Bill Bryson s African Diary

Bill Bryson s African Diary
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN: 1409095576
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bill Bryson s African Diary Book Excerpt:

Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of humankind, is a land of stunning landscapes, famous game reserves, and a vibrant culture, but it also has many serious problems, including refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. It also provides plenty to worry a nervous traveller like Bill Bryson: hair-raising rides in light aircraft, tropical diseases, snakes, insects and large predators. Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the resultant diary, though short in length, contains all his trademark laugh-out-loud wit, wry observation and curious insight. All the author’s royalties from this book, as well as all profits, will go to CARE International.

Bill Bryson African Diary Kindle

Bill Bryson African Diary Kindle
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: CCV Digital
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN: 9781409095590
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Bill Bryson s African Diary

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Bill Bryson s African Diary
Author: Charlotte Payne
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-03
ISBN: 9785458794213
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Bill Bryson s African Diary Book Excerpt:

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African Diary

African Diary
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Translating Complicity and Humour in Bill Bryson s African Diary 2002

Translating Complicity and Humour in Bill Bryson s African Diary  2002
Author: Jennifer Lew Kwok Chuen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-09-17
ISBN: 0767910478
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words Book Excerpt:

One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free grammar. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast you are moving swiftly, but if you are stuck fast you are not moving at all; [and] where ‘colonel,’ ‘freight,’ ‘once,’ and ‘ache’ are strikingly at odds with their spellings.” As a copy editor for the London Times in the early 1980s, Bill Bryson felt keenly the lack of an easy-to-consult, authoritative guide to avoiding the traps and snares in English, and so he brashly suggested to a publisher that he should write one. Surprisingly, the proposition was accepted, and for “a sum of money carefully gauged not to cause embarrassment or feelings of overworth,” he proceeded to write that book—his first, inaugurating his stellar career. Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. With some one thousand entries, from “a, an” to “zoom,” that feature real-world examples of questionable usage from an international array of publications, and with a helpful glossary and guide to pronunciation, this precise, prescriptive, and—because it is written by Bill Bryson—often witty book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about the language not to maul or misuse or distort it.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Excerpt:

The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, hardware stores, and other topics

In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Sunburned Country Book Excerpt:

The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes

Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Harvill Secker
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Europe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson
Author: Scott P. Richert,Carmen Bredeson
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-01-15
ISBN: 1608703975
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bill Bryson Book Excerpt:

A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1784161853
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Nearly Everything Book Excerpt:

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

At Home

At Home
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN: 0385533594
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Home Book Excerpt:

In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2008-10-08
ISBN: 9781439559413
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Book Excerpt:

The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life.

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing
Author: Debbie Lisle
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN: 113946096X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing 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.

Made in America Display Piece

Made in America Display Piece
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994-07-01
ISBN: 9780436595875
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Black Swan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1999-01
ISBN: 9780385258623
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Continent Book Excerpt:

"I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found it blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country.

African Intellectuals in the Post colonial World

African Intellectuals in the Post colonial World
Author: Fetson A Kalua
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1000699722
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Intellectuals in the Post colonial World Book Excerpt:

This book examines the role of African intellectuals in the years since the end of colonialism, studying the contribution that has been made by such individuals, both to political causes and to development within Africa. Studying the concept of the "intellectual" within an African context, this book explores the responses of such individuals to crucial issues, such as cultural identity and knowledge production. The author argues that since the end of colonialism in Africa, various, often intertwining, factors, such as nationalism and co-option, have been used by black politicians or the political elites to muddle the roles and functions of black African intellectuals. Focusing on these confused roles and functions, the book posits that, over the years, most intellectuals in Africa have found the practice of "cheerleading" for a political cause more productive than making valuable contributions towards dynamic and progressive leadership in their countries. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African studies, politics, and development studies.

Fra1 4hsta1 4ck Mit Kangurus Australische Abenteuer

Fra1 4hsta1 4ck Mit Kangurus  Australische Abenteuer
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Goldmann Wilhelm Verlag Gmbh
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9781400039982
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fra1 4hsta1 4ck Mit Kangurus Australische Abenteuer Book Excerpt:

Where do wombats fly through the air?…In this amusing and informative foray through the “country downunder,” Australia’s Bill Bryson tells us of the history of intriguing continent — and he fascinates the reader with a tale both scurrilous and unusual. Was ist das für ein Land, in dem sich fliegende Füchse tummeln und Schweinefußnasenbeutler einst ihr Unwesen trieben? In seinem ebenso amüsanten wie informativen Streifzug durch ein unbekanntes Australien erzählt Bill Bryson von den historischen Hintergründen der Entdeckung dieses faszinierenden Kontinents - und hält den Leser mit seinem scharfen Blick für alles Skurrile und Ungewöhnliche in Atem.

Made in America

Made in America
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1997-01
ISBN: 9780749385255
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Random House (UK)
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1997-03-21
ISBN: 9780749398156
Category: Europe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neither Here Nor There Book Excerpt:

Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in "A Walk in the Woods--he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity. "From the Trade Paperback edition.