The Resource Down Under

Down Under

Label
Down Under
Title
Down Under
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Title variation
  • Down under
  • Walkabout
  • Travels in a sunburned country
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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..
Summary
Bryson shares accounts of his travels in Australia, which has the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife on the planet
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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173700
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
919.40465
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Down Under
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d6379467-f67a-4e1b-8ae2-d6b89fad58b4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095637
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Down Under
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d6379467-f67a-4e1b-8ae2-d6b89fad58b4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781409095637
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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