is one of the warmest and funniest travelogues you've read. It had never been done before. Not in four thousand years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan. And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to travel is better than to arrive. -- Product Description.

Shatter the nations : ISIS and the war for the Caliphate

December 12, 2019
Giglio, Mike (Journalist), author.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2019.
xiii, 303 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Prologue. Mosul, Iraq. February 2017 -- Part I. Beginnings -- The Martyr-New York City. January 2011 -- Leo-Damascus, Syria. March 2011 -- Border-Antakya, Turkey. July 2012 -- Revenge-Cairo, Egypt. August 2013 -- Part II. Terror -- Signs-Eastern Syria. November 2013 -- Abu Ayman-Antakya, Turkey. February 2014 -- Fear-Baghdad, Iraq. June 2014 -- Eagle-Sinjar, Iraq. August 2014 -- Arrivals-Istanbul, Turkey. September 2014 -- Frontier-Reyhanli, Turkey. October 2014 -- Beheading-Gaziantep, Turkey. December 2014 -- Gateway-Istanbul, Turkey. December 2014 -- Dinner-Antakya, Turkey. January 2015 -- Bodies and Bombs-Erbil, Iraq. February 2015 -- Passports-Istanbul, Turkey. May 2015 -- Artifacts-Reyhanli, Turkey. June 2015 -- Breaking Point-Sanliurfa, Turkey. August 2015 -- Death Comes to You-Sinjar, Iraq. November 2015 -- Defectors-Sanliurfa, Turkey. January 2016 -- Foreigners-Berlin, Germany. March 2016 -- Part III. Mosul -- Counter-Terror-Kalak, Iraq. Thirty miles east of Mosul. October 2016 -- Armies in the Night-Khazir, Iraq. Twenty-two miles east of Mosul. October 2016 -- Commandos-Al-Qosh, Iraq. Thirty miles north of Mosul. October 2016 -- "Move Slow, No Bleeding."-Topzawa, Iraq. Six miles east of Mosul. October 2016 -- Base Camp-Bazwaya, Iraq. Three miles east of Mosul. October 2016 -- Key West-Qayyarah, Iraq. Forty miles south of Mosul. October 2016 -- "Put Down Your White Flag."-Mosul, Iraq. Gogjali district. November 2016 -- Election Day, Mosul-Iraq. Saddam district. November 8, 2016 -- Comrades Outside-eastern Mosul, Iraq. November 2016 -- The President-Antakya, Turkey. January 2017 -- Drifting-Mosul, Iraq. Hay al-Noor district. February 2017 -- Bleeding-Mosul, Iraq. Tel al-Rayan district. February 2017 -- Casualties-Mosul, Iraq. May 2017 -- Epilogue: Escape-Istanbul, Turkey. September 2017.
The war against ISIS and the so-called caliphate it declared across Syria and Iraq was a battle to define not just the Middle East but the wider world. Growing from the aftermath of the U.S. war in Iraq and a brutal civil war in Syria, ISIS sought to usher in a new era of conflict as it launched terrorist attacks across Europe, while inflicting a savage extremism on the population in controlled. And the U.S. developed a new kind of war to stop it - one that that relied heavily on the sacrifices of local soldiers who fought on behalf of the American cause. This struggle came to a climax in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the crown jewel of the caliphate, in the deadliest urban combat the world had seen in a generation. Few journalists got as close to the war, and to protagonists on both sides of it, as Mike Giglio, who spent six years reporting on the rise and fall of the ISIS proto-state. He traveled along the Turkey-Syria border with the smugglers and operatives who worked in ISIS's criminal and financial networks, accompanied antiquities traders to visit stolen artifacts that helped to fund the ISIS war effort, sat with human traffickers at the heart of the migrant crisis, met with ISIS defectors as they tried to free their minds from its grip, and embedded with local soldiers on the front lines. Behind the drama on the battlefield, the suspense was in how much ISIS might change the world before its cities fell and how many of America's allies it could kill along the way. This is a chilling portrait of the destructive power of extremism, and of the tenacity and astonishing courage required to defeat it.

Comfortably wild : the best glamping destinations in North America

December 5, 2019
Howard, Mike, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Falcon, [2019]
249 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 x 26 cm
Glamping: past, present & future -- Structure styles -- How to use this book -- Property map -- Cultivate -- Safari -- Rejuvenate -- Living history -- In motion -- Urban oasis -- Wild west -- Fantastical -- Conservation -- Vacation matchmaker -- Get glamping -- Random awesomeness -- North American glamping directory -- Conclusion: away we go.
Think outside the big-box hotels and discover North America's most inspiring outdoor getaways. In the first guide of its kind, authors Mike and Anne Howard of the acclaimed blog HoneyTrek.com dive into the origins of glamping and the 21st-century craving for unconventional experiences that effortlessly connect us with nature, loved ones, and ourselves. Each chapter of Comfortably Wild offers a unique way to vacation, like the boutique farmstays in "Cultivate," wellness retreats in "Rejuvenate," and action-packed journeys of "In Motion." Alongside hundreds of gorgeous photographs and inspiring stories from the Howards' 73,000-mile glamping quest, this guide offers practical tips to find your ideal destinations and mobilize a lifetime of unforgettable adventures. -- Publisher's description.

Australia.

December 2, 2019
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2019> Lonely Planet.

The Seine : the river that made Paris

November 19, 2019
Sciolino, Elaine, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
xi, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
One -- THE SEINE IS FRANCE -- Poetry in Motion -- The Most Romantic River in the World -- The Main Street of France -- Two -- WESTWARD FROM BURGUNDY -- The Ancient Source -- The Legend of the River -- Champagne on the Seine -- Paths to Paris -- Three -- THE SPINE OF PARIS -- It Started with a Canoe -- The Beating Heart of Paris -- Clean Enough for a Swim? -- The Zen of Rowing and Fishing -- Paris la Nuit -- What's Sex Got to Do with It? -- The Seine Also Rises -- A Bend in the River -- Scenes on the Seine -- River of Song -- Capturing the Moment -- Selling Books, Selling Dreams -- Guardians of the Peace -- The Unknown Woman of the Seine -- Island-Hopping -- Four -- FROM CITY TO SEA -- River of Light -- The Port That Rivaled Paris -- Tsunami on the Seine -- Windmills and War -- No End to the Seine? -- Five -- RIVER OF DREAMS -- Reinventing the River -- The Joy of Life.
"In the spring of 1978, as a young journalist in Paris, Elaine Sciolino was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river through its rich history and lively characters-a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat- dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river's light. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, discovers a champagne vineyard, and even dares to swim in the Seine. Sciolino's keen eye and vivid prose bring the river to life as she discovers its origins on a remote plateau in Burgundy, where a pagan goddess healed pilgrims at an ancient temple. She follows the Seine to Le Havre, where it meets the sea. Braiding memoir, travelogue, and history through the Seine's winding route, Sciolino offers a love letter to Paris and the river at its heart and invites readers to explore its magic."-- Provided by publisher.

The dawn of Tibet : the ancient civilization on the roof of the world

November 19, 2019
Bellezza, John Vincent.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xi, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
1. Discovering the first civilization of Tibet -- 2. The great sky realm : the land of Upper Tibet -- 3. Tillers and herders, warriors and saints : the people of Upper Tibet -- 4. From sky to earth : the history of Zhang Zhung -- 5. Touching the sky : the citadels and temples of Zhang Zhung -- 6. Penetrating the earth : the burial grounds of Zhang Zhung -- 7. Flesh, blood, and bones in stone : the artistic treasures of Zhang Zhung -- 8. Father Sky Eagle and Mother Earth Serpent : the religion of Zhang Zhung -- 9. Horned heroes and turquoise maidens : the cultural life of Zhang Zhung -- 10. My ancestors, my gods : Zhang Zhung reigns in contemporary Upper Tibet.
"Based on decades of research, The Dawn of Tibet draws on a rich trove of archaeological, textual, and ethnographic materials collected and analyzed by the author. Bellezza describes the vast network of castles, temples, megaliths, necropolises, and rock art established on the highest and now depopulated part of the Tibetan plateau. He relates literary tales of priests and priestesses, horned deities, and the celestial afterlife to the actual archaeological evidence, providing a fascinating perspective on the origins and development of civilization. The story builds to the present by following the colorful culture of the herders of Upper Tibet, an ancient people whose way of life is endangered by modern development. Tracing Bellezza's epic journeys across lands where few Westerners have ventured, this book provides a compelling window into the most inaccessible reaches of Tibet and a civilization that flourished long before Buddhism took root."--Publisher's description.

Japan's world heritage sites : unique culture, unique nature

November 18, 2019
Dougill, John, author.
©2019
208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
First edition published in 2014.

The gardener's travel companion to England : what to see and where to stay

November 13, 2019
McCulloch, Janelle, author, photographer.
Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia : Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, 2019.
311 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
"There is nothing lovelier than England in June, when it's in full blossom, when the sun is sinking down behind the hedgerows and the Queen Elizabeth rose, with its palest of pale pink petals, is unfolding into glorious summer bloom. Nothing lifts the spirit more than a glorious meander through an English garden in full floraison. The sweetly scented gardens and gentle landscapes of this great country have long drawn horticultural fans and Anglophiles searching for its natural idylls, made so redolent in literature, film, photography, poetry and song. Every summer, people from all over the world travel to England to stay at charming guest houses with bucolic gardens, drink at country pubs with flower-decked beer gardens, wander from gate to gate on garden tours, shop at stores for irresistible garden tools and seeds, and dine at cafés and restaurants with floral-themed interiors. Now, this beautiful new book by bestselling author Janelle McCulloch – part guidebook and part armchair delight for garden lovers – shows you where to find these wonderful garden destinations, from the celebrated and famous to the secret and little-known. It also details the private estates that only open several times a year; the ones that tend to go under the travel radar. Elegantly designed and illustrated, the pages within are also packed full of spectacular botanical-inspired hideaways to stay, linger, shop, dine and drink at, from garden-inspired restaurants to garden-enhanced hotels. It's the perfect gift for any garden lover and shows you how to make your next visit to England a truly memorable one."--Amazon.com.

Airline maps : a century of art and design

November 13, 2019
Ovenden, Mark, 1963- author.
[New York] : Penguin Books, [2019]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 28 cm
"In this gorgeously illustrated collection of airline route maps, Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts look to the skies and transport readers to another time. Hundreds of images span a century of passenger flight, from the rudimentary trajectory of routes to the most intricately detailed birds-eye views of the land to be flown over. Advertisements for the first scheduled commercial passenger flights featured only a few destinations, with stunning views of the countryside and graphics of biplanes. As aviation took off, speed and mileage were trumpeted on bold posters featuring busy routes. Major airlines produced highly stylized illustrations of their global presence, establishing now-classic brands. With trendy and forward-looking designs, cartographers celebrated the coming together of different cultures and made the earth look ever smaller. Eventually, fleets got bigger and routes multiplied, and graphic designers have found creative new ways to display huge amounts of information. Airline hubs bring their own cultural mark and advertise their plentiful destination options. Innovative maps depict our busy world with webs of overlapping routes and networks of low-cost city-to-city hopping. But though flying has become more commonplace, Ovenden and Roberts remind us that early air travel was a glamorous affair for good reason. Airline Maps is a celebration of graphic design, cartographic skills and clever marketing, and a visual feast that reminds us to enjoy the journey as much as the destination"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

On the plain of snakes : a Mexican journey

November 1, 2019
Theroux, Paul, author.
©2019
436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Part one: Borderlands -- Part two: Mexico mundo -- Part three: Oaxaca, the inframundo -- Part four: The road to Nueva Maravilla -- Part five: The way back.
"Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux fearlessly drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines."-- Provided by publisher.

Rick Steves' Mediterranean cruise ports.

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

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