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The Resource In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country

Label
In a Sunburned Country
Title
In a Sunburned Country
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Title variation
  • Down under
  • Walkabout
  • Travels in a sunburned country
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
In a Sunburned Country
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767907668
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In a Sunburned Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780767907668
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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