Down under

Bryson, B.

9780552997034 - Down under

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It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I cant tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket... Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the worlds sixth largest country and its largest island. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else.

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Auteur Bryson, B.
ISBN/EAN 9780552997034
Druk 1
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Artikelomschrijving

It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I cant tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket... Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the worlds sixth largest country and its largest island. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else.

Specificaties

Auteur Bryson, B.
ISBN/EAN 9780552997034
Druk 1