New Arrivals · Travel

September 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Europe by Eurail.

September 14, 2018
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2019> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey

September 11, 2018
Millard, Candice.
New York [N.Y.] : Anchor Books, 2006.
xi, 416 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, ©2005.
Breaking away. Defeat ; Opportunity ; Preparation ; On the open sea ; A change of plans -- Into the wilderness. Beyond the frontier ; Disarray and tragedy ; Hard choices ; Warnings from the dead -- The descent. The unknown ; Pole and paddle, axe and machete ; The living jungle ; On the ink-black river ; Twitching through the woods ; The wild water ; Danger afloat, danger ashore ; Death in the rapids -- Iron cruelty. Attack ; The wide belts ; Hunger ; The myth of "beneficent nature" ; "I will stop here" -- Despair. Missing ; The worst in a man ; "He who kills must die" ; Judgment ; The cauldron -- Deliverance. The rubber men ; A pair of flags.
The true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing 1914 exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped tributary of the Amazon. He and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. Yet he accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it.--From publisher description.

Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road

August 28, 2018
Harris, Kate, 1982- author.
©2018
305 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Marco made me do it: North America -- Roof of the world: Tibetan Plateau -- Natural history: England and New England -- Undercurrents: Black Sea -- The cold world awakens: Lesser Caucasus -- Angle of incidence: Greater Caucasus -- Borderlandia: Caspian Sea -- Wilderness/wasteland: Ustyurt Plateau and Aral Sea Basin -- The source of a river: Pamir Knot -- A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam: Tarim Basin and Tibetan Plateau -- Road's end: Indo-Gangetic Plain and Greater Himalaya.
As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved--to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician--had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within.

Liuzhou picture scroll.

August 27, 2018
[Liuzhou, China?] : Information Office of Liuzhou Municipal People's Government, [2015?]
135 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 20 cm
Overall view of Liuzhou. Picturesque scenery livable Liuzhou ; Hundred miles of Liujiang River, hundred miles of art gallery ; Liujiang large-scale musical fountain ; Paniong waterfall cluster ; Flower city Liuzhou ; Da Longtan scenic spot ; Yufeng Park ; Liuzhou Garden & Horticulture Expo Park ; Kaiyuan Temple ; Lotus Mountain scenic area-Huanjiang Waterfront Avenue ; Yao Bu ancient town ; Liuzhou Ka Le Planet/OCT (Overseas Chinese Town) -- Industrial Liuzhou. Famous industrial city in Southwest China ; Automobile industry: the first pillar of Liuzhou industry ; Automobile city in Guangxi ; Metallurgical industry, making the city promising ; Machinery manufacturing, based in Liuzhou, leverage the world ; Traditional industry ; Industrial Museum ; Proactively melting into national strategy of "The belt and road initiatives" -- Cultural Liuzhou. Liu Zongyuan, an indispensable element for Liuzhou culture ; Liu Sanjie's song through thousand of years ; The capital of stone culture in the world ; Liuzhou Confucian shrine ; Liuzhou Museums cluster ; Infinite charm of intangible cultural heritage in Liuzhou -- Livable Liuzhou. Bauhinia flower city ; Capital of water sports ; Night cruise Liujiang River ; Countryside ecological leisure ; A bite of China-Liuzhou river snails rice noodle ; Bridge expo -- Fascinating Liuzhou. China Dong in Liuzhou customs of ethnic minorities in Sanjiang ; China Hmong in Liuzhou customs of ethnic minorities all in Rongshui.
A photographic book about the history, industry, geography, and culture of Liuzhou, China.

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.

London under : the secret history beneath the streets

August 6, 2018
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
New York : Anchor Books, 2012.
228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus"--Title page verso.
Darkness visibile -- Rising up -- Holy water -- Forgotten streams -- Old Man River -- The heart of darkness -- The pipes of London -- The mole men -- The deep lines -- Far under ground -- Buried secrets -- The war below -- Deep fantasies.
To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: a hydraulic device was used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge leads to a huge tunnel packed with cables for gas, water, and telephone; sulphurous fumes waft through the Underground's Metropolitan Line. Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface.

Shetland

July 27, 2018
Cleeves, Ann, author.
London : Macmillan, 2015.
216 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Autumn -- Conclusion -- Map of Shetland.
Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, and now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. An archipelago of more than a hundred islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its fifteen hundred miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.

Open mic night in Moscow : and other stories from my search for black markets, Soviet architecture, and emotionally unavailable Russian men

July 24, 2018
Murray, Audrey, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xix, 394 pages : maps ; 24 cm
A combination of Wild and whatever Netflix series you're currently binging, this book chronicles Audrey's travels through the former Soviet Union. Audrey's keen eye and curiosity lead to fascinating trips through parts of the world that are seldom visited by Westerners. Through her trips Audrey experiences a multitude of perspectives on being a woman traveling alone, on the concept of home and the pros and cons of sleeping in a yurt.

Driven : a white-knuckled ride to heartbreak and back : a memoir

July 23, 2018
Stephenson, Melissa (Creative Writer), author.
©2018
xiii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
"For fans of Wild, a searing memoir about one woman's road to hope following the death of her troubled brother, told through the series of cars that accompanied her Growing up in a blue-collar family in the Midwest, Melissa Stephenson longed for escape. Her wanderlust was an innate reaction to the powerful personalities around her, and came too from her desire to find a place in the world where her artistic ambitions wouldn't be thwarted. She found in automobiles the promise of a future beyond Indiana state lines. From a lineage of secondhand family cars of the late '60s, to the Honda that carried her from Montana to Texas as her new marriage disintegrated, to the '70s Ford she drove away from her brother's house after he took his life (leaving Melissa the truck, a dog, and a few mixed tapes), to the VW van she now uses to take her kids camping, she knows these cars better than she knows some of the people closest to her. Driven away from grief, and toward hope, Melissa reckons with what it means to lose a beloved sibling. Driven is a powerfulstory of healing, for all who have had to look back at pain to see how they can now move forward. -- Provided by publisher.

St. Petersburg.

July 20, 2018
London ; New York : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

On the Ganges : encounters with saints and sinners on India's mythic river

July 13, 2018
Black, George, 1949- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
xii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Main cities of Europe.

July 10, 2018
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

Charleston : city of gardens

July 9, 2018
Cameron, Louisa Pringle, 1953- author.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
xiii, 162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 32 cm

The road trip book : 1001 drives of a lifetime

July 9, 2018
©2017
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."-- Amazon.com.

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.

Short walks from Bogotá : journeys in the new Colombia

July 5, 2018
Feiling, Tom.
London : Penguin Books, 2013.
xv, 266 pages : map ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2012.
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence?

Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip

July 3, 2018
Ratay, Richard, author.
©2018
xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Swerving through the seventies : a family boldly leaves its driveway -- Pioneers of the pavement : the long road to the interstates -- Hey, where's everybody going? : Americans set off to discover America -- Packed in like sardines : join us, won't you? -- Smokeys in the bush : dodging cops (and stops) on the interstates -- Time to pass : diversions, directions and discoveries -- Eating up the miles : dining while driving -- Inn and out : motels, hotels and invaders from space -- Heavy metal highways : land yachts, station wagons and "the Thing" -- Through the windshield together : a crash course in seatbelts and safety -- Up, up and away : all roads lead to the airport -- Leaving it all behind : the end of the road for road trips?

Couchsurfing in Iran : revealing a hidden world

June 28, 2018
Orth, Stephan, 1979- author.
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, [2018]
269 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm
"In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world's most closed societies. Through the unsurpassed hospitality of twenty-two hosts, he skips the guidebooks and tourist attractions and travels from Persian carpet to bed to cot, covering more than 8,400 kilometers to recount "this world's hidden doings." Experiencing daily what he calls the "two Irans" that coexist side by side-the "theocracy, where people mourn their martyrs" in mausoleums, and the "hide-and-seek-ocracy, where people hold secret parties and seek worldly thrills instead of spiritual bliss"-he learns that Iranians have become experts in navigating around their country's strict laws."

My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now

June 27, 2018
Mayle, Peter, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
vi, 179 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"A Borzoi book."
Early days -- Home sweet home -- Getting closer -- Second impressions -- La politesse française -- Learning French, inch by inch -- Dinner at the Élysée Palace -- Nostalgia is not always what it used to be -- The weather is here, wish you were beautiful -- A midsummer night's treat -- Lunch break -- Read all about it -- A good place to be ill -- The pulse of the village -- Snapshots -- The weather forecast: more to come -- Blind luck -- Summer invasion, autumn exodus -- Hollywood comes to Provence -- Signs of summer -- A gift from Napoleon -- Then and now.
"The beloved author Peter Mayle, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Ĉôte d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. With his signature warmth, wit, and humor--and twenty-five years of experience--Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, à la Provence, will charm longtime fans and a new generation of readers alike"--Provided by publisher.

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border

June 22, 2018
Fox, Porter, author.
©2018
xviii, 247 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Fires -- The medicine line.
"America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries--much of the early history of the United States took place there--and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security."--Dust jacket.

Kenya.

June 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia : Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

Central Asia.

June 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: <2014-2018>- Lonely Planet.

Italy.

June 7, 2018
London : Dickens Press,
v. : maps. 26 x 12 cm.
At head of title: -1998, English edition, Michelin ; <2001-2018> The Green guide.

Eating my way through Italy : heading off the main roads to discover the hidden treasures of the Italian table

June 1, 2018
Minchilli, Elizabeth, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
xii, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

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