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In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2012-05-15
ISBN : 0385674538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set off an atomic bomb on their 500,000 acre property in the great western desert. Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, have made it their home for millennia. And despite the fact that it is the most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the planet's ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish.

Down Under

Down Under Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-03-02
ISBN : 1409095630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life – a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers – and yet curiously obsessed by them – Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging: their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn’t get much better than this...

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Author : Ben Mitchell Lewis
Publisher : Hyperink Inc
Release : 2012-02-24
ISBN : 1614649561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ABOUT THE BOOK “This is a country that loses a prime minister and that is so vast and empty that a band of amateur enthusiasts could conceivably set off the world’s first non-governmental atomic bomb on its mainland almost four years would pass before anyone noticed. Clearly, this is a place worth getting to know.” In a Sunburned Country is Bill Bryson’s seventh book on travel. Published just five years after his much-celebrated travelogue of Great Britain, Notes from a Small Island, the book takes on a much bigger topic: Australia. The book was published just before the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, and some later editions have an appendix chronicling Bryson’s time spent as a spectator. Yet, the focus of the book is on Bryson’s several trips to the massive island over the course of a year. Bryson finds himself hopping back and forth between various points in Australia, his home in New England, and a few other international locales. He never strays for long though, and much of the book is spent in the car and at dozens of hotels, pubs, and attractions along Australia’s 23,000 mile coastline. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Next we meet Alan Howe, an old friend from London. Along with his wife, Carmel, Howe takes Bryson on several adventures to natural wonders, many of which are quite near his vacation home in the hills. After journeying with Howe for a few days, Bryson again strikes out on his own and heads north towards Brisbane. In the midst of his travels, he digresses into a chapter about Australia’s native people—the Aborigines. The history is unbelievable. The Aborigines are an incredibly ancient tribe who still astound scientists today. After a short time walking the beaches of the Gold Coast and extolling the history of the area, Bryson departs, returns home for a time, then returns for the final leg of his trip. In part three, “Around the Edges,” Bryson careens towards the wilder parts of the country. He is accompanied by Allan Sherwin, a friend from London. The most exciting leg of his journey begins as he travels to Great Barrier Reef and braves the sharks and waves native to the area. Buy a copy to keep reading!

At Home

At Home Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0767919394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the ways in which homes reflect history, from a bathroom's revelations about medicine and hygiene to a kitchen's exposure of the stories of trade and nutrition.

History of Australia

History of Australia Book
Author : Manning Clark
Publisher : Melbourne University Publish
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780522845235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1962, the first volume of Manning Clark's "A History of Australia" appeared. For the next two-and-a-half decades Clark unfolded his tragic celebration of white Australian history. Today, the six-volume history is one of the masterpieces of Australian literature. It is also one of the most passionately debated visions of Australian history. Clark's Australians are men and women of lively goodwill and deep sinfulness, of generous idealism and unthinking brutality. He dramatizes the motivating forces of Australian life - cowardice and vision, cruelty and defiance, greatness of spirit and the spiritual vacuity of the suburbs - all of them locked in the unceasing struggle which builds a nation. Michael Cathcart has re-orchestrated Clark's epic narrative in this single volume. Every page of this abridgement rings with Manning Clark's voice. Here, at last, the general reader can encounter the deep resonances, pessimism and passion of Manning Clark - Australian historian and prophet. Michael Cathcart is co-author of "Mission to the South Seas: the Voyage of the Duff" and author of "Defending the National Tuckshop", a study of conservative responses to the Great Depression.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0385660049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world's most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : D C Books
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9788126422036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world2s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

Feral Future

Feral Future Book
Author : Tim Low
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2002-12
ISBN : 9780226494197
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A decade ago, Tim Low journeyed to the remote northernmost tip of Australia. Instead of the pristine rain forests he expected, he found jungles infested with Latin American carpet grass and feral cattle. That incident helped inspire Feral Future, a passionate account of the history and implications of invasive species in that island nation, with consequences for ecological communities around the globe. Australia is far from alone in facing horrific ecological and economic damage from invading plants and animals, and in Low's capable hands, Australia's experiences serve as a wake-up call for all of us. He covers how invasive species like cane toads and pond apple got to Australia (often through misguided but intentional introductions) and what we can do to stop them. He also covers the many pests that Australia has exported to the world, including the paperbark tree (Melaleuca) that infests hundreds of thousands of acres in south Florida.

A Taste of Australia

A Taste of Australia Book
Author : Alistair McGuinness
Publisher : Discover Your Tribe
Release : 2020-12-07
ISBN : 9780994316585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Get out of the bloody water, mate. There's a tiger snake behind you!' Within seconds I was on the ledge, breathing hard as I caught sight of the creature. It looked to be a metre long, its banded stripes impossible to miss, as it moved silently across the pond with barely a ripple. As a newly arrived migrant, Alistair was keen to experience the people and places that make Australia one of the most sought-after holiday destinations on the planet -----and home to the world's cutest animal - the quokka - but also to some of the deadliest. In A Taste of Australia, the author explores the 'Lucky Country', from the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge to the hippy vibe of the east coast and the boom and bust of Kalgoorlie, where everyone in town knows the price of gold. Sometimes alone, or with family and friends, these escapades have taken him into the outback, foraging for bushtucker with Aboriginal guides. At other times he's travelled by campervan to Byron Bay and swam alongside turtles over untouched coral. Along the way he's stayed in remote mining camps and discovered a new way of working, where heat and dust are a way of life. If you enjoy getting off the beaten track, these bite-sized stories will inspire you to travel far and wide - and perhaps to experience a different kind of life. Don't forget to slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen, slap on a hat and slide on your sunglasses, before seeking a shady spot to enjoy each tale.

Crocodile Attack in Australia

Crocodile Attack in Australia Book
Author : Hugh Edwards
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780977511488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the time comes to attack, the crocodile explodes from below the surface in a whirl of teeth and spray, yellow eyes ablaze moving faster than the human eye can follow. He is rapid enough to catch a bird on the wing, striking quick and deadly as those other reptilian hunters the snakes. The crocodile is related to the dinosaurs and once shared the world with them. A royal remnant from a bygone age, he is one of nature's most effective amphibious designs for land and water. A 200 million year survivor.

Reading in Indianapolis

Reading in Indianapolis Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Reading in Indianapolis book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Newsweek

Newsweek Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Newsweek book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker Book
Author : Harold Wallace Ross,William Shawn,Tina Brown,Katharine Sergeant Angell White,David Remnick,Rea Irvin,Roger Angell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The New Yorker book written by Harold Wallace Ross,William Shawn,Tina Brown,Katharine Sergeant Angell White,David Remnick,Rea Irvin,Roger Angell, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Panel World

Panel World Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes annual: Directory/buyer's guide.

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : ICON Group International
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary

Library Journal

Library Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Media Review Digest

Media Review Digest Book
Author : C. Edward Wall
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Media Review Digest book written by C. Edward Wall, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Director

Director Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Director book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.