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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

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First, the downside - and the crucial dividing line that distinguishes true travel writing from a superior tourist guide. The author describes his experiences on the train, the places the train passes through on its way to Perth such as the Blue Mountains and White Cliffs.

Also, his insatiable thirst for detail finds him, as ever, ferreting out the who, the why and the where to enhance the reader's knowledge of the book's subject matter.I am glad of the opportunity for reading this book because I learned so much about a Country and its people for which and for whom I have a great affection and previously had little knowledge. He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, on history, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid . His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize and is an international bestseller. we meet many of the strange and unique animals, fish, and plants that have developed that haven't changed since even before the dinosaurs.

Accessoirement je vous dirais bien de lire ce roman de Cordwainer Smith : " NORSTRILIA " qui traite de l'Australie . nº 2:: England's lake district: beauty besieged; Lions of darkness; Students with a mission: NASA puts the can do project in orbit; Pollution in the former U. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods and Down Under. Unlike some Britain's books that get repetitive, like some of the British ones, here you bet an in depth look at what author was feeling while he explored for many weeks. From my experience, people rarely recognise themselves in books, and of course, the author can always change the names. When I later checked this hotel out, I discovered that several travellers had indeed given it a very low star rating with a mixture of scornful comments.

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