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March 13, 2020
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Of morsels and marvels

March 12, 2020
Condé, Maryse, author.
London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2020.
xi, 290 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in French as Mets et merveilles"-- Title page verso.
"For many, cooking is simply the mechanical act of reproducing standard recipes. To Maryse Condé, however, cooking implies creativity and personal invention, on par with the complexity of writing a story. A cook, she explains, uses spices and flavors the same way an author chooses the music and meaning of words. In Of Morsels and Marvels, Condé takes us on a literary journey around places she has travelled to in India, Indonesia, and South Africa. She highlights the tastes and culinary traditions that are fascinating examples of a living museum. Such places, Condé explains, provide important insights into lesser-known aspects of contemporary life. One anecdote illustrates what becomes of the standard Antillean dishes of fish stew and goat curry by two Antilleans who own a restaurant in Sydney, Australia. Cuisine changes not only according to the individual cook but also adapts to foreign skies under which it is created. The author also recounts personal memories of her lifelong relationship with cooking, such as when Adélia, her family's servant, wrongly blames little Maryse for mixing raisins with fish and using her imagination in the kitchen. Blending travel with gastronomy, this enchanting volume from the winner of the 2018 Alternative Nobel Prize will delight all who marvel at the wonders of the kitchen or seek to taste the world."-- Provided by publisher.

100 drives, 5,000 ideas : where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do

March 10, 2020
Yogerst, Joseph R., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2020]
303 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
West Coast -- Rocky Mountains -- Pan-Regional -- Northeast -- Midwest -- Southern -- Tropical -- Canada.
From a vineyard route through Northwest wine country to a winter wonderland on Alberta's Icefields Parkway, this informative travel guide offers epic sights, good bites, and pure fun. Pack your car and hit the road to experience 100 drives--both classic and off the beaten track--across the United States and Canada. You'll find innovative itineraries outlining your route, along with when to go and what to see and do along the way.

Red river gorge : my second home

March 10, 2020
Snell. John W.
Morley, MO : Acclaim Press, 2015.
224 pages : chiefly photographs ; 28 cm
Includes index.

The bells of old Tokyo : meditations on time and a city

March 5, 2020
Sherman, Anna (Anne Katherine), 1970- author.
337 pages ; 22 cm
The bells of time -- Hibiya -- Nihonbashi : the zero point -- Asakusa : the mythic Kanto Plain -- Akasaka : the invention of Edo -- Mejiro : a failed coup -- Nezu : Tokugawa timepieces -- Ueno : the last shogun -- The Rokumeikan : the Meiji restoration -- Tsukiji : the Japanese empire -- Yokokawa-Honjo : east of the river -- Marunouchi : new origins -- Kitasuna : the firebombs of 1945 -- Shiba Kiridoshi : Tokyo tower -- Daylight savings time : the occupation -- Ichigaya : postwar prosperity -- Shinjuku : Tokyo tomorrow -- Hibiya : the imperial hotel.
"The Bells of Old Tokyo is a remarkable literary debut by Anna Sherman that is an elegant and insightful tour of Tokyo and its residents, as well as a meditation on Japanese culture and society. The book is structured around Anna's search for the eight lost bells that once surrounded the city. These bells marked the city's neighborhoods and kept time for its inhabitants before the introduction of Western-style clocks. The bells are tangible vestiges of a much older Japan--one that believed in time as represented by animals, rather than minutes and hours, a circle rather than a forward line. Similarly, the book moves in and out of time as we are introduced to Tokyo residents past and present: An aristocrat who makes his way through Tokyo's sea of ashes after WWII's firebombs. A shrine priest who remembers Yukio Mishima praying before his infamous death. A scientist who has built the most accurate clock in the world, a clock that will not lose a second in five billion years. The head of the Tokugawa house, the family that used to rule Tokyo, reflecting on the destruction of his grandfathers' city ('A lost thing is lost. To chase it leads to darkness'). And woven throughout is Anna's deep friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite coffee shop who believes that if you make coffee just right, and allow people the time to enjoy it, they will return to their 'true selves.' The Bells of Old Tokyo marks the arrival of a dazzling new writer as she presents an absorbing and alluring meditation on life in the guise of a tour through a city and its people"-- Provided by publisher.

French roll : misadventures in love, life, and roller-skating across the French Riviera

March 2, 2020
Jarvis, J. Michael, author.
294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
When nineteen-year-old Michael gets a letter from his girlfriend asking him to meet her in Barcelona, he quits his daredevil job at the top of the German Alps and plots a two-month solo trek across the ritzy coast of southern France--on roller skates. Even being chased down impossibly steep mountain roads by sports cars and tour buses can't keep an American teenager down, especially when he's delivering an engagement ring...and a dark confession. But rolling through the land of French girls and topless beaches will put Michael's fidelity to the test. Fast women and fast roads torment him as he struggles to overcome the physical and emotional challenges of his journey in hopes of creating a better man within. Isolated from the ones he loves by the snail mail and paper maps of 1981, new friends-- and new enemies--guide his evolving character toward wisdom and grit. When disaster strikes his love life and a spectacular wipeout nearly turns him into roadkill, Michael must emerge from his tenderfoot life to understand that growing up doesn't mean growing alone.

The adventurer's son : a memoir

February 25, 2020
Dial, Roman, author.
viii, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the son of Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica's remote Pacific Coast. He carried a light backpack and machete. Cody emailed his father that he would do 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. He was never seen again. The authorities suspected murder. Dial was forced to confront the question: Was he responsible for his son's fate? --Provided by publisher.

Footnotes : a journey round Britain in the company of great writers

February 25, 2020
Fiennes, Peter, author.
London : Oneworld, 2019.
321 pages : maps ; 22 cm
'I Am Your Storyteller' -- 'Walk, and Be Merry' -- Pilchards to Postcards -- Backtracking -- 'I'll Be Your Mirror' -- 'Lorf? - Why, I Thought I Should 'a Died' -- 'The Secret Dream' -- 'The Doncater Unhappiness' -- A Wilderness -- Fog on the Tyne -- Last Supper -- Larger Than Life -- The Company of Great Writers.
'The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.' Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past. The journey starts in Dorset, shaped by the childhood visions of Enid Blyton, and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to his final resting place in Westminster Abbey. From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon, to a big night out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge, Footnotes is a series of evocative biographies, a lyrical foray into the past, and a quest to understand Britain through the books, journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers. And as Fiennes travels the country, and roams across the centuries, he wonders: 'Who are we? What do we want? They seemed like good questions to ask, in the company of some of our greatest writers, given these restless times.'


February 18, 2020
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1989-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2019> The Green guide.

The sea journal : seafarers' sketchbooks

February 13, 2020
Lewis-Jones, Huw, author, compiler.
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.

Great Britain & Ireland.

February 6, 2020
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002>-2017, Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications ; 2018-<2020> Boulogne-Billancourt (France) : Michelin Travel Partner.
At head of title: <1998>-2010, Michelin hotels-restaurants ; 2017-<2020> The Michelin guide.

French Riviera.

February 6, 2020
Watford, Herts, UK : Michelin Travel Partner ; Greenville, SC : Michelin Travel and Lifestyle North America, 2006-
volumes : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm.

Fodor's Caribbean cruise ports of call.

February 6, 2020
New York : Fodor's Travel
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 18 cm

Driving while black : African American travel and the road to civil rights

February 4, 2020
Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
xviii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The journey -- "Humiliation stalks them" -- African Americans and the automobile -- "Through the windshield" -- Driving while black -- Travel guides for everyone -- Victor and Alma Green's The Negro motorist green book -- "Where will you stay tonight?" -- "Vacation without aggravation."
"How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green's famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin's personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in food and pictures : 1900--1937--1966 : collection of menus

February 4, 2020
Langstroth, T. A. (Theodore Ashmead), 1910-1978, compiler.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [T.A. Langstroth], [1966]
71 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Put together for the Cincinnati Public Library by T.A. Langstroth. August 15, 1966, Cincinnati, Ohio"--Verso t.p.
"Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it. But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit."
A handmade scrapbook containing menus from various trans-Atlantic voyages on ocean liners and planes that occurred between 1900 and 1966. Includes menus from companies such as Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Pan American Airways, Norddeutscher Lloyd, and the Cunard Line.

Stories behind the images : lessons from a life in adventure photography

January 29, 2020
Rich, Corey, author.
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Doing what you love -- Cover girl -- Devil in the details -- Photo Roshambo -- The image that launched my career -- Bare imagination -- El Cap easy -- Chamonix dirtbags -- The moment before it all changes -- The real reason -- Creative secrets -- Swimming with the crocs -- Jack Johnson -- Chris Sharma jumps ahead -- Swimming with the fisheyes -- Project bandaloop -- Chicken bus pilgrimage -- Basic instinct -- When the gloves come off -- Something out of nothing -- Beckey -- Man vs. bear -- Seeing and skiing -- Whitewater dynasty -- The river wild -- Motion in Mallorca -- The lost coast -- Lines in the sand (and snow) -- NIAD smacdown -- Inches from death -- Just a snapshot -- Queen of pain -- Light and fit -- Wild Alaska -- Three degrees of Sharma -- Pulling permits and rip cords -- Sink or swim -- Safe shots -- The dawn of DSLR video -- Pushing Patagonia -- The fourth element -- The hunter and the hunted -- Free-soloing El Cap -- Directing why -- Light and fast in Pakistan -- Another day at the office -- Climbing's North Star -- Authenticity in Argentina -- Finding independence -- The ethereal grace of Ashima -- Lebanon double down -- Raising experience -- The best time is right now -- Creativelive -- Yosemite giants -- Home.

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.

Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America

January 27, 2020
Taylor, Candacy A., author.
360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction: are we there yet? -- Driving while black -- The business of the Green Book -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green Book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword -- Epilogue: America after the Green Book.
The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and 'Overground Railroad' celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation.

Pravda ha ha : true travels to the end of Europe

January 27, 2020
MacLean, Rory, 1954- author.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
x, 343 pages : map ; 24 cm
"In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. In that euphoric year Rory MacLean travelled from Berlin to Moscow, exploring lands that were - for most Brits and Americans - part of the forgotten half of Europe. Thirty years on, MacLean traces his original journey backwards, across countries confronting old ghosts and new fears: from revanchist Russia, through Ukraine's bloodlands, into illiberal Hungary, and then Poland, Germany and the UK. Along the way he shoulders an AK-47 to go hunting with Moscow's chicken Tsar, plays video games in St Petersburg with a cyber-hacker who cracked the US election, drops by the Che Guevara High School of Political Leadership in a non-existent nowhereland and meets the Warsaw doctor who tried to stop a march of 70,000 nationalists. Finally, on the shores of Lake Geneva, he waits patiently to chat with Mikhail Gorbachev. As Europe sleepwalks into a perilous new age, MacLean explores how opportunists - both within and outside of Russia, from Putin to Home Counties populists - have made a joke of truth, exploiting refugees and the dispossessed, and examines the veracity of historical narrative from reportage to fiction and fake news. He asks what happened to the optimism of 1989 and, in the shadow of Brexit, chronicles the collapse of the European dream."--Jacket flap.

Only beautiful, please : a British diplomat in North Korea

January 27, 2020
Everard, John (John Vivian)
Stanford, CA : Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, ©2012.
xxx, 256 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Life in the DPRK -- Foreigners in the DPRK -- The nature of the DPRK regime -- Dealing with the DPRK.
"Coverage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades and the personality cults around its leaders. As British Ambassador to North Korea, John Everard had the rare experience of living there from 2006 ... to 2008 ... While stationed in Pyongyang, Everard's travels around the DPRK provided him with numerous opportunities to meet and converse with North Koreans. [This] goes beyond the official North Korea to unveil the human dimension of life in that hermetic nation. Everard recounts his impressions of the country and its people, his interactions with them, and his observations on their way of life. He provides a picture as well of the life of foreigners in this closed society, considers how the DPRK evolved to its current state, and discusses the failure of current approaches to tackle the challenges that it throws up"--Publisher's description.

The impossible first : from fire to ice--crossing Antarctica alone

January 21, 2020
O'Brady, Colin, author.
New York : Scribner, 2020.
xi, 279 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he'd ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge. O'Brady's pursuit of a goal that had eluded many others was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar explorer Captain Louis Rudd--also striving to be "the first." Enduring Antarctica's sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds--in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters--O'Brady persevered. Alone with his thoughts for nearly two months in the vastness of the frozen continent--gripped by fear and doubt--he reflected on his past, seeking courage and inspiration in the relationships and experiences that had shaped his life. Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability--and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica--The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.

National parks : explore America's 60 national parks.

January 15, 2020
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.


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.
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.

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