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              The Body: A Guide for Occupants

              The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Hardback)

              By Bryson, Bill

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              In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

              ISBN 9780857522405
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

              A Really Short History of Nearly Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bryson, Bill

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              Covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, the crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, and the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science ...when the people were actually looking for something else.
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              ISBN 9780552562966
              Released AU 1 Sep 2010
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Troublesome Words
               

              Troublesome Words (Paperback, 4th edition)

              By Bryson, Bill

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              A guide to the problems of English usage and spelling. It lets you discover whether you should care about split infinitives, or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day'.

              ISBN 9780141040394
              Released AU 31 May 2010
              Publisher Penguin
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              Walk in the Woods - 18 Copy Bin

              Walk in the Woods - 18 Copy Bin (Hardback)

              By Bryson, Bill

              ISBN 9780733803703
              Published AU 1 Nov 1997
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              A Short History of Nearly Everything

              A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)

              By Bryson, Bill

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              The author 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. This title is about 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.
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              ISBN 9781784161859
              Released AU 15 Aug 2016
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

              Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Paperback)

              By Bryson, Bill

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              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.Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed ...to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country.
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              ISBN 9781784161835
              Released AU 4 Jan 2016
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid: Travels Through my Childhood

              The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid: Travels Through my Childhood (Paperback)

              By Bryson, Bill

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              Bill Bryson's first travel book opened with the immortal line, I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.' In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America. It was a happy time, w...hen almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy's growing up. But in Bryson's hands, it becomes everyone's story, one that will speak volumes especially to anyone who has ever been young.
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              ISBN 9781784161811
              Released AU 4 Jan 2016
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The Body: A Guide for Occupants
               

              The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Paperback)

              By Bryson, Bill

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                2 Jun 20

              THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times 'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an ...entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph _______ 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson
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              ISBN 9780552779906
              Released AU 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America
               

              The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Bryson, Bill; Read by Roberts, William

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              Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did ...And after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nati...on report on small-town America. From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma, and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance, and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself, and to him.
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              ISBN 9781489355195
              Published AU 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Walk in the Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike
               

              A Walk in the Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Bryson, Bill; Read by Roberts, William

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              Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world...In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous ...footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors.
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              ISBN 9781489360557
              Published AU 28 Sep 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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