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Publisher Comments:

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.

Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.

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Just in time for the 2000 Olympics in Australia, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods takes readers on an outrageous tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, leaving no Vegemite sandwich unsavored. 250,000 first printing.

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Travel writer Bill Bryson chronicles the experiences he had and profiles the people and wildlife he encountered while traveling through Australia.

About the Author

Bill Bryson's many books include, most recently, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, as well as A Walk in the Woods, Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island, and Mother Tongue. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951, he lived in England for almost two decades. He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and four children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767907668
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Author:
Bill Bryson
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Australia & Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Travel-Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel-Australia & Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Travel : Australia & Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel : Australia & Oceania - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Audio Books-Travel Writing
Subject:
Audio Books-World History
Subject:
Australia-General
Subject:
Travel-Australia
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Oceania
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
Travel-Australia and New Zealand
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000701
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
307

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Product details 307 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767907668 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Just in time for the 2000 Olympics in Australia, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods takes readers on an outrageous tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, leaving no Vegemite sandwich unsavored. 250,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Travel writer Bill Bryson chronicles the experiences he had and profiles the people and wildlife he encountered while traveling through Australia.
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