New Arrivals · Travel

March 20, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


March 19, 2019
Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
xiv, 572 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"A vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters-human, animal, and natural-that have shaped an extraordinary life. Taking us nearly from pole to pole-from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth-and across decades of lived experience, Barry Lopez, gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world."--Provided by publisher

The sun is a compass : a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds

March 14, 2019
Van Hemert, Caroline, author.
New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2019.
vii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm
Documents the biologist adventurer's treks in the vast wilderness region spanning the Pacific rainforest through the Alaskan Arctic, where she and her husband tested their physical boundaries while making profound natural-world connections.

On a raft, and Through the desert : the narrative of an artist's journey through northern Syria and Kurdistan, by the Tigris to Mosul and Baghdad, and of a return journey across the desert by the Euphrates and Palmyra to Damascus, over the Anti-Lebanon to Baalbek and to Beyrout

March 13, 2019
Ellis, Tristram James.
London : Field & Tuer ; Hamilton, Adams & Co. ; New York : Scribner & Welford, 1881.
2 v., [30] plates : ill., fold. map ; 25 cm.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original boards printed in gold and orange.
v.1: On a raft -- v.2: Through the desert.

Fodor's the complete guide to Alaska cruises.

March 13, 2019
New York, New York : Fodor's Travel
volume : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm

Ohio ... calendar of events.

March 13, 2019
Columbus, Ohio : Division of Travel & Tourism
volumes : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection (May/August 1987) has original printed wrappers.
Provides travelers with an indispensable listing of special events, festivals, county fairs and more, all color-coded by geographic area and listed in chronological order for ease of use.

Some account of a mission, undertaken with a view to the propagation of Christian knowledge : and the distribution of the Holy Scriptures, in Arabia and on the banks of the Euphrates, in the years 1824-5

March 13, 2019
Judkin, Christian.
London : Hunt and Clarke, 1828.
xv, 424 pages ; 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 with gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

M. Misson's memoirs and observations in his travels over England : with some account of Scotland and Ireland, dispos'd in alphabetical order

March 13, 2019
Misson, Henri.
London : Printed for D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, R. Cruttenden, T. Cox, J. Batley, F. Clay and E. Symon, 1719.
xiii, 367 pages ; 20 cm
With an index and a final leaf of advertisements.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers with gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

Rambles in the Pyrenees, and a visit to San Sebastian

March 13, 2019
Vaux, Frederic W.
London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838.
xi, 218 pages : illustrations, map ; 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 with gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

See you in the piazza : new places to discover in Italy

March 11, 2019
Mayes, Frances, author.
xvii, 429 pages : map ; 24 cm
Includes indexes.
The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions--from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks. Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book--and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find.

Walking Hadrian's Wall

March 5, 2019
Niehoff, Buck, author.
207 pages : black and white photographs ; 23 cm
"On the orders of Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD, a great wall was constructed, coast to coast, across northern England. Separating the tribes in what is now Scotland from the Roman occupied area of Great Britain, this massive structure was one of the glories of the Empire. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes a path along its 84-mile length. Walking this trail to celebrate his seventieth birthday, the author shares the camaraderie of his three companions and other hikers, including a couple of dogs, who join them along the way. He struggles over the unexpectedly rugged, desolate terrain and discovers the spiritual magic of the hiking trail that clarifies the transition to his seventh decade."--Publisher's website.

The absent hand : reimagining our American landscape

March 4, 2019
Lessard, Suzannah, author.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
xi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
In the village -- Suburbophobia -- Gettysburg -- Natchez -- Truth or Consequences -- Flight -- The view from a small mountain -- The pumpkins of Bergen Street -- The market -- Youngstown -- The pendulum -- Fresh kills -- The corporation in the woods -- Atopia -- Whose hand? -- The inverted cradle.
"In this exploration of our surroundings, The Absent Hand contends that to reimagine landscape is a form of cultural reinvention. The Absent Hand begins by observing the residual places from our country's first European settlements, and continues to the life of our cities and their eventual overflow into suburbs and wildernesses. Yet Lessard is always joining us to discuss the effects of 'enclosure,' of how we manage to live on and in the land, how we surround ourselves on the land with stories, roads, buildings, and ideas. Whether it's climate change altering the meaning of nature, or digital communications altering the nature of work, the global enclosure is panoramic, infiltrative, inescapable."-- Provided by publisher.

Bodie on the road : travels with a rescue pup in the dogged pursuit of happiness

February 28, 2019
Jones, Belinda (Belinda C.), author.
xii, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"First published by Summersdale Publishers Ltd."
"A Herman Graf book."
Part one--Finding Bodie. Love at first sit ; In the doghouse ; A whole new world ; When Bodie met Winnie -- Part two--Highway to happiness. The road trip ; The dog masseuse ; Adventures in Santa Barbara ; Bo Derek on a bicycle ; The dog-friendly drive-in ; Dog beer at Moonstone Beach ; The Big Sur Bakery ; Cocktails chez Doris Day ; Beach encounter ; Kennel No. 5 ; The dog mayor ; San Francisc-no ; The Snoopy museum ; Yappy hour in Napa ; Fou Fou Le Blanc -- Part three--Into Oregon. I heart weed ; The dog show ; Bobbie the wonder dog ; The Oregon garden ; Keep Portland weird ; The doggie dash ; The pack run ; The pet psychic ; Puppy love ; The view from Mount Tabor -- Part four--The way home. Grumpy dog ; Bad to the bone ; The Oregon dunes ; The speeding ticket ; Trees of mystery ; Guardian angels ; Travels with Charley ; A fairy-tale ending.
"Bodie, mystery mix rescue pup, is on death row in a Los Angeles dog shelter, having been abandoned by his owner. Belinda, a heartbroken woman, is in a heap on the floor of her vintage apartment, having been dumped by the man of her dreams. Two lost souls ready to find a new life--together. Belinda falls in love with Bodie the moment he plants his furry butt on her bare, flip-flopped foot. Soon, the two embark on a 2,000-mile West Coast road trip, taking in spectacular Big Sur, a pack run in the wilds of Oregon, afternoon tea at Doris Day's dog-loving hotel in Carmel, a fragrant encounter with the creator of Kennel No.5 furfume, and a bar stop in a small town near San Francisco where a dog was elected mayor and served for thirteen years running ... On their soul-searching adventure, Belinda and Bodie cruise along California State Route 1, one of the most iconic highways in America, heading towards Portland, Oregon--repeatedly voted one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. Join Belinda and Bodie on this feel-good road trip, and you, too, will feel the wind in your hair and a wag in your tail!"--Jacket.


February 27, 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: <2001-2019 > Lonely Planet.

The Milepost

February 27, 2019
Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22-28 cm.
Vols. for <1974>-1991 have folded map in pocket.
"Alaska travel planner"--Cover (2017).

A year in Paris : season by season in the City of Light

February 27, 2019
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
A sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in spring, summer, fall, and winter. When the common people of France revolted in 1789, one of the first ways they chose to correct the excesses of the monarchy and the church was to rename the months of the year. Selected by poet and playwright Philippe-Francois-Nazaire Fabre, these new names reflected what took place at that season in the natural world; Fructidor was the month of fruit, Floréal that of flowers, while the winter wind (vent) dominated Ventôse. Though the names didn't stick, these seasonal rhythms of the year continue to define Parisians, as well as travelers to the city. Devoting a section of the book to each of Fabre's months, Baxter draws upon Paris's literary, cultural and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light, and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there.

In Putin's footsteps : searching for the soul of an empire across Russia's eleven time zones

February 15, 2019
Khrushcheva, Nina L., 1962- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Kaliningrad: the amber-tinted gaze of an empire -- Kiev: the mother of all Russian cities or the threat to mother Russia? -- Arkhangelsk, Solovetsky Islands, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow: Kremlin time, or Russia's clock of clocks -- Ulyanovsk (Simbirsk) and Samara (Kuibyshev): cities of the mighty Volga -- Perm, Yekaterinburg, and Tyumen: the Urals' holy trinity -- Omsk: a mixed metaphor of Putin's empire -- Novosibirsk: a story of science and serendipity -- Ulan-ude, Irkutsk, and Lake Baikal: Asian abodes of the spirit -- Blagoveshchensk-Heihe and Yakutsk: roughing it -- Vladivostok: rule the East! -- Magadan and Butugychag: from the Gulag capital to the Valley of Death -- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: the very far East -- The past of the Russian future.
"In Putin's Footsteps is Nina Khrushcheva and Jeffrey Tayler's unique combination of travelogue, current affairs, and history, showing how Russia's dimensions have shaped its identity and culture through the decades. With exclusive insider status as Nikita Khrushchev's great grand-daughter, and an ex-pat living and reporting on Russia and the Soviet Union since 1983, Nina Khrushcheva and Jeffrey Tayler offer a poignant exploration of the largest country on earth through their recreation of Vladimir Putin's fabled New Year's Eve speech planned across all eleven time zones. After taking over from Yeltsin in 1999, and then being elected president in a landslide, Putin traveled to almost two dozen countries and a quarter of Russia's eighty-nine regions to connect with ordinary Russians. His travels inspired the idea of a rousing New Year's Eve address delivered every hour at midnight throughout Russia's eleven time zones. The idea was beautiful, but quickly abandoned as an impossible feat. He correctly intuited, however, that the success of his presidency would rest on how the country's outback citizens viewed their place on the world stage. Today more than ever, Putin is even more determined to present Russia as a formidable nation. We need to understand why Russia has for centuries been an adversary of the West. Its size, nuclear arsenal, arms industry, and scientific community (including cyber-experts), guarantees its influence"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret knowledge of water : discovering the essence of the American desert

February 14, 2019
Childs, Craig, 1967-
New York, NY : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2001. ©2000
xvi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : First waters -- Part I. Ephemeral water : Maps of water holes -- Water that waits -- Part II. Water that moves : Seep -- The source -- The acts of desert streams -- Part III. Fierce water : The sacrifice of children -- Carrying away the land -- Chubasco -- Haunted canyon -- Flood at Kanab -- Fear of God -- Following the water down -- Epilogue : The arrival.
The travels that Childs recounts in this vivid narrative take him from places sometimes parched, sometimes swimming, from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the dry limestone tanks of the lava-strewn Sonoran Desert. As he travels, Childs gives a close reading of the desert landscape.

An Arabian journey : one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East

February 14, 2019
Wood, Levison, 1982- author.
x, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on endpapers.
"First published in Great Britain as Arabia in 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton."--Title page verso.
"Following in the footsteps of famed explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer Levison Wood brings us along on his most complex expedition yet: a circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Starting in September 2017 in a city in Northern Syria, a stone's throw away from Turkey and amidst the deadliest war of the twenty-first century, Wood set forth on a 5,000-mile trek through the most contested region on the planet. He moved through the Middle East for six months, from ISIS-occupied Iraq through Kuwait and along the jagged coastlines of the Emirates and Oman; across a civil-war-torn Yemen and on to Saudia Arabia, Jordan, and Israel, before ending on the shores of the Mediterranean in Lebanon. Like his predecessors, Wood travelled through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, seeking to challenge our perceptions of this often-misunderstood part of the world. Through the relationships he forges along the way--and the personal histories and local mythologies that his companions share--Wood examines how the region has changed over thousands of years and reveals a side of the Middle East we don't often see in the media. At once a thrilling personal journey and a skillful piece of cultural reportage, Arabia is a breathtaking chronicle of an epic journey through the land at the root of all civilization."--Amazon.

Revelations of Siberia.

February 13, 2019
Felińska, Ewa, 1793-1859.
London : Colburn and Co., 1852.
2 volumes ; 19 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Marbled end papers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate on inside front cover. V. 1 front cover is detached.
"Nolan Room Collection."

Pictures of country life, and summer rambles in green and shady places.

February 13, 2019
Miller, Thomas, 1807-1874.
London, D. Bogue, 1847.
xii, 363 pages illustrations 19 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Marbled endpapers and gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed to front inside cover. Wrapped in clear plastic dust jacket.
"Nolan Room Collection."

Off the rails : a train trip through life

February 6, 2019
Severgnini, Beppe, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
xvi, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Translation of: Signori, si cambia.
Includes index.

Cities of gold : a journey across the American Southwest

February 5, 2019
Preston, Douglas J.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico, 1999.
480 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Presents the author's first-hand narrative account of his journey tracing the footsteps of Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's sixteenth century expedition across New Mexico.


January 30, 2019
London : Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd.
v. : ill., maps ; 22-26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1987-1997, Michelin ; <2000-2018> The Green guide.

Outlander's Scotland

January 28, 2019
Taplin, Phoebe, author.
43 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on back cover.
"Follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie and discover a land of love, battles and adventure." -- title page.
Edinburgh's Royal Mile -- Holyrood Palace and Craigmillar -- Memories and medicine -- Falkland -- Stirling and Falkirk -- Doune Castle -- Around Linlithgow -- Culross -- Coastal Fife -- East Lothian -- Glasgow -- Glasgow University -- Pollok Country Park -- The Ayrshire Coast -- Further Afield -- Scotland's Standing Stones -- Places to visit.
Since 18th-century Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and resourceful 20th century medic Claire Randall first met on screen in 2014, millions of viewers have been swept away by the Outlander TV series to the wild hills and craggy castles of Scotland. Now you can follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie with this guide to the inspiring locations where Diana Gabaldon's novels were set and the hit TV show were filmed. From the ancient cobbled streets, gabled palace and herb garden of Culross, which became fictional Cranesmuir, to the iconic 1960s Pathfoot Building at the University of Stirling, which Claire's daughter Brianna visits on her first trip to Scotland, you can time-travel through centuries. In Scotland, different eras coexist and collide--just as they do in Outlander. Focusing on easy day trips from the characterful cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow--themselves jam-packed with Outlander locations--this guide will tell you about the most rewarding sights, when to visit them and how to get there. Includes famous Outlander Locations including Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, Holyroodhouse Palace.

Your keys our home : the senior nomads' incredible Airbnb journey

January 25, 2019
Campbell, Debbie, author.
132 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
If you've ever dreamed of casting off your worldly possessions and traveling to your heart's content, this story about two intrepid seniors will inspire you no matter your age. Michael and Debbie Campbell felt they had one more adventure in them before considering retirement in the traditional sense, so they filled two rolling duffel bags with life's essentials (including their own pillows) and hit the road. Three years later, having sold their home in Seattle, their "Senior Nomad" lifestyle has no end in sight. Ride along as they share tales of living full-time in Airbnbs in over 50 countries and pay tribute to the many hosts who not only helped them live daily life, but also offered unique opportunities to experience their cities. From the barber's chair in Dublin and the dentist's chair in Split, to a wild motorcycle ride in Athens, a peek behind the Soviet Curtain in Transnistria, and the demise of a chicken for dinner in Marrakech, hosts made the Campbell's dream of adventure come true. Discover how Debbie and Michael find their next Airbnb, how they get there, and the many ways they enjoy their new city just as the locals do. Learn their tips and tricks for using Airbnb and how they get the most out of each stay, all while spending little more than they would have spent settled into their rocking chairs in Seattle.

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