New Arrivals · Travel

July 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West

July 16, 2019
Ketcham, Christopher, 1973- author.
New York : Viking, [2019]
422 pages : map ; 24 cm
Battle -- Betrayal -- Resistance.
"The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons." --Provided by publisher.

Visiting your ancestral town : walk in the footsteps of your ancestors

July 15, 2019
Schott, Carolyn, author.
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Authorship taken from front cover.
"Practical tips to create an approachable guide that will inspire you to trace your family's history and visit the towns they once called home." --

Rio de Janeiro.

July 9, 2019
Hawthorne, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : col. ill, col. maps ; 19 x 9 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2019> Lonely Planet.

The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip

July 3, 2019
Guinn, Jeff, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
1 volume : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue: Paris, Michigan : mid-August 1923 -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1918 -- 1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- Interim: November 1921-June 1923 -- 1923 -- 1924 -- Jep Bisbee is famous.
"A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford"-- Provided by publisher.

Shores of the Mediterranean : with sketches of travel

June 27, 2019
Schroeder, Francis.
London : J. Murray, 1846.
2 volumes : illustrations, plates ; 20 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

Excursions in Normandy : illustrative of the character, manners, customs, and traditions of the people ...

June 27, 2019
Venedey, Jacob, 1805-1871.
London : H. Colburn, 1841.
2 volumes ; 21 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

A geek in Japan

June 19, 2019
García, Héctor, 1981- author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2019.
192 pages : illustrations (mostly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Main cities of Europe.

June 11, 2019
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

United States on the road.

June 11, 2019
Singapore : APA Publications ; Maspeth, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Langenscheidt Publishers, 2001-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies.
At head of title: Insight guides.

Tough trip through paradise, 1878-1879

June 7, 2019
Garcia, Andrew, -1943.
Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 2001.
xviii, 409 pages : maps ; 18 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1967.

A saunter in Belgium, in the summer of 1835 : with traits, historical and descriptive

June 4, 2019
Saint George, George.
London : F.C. Westley, 1836.
viii, 387 pages : ill., plates ; 20 cm.
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges.

Sketches on the shores of the Caspian : descriptive and pictorial

June 4, 2019
Holmes, William Richard, Sir, 1821-1882.
London : R. Bentley, 1845.
xii, 412 p. : ill., [3] pl. ; 22 cm.
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges.

Vodka & apple juice : travels of an undiplomatic wife in Poland

June 3, 2019
Martin, Jay, author.
309 pages ; 21 cm
When Jay's husband lands a diplomatic job in Warsaw, she jumps at the opportunity to escape her predictable life in Canberra for a three-year adventure in the heart of central Europe. Jay throws herself into life as a diplomatic wife - and between glamorous cocktail parties and ambassadorial hard slog, Jay sets out to get to know quirky, difficult, fascinating Poland. It's a challenge even for an intrepid traveller with a willing heart. Not to mention the marriage that increasingly doesn't look like it will survive its third Polish winter.


May 31, 2019
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : ill. ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1985-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2019> The Green guide.


May 31, 2019
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, Calif. : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995- Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, Calif.
At head of title: 1999- Lonely Planet.


May 31, 2019
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley,
v. : col. ill., col. maps. ; 22 cm.

Underland : a deep time journey

May 30, 2019
Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
488 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
First chamber -- Descending -- Part I. Seeing (Britain) -- Burial (Mendips, Somerset) -- Dark matter (Boulby, Yorkshire) -- The understorey (Epping Forest, London) -- Second chamber -- Part II. Hiding (Europe) -- Invisible cities (Paris) -- Starless rivers (The Carso, Italy) -- Hollow land (Slovenian highlands) -- Third chamber -- Part III. Haunting (The north) -- Red dancers (Lofotens, Norway) -- The edge (Andøya, Norway) -- The blue of time (Kulusuk, Greenland) -- Meltwater (Knud Rasmussen Glacier, Greenland) -- The hiding place (Olkiluoto, Finland) -- Surfacing.
In Underland, Macfarland delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. He takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through "deep time" - the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present - he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.

Tel Aviv : food, people, stories : a culinary journey with NENI

May 21, 2019
Molcho, Haya, author.
279 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Love it, cook it, eat it, share it. Tel Aviv is colorful, cosmopolitan, and modern; a city full of contrasts, fragrances, stories, and flavors. It is a vibrant meeting pot of cultures, religions, and delicious culinary traditions. Haya Molcho and her four sons take us on a journey to meet Tel Aviv's local chefs and storytellers - from the epicures and the urban forager, to the magician and the survivor - capturing the special spirit of the city's many cuisines and inhabitants. Haya revisits the recipes of her home town, re-creating the flavors of her childhood: knafeh, green shakshuka, sarma, Israeli paella, pickled lemons, and much more."--Back cover.

Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide

May 10, 2019
Horwitz, Tony, 1958- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
476 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and the New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted's route, and whenever possible his mode of transport--rail, riverboats, in the saddle--through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and across Texas to the Rio Grande, discovering and reporting on vestiges of what Olmsted called the Cotton Kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution

May 6, 2019
Hessler, Peter, 1969- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019
463 pages : maps, illustrations ; 25 cm
The president -- The coup -- The president.
Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archeological digs. After years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached Egypt and the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, he attached himself to an important archeological dig at a site rich in royal tombs known in as al-Madfuna, or "The Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up an important friendship with their language instructor, a cynical political sophisticate named Rifaat. And a very different kind of friendship was formed with their garbage collector, an illiterate neighborhood character named Saaed, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archeological excavation. Along the way, he meets a family of Chinese small business owners who have cornered the nation's lingerie trade; their pragmatic view of the political crisis is a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these ordinary Egyptians in a time of tragedy and heartache, Hessler finds subtle and illuminating insights to understand a nation from a new perspective.

A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home

May 3, 2019
Kugler, Rob, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, [2019]
viii, 293 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."--Provided by publisher.

How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea

May 2, 2019
Gornall, Jonathan, author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Julia Reed's New Orleans : food, fun, and field trips for letting the good times roll

May 2, 2019
Reed, Julia, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2019.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality."--

Rome : portrait of a city = Porträt einer Stadt = Portrait d'une ville

April 29, 2019
Fanelli, Giovanni, author.
485 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm
1839-1870: From capital of the Papal States to capital of Italy -- 1871-1918: The city of symbolic significance: a great village -- 1919-1944: Darkness and light during the Fascist years -- 1945-1967: From Neorealismo to La Dolce Vita and the economic miracle -- 1968-present day: From the "years of lead" to the hesitant cosmopolitan ambitions of today -- Brief biographies of the photographers -- Recommended viewing [films] -- Recommended listening [music] -- Recommended reading [literature].
"This photographic portrait of Rome brings together hundreds of photographs from the 1840s through today to explore the extraordinary history, beauty, and art of this incomarable cultural capital. Through some 500 sepia, black-and-white, and color images"--Publisher's description.

Evergreen dreaming : trail tales of an aging hiker

April 23, 2019
Kurtz, Peter, 1958- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Longitudes Press, 2018.
250 pages ; 23 cm
"A 55-year-old man with a yen for the outdoors feels time running out. One day he decides to dig out his old backpack from the basement and hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. He doesn't know that his weeklong hike through Georgia and North Carolina will propel him into other mountain adventures, culminating in a mystical trip to the Continental Divide to follow the footsteps of a childhood friend. In this thoughtful, well-written memoir, Peter Kurtz leads the reader along dirt paths across multiple mountains, meeting eccentric characters, battling blisters and boulders, and sharing one campsite with a disgruntled bear. Along the way, he candidly shares his thoughts on age, environment, culture, and technology. His walking stick, which he names, "Kip", becomes a companion and talimsan, helping to trigger potent memories that eventually result in a hike into the "red-orange glow of the West" to get closet to the real Kip. This is a story about memory, aging, and the pursuit of natural in an increasingly artificial society. It is also a powerful tale of friendship and love"--Back cover.

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