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In a Sunburned Country

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"Here is a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost - yes, lost - while swimming at sea to Japanese cult members who may have set off an atomic bomb (sic) entirely unnoticed on their 500,000-acre property in the great western desert." "Wherever he goes (and Bryson goes just about everywhere) he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging - the beaming products of a land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine. On occasion the Aborigines, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, make a haunting appearance in this book. But by and large Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

GenreAnimal
Humor
NonFiction
Adventure
    --Travel
TopicsTravel
Travelers
Adventure
Nature
Culture shock
Snakes
Humorists
Natural history
SettingcAustralia