The Lost Continent

Travels in Small-town America

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 9780060161583

Category: Travel

Page: 314

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When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary
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Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069385X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
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Bill Bryson

Author: Scott P. Richert

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761441205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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"A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life"--Provided by publisher.
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The Best American Travel Writing 2000

Author: Bill Bryson,Jason Wilson

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618074679

Category: Travel

Page: 307

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Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.
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Neither Here, Nor There

Travels in Europe

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409095878

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.
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Iowa Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 040309304X

Category: History

Page: 781

View: 5586

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Iowa Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Iowa. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.
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A Sense of Place

Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361812

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.
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Revise for GCSE Geography AQA C

Author: David Payne,Sue Jennings

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435099954

Category: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Page: 128

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This text includes examiners' tips on preparing for and sitting the exam and explains how case studies should be used. It also contains double-page spreads, which contain key information for revising each area of subject content.
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