The Resource Down under : travels in a sunburned country, Bill Bryson

Down under : travels in a sunburned country, Bill Bryson

Label
Down under : travels in a sunburned country
Title
Down under
Title remainder
travels in a sunburned country
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
919.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Down under : travels in a sunburned country, Bill Bryson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • TI_TIMARU
  • WG_GCL
  • TAKAKA
  • DP_CITY
  • TC_MERCURY
  • HN_CHART
  • HN_HILL
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn940852477
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Black Swan edition
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9781784161835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u4088469
System control number
(OCoLC)940852477

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