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Potts, Rolf

Works: 15 works in 58 publications in 7 languages and 2,075 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Educational films  Biographies  Anecdotes  History 
Roles: Author
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Publications about Rolf Potts
Publications by Rolf Potts
Most widely held works by Rolf Potts
Vagabonding : an uncommon guide to the art of long-term world travel by Rolf Potts( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 601 libraries worldwide
"Shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel"--Page 4 of cover
Gringo trails by Pegi Vail( visu )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan and reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences. Through the stories of both travelers and locals, the film explores the dramatic impact of travel and tourism around the world over the past 30 years, highlighting the cases of the Amazon Tuichi River and Uyuni (Bolivia), Ko Phangan (Thailand), Timbuktu (Mali) and Bhutan
The Geto Boys by Rolf Potts( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"Charts the rise of the Geto Boys from the earliest days of Houston's rap scene and documents a moment in music history when hip-hop began to replace rock as the transgressive sound of American youth"--
The best travel writing. true stories from around the world ( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Souvenir by Rolf Potts( Book )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. For as long as people have traveled to distant lands, they have brought home objects to certify the journey. More than mere merchandise, these travel souvenirs take on a personal and cultural meaning that goes beyond the object itself. Drawing on several millennia of examples-from the relic-driven quests of early Christians, to the mass-produced tchotchkes that line the shelves of a Disney gift shop-travel writer Rolf Potts delves into a complicated history that explores issues of authenticity, cultural obligation, market forces, human suffering, and self-presentation. Souvenirs are shown for what they really are: not just objects, but personalized forms of folk storytelling that enable people to make sense of the world and their place in it.'Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.Souvenir features illustrations by Cedar Van Tassel
Words of mercury by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler-and travel writer-of the twentieth century. The adventures of Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor, Britain's most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople-the entire length of Europe-at the tender age of eighteen. Sleeping in barns, monasteries, and, on occasion, aristocratic country houses, the young adventurer made way his through the Old World just as everything was about to change. Words of Mercury collects pieces from every stage of Leigh Fermor's life, from his journey through Eastern Europe j
Vagabonding : l'arte di girare il mondo by Rolf Potts( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Italian and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Marco Polo didn't go there : stories and revelations from one decade as a postmodern travel writer : with special commentary track by Rolf Potts( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Marco Polo Didn't Go There is a collection of rollicking travel tales from a young writer USA Today has called?Jack Kerouac for the Internet Age." For the past ten years, Rolf Potts has taken his keen postmodern travel sensibility into the far fringes of five continents for such prestigious publications as National Geographic Traveler,, and The New York Times Magazine. This book documents his boldest, funniest, and most revealing journeys?from getting stranded without water in the Libyan desert, to crashing the set of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie in Tha
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3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Korean and Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Un modo de afrontar la idea de un largo viaje, no tanto como una simple válvula de escape, sino como un proyecto de vida, un estado de ánimo permanente. 1. Acción de dejar atrás la rutina para viajar de manera independiente durante un largo periodo. 2. Manera de viajar que hace hincapié en la creatividad, la aventura, la independencia y el crecimiento espiritual. 3. Actitud vital que permite la libertad del viaje
Weltenbummeln : das ultimative Handbuch für Langzeitreisen durch die ganze Welt = Vagabonding by Rolf Potts( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Tabi ni dero : bagabondingu gaido by Rolf Potts( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
포츠, 롤프
ポッツ, ロルフ
English (38)
Italian (6)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Korean (2)
German (1)
Spanish (1)
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