Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

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This is the time of year when I start lamenting the fact that I didn't get to go on an extravagant trip to an exotic location, leading me to find books that allow me to escape (even if just for a little bit!). Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett helped me to do just that. Bonnett visited floating islands, hidden cities, and places not recorded on maps, reminding readers that there are still uncharted territories out there. Even if you don't get to travel outside of your hometown this summer, this book is a great reminder to put down distractions and realize that there is so much more to be seen and learned in our world. 

A Murder in Time

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A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Take a little H.G. Wells, stir in some Janet Evanovich, and let’s not forget a big dollop of Jane Austin and what do you get? A Murder in Time.

When her FBI team is ambushed as a result of a traitorous mole in the organization, Kendra Donavan sets herself on a mission to track down the man responsible for this act of betrayal and murder. Following his trail Kendra travels to an ancient castle in England where she finds herself, again, in great danger. To escape, Kendra stumbles upon an old stairwell and when she exits, finds herself in the year 1815.

As Kendra struggles with her own dilemma, a young woman’s dead body is discovered on the grounds of the estate. Now the question for Kendra is, can she return to her own time, and can she stop a serial killer using her know how of the 21st century with 18th century resources?

Travel Magazines on your iPad

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If you are thinking of joining the record number of Americans who will take a road trip this summer, you can start planning your trip with magazines from our digital collection. Even if you're already on the road, you can checkout these and other magazines anywhere you can connect to Wifi. Our magazine collection has over 200 titles, so you can read up on your other interests after planning your trip. Current issues are available immediately and we have several years of back issues for most titles.

If you haven't tried Zinio for Libraries yet, use our guide to get started. If you have more questions, contact the Media department, or schedule a 1-on-1 training for hands-on help.

Conde Nast Traveler5280 magazineNational Geographic TravelerSierra magazine

NEW! Are you a Global Road Warrior?

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We have a new one-stop source for essential global travel information. And it's mobile-friendlScreenshot of Global Road Warriory!

Developed by a world-traveling economist and import/export expert, Global Road Warrior goes far beyond the typical geographic info useful for a school report. There’s cultural, security, money and health info for leisure travelers, plus a lot more for business travelers. Interesting features include:

  • Glossaries of essential words (with pronunciation), including travel terms
  • Food! – a run-down on local cuisine, with recipes!
  • Business customs and etiquette - Is lateness OK? Do you shake hands? Is small talk required before business? What are negotiations like?
  • Electrical – what is the voltage, with pictures of the plugs

Just select a country from the extensive list on the left navigation bar, and you are off. You can take the “tour” here

And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

Seeing the world… or your corner of it

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cover of Lonely Planet magazine, mountainsDid you see Kevin’s recent post on travel magazines available for your iPad?  If travel’s on your mind, we just received our first issue of Lonely Planet magazine. This is, of course, the same publisher as the incredibly popular Lonely Planet Guidebooks. Same fabulous photos and articles written by ‘locals’ on interesting places, both international and 'domestical.'

The Summer 2016 cover story is—not surprisingly—summer travel, showcasing 42 of America’s Greatest National Parks, Cities, Beaches and Road Trips. Other features include planning an African safari, “secret” Europe, and weekend escapes.

If you want to stay closer to home, don’t forget we also have Columbus Monthly and Midwest Living, which both publish articles and supplements about local travel, and Ohio Magazine. All but the newest issues (in the blue binders) can be checked out.

And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

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