In A Sunburned Country

In A Sunburned Country Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0965000281
ISBN-13 9780965000284
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 335
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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From Publishers WeeklyWith the Olympics approaching books on Australia abound Still Bryson s lively take is a welcome recess from packaged staid guides The author of A Walk in the Woods draws readers in campfire style relating wacky anecdotes and random facts gathered on multiple trips down under all the while lightening the statistics with infusions of whimsical humor Arranged loosely by region the book bounces between Canberra and Melbourne the Outback and the Gold Coast showing Bryson alone and with partners in tow His unrelenting insistence that Australia is the most dangerous place on earth If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback spins off dozens of tales involving jellyfish spiders and the world s 10 most poisonous snakes Pitfalls aside Bryson revels in the beauty of this country home to ravishing beaches and countless unique species 80 of all that lives in Australia plant and animal lives nowhere else He glorifies the country alternating between awe reverence and fear and he expresses these sentiments with frankness and candor via truly funny prose and a conversational pace that is at once unhurried and captivating Peppered with seemingly irrelevant albeit amusing yarns this work is a delight to read whether or not a trip to the continent is planned First serial to Outside magazine BOMC selection June Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information Inc This text refers to the Hardcover edition

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Down Under

Down Under Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9781409095637
Release 2010-03-02
Pages 432

Down Under

Down Under Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 1409095657
Release 2010-03-02
Pages 432