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In a Sunburned Country
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadway Books
Publication date May 1, 2001
Pages 335
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767903868
ISBN-10 0767903862
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A perilous journey into the lethal but luscious Land Down Under is filled with news and knowledge about the Aborigines, exiled British convicts, careless prime ministers, eating snakes the size of catcher's mitts, avoiding killer seashells, and preparing for cyclones. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375430565 Book cover for 9780767903851
 
from Broadway Books (July 1, 2000)
9780767903851 | details & prices | 307 pages | 5.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes
Large print edition from Random House Large Print (June 1, 2000)
9780375430565 | details & prices | 578 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author takes readers on a tour of the Land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, illustrating adventures with riptides, jellyfish, and Aborigines.
Paperback
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from Broadway Books (May 1, 2001)
9780767903868 | details & prices | 335 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.99
About: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.
Miscellaneous
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from Broadway Books (September 1, 2000)
9780767907668 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $15.99
About: "In the late afternoon, I stopped at a roadside house for gas and coffee.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Bantam Audio (June 1, 2000)
9780553502558 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $39.95
About: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.

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