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Bill Bryson follows his Appalachian amble, A Walk in the Woods, with the story of his exploits in Australia, where A bombs go off unnoticed, prime ministers disappear into the surf, and cheery citizens coexist with the world s deadliest creatures toxic caterpillars, aggressive seashells, crocodiles, sharks, snakes, and the deadliest of them all, the dreaded box jellyfish.Bill Bryson follows his Appalachian amble, A Walk in the Woods, with the story of his exploits in Australia, where A bombs go off unnoticed, prime ministers disappear into the surf, and cheery citizens coexist with the world s deadliest creatures toxic caterpillars, aggressive seashells, crocodiles, sharks, snakes, and the deadliest of them all, the dreaded box jellyfish And that s just the beginning, as Bryson treks through sunbaked deserts and up endless coastlines, crisscrossing the under discovered Down Under in search of all things interesting Bryson, who could make a pile of dirt compelling and yes, Australia is mostly dirt finds no shortage of curiosities When he isn t dodging Portuguese man of wars or considering the virtues of the remarkable platypus, he visits southwest Gippsland, home of the world s largest earthworms up to 12 feet in length He discovers that Australia, which began nationhood as a prison, contains the longest straight stretch of railroad track in the world 297 miles , as well as the world s largest monolith the majestic Uluru and largest living thing the Great Barrier Reef He finds ridiculous place names Mullumbimby Ewylamartup, Jiggalong, and the supremely satisfying Tittybong, and manages to catch a cricket game on the radio, which is like listening to two men sitting in a rowboat on a large, placid lake on a day when the fish aren t biting it s like having a nap without losing consciousness It actually helps not to know quite what s going on In such a rarefied world of contentment and inactivity, comprehension would become a distraction You see, Bryson observes, Australia is an interesting place It truly is And that really is all I m saying Of course, Bryson who is as much a travel writer here as a humorist, naturalist, and historian says much , and does so with generous amounts of wit and hilarity Australia may be mostly empty and a long way away, but it s a little closer now Rob McDonald
William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.In The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson s hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother s Chevy around small town America It was followed by Neither Here Nor There, an account of his first trip around Europe Other travel books include the massive bestseller Notes From a Small Island, which won the 2003 World Book Day National Poll to find the book which best represented modern England, followed by A Walk in the Woods in which Stephen Katz, his travel companion from Neither Here Nor There, made a welcome reappearance , Notes From a Big Country and Down Under.Bill Bryson has also written several highly praised books on the English language, including Mother Tongue and Made in America In his last book, he turned his attention to science A Short History of Nearly Everything was lauded with critical acclaim, and became a huge bestseller It was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, before going on to win the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize His next book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, is a memoir of growing up in 1950s America, featuring another appearance from his old friend Stephen Katz October 8 sees the publication of A Really Short History of Nearly Everything.
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