Down Under (NEW)


Down Under

Down Under Read & download ☆ 6 De mirare că a rămas impresionat de ceea ce a văzut De la păianjeni şi şerpi otrăvitori rechini şi crocodili fioroşi pînă la curenţii puternici şi brusa fierbinte pericolele pîndesc la tot pasul În schimb oamenii sunt plăcuţi veseli şi de. I love Australia even though I have never been there It has amazing wilderness and is the setting of beautiful movies it exports talented actors actresses and directors it has that Great Barrier Reef thingy which is apparently so wonderful that is is a Natural Wonder of the World and it is home to the stunning Sydney Opera House And oh yeah Aussies gave us UGGs So we have a lot to thank them forBill Bryson also loved Australia so much so that he spent months touring its cities and the Outback Bryson employed his usual humor in this travelogue and numerous sections had me laughing out loud sometimes embarrassingly so But he would also wax rhapsodic about how amazing the land wasThere was no place in the world like it There still isn t Eighty percent of all that lives in Australia plant and animal exists nowhere else More than this it exists in an abundance that seems incompatible with the harshness of the environment Australia is the driest flattest hottest most desiccated infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents Only Antarctica is hostile to life This is a place so inert that even the soil is technically speaking a fossil And yet it teems with life in numbers unaccounted For insects alone scientists haven t the faintest idea whether the total number of species is 100000 or than twice that As many as a third of those species remain entirely unknown to science For spiders the proportion rises to 80 percent This is a country that is at once staggeringly empty and yet packed with stuff Interesting stuff ancient stuff stuff not readily explained Stuff yet to be found Trust me this is an interesting placeBryson gets into his fair share of scrapes during his Australian journey and at one point he and his traveling companion are in danger of running out of both fuel and water while in the Outback Luckily no serious harm was doneAnother close encounter was with a bluebottle jellyfish Bryson and his guide Deirdre were boogie boarding at Freshwater Beach near Manly when Deirdre suddenly grabbed Bryson s arm and stopped him from advancing toward the bluey as Deirdre called it At the time Bryson didn t know what she meant by blueyIs it dangerous I askedNow before we hear Deirdre s response to me as I stood there vulnerable and abraded shivering nearly naked and half drowned let me just uote from her subseuent article in the Herald s weekend magazine While the photographer shoots Bryson and his boogie board are dragged 40 meters down the beach in a rip The shore rip runs south to north unlike the rip further out which runs north to south Bryson doesn t know this He didn t read the warning sign on the beach Nor does he know about the bluebottle being blown in his direction now less than a meter away a swollen stinger that could give him 20 minutes of agony and if he s unlucky an unsightly allergic reaction to carry on his torso for his lifeDangerous No Deirdre replied now as we stood gawping at the bluebottle But don t brush against itWhy notMight be a bit uncomfortableI looked at her with an expression of interest bordering on admiration Long bus journeys are uncomfortable Slatted wooden benches are uncomfortable Lulls in conversations are uncomfortable The sting of a Portuguese man of war even Iowans know this is agony It occurred to me that Australians are so surrounded with danger that they have evolved an entirely new vocabulary to deal with itFootnote The statement is inarguable However the author would like the record to show that he did not have his glasses on he trusted his hosts he was scanning a large area of ocean for sharks and he was endeavoring throughout not to excrete a large house brick into his pantsHAHAHA Bryson is a hoot you guys There is so much great stuff in this book and I could type out pages of other funny stories but I shall leave you to discover it for yourself Like all of his travelogues he shares interesting historical details about the places he visits and he s good at making fun of himself and his bumbling ways I enjoyed this so much and I laughed so hard and so often that this has become one of my favorite Bryson books If you like audiobooks I highly recommend listening to Bryson narrate this It s marvelous My rating 45 stars rounded up to 5

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Down Under Read & download ☆ 6 Deşi este un continent arid cu o climă adesea greu de suportat Australia e plină de viaţă Bill Bryson a străbătut o în lung şi n lat ignorîndu i aparenta ostilitate şi îşi povesteşte impresiile de călătorie într o carte plină de umor Nu e. I love Bill Bryson Yep it s a full blown one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typical house and I would love it he did and I did So when I discovered he d written about his experiences while traveling Australia I knew I d found my next good read In a Sunburned Country takes in the Land Down Under from today traveling all the way back to its earliest historical findings You expect and get a look at modern Australia its UK convict days Sydney and other cities the bush the outback and the plight trials and importance of the aborigines All of the above also comes with a healthy dose of Bryson humor It s self deprecating it s consciously delusional for comedy s sake it s honest and it gives me the chuckles I appreciate that he puts himself in awkward situations and really enjoy his description of scenes in which he is a participating victim Australia has countless ways to kill a person what with all its deadly animals so there s plenty of opportunity for hair raising hilarity especially considering Bryson s the sort of guy who could get himself savaged by a hedgehog Fun is fun and all but in the end this book is about the knowledge so if you have an interest in learning about Australia I couldn t recommend another book highly The author is a full on philomath and he loves this country so the reader is treated to a veritable love fest spewed all over the pages of In a Sunburned Country

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Down Under Read & download ☆ 6 O amabilitate fără cusur oraşele sunt sigure curate şi mai totdeauna construite în jurul unei ape Societatea este prosperă bine organizată şi fondată pe principii egalitare mîncarea excelentă berea rece iar soarele străluceşte aproape tot timpu. Having travelled briefly through parts of ueensland and New South Wales several years ago I d been waiting to catch up with Bryson s book ever since I now wish I d read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself It s full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave me loads of laughs A really good read whether you re planning a trip or just looking to enjoy BB s hilariously entertaining anecdotes I ve read a few of his books in the past and I do find him to be an interesting companion as I ve travelled with him His books on visits to the UK in particular are great fun even if he pokes fun at some places uite close to my heart I m not sure how accurate some of his adventures are they seem a bit tuned for laughs to me but that s ok it s what you pick up a book like this for I think I d recommend this book to anyone thinking about a trip to Oz or readers who just enjoy tales of travel and amusing things that can happen when you re in the hands of a natural raconteur

  • Paperback
  • 344
  • Down Under
  • Bill Bryson
  • Romanian
  • 10 October 2019
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  1. says: Down Under (NEW) Read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Bill Bryson

    Review Down Under Bill Bryson È 6 Read Read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Bill Bryson Lovely little adventure a la Bill Bryson No one knows incidentally why Australia's spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the mo

  2. says: Bill Bryson È 6 Read Down Under (NEW)

    Down Under (NEW) I love Bill Bryson Yep it's a full blown one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typi

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    Down Under (NEW) Bill Bryson È 6 Read Bill Bryson never seems to use the same approach to each of his books Is this book going to be snarky Bill? Is this going to be funny Bill? Is this going to be funny yet informative Bill? Is this going to be snarky yet informative Bill? I could go on but my hands would start to cramp up with the unlimited combinationsThis one is reverential

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    Down Under (NEW) Read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Bill Bryson I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life the universe and everything in just 574 pages While many of the scientific discoveries

  5. says: Read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Bill Bryson Bill Bryson È 6 Read Down Under (NEW)

    Down Under (NEW) Read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Bill Bryson Ok First of all I'm here to tell you that non fiction is normally not my bag I think I got this book because I forgot to send in the do not send notice in a book club That said I'm soooo happy that I didn't and I made myself read this OMG I lost track of how many times I laughed until there were tears running down my cheeks and how many smiles and chuckles it rang out of me This is a book about Bryson's trips I believe h

  6. says: Down Under (NEW) Bill Bryson È 6 Read Review Down Under

    Down Under (NEW) I love Australia even though I have never been there It has amazing wilderness and is the setting of beautiful movies; it exports talented actors actresses and directors; it has that Great Barrier Reef thingy which is appa

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    Review Down Under Bill Bryson È 6 Read Read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Bill Bryson Whatever subject Bill Bryson writes abouthe has the ability to turn it into first class entertainmentThis book was all the enjoyable for meas it brought back memories of the year I spent in Australiaa country I became very fond of With a country like Australiawhich is known as the land down underwith its inverted seasonsuniue wild life and history of convict settlementBryson never lacks for materialHe visits the major cities and even travel

  8. says: Down Under (NEW) Bill Bryson È 6 Read Review Down Under

    Bill Bryson È 6 Read Down Under (NEW) Having travelled briefly through parts of ueensland and New South Wales several years ago I'd been waiting to catch up with Bryson's book ever since I now wish I'd read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself It's full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave me loads of laugh

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    Down Under (NEW) As expected this was a mix of fun facts and a companion travel piece Being Australian I’m sure I enjoyed this than the average non Australian reader but I could see that some parts especially the parts apart about politics and cricket could b

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    Down Under (NEW) Bill Bryson is on a short list of go to writers when I need a thoughtful but not too taxing book His travel works seem to follow the

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