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Bryson tours Australia by car and train, visiting the larger cities, the outback, the tropical rainforest, and every tourist attraction he can find. He recounts both his travels and information about Australia - its creatures, its history, its people - in his usual humorous, personal style, displaying his great affection for the area in the process. This is perhaps his most charming and amusing book to date.
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Bryson turns his charming, pleasant attention to the nation-continent of Australia. This highly readable book gives you history, biology, zoology, geography and a Cook's tour of Australia's many cultures and environments -- from the natural wonders (including the world's strangest, oldest, and most venomous creatures) to the eccentrics that explored and ruled this poorly-known country. The author's look is idiosyncratic but loving, and definitely makes you want to see the place.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Australian (mate!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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