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Potts, Rolf

Works: 14 works in 64 publications in 7 languages and 2,091 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Educational films  Thrillers (Fiction)  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 )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 663 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 348 libraries worldwide
Are tourists destroying the planet-or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, GRINGO TRAILS traces stories over the course of thirty years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment. Directed by prominent anthropologist Pegi Vail, writer and lecturer on backpacking, travel, and the impact of tourism on local cultures, GRINGO TRAILS raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. Following stories along the well-worn western travelers' route-the 'gringo trail', through South America and beyond to Africa and Asia-the film reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures: host countries hungry for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences
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"--
Souvenir by Rolf Potts( Book )
5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"Or 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. More than just objects, souvenirs are a personalized form of folk storytelling that enable people to make sense of the world and their place in it"--
Words of mercury by Patrick Leigh Fermor( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 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 just before the outbreak of the Second World War--described in gorgeous, meditative detail--to his encounter with voodoo in Haiti, to a monastic retreat to Normandy to try to write a book. Also included is the story of one of his most well-known exploits from the war--his planned and executed kidnap of a German general under British orders. Ever the student, "Paddy" also wrote extensively on his encounters with polymaths, linguists, and artists all over the world. Over the course of his illustrious lifetime, Leigh Fermor wrote several acclaimed travel books, countless essays, translations, and book reviews, many of which are compiled in this anthology. His unique experiences out in the world fed his insatiable curiosity and voracious appetite for scholarship. His tales, written in a singular, elegant style, have inspired generations of writers and continue to shape the language of travel
The best travel writing. true stories from around the world ( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Weltenbummeln - Vagabonding Das ultimative Handbuch für Langzeitreisen durch die ganze Welt by Rolf Potts( file )
5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 23 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 19 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 Thailand, to learning the secrets of Tantric sex in a dubious Indian ashram. Marco Polo Didn't Go There is more than just an entertaining journey into fascinating corners of the world. The book is a unique window into travel writing, with each chapter containing a "commentary track"'endnotes that reveal the ragged edges behind the experience and creation of each tale. Offbeat and insightful, this book is an engrossing read for students of travel writing as well as armchair wanderers
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
Geto Boys' The Geto Boys by Rolf Potts( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Yŏhaengja ŭi yŏnghon ŭl kkaeunŭn yŏhaeng ŭi kisul = Vagabonding by Rolf Potts( file )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Korean and Spanish and held by 10 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 (44)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Korean (2)
Spanish (1)
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