Publisher :William Morrow & Company Release Date :1992 ISBN :9780688103118 Pages :254 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (13 users)
Download or read book Neither Here Nor There written by Bill Bryson and published by William Morrow & Company. This book was released on 1992 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights, describing the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna. 50,000 first printing. $36,000 ad/promo.
Publisher :Everest Media LLC Release Date :2022-03-23T22:59:00Z ISBN :166935850X Pages :41 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (669 users)
Download or read book Summary of Bill Bryson's Neither here not There written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-03-23T22:59:00Z with total page 41 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I wanted to see the Northern Lights, and I had long harbored a half-formed desire to live what life was like in a remote and forbidding place. But now as I picked my way through the grey, late-December slush of Oslo, I was beginning to have my doubts. #2 In 1972, I went to Europe for the first time. I flew from New York to Luxembourg, with a refuelling stop en route at Keflavik Airport in Reykjavik. The aeroplanes were old and slow. It took a week and a half to reach Keflavik, and another week and a half to bounce on through the skies to Luxembourg. #3 On the plane, I was seated next to a religious zealot who spent most of the flight reading holy scripture and whispering the words just loud enough for me to hear them. I feared the worst. #4 I had flown a lot in America, and had never seen anything from an aeroplane window but endless golden fields on farms the size of Belgium. When I landed in Luxembourg, I was amazed by the city’s compactness and European atmosphere.
Publisher : Release Date :2007 ISBN :9783877630365 Pages :669 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (63 users)
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:
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2010-03-02 ISBN :1409095878 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (49 users)
Download or read book Neither Here, Nor There written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :1992 ISBN :0436201305 Pages :498 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (436 users)
Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 1992 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Here in one volume are two comic masterpieces by Bill Bryson ; - The Lost Continent is the story of Bryson's return to the land of his youth; - Neither Here nor There Bryson is in Europe, travelling the breadth of the continent."--Publisher. description.
Publisher :Hyperink Inc Release Date :2012-02-29 ISBN :1614648980 Pages :17 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (614 users)
Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Vivian Wagner and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 17 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island is a quirky, funny book filled with amazing and intriguing details about Britain. I love this book, just as I love all of Bryson’s writing. It reminds me of the first book I read by him – A Walk in the Woods – because it, too, is a travel story that has him ambling around the countryside and reporting his observations. In fact, he has such a likable voice and an engaging manner that he could walk around the block and still make it fun to read. That’s the wonderful thing about Bryson, and it’s why I love him. He has a wry sense of humor that makes anything interesting, funny, and endearing, and this book about Britain is no exception. You’ll read it and laugh, and at the same time you’ll learn a lot about this country, its history, its politics, and its people. You’ll also learn a lot about Bryson himself, and that’s enjoyable, as well. The thing about Bryson is that he sees everything through the lens of his own perspective, but that personal perspective never obscures the subject that he’s looking at. The more you learn about him, the more you understand his take on his subject matter. That is exactly what happens in Notes from a Small Island. MEET THE AUTHOR professional writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Notes from a Small Island was published in 1997 as a kind of love story about the country Bryson was getting ready to leave. It’s told as a travel narrative, and in order to write it as such, he travels around the country as a tourist, trying to see it with fresh eyes after having lived there for a number of years as a resident. The book opens with him arriving in England via Calais, just as he arrived years before, and it continues by following him on his journey through the country. As Publisher’s Weekly says in a review of the book, “his trenchant, witty and detailed observations of life in a variety of towns and villages will delight Anglophiles. Traveling only on public transportation and hiking whenever possible, Bryson wandered along the coast through Bournemouth and neighboring villages that reinforced his image of Britons as a people who rarely complain and are delighted by such small pleasures as a good tea. In Liverpool, the author's favorite English city, he visited the Merseyside Maritime Museum to experience its past as a great port. Interweaving descriptions of landscapes and everyday encounters with shopkeepers, pub customers and fellow travelers, Bryson shares what he loves best about the idiosyncrasies of everyday English life in this immensely entertaining travel memoir.” Buy a copy to keep reading!
Publisher :Facet Publishing Release Date :2003 ISBN :1856044564 Pages :216 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (856 users)
Download or read book Essential Cataloguing written by J. H. Bowman and published by Facet Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is designed for library school students, beginning cataloguers, and any information professionals who find they have to be cataloguers and have forgotten how.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2006-11-02 ISBN :113946096X Pages : pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (139 users)
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.
Publisher :Hyperink Inc Release Date :2012-02-24 ISBN :1614640610 Pages :26 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (614 users)
Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Nicole Cipri and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-24 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK In his introduction to A Short History of Nearly Everything, author Bill Bryson describes a childhood experience common to many of us: a brief infatuation with science, with all its potential and possibility. For Bryson, it was inspired by a textbook’s cut-away illustration of the interior strata of the Earth, with the molten core at the center. For myself, it was a children’s biography of Jacques Cousteau. Excited by the nearly endless prospects of science, the questions that could finally satisfy a child’s curiosity, we both reached for more books, and found our budding passions firmly squashed by an impenetrable wall of unfathomable writing. As Bryson writes in his introduction, “there seemed to be a mystifying universal conspiracy among textbook authors to make certain the material they dealt with never strayed too near the realm of the mildly interesting.” Bryson wrote A Short History of Nearly Everything as an antidote to the dry-as-dust science tomes that weigh down students’ backpacks. It is a layman’s love song to science, to its strange history and stranger characters. Published in 2003, it has been become a popular addition to the popular science genre. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicole Cipri is a restless wanderer and passionate writer. A graduate of the Evergreen State School in Olympia, WA, Nicole has since written about such varied topics as modern urban farming, the role of glitterbombing as political theater, and the economic impacts of natural disasters. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, @nicolecipri. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Drama abounded in the 19th century. After the discovery of the first dinosaur fossil in 1784, and with subsequent uncovering of massive bones that belonged to other extinct species, there was an uncomfortable public debate concerning extinctions. Why, after all, would an omniscient God create species of animals only to casually wipe them out? Throughout history, the sciences have routinely butted heads with the Church, a trend that continues today. From geology and paleontology, Bryson moves to chemistry. With its origins in the enigmatic studies of alchemy, chemistry evolved along its own strange path. Bryson tells one exemplifying story, in which an amateur alchemist became convinced the he could distill gold from human urine. “The similarity of color,” Bryson explains, “seems to have been a factor in his conclusion.” In an attempt to prove his hypothesis, the man collected fifty buckets of human urine, which he kept in his cellar. After a few months, the man noted, the substance in the buckets began to glow or explode into flames when exposed to air. He had failed in distilling gold from urine, but he had succeeded in creating phosphorous. Buy a copy to keep reading!
Publisher :Heritage House Publishing Co Release Date :2016-12-01 ISBN :177203150X Pages :224 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (772 users)
Download or read book Hard Knox written by Jack Knox and published by Heritage House Publishing Co. This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Hard Knox, seasoned columnist and consummate everyman Jack Knox offers up his uniquely hilarious views on Canadian life as seen from the western fringes of the country—in particular from the “Island of Misfit Toys” as he aptly calls his Vancouver Island home. This treasure trove of west-coast wit and wisdom touches on everything from “smug anti-Americanism” to extreme weather to flagrant public displays of affection in Canada’s westernmost capital. Whether you’re a born-and-bred Islander, a transplanted Albertan in the throes of culture shock, or a confused tourist, we all have something to learn from the school of Hard Knox.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2018-07-21 ISBN :331993239X Pages :265 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (319 users)
Download or read book Developing Language and Literacy in English across the Secondary School Curriculum written by Urszula Clark and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-07-21 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws on original research and a language based pedagogy approach to examine how secondary schools in the UK can devise and implement coherent language and literacy across curriculum policies and strategies, so that grammar and associated metalanguage becomes an integral part of their day to day curriculum practices. The research was undertaken in three 11 to 18 secondary schools in England, where the majority of students are categorised as having English as a second language (EAL), and where a significant minority are also socially disadvantaged in two of the three. The author argues that paying explicit attention to the linguistic structures through which subject knowledge is realised can be of benefit to all pupils in ways that are also socially just and democratic. This book provides an important bridge between academic theory and educational practice that will appeal to applied linguists and sociolinguists, as well as to teachers, teacher trainers and practitioners.
Publisher :Channel View Publications Release Date :2004-01-01 ISBN :9781873150764 Pages :316 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (15 users)
Download or read book The Global Nomad written by Greg Richards and published by Channel View Publications. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2000-01-01 ISBN :9004333894 Pages :252 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (4 users)
Download or read book Wh-Clauses in English written by Joe Trotta and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study provides the first description-oriented, theoretically-unaligned account ofwh-clauses in Modern English. The author employs a data-based approach to examine aspects of both generative and non-generative work as regards their relative strengths and weaknesses. Wh-clauses in English: Aspects of Theory and Description is a unique combination of statistical findings and qualitative analysis. It is not only underpinned by a systematic investigation of the Brown University corpus but also includes attested material from other sources such as the British National Corpus, the CobuildDirect corpus as well as material gleaned from the internet. The qualitative and quantitative analyses are combined to approach a wide range of theoretical and descriptive issues, such as wh-movement, landing-sites for moved wh-XPs, vacuous movement, island constraints, among others. Not insignificantly, many questions of indeterminacy are addressed, such as the interface of conjunctions and relative words, the problems of demarcation between interrogatives and free relatives as well as structural ambiguities between interrogatives and exclamatives.
Publisher :Rough Guides UK Release Date :2017-03-30 ISBN :0241308119 Pages :798 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (241 users)
Download or read book The Rough Guide to Norway (Travel Guide eBook) written by Rough Guides and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 798 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rough Guide to Norway is the ultimate travel guide to Scandinavia's most inspiring country. There's stunning photography to inspire you, crystal clear maps to guide you and in-depth coverage on everything from Norway's charmingly laidback cities to the mighty ice-plateaus of Svalbard's artic wilderness. The Rough Guide to Norway will ensure you make the most of your time in Norway, whether you are planning a city-break in style-conscious Oslo, a retreat in a stunningly sited, fjordside hamlet, or an adventurous trip hiking past mountain waterfalls, cross-country skiing or chasing the elusive northern lights. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, drink and sleep with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a remote lighthouse or fisherman's hut, enjoy Bergen's top-notch culinary scene, or have a night out bar-hopping in Norway's buzzing capital city. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Norway.
Publisher :University of Illinois Press Release Date :2000 ISBN :9780252025556 Pages :182 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (25 users)
Download or read book From Here to Tierra Del Fuego written by Paul Magee and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading these self-superior texts through the theories and commentaries of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Michael Taussig, Theodor Adorno, and others, Magee explores the West's obsession with seeing its commodities, from Coke bottles to cakes of Pears' Soap, as objects of native fascination and fetishism.".
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2022 ISBN :153815353X Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (538 users)
Download or read book Suddenness and the Composition of Poetic Thought written by Paul Magee and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Employing an extensive archive of interview materials with major Anglophone poets, this book uncovers how they think in the moments of composition, providing a lucid account of the links between poetic composition and live performative thinking.