L'avventuroso e atipico viaggiatore, con i suoi chili di troppo, ci apre le porte della stupefacente Australia: sfata l'immagine comune di un paese coperto di deserti e popolato soltanto di canguri; ci parla di un'umanità accogliente e socievole, di corsi d'acqua meravigliosi, della misteriosa cultura aborigena, dell'incredibile varietà della vegetazione e degli animali.
- ISBN: 8882463583
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 372
- Data di uscita: 18-05-2001
Lovely little adventure a la Bill Bryson No one knows, incidentally, why Australia's spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them
I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything , an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life, the universe and everything in just 574 pages. While many of the scientific discoveries outlined in the book were a little beyond me, I thoroughly enjo Leggi tutto
As expected this was a mix of fun facts and a companion travel piece. Being Australian I’m sure I enjoyed this more than the average non Australian reader but I could see that some parts especially the parts apart about politics and cricket could bore a few readers who aren’t already familiar with o Leggi tutto
Having travelled briefly through parts of Queensland and New South Wales several years ago, I'd been waiting to catch up with Bryson's book ever since. I now wish I'd read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself. It's full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave m Leggi tutto
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