9780552997034

Down Under

Bryson, Bill

ISBN 10: 055299703X / 0-552-99703-X
ISBN 13: 9780552997034

Publication Date: 2001

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Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines.


 

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Book Description: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can t tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket. Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the world s sixth largest country and its largest island. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. 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 irresistable currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. Ignoring such dangers - 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. Bookseller Inventory # EAS9780552997034

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Book Description: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can t tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket. Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the world s sixth largest country and its largest island. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. 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 irresistable currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. Ignoring such dangers - 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. Bookseller Inventory # EAS9780552997034

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Book Description: 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 127mm x 198mm x 27mm. Paperback. After tales from the USA and Britain, Bill Bryson turns his roving eye to Australia, the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the dries.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 432 pages. 0.305. Bookseller Inventory # 9780552997034

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