In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780767903868
Category: True Crime
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.

Summary of Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country

Summary of Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 Australia is a difficult country to keep track of. We rarely pay attention to them, and this is strange considering they are a country that doesn’t misbehave and is peaceful and good. #2 Because we know so little about Australia, it is a country that is worth getting to know. It is the only country that began as a prison, and the only one that is also a continent. #3 Australia is a country full of strange and dangerous animals. It is the home of the Great Barrier Reef, and the largest monolith, Ayers Rock. It has more things that will kill you than anywhere else. #4 Australia is a country full of life that is difficult to believe exists in such an inhospitable environment. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, and climatically aggressive country. Yet it teems with life in numbers uncounted.

Summary of Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country

Summary of Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2022-03-22T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669357554
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Australia is a difficult country to keep track of. We rarely pay attention to them, and this is strange considering they are a country that doesn’t misbehave and is peaceful and good. #2 Because we know so little about Australia, it is a country that is worth getting to know. It is the only country that began as a prison, and the only one that is also a continent. #3 Australia is a country full of strange and dangerous animals. It is the home of the Great Barrier Reef, and the largest monolith, Ayers Rock. It has more things that will kill you than anywhere else. #4 Australia is a country full of life that is difficult to believe exists in such an inhospitable environment. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, and climatically aggressive country. Yet it teems with life in numbers uncounted.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2005-10
ISBN: 9780761476016
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Contemporary Writers Book Excerpt:

Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Travel Writing from Black Australia

Travel Writing from Black Australia
Author: Robert Clarke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1317914759
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travel Writing from Black Australia Book Excerpt:

Over the past thirty years the Australian travel experience has been ‘Aboriginalized’. Aboriginality has been appropriated to furnish the Australian nation with a unique and identifiable tourist brand. This is deeply ironic given the realities of life for many Aboriginal people in Australian society. On the one hand, Aboriginality in the form of artworks, literature, performances, landscapes, sport, and famous individuals is celebrated for the way it blends exoticism, mysticism, multiculturalism, nationalism, and reconciliation. On the other hand, in the media, cinema, and travel writing, Aboriginality in the form of the lived experiences of Aboriginal people has been exploited in the service of moral panic, patronized in the name of white benevolence, or simply ignored. For many travel writers, this irony - the clash between different regimes of valuing Aboriginality - is one of the great challenges to travelling in Australia. Travel Writing from Black Australia examines the ambivalence of contemporary travelers’ engagements with Aboriginality. Concentrating on a period marked by the rise of discourses on Aboriginality championing indigenous empowerment, self-determination, and reconciliation, the author analyses how travel to Black Australia has become, for many travelers, a means of discovering ‘new’—and potentially transformative—styles of interracial engagement.

Yearning for the Impossible

Yearning for the Impossible
Author: John Stillwell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 0429998023
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearning for the Impossible Book Excerpt:

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truth of Mathematics, Second Edition explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress. The author puts these creations into a broader context involving related "impossibilities" from art, literature, philosophy, and physics. This new edition contains many new exercises and commentaries, clearly discussing a wide range of challenging subjects.

When the Polls Lie

When the Polls Lie
Author: Oliver Capps
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9785458804899
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Polls Lie Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "In a Sunburned Country." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Cricketing Lives

Cricketing Lives
Author: Richard H. Thomas
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN: 1789143721
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cricketing Lives Book Excerpt:

Cricket is defined by the characters who have played it, watched it, reported it, ruled upon it, ruined it, and rejoiced in it. Humorous and deeply affectionate, Cricketing Lives tells the story of the world’s greatest and most incomprehensible game through those who have shaped it, from the rustic contests of eighteenth-century England to the spectacle of the Indian Premier League. It’s about W. G. Grace and his eye for a pound; Charles Burgess Fry and his flirtation with Albania; the invincible Viv Richards; and Sarah Taylor, “the best wicketkeeper in the world . . . male or female.” Paying homage, too, to the game’s great writers, Richard Thomas steers a course through the despair of war, tactical controversies, and internecine politics to reveal how cricket has always stormed back to warm our hearts like nothing else can.

Australia

Australia
Author: Anne Wallace Sharp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2002-06
ISBN: 9781590180914
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australia Book Excerpt:

Discusses the historical origins, beliefs, arts, family life, cultural clashes with whites, and future hopes of the aboriginal people of Australia.

Intralingual Translation of British Novels

Intralingual Translation of British Novels
Author: Linda Pillière
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 1350151882
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intralingual Translation of British Novels Book Excerpt:

Building on an upsurge of interest in the Americanisation of British novels triggered by the Harry Potter series, this book explores the various ways that British novels, from children's fiction to travelogues and Book Prize winners, have been adapted and rewritten for the US market. Drawing on a vast corpus of over 80 works and integrating the latest research in multimodality and stylistics, Linda Pillière analyses the modifications introduced to make British English texts more culturally acceptable and accessible to the American English reader. From paratextual differences in cover, illustrations, typeface and footnotes to dialectal changes to lexis, tense, syntax and punctuation, Pillière explores the sociocultural and ideological pressures involved in intralingual translation and shows how the stylistic effects of such changes – including loss of meaning, voice, rhythm and word play – often result in a more muted American edition. In doing so, she reveals how homing in on numerous small adjustments can provide fascinating insights into the American publishing process and readership.

Encyclopedia of journalism 6 Appendices

Encyclopedia of journalism  6  Appendices
Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 2343
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0761929576
Category: Journalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of journalism 6 Appendices Book Excerpt:

"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism."--Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly.

Global Sports Policy

Global Sports Policy
Author: Catherine Palmer
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN: 1446271668
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sports Policy Book Excerpt:

"Lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st century" - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University "This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level" - Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between: the local and the global globalization and governance new technologies human rights the environment corporate responsibility. In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society. Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.

Down Under

Down Under
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN: 1409095630
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down Under Book Excerpt:

It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life – a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers – and yet curiously obsessed by them – Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging: their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn’t get much better than this...

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book industries and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quill Quire Book Excerpt:

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN: 1317372522
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English Book Excerpt:

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Global West American Frontier

Global West  American Frontier
Author: David M. Wrobel
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 0826353711
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global West American Frontier Book Excerpt:

This thoughtful examination of a century of travel writing about the American West overturns a variety of popular and academic stereotypes. Looking at both European and American travelers’ accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counter narrative to the nation’s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention. Prior to the professionalization of academic disciplines, the reading public gained much of its knowledge about the world from travel writing. Travel writers found a wide and respectful audience for their reports on history, geography, and the natural world, in addition to reporting on aboriginal cultures before the advent of anthropology as a discipline. Although in recent decades western historians have paid little attention to travel writing, Wrobel demonstrates that this genre in fact offers an important and rich understanding of the American West—one that extends and complicates a simple reading of the West that promotes the notions of Manifest Destiny or American exceptionalism. Wrobel finds counterpoints to the mythic West of the nineteenth century in such varied accounts as George Catlin’s Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium (1852), Richard Francis Burton’s The City of the Saints (1861), and Mark Twain’s Following the Equator (1897), reminders of the messy and contradictory world that people navigated in the past much as they do in the present. His book is a testament to the instructive ways in which the best travel writers have represented the West.

Vampire Films Around the World

Vampire Films Around the World
Author: James Aubrey
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN: 1476676739
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Films Around the World Book Excerpt:

Vampires are arguably the most popular and most paradoxical of gothic monsters: life draining yet passionate, feared yet fascinating, dead yet immortal. Vampire content produces exquisitely suspenseful stories that, combined with motion picture filmmaking, reveal much about the cultures that enable vampire film production and the audiences they attract. This collection of essays is generously illustrated and ranges across sixteen cultures on five continents, including the films Let the Right One In, What We Do in the Shadows, Cronos, and We Are the Night, among many others. Distinctly different kinds of European vampires have originated in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, and Serbia. North American vampires are represented by films from Mexico, Canada, and the USA. Middle Eastern locations include Tangier, Morocco, and a fictional city in Iran. South Asia has produced Bollywood vampire films, and east Asian vampires are represented by films from Korea, China, and Japan. Some of the most recent vampire movies have come from Australia and New Zealand. These essays also look at vampire films through lenses of gender, post-colonialism, camp, and otherness as well as the evolution of the vampiric character in cinema worldwide, together constituting a mosaic of the cinematic undead.

South Korea

South Korea
Author: Mark Dake
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-12
ISBN: 1459731476
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Korea Book Excerpt:

A Bill-Brysonesque romp through this often-overlooked travellers’ gem of East Asia. For seventeen years, journalist, teacher, and coach Mark Dake has called South Korea home. Now, with his longtime Korean friend Heju, he sets out on a four-month, ten-thousand-kilometre road trip, determined to uncover the real country. From the electric street life of Seoul to the tense northern border, where deadly skirmishes still erupt, the pair’s shoestring, wing-and-a-prayer trek takes them well off the beaten trail and across the complicated nation. Along the way are prisons, dinosaurs, anthropology, history, marine life, art, and abundant nature. There are Buddhist temples, fairgrounds, palaces, national parks, bridges, historical sites, forts, churches, and cemeteries. Whether standing amidst ancient stone tombs and religious architecture unrivalled in Asia, or at military briefings under the steely eyes of North Korean sentries, Mark and Heju are tireless explorers in search of the culture, geography, and beauty of this enigmatic peninsula.

English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma

English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma
Author: Lindsay Tandy,Alice Gibbons,Joseph Koszary
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN: 151046302X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma Book Excerpt:

Everything you need to deliver a rich, concept-based approach for the new IB Diploma English Language and Literature course. - Navigate seamlessly through all aspects of the syllabus with in-depth coverage of the key concepts underpinning the new course structure and content - Investigate the three areas of exploration in detail and engage with global issues to help students become flexible, critical readers - Provide a variety of texts with a breadth of reading material and forms from a diverse pool of authors - Engaging activities are provided to test understanding of each topic and develop skills - guiding answers are available to check your responses - Identify opportunities to make connections across the syllabus, with explicit reference to TOK, EE and CAS

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications
Author: Tim Hill,Pierre McDonagh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN: 0429996055
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications Book Excerpt:

What fuels capitalism and what stops it from collapsing? Does marketing communications support and sustain the economic and political status quo? This book is not about describing the ways in which businesses can optimize the messages they put across or about adding to the marketing communicator’s toolkit. This book argues that marketing communications plays an increasingly important role in bolstering contemporary capitalism. Drawing on conceptualizations of the ‘market’ from political economy and sociology, it focusses on five logics that underpin and sustain the form of capitalism in which we live: the logic of competition, the logic of sustainability, the logic of individualism, the logic of objectivity, and the logic of distraction. It does this by exploring those arenas which are increasingly dominated by the communicative activities of business: sport, CSR, social media, statistics, and entertainment. Bringing theories from marketing and consumer research, sociology, cultural studies, technology and media studies to bear on marketing communications, this book is necessary reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics who wish to understand the broader role of marketing communications in the reproduction of contemporary capitalism.