In a sunburned country

Book Cover
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion up, down, and over the Appalachian Trail (well, most of it) resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. Now he has traveled across the world and all the way Down Under to Australia, a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. In a Sunburned Country is his report on what he found there--a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. Despite being the most desiccated, infertile, and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the ten most deadly poisonous snakes on the planet, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, seashells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary. It's one tough country. Bill Bryson adores it, of course, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond the beaten tourist path. Here is a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost--yes, lost--while swimming at sea to Japanese cult members who may have set off an atomic bomb (sic) entirely unnoticed on their 500,000-acre property in the great western desert. Wherever he goes (and Bryson goes just about everywhere) he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging--the beaming products of a land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine. On occasion the Aborigines, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, make a haunting appearance in this book. But by and large Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. Published just in time for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish.
Also in This Series
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780767903868
9780767903851
9780767907668
9781415950777
9781606864593
055350259
9780736689755
9780375430565
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c8d7aba6-415e-210a-c330-b7e35e71c248
Grouping Title in a sunburned country
Grouping Author bryson bill
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-10 01:04:25AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-09 16:13:40PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Bryson, Bill.
author Bryson, Bill.
author2-role Bryson, Bill.
author_display Bryson, Bill
available_at_western Western State Colorado University
collection_western General
detailed_location_western WSCU Book Stacks
display_description The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.
format_category_western Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_western Book, eAudiobook, eBook
id c8d7aba6-415e-210a-c330-b7e35e71c248
isbn 055350259, 9780375430565, 9780736689755, 9780767903851, 9780767903868, 9780767907668, 9781415950777, 9781606864593
item_details Overdrive (CMC):ODN0000005544|ODN0000005544|Overdrive (CMC)|Online Overdrive (CMC)|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Overdrive (CMC)||http://marmot.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4BCAF826-95A2-496B-8397-5B138F82EA1A||Available Online||Overdrive (CMC)||, Overdrive (CMC):ODN0000147425|ODN0000147425|Overdrive (CMC)|Online Overdrive (CMC)|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Overdrive (CMC)||http://marmot.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=118013D6-C973-4BCD-A3DA-709230605F57||Available Online||Overdrive (CMC)||, ils:.b11050238|.i11345287|TELL WPL Adult NonFiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||tlwnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i1183979x|Gunnison Non Fiction|919.404 Bry|||1|false|false|||||Billed||gugnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i13108426|EVLD Eagle Public Library|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||eve||, ils:.b11050238|.i1743158x|GCP Carbon Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gccnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i17431608|GCP NewCas Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gcnnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i19928178|CMC Leadville Campus|DU105.2 .B83 2000|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cml||, ils:.b11050238|.i21402280|MCPLD Palisade Adult|919.4 B916i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mppa||, ils:.b11050238|.i25083399|Summit-Breck Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||subnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i25083405|Summit-Frisco Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||Lost and Paid||sufnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i29198094|CMC Steamboat Campus|DU105.2 . B83 2000|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cms||, ils:.b11050238|.i32550662|GRC Juniper Non-Fiction|919.40 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||grjan||, ils:.b11050238|.i33250121|Summit-Frisco Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||sufnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i40179631|WSCU Book Stacks|DU105.2.B82 2000|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wsst||, ils:.b11050238|.i42671097|Basalt Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||banf||, ils:.b11050238|.i43276544|Summit-Silver Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||susnf||, ils:.b11050238|.i67195015|SRL Adult Nonfiction Staff Retrieval|919.4 BRY(Staff Retrieval)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||srnfa||, ils:.b25345655|.i121523226|Lake County Large Print Non-Fiction|LP 919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||lclnf||, ils:.b25345655|.i43779554|SD51 Fruita High School|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mvfh||, ils:.b25437100|.i10045995x|Summit-Breck Audio|CDBK 919.4 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||subma||, ils:.b25437100|.i44068438|CMU Audio and Visual 1st Floor|DU105.2 .B83 2000d|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||culab||, ils:.b25437100|.i58666035|GCP Carbon Media|BCD 919.4 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gccme||, ils:.b25437100|.i66106321|Summit-Frisco Audio|CDBK 919.4 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||sufma||, ils:.b25437100|.i77484551|MCPLD Central Audio-Vis.|CD 919.4 B916i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpmav||, ils:.b28826620|.i54520022|GRC Granby Adult Audio|AUDIO 919.4046 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||grgma||, ils:.b28826620|.i81026079|RLD Woodland Park Adult Audio CD Nonfiction|A 919.404 Bry|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||rlwcn||, ils:.b54752516|.i100571050|Summit-Breck Non Fiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||Due Dec 17, 2018||subnf||, ils:.b54752516|.i101035925|CMC Quigley Library|DU105.2 .B83 2001|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cmg||, ils:.b54752516|.i107016060|EVLD Avon Public Library|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||eva||, ils:.b54752516|.i110872010|SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction|919.404 BRY|||1|false|false|||||Due Dec 30, 2018||ssbnf||, ils:.b54752516|.i4384909x|ASD High School Library|919.4 BRY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||adhi||, ils:.b54752516|.i45466592|ASU Main (3rd floor)|DU105.2 .B83 2001|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||as||, ils:.b54752516|.i49688339|WSCU Book Stacks|DU105.2 B83 2001|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wsst||, ils:.b54752516|.i81015756|RLD Woodland Park Adult Non-Fiction|919.404 Bry|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||rlwan||, ils:.b54752516|.i91540641|Pine River Adult Non-Fiction|TRAVEL / Travel Writing|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pran||, ils:.b5800578x|.i12030711x|Pitkin County Library|919.4 B916|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pc||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|12|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|14|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|18|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|27|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|30|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|33|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|35|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|3|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|4|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|5|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|6|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|7|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|12|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|14|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|18|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|27|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|30|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|33|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|35|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|3|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|4|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|5|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|6|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|7|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_western , Book
last_indexed 2018-12-09T23:13:40.572Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_western DU105.2 B83 2001, DU105.2.B82 2000
owning_library_western Western State Colorado University
owning_location_western Western State Colorado University
primary_isbn 9780767903868
publishDate 2000, 2001, 2008
record_details Overdrive (CMC):ODN0000005544|eBook|eBook||English||2000.|, Overdrive (CMC):ODN0000147425|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Books on Tape,|2008.|, ils:.b11050238|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Broadway Books,|[2000]|x, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm., ils:.b25345655|Large Print|Books|1st large print ed.|English|Random House Large Print,|2000.|578 pages (large print) : maps ; 25 cm., ils:.b25437100|Audio CD|Audio Books||Unknown|Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio,|[2000]|10 audio discs (approximately 12 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:.b28826620|Audio CD|Audio Books|Library ed.|English|Books on Tape,|[2000]|10 audio discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:.b54752516|Book|Books|1st Broadway books trade pbk. ed.|English|Broadway Books,|2001.|x, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm., ils:.b5800578x|Book|Books||Undetermined|Broadway Books.|2001|x, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm., overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2000|, overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a|eBook|eBook||English|Crown/Archetype|2000|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_western
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:4bcaf826-95a2-496b-8397-5b138f82ea1a -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:118013d6-c973-4bcd-a3da-709230605f57 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:.b54752516 .i49688339 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
ils:.b11050238 .i40179631 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
subject_facet Audiobooks, Australia, Australia -- Description and travel, Bryson, Bill, Bryson, Bill -- Journeys -- Australia, Bryson, Bill -- Travel -- Australia, Compact discs, Electronic books, Large type books, Nonfiction, Sound recordings, Travel, Travel writing, Voyages and travels
title_display In a sunburned country
title_full In a Sunburned Country, In a sunburned country / Bill Bryson, In a sunburned country [electronic resource]. Bill Bryson, In a sunburned country [sound recording] / Bill Bryson, In a sunburned country [sound recording] / by Bill Bryson
title_short In a sunburned country
title_sub
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Bryson, Bill, Description and travel, Humor (Nonfiction), Journeys, Nonfiction, Travel, Voyages and travels