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Perrottet, Tony

Overview
Works: 68 works in 295 publications in 5 languages and 5,967 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Anecdotes  Travel writing  Miscellanea  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Photographer, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: DU95, 796.48
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Most widely held works by Tony Perrottet
The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games by Tony Perrottet( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience - including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today's Games and an unforgettable guide to the world's first and most influential athletic festival."--Jacket
The best American travel writing( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Chile by Melissa Graham( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and German and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In up-and-coming, destination for adventure and environmental travel, Chile is blanketed in this new Rough Guides title. From Tierra del Fuego to the Peruvian border, we cover the highlands, including the islands, cities and remote corners of this intriguing and, Features special information for trekkers and nature lovers, as well as complete cultural, political, and historical coverage
The best American travel writing 2016 by Bill Bryson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2016, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
South America by Stephan Küffner( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of a continent whose rich culture has so far survived the impact of tourism better than most places in the world. Tips on travel, excursions, accommodation and restaurants are given along with easy to decipher maps
Venezuela( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire et société, itinéraires, et plus de 300 informations pratiques pour réussir son voyage, se rendre dans le pays, s'y déplacer, se loger, se restaurer, faire du shopping, etc
Napoleon's privates : 2,500 years of history unzipped by Tony Perrottet( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Napoleon's 'privates' being auctioned off after his death prompted the authors research other exotic sagas from history. 'Off beat, riotously entertaining anecdotes theat are guaranteed to amaze, shcok and enliven any dinner party.' -- from cover
Peru by TONY ED PERROTTET( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a travel guide to Peru, featuring recommendations for sights and attractions, restaurants and lodging, in Lima, as well as in the various regions of the country, and including essays on culture, arts, and politics. Includes photographs and maps
Iceland( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PROVIDES AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY, PEOPLE, FEATURES AND PLACES TO SEE IN ICELAND
Cuba( )

in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belize( )

in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba [2002] by Simon Calder( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an experts guide to Cuba, with 12 itineraries and tours to help guests make the most of their visit. The itineraries cover the entire island, beginning with three walking tours of Havana, and then beyond to explore the country's lush interior and unspoilt beaches. Also includes a chapter detailing Cuba's history and culture
Belize( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia by Robert Fischer( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Adult. Combines photographs and informative texts, helping you to explore the countries and regions on the planet
Venezuela( )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melbourne( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melbourne( )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Grand guide de l'Amérique du Sud( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Troja ist kein Zimmer frei : Bildungs- und Vergnügungsreisen in der Antike by Tony Perrottet( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pagan holiday : on the trail of ancient Roman tourists by Tony Perrottet( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements - Roman numerals, straight roads - but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first society in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked in droves on the original Grand Tour, traveling from the lost city of Troy to the top of the Acropolis in Athens, from the fallen Colossus at Rhodes to the Pyramids of Egypt, ending with the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the Empire. And as travel writer Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time." "Perrottet first discovered the origins of this ancient itinerary when he came across the world's oldest surviving guidebook in the New York Public Library. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, and wanting to seize the opportunity for one last excursion with Les, his pregnant girlfriend, before their lives changed forever, Perrottet set off to rediscover life as an ancient Roman. He was armed for travel with only the essentials - a backpack full of ancient texts and a second-century highway map reproduced on a twenty-foot-long scroll. As he retraced the historic route, fighting the crowds and reading aloud to Les two-thousand-year-old descriptions of bad food, inadequate accommodations, and pushy tour guides, it became clear to him that tourism has actually changed very little since Caesar's day."--Jacket
 
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The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games
Languages
English (163)

German (16)

Italian (9)

French (4)

Spanish (2)

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ChileSouth AmericaVenezuelaNapoleon's privates : 2,500 years of history unzippedPeruIcelandCuba [2002]Belize