Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Top Circulating Travel & History

The Yellow Books, 1887 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 18 May 2016.
“Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
― Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man  

In the library, "circulation" means a lot of things.  What's sometimes called the "library card desk" is also known as "circulation".  When we look at a book's record, we count how many times it has checked out as its "circs". The library's collection floats (items checked out at one branch and returned at another stay at the branch at which they are returned), but its items circulate.

Looking for some travel inspiration or to do a little armchair exploring? Here are the most popular books system-wide that focus on geography and travel - from guidebooks both near and far to travel memoirs,

Top Circulating Travel Books

1.  Moon Handbooks [guidebook series]
2. Hiking to History by Robert Julyan
3. American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus
4. Lonely Planet: Mexico by John Noble
5. Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide by Michael Elliott Coltrin
6. 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die by Ashley M. Biggers
7. Elephant Complex by John Gimlette
8. Walking Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman
9. Braving It by James Campbell
10. Camping New Mexico by Melinda Crow
11. Fodor’s California
12. At Home With Ernie Pyle by Ernie Pyle
13. The Rough Guide: Mexico
14. Fodor’s New York City
15. Frommer’s Easyguide to Costa Rica
16. Home Sweet Anywhere by Lynne Martin
17. Moon: New Mexico by Zora O’Neill
18. Lonely Planet: Southwest USA’s Best Trips by Amy C. Balfour
19. Eyewitness: Southwest USA & National Parks by Randa Bishop
20. The Wonder Trail by Steve Hely
21. Grand Canyon by James Kaiser
22. Explorer’s Guide: New Mexico by Sharon Niederman
23. Our Indian Summer in the Far West by S. Nugent Townshend
24 Fodor's Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West
25. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The top circulating history books have a wide range - some newer titles, some older, a fair amount of local.

Top Circulating History Books

1.  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta by Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Heritage Committee
2. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
3. The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
4. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
5. Killing Kennedy  by Bill O’Reilly
6. The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton
7. Trump Revealed  by Michael Kranish
8. Whistlestop by John Dickerson
9. 1491 by Charles C. Mann
10. Anatomy of Malice by Joel E. Dimsdale
11. Where the Jews Aren’t by Masha Gessen
12. My (Underground) American Dream by Julissa Arce
13. Historic Ranches of Northeastern New Mexico by Baldwin G. Burr
14. High Road to Taos by Mike Butler
15. An American Genocide by Benjamin Madley
16. Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
17. Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
18. Forty Autumns by Nina Willner
19. Walking the Llano by Shelley Armitage
20. Look Into My Eyes by Kevin Bubriski
21. "All the Real Indians Died Off" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
22. The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians by Richard H. Frost
23. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade
24 Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition by Frances Levine
25. New Mexico Myths and Legends by Barbara Marriott

Do you have any recommended history and/or travel reads? Let us know in the comments!

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