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The Resource Down under, Bill Bryson

Down under, Bill Bryson

Label
Down under
Title
Down under
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Title variation
  • Down under
  • Walkabout
  • Travels in a sunburned country
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognisably 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
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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
173700
Cataloging source
IEKBA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
919.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Bryson, Bill
  • English fiction
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Down under, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000022636851
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
426 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780552997034
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99954300919
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)60576564
Label
Down under, Bill Bryson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000022636851
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
426 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780552997034
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99954300919
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)60576564

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