Bill Bryson's African Diary

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409095576
Pages : 64 pages
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Download or read book Bill Bryson's African Diary written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of humankind, is a land of stunning landscapes, famous game reserves, and a vibrant culture, but it also has many serious problems, including refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. It also provides plenty to worry a nervous traveller like Bill Bryson: hair-raising rides in light aircraft, tropical diseases, snakes, insects and large predators. Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the resultant diary, though short in length, contains all his trademark laugh-out-loud wit, wry observation and curious insight. All the author’s royalties from this book, as well as all profits, will go to CARE International.

Bill Bryson African Diary Kindle

Publisher : CCV Digital
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ISBN : 9781409095590
Pages : 64 pages
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Download or read book Bill Bryson African Diary Kindle written by Bill Bryson and published by CCV Digital. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

African Diary

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Pages : 63 pages
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Download or read book African Diary written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 63 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Bill Bryson's African Diary

Publisher : Lennex
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ISBN : 9785458794213
Pages : 44 pages
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Download or read book 100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Bill Bryson's African Diary written by Charlotte Payne and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Bill Bryson's African Diary." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN : 9783877630365
Pages : 669 pages
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Download or read book Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 669 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0767910478
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (767 users)

Download or read book Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words written by Bill Bryson and published by Crown. This book was released on 2002-09-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free grammar. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast you are moving swiftly, but if you are stuck fast you are not moving at all; [and] where ‘colonel,’ ‘freight,’ ‘once,’ and ‘ache’ are strikingly at odds with their spellings.” As a copy editor for the London Times in the early 1980s, Bill Bryson felt keenly the lack of an easy-to-consult, authoritative guide to avoiding the traps and snares in English, and so he brashly suggested to a publisher that he should write one. Surprisingly, the proposition was accepted, and for “a sum of money carefully gauged not to cause embarrassment or feelings of overworth,” he proceeded to write that book—his first, inaugurating his stellar career. Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. With some one thousand entries, from “a, an” to “zoom,” that feature real-world examples of questionable usage from an international array of publications, and with a helpful glossary and guide to pronunciation, this precise, prescriptive, and—because it is written by Bill Bryson—often witty book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about the language not to maul or misuse or distort it.

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Publisher : Broadway
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ISBN : 9780767903813
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book I'm a Stranger Here Myself written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 1999 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, hardware stores, and other topics

In a Sunburned Country

Publisher : Broadway
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Pages : 307 pages
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Download or read book In a Sunburned Country written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 2000 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes

Neither Here Nor There

Publisher : Harvill Secker
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Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book Neither Here Nor There written by Bill Bryson and published by Harvill Secker. This book was released on 1991 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

At Home

Publisher : Anchor
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ISBN : 0385533594
Pages : 512 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (385 users)

Download or read book At Home written by Bill Bryson and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2010-10-05 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1784161853
Pages : 672 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

Download or read book A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

Bill Bryson

Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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ISBN : 1608703975
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (68 users)

Download or read book Bill Bryson written by Scott P. Richert and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2011-01-15 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life.

Made in America Display Piece

Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
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ISBN : 9780436595875
Pages : pages
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Download or read book Made in America Display Piece written by Bill Bryson and published by Hodder & Stoughton. This book was released on 1994-07-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

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ISBN : 9781439559413
Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2008-10-08 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life.

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 113946096X
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Download or read book The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing written by Debbie Lisle and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-11-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To what extent do best-selling travel books, such as those by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Bruce Chatwin and Michael Palin, tell us as much about world politics as newspaper articles, policy documents and press releases? Debbie Lisle argues that the formulations of genre, identity, geopolitics and history at work in contemporary travel writing are increasingly at odds with a cosmopolitan and multicultural world in which 'everybody travels'. Despite the forces of globalization, common stereotypes about 'foreignness' continue to shape the experience of modern travel. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing, first published in 2006, is concerned with the way contemporary travelogues engage with, and try to resolve, familiar struggles about global politics such as the protection of human rights, the promotion of democracy, the management of equality within multiculturalism and the reduction of inequality. This is a thoroughly interdisciplinary book that draws from international relations, literary theory, political theory, geography, anthropology and history.

The Lost Continent

Publisher : Anchor Canada
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ISBN : 0385658613
Pages : 341 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (385 users)

Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by Anchor Canada. This book was released on 2002 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found it blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country.