Down Under

Buchseite und Rezensionen zu 'Down Under' von Bill Bryson
NAN
(0 Bewertungen)

Inhaltsangabe zu "Down Under"

Travels in a Sunburned Country
Broschiertes Buch
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.

Autor:
Format:Taschenbuch
Seiten:432
Verlag: Black Swan
EAN:9781784161835

Diskussionen zu "Down Under"

read more
 

Omoo

Buchseite und Rezensionen zu 'Omoo' von Herman Melville
NAN
(0 Bewertungen)

Inhaltsangabe zu "Omoo"

Following the commercial and critical success of "Typee", Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, "Omoo" chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville's personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colourful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia.

Format:Taschenbuch
Seiten:416
EAN:9780143104926

Diskussionen zu "Down Under"

read more