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William McGuire Bryson (; born 8 December 1951) is an American–British author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other nonfiction topics. Born in the United States, he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life, returning to the U.S. between 1995 and 2003, and holds dual American and British citizenship. He served as the chancellor of Durham University from 2005 to 2011.Bryson came to prominence in the United Kingdom with the publication of Notes from a Small Island (1995), an exploration of Britain, and its accompanying television series. He received widespread recognition again with the publication of A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003), a book widely acclaimed for its accessible communication of science. Early life Bryson was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Bill Bryson Sr., a sports journalist who worked for 50 years at the Des Moines Register, and Agnes Mary (née McGuire), the home furnishings editor at the same newspaper. His mother was of Irish descent. He had an older brother, Michael (1942–2012), and a sister, Mary Jane Elizabeth. In 2006, Bryson published The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a humorous account of his childhood years in Des Moines.Bryson attended Drake University for two years before dropping out in 1972, deciding instead to backpack around Europe for four months. He returned to Europe the following year with a high school friend, Matt Angerer (the pseudonymous Stephen Katz). Bryson wrote about some of his experiences from the trip in his book Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe. Move to the United Kingdom Bryson first visited Britain in 1973 during his tour of Europe and decided to stay after landing a job working in a psychiatric hospital, the now-defunct Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Water, Surrey. He met a nurse there, Cynthia Billen, whom he married in 1975. They moved to Bryson's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, in 1975 so Bryson could complete his degree at Drake University. In 1977 they settled in Britain.He worked as a journalist, first for the Bournemouth Evening Echo, eventually becoming chief copy editor of the business section of The Times and deputy national news editor of the business section of The Independent. The Brysons have moved around the UK, living in Virginia Water (Surrey), Purewell (Dorset), Burton (Dorset), Kirkby Malham (North Yorkshire, in the 1980s and '90s), and the Old Rectory in Wramplingham, Norfolk (2003–2013). They currently live in rural Hampshire and maintain a small flat in South Kensington, London. From 1995 to 2003 they lived in Hanover, New Hampshire.Although able to apply for British citizenship, Bryson said in 2010 that he had declined a citizenship test, declaring himself "too cowardly" to take it. However, in 2014, he said that he was preparing to take it and in the prologue to his 2015 book The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island he describes doing so, in Eastleigh. His citizenship ceremony took place in Winchester and he now holds dual citizenship. Writings While living in the US in the 1990s Bryson wrote a column for a British newspaper for several years, reflecting on humorous aspects of his repatriation in the United States. These columns were selected and adapted to become his book I'm a Stranger Here Myself, alternatively titled Notes from a Big Country in Britain, Canada, and Australia. During his time in the US, Bryson decided to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz (a pseudonym), about which he wrote the book A Walk in the Woods. In the 2015 film adaptation of A Walk in the Woods, Bryson is portrayed by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, and Katz by Nick Nolte.In 2003, in conjunction with World Book Day, British voters chose Bryson's book Notes from a Small Island as that which best summed up British identity and the state of the nation. The same year, he was appointed a Commissioner for English Heritage. His popular science book, the 500-page A Short History of Nearly Everything, explores not only the histories and current statuses of the sciences, but also their humble and often humorous beginnings. Although one "top scientist" is alleged to have jokingly described the book as "annoyingly free of mistakes," Bryson himself makes no such claim, and a list of some of its reported errors is available online.In November 2006, Bryson interviewed then British prime minister Tony Blair on the state of science and education.Bryson has also written two popular works on the history of the English language, The Mother Tongue and Made in America—and, more recently, an update of his guide to usage, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (first published as The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words in 1983). In October 2020 he announced that he had "retired" from writing books. Litigation In 2012 Bryson sued his agent, Jed Mattes Inc., in New York County Supreme Court, claiming it had "failed to perform some of the most fundamental duties of an agent." The case was settled out of court, with part of the settlement being that Bryson may not discuss it. In 2013 Bryson claimed copyright on an interview he had given nearly 20 years previously, after the interviewer republished it as an 8000-word e-book. Amazon removed the e-book from publication. Awards, positions and honours In 2005, Bryson was appointed chancellor of Durham University, succeeding the late Sir Peter Ustinov, and became more active with student activities than is common for holders of that post, appearing in a Durham student film and promoting litter-collection in the city. He had praised Durham as "a perfect little city" in Notes from a Small Island. In October 2010, it was announced that Bryson would step down at the end of 2011.In May 2007, he became the president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. His first focus in this role was the establishment of an anti-littering campaign across England. He discussed the future of the countryside with Richard Mabey, Sue Clifford, Nicholas Crane, and Richard Girling at CPRE's Volunteer Conference in November 2007.Bryson has received numerous awards for his ability to communicate science with passion and enthusiasm. In 2004, he won the Aventis Prize for best general science book that year, with A Short History of Nearly Everything. In 2005, the book won the European Union's Descartes Prize for science communication. In 2005, he received the President's Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry for advancing the cause of the chemical sciences. In 2007, he won the Bradford Washburn Award, from the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, for contributions to the popularization of science. In 2012, he received the Kenneth B. Myer Award, from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience, in Melbourne, Australia. With the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Bill Bryson prize for Science Communication was established in 2005. 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Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit au...

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

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From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious...

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En kort historie om næsten alt

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Denne fascinerende enmandsfærd gennem virkeligheden, videnskaben og videbegærligheden - fra Big Bang til menneskets molekyler og fra galaksernes grænseland til atomernes afkroge - er med ...

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Прогулянка лісами

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I'm a Stranger Here Myself

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A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body.After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently...

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Breve história de quase tudo

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Um inventário de tudo o que sabemos sobre o mundo, da origem do universo até os dias de hoje, explicado de maneira clara até para o leitor de primeira viagem. Vencedor do prêmio Avent...

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Straßen der Erinnerung

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Bill Brysons amüsante Reise in das Herz Amerikas.Mit Mitte zwanzig kehrt Bill Bryson dem verschlafenen Mittleren Westen Amerikas den Rücken, um Jahre später voll Heimweh zurückzuke...

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The Best American Travel Writing 2016

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This collection gathers the best travel essays from The New Yorker, Harpers, GQ and more—featuring Paul Theroux, Alice Gregory, Dave Eggers and others.

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El cuerpo humano

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Nos pasamos toda una vida con un solo cuerpo y casi no sabemos cómo funciona. Desde los genes hasta nuestra capacidad de hablar, pasando por nuestras constantes adaptaciones al medio y los ...

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Shakespeare

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Bill Bryson, célebre en todo el mundo por su Una breve historia de casi todo, aborda ahora un enigma mayúsculo: la personalidad de William Shakespeare. De Hamlet, Otelo, el rey Lear...

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The Lost Continent

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“The kind of book Steinbeck might have written if he’d traveled with David Letterman.” —New York magazineAn inspiring and hilarious account of one man’s rediscovery of ...

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Reif für die Insel

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Eine ebenso herzliche wie spöttische Liebeserklärung an England: unorthodox, scharfzüngig und hinreißend komischWas ist das für ein Land, in dem so unaussprechliche N...

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Aventuras y desventuras del Chico Centella

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Como muchos compañeros de generación, Bill Bryson creció fantaseando con ser un superhéroe: provisto de una vieja sudadera con un rayo sobre el pecho y una toalla atada al cuello, patrul...

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Śniadanie z kangurami

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Witaj daleka Australio! Bill Bryson kontynuuje radosną podróż po świecie, jak zwykle pełną przezabawnych zwrotów akcji. Tym razem za zadanie stawia sobie oswoić i...

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Una passeggiata nei boschi

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DA QUESTO LIBRO IL FILM DIRETTO E INTERPRETATO DA ROBERT REDFORD, CON NICK NOLTE E EMMA THOMPSON «Se non potete farlo davvero, il miglior modo di fuggire nella natura se...

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Shakespeare

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Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated...

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Szédült angolok, kerge marhák

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Húsz évvel ezelőtt Bill Bryson körutazást tett Angliában, ezen a kedves és nedves szigeten, amely új hazája lett. Az élményekből született könyv, a Jegyzetek egy kisszige...

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At Home

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In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast hist...

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Un paseo por el bosque

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El sendero de los Apalaches es una de las rutas a pie más largas del mundo, que serpentea por casi toda la Costa Este estadounidense. Sin apenas experiencia como excursionista, Bill Bryson ...

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A casa. Una breu historia de la vida privada

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Després d’haver recorregut desenes de països pels continents europeu, africà i americà, el controvertit autor de Breu història de gairebé tot emprèn un fasc...

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Breve storia del corpo umano

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L’AUTORE DI BREVE STORIA DI (QUASI) TUTTO CI ACCOMPAGNA NEL VIAGGIO PIÙ AFFASCINANTE: QUELLO DENTRO DI NOIBill Bryson è un insostituibile compagno di viaggio, qualunque siano...

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When Things Go Wrong: Diseases

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In this selection from The Body, his compulsively readable and bestselling owner’s manual to the human body, Bill Bryson introduces us to the mysterious, and often devastating, worl...

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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

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One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free grammar. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a ...

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The Mother Tongue

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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

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One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most in...

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Notizie da un'isoletta

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«Bryson è sicuramente un buon compagno di viaggio e un buon osservatore, con uno sguardo divertito per tutto ciò che appare eccentrico.»Mordecai Richler, autore di

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Icons of England

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This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contr...

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En kortfattad historik över nästan allting i ditt hem

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Bill Bryson och hans familj bor i en viktoriansk prästgård i en del av England där tiden nästan tycks ha stått stilla. Men en dag slås Bryson hur lite han egentligen vet om sin trygga,...

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Seeing Further

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“Bryson is as amusing as ever….As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [Seeing Further] it is a worthy tribute.”—The EconomistIn Seeing Further, New York T...

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Notes from a Small Island

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Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, ...

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En casa

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A Bill Bryson se le ocurrió un día la idea de que dedicamos mucho más tiempo a estudiar las batallas y las guerras de la historia que a reflexionar sobre aquello de lo que en realidad est...

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Una città o l'altra. Viaggi in Europa

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Una delle piccole meraviglie del mio viaggio in Europa fu scoprire che il mondo poteva essere tanto vario da originare modi diversi di fare in pratica le stesse identiche cose, tipo mangiare...

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A Walk in the Woods

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trai...

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Shakespeare

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Bill Bryson évszázados koholmányokat, féligazságokat és arcátlan hazugságokat vizsgál meg, és megpróbálja kideríteni, milyen ember rejtőzik a remekművek mögött. Végigjárja...

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Το σώμα: Ένας ταξιδιωτικός οδηγός

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Αν σας αποσυναρμολογήσουμε, είστε πραγματικά τεράστιοι. Αν κάποιος ίσιωνε και τέντωνε τους πνεύμονές ...

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Bill Bryson's African Diary

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From the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body comes a travel diary documenting a visit to Kenya. All royalties and profits go to CARE International.

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A test

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Bill Bryson, a Majdnem minden rövid története című bestsellerében megismertetett bennünket a tudományok történetével és a világegyetem működésével. Legújabb könyvében mos...

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Il mondo è un teatro

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LA VITA E L’EPOCA DI WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREDel sommo poeta inglese, forse il più grande autore di ogni tempo e luogo, ci restano 884.647 parole (ma solo quattordici scritte di su...

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The Road to Little Dribbling

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A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

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Neither here nor there

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In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gl...

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The Body

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the hum...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

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This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson’s exciting, informative journey into the world of science.

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Ciało. Instrukcja dla użytkownika

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Całe życie spędzamy w jednym ciele, a jednak wielu z nas nie ma pojęcia, ani jak ono dokładnie działa, ani z czego się konkretnie składa. Ideą, która przy...

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One Summer

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A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy BookA GoodReads Reader's ChoiceIn One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports ...

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Zaginiony kontynent

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Bezlitosna w osądzie i przezabawna w formie relacja o ponownym odkryciu Ameryki i poszukiwaniach idealnego miasteczka. Prawie nikt nie wyjeżdża z Des Moines w stanie Iowa. Je...

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made in america

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“A literate exploration of why we use—or mangle—our native tongue.”—USA TodayBill Bryson celebrates America’s magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and ...

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Piccola grande isola

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Un best seller in Gran Bretagna«Da non leggersi in pubblico: causa risate rumorose e scomposte...»THE TIMES«Bryson è un buon compagn...

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Zapiski z wielkiego kraju

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Bill Bryson posiada rzadki talent tracenia gruntu pod nogami, dokądkolwiek by się udał - nawet (a może przede wszystkim) do kraju, w którym się urodził. Stało się to jasne, kiedy po...

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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition

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From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind t...

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In a Sunburned Country

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Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia.His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail re...

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Sommer 1927

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1927 – Ein Sommer, der ein ganzes Jahrhundert prägteEs ist die Geschichte eines Sommers, und doch ist es so viel mehr. Das Jahr 1927 ist für Amerika entscheidend auf d...

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It’s teatime, my dear!

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How to be britishVor zwanzig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer...

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En las antípodas (Unabridged)

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Australia es mucho más que un enorme país. Y mucho más que la isla más grande del mundo. Es un universo aparte. Árida, con una climatología extrema y una fauna atípica (y en muchos ca...

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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away (Abridged)

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A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body.After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently...

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The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (Unabridged)

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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 nea...

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Eine kurze Geschichte des menschlichen Körpers

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Eine unterhaltsame Reise durch den menschlichen Körper mit Bill Bryson (»Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem«)Von der Haarwurzel bis zu den Zehen beschreibt Bill Bryso...

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Frühstück mit Kängurus: Australische Abenteuer

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Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson nimmt uns mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit. Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere und nicht zuletzt die Entstehun...

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Shakespeare

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Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition is an exquisitely illustrated, updated edition of Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare that takes the reader on an enthralling to...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Abridged)

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Wa...

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir (Unabridged)

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BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive interview with the author.From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir o...

Neither Here nor There (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Neither Here nor There (Unabridged)

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In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson 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,...

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Una passeggiata nei boschi

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L'Appalachian Trail, che dalla Georgia al Maine taglia quattordici stati americani snodandosi per oltre 3400 chilometri, è il capostipite di tutti i sentieri a lunga percorrenza e dimora di...

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Notes From a Small Island (Abridged)

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Bill Bryson is an unabashed Anglophile who, through a mistake of history, happened to be born and bred in Iowa. Righting that error, he spent 20 years in England before deciding to repatriat...

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Abridged)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trai...

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Made in America (Unabridged)

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In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans sa...

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One Summer: America, 1927 (Unabridged)

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A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy BookA GoodReads Reader's ChoiceIn One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports ...

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Breve storia del corpo umano

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L'autore di "Breve storia di (quasi) tutto" ci accompagna nel viaggio più affascinante: quello dentro di noi.Bill Bryson è un insostituibile compagno di viaggio, qualunque sian...

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Aventuras y desventuras del Chico Centella (Unabridged)

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La infancia de un chico estadounidense que creció en la década de 1950.Después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Estados Unidos entró en una época de bonanza como no se había v...

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Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge

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So etwas gelingt nur Bill Bryson: Ein Spaziergang durch sein Haus führt ihn zur Geschichte der Menschheit. Er wandelt von Zimmer zu Zimmer und stößt dabei auf die Geschichte des Essens, S...

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Une histoire du corps humain à l'usage de ses occupants

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Rendu célèbre par ses récits de voyage et son humour, l'Américain Bill Bryson entreprend dans ce nouveau livre audio le plus extraordinaire des périples : surpris d'apprendre qu'on pour...

El cuerpo humano: Guía para ocupantes (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

El cuerpo humano: Guía para ocupantes (Unabridged)

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Del autor de Una breve historia de casi todo (200.000 ejemplares vendidos).Nos pasamos toda una vida con un solo cuerpo y casi no sabemos cómo funciona. Desde los genes h...

Shakespeare: the World As Stage (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction] MP3 Audiobook

Shakespeare: the World As Stage (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

History$11.99

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged arou...

Neither Here Nor There (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Neither Here Nor There (Abridged)

Travel & Adventure$12.99

Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe.  Travelling with Stephen Katz--also ...

In a Sunburned Country (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

In a Sunburned Country (Unabridged)

Biographies & Memoirs$14.99

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia.His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail re...

Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge MP3 Audiobook

Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge

Fiction$9.99

So etwas gelingt nur Bill Bryson: Ein Spaziergang durch sein Haus führt ihn zur Geschichte der Menschheit. Er wandelt von Zimmer zu Zimmer und stößt dabei auf die Geschichte des Essens, S...

Une histoire du monde sans sortir de chez moi MP3 Audiobook

Une histoire du monde sans sortir de chez moi

History$28.99

Ayant découvert que ce qui s'était passé dans le monde depuis deux siècles s'était retrouvé sous forme d'objets et de rituels quotidiens dans notre intérieur, le plus drôle des écri...

At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Unabridged)

Nonfiction$19.99

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind t...

The Mother Tongue MP3 Audiobook

The Mother Tongue

Languages$19.99

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of...

Bill Bryson Collector's Edition: Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Bill Bryson Collector's Edition: Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself (Abridged)

Travel & Adventure$19.99

Notes from a Small IslandAfter nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to move his wife and kids back to his homeland of the United States. But not before taki...

Reif für die Insel: England für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene MP3 Audiobook

Reif für die Insel: England für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene

Self-Development$16.99

Eine ebenso herzliche wie spöttische Liebeserklärung an England: unorthodox, scharfzüngig und hinreißend komisch. Was ist das für ein Land, in dem so unaussprechliche Namen wie L...

Kroppen: En guide til indehavere MP3 Audiobook

Kroppen: En guide til indehavere

Science & Nature$17.99

Vi går gennem hele livet i en og samme krop, og alligevel ved de fleste af os stort set intet om, hvordan vores krop fungerer, og hvad der sker inden i os. Dette gør den formidable vidensk...

En kort historie om næsten alt MP3 Audiobook

En kort historie om næsten alt

Nonfiction$11.99

En fascinerende enmandsfærd gennem virkeligheden, videnskaben og videbegærligheden - fra Big Bang til menneskets molekyler og fra galaksernes grænseland til atomernes afkroge - der m...

It’s teatime, my dear! MP3 Audiobook

It’s teatime, my dear!

Fiction$7.99

How to be BritishVor zwanzig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer...

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Unabridged)

Travel & Adventure$16.99

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re go...

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem MP3 Audiobook

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

Nonfiction$9.99

Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit au...

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Unabridged)

History$19.99

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Wa...

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Unabridged)

Science & Nature$19.99

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING A...

Icons of England MP3 Audiobook

Icons of England

Travel & Adventure$12.99

Brought to you by PenguinThis celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart f...

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away (Unabridged)

Biographies & Memoirs$14.99

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body.After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently...

Breve storia di (quasi) tutto MP3 Audiobook

Breve storia di (quasi) tutto

Science & Nature$10.99

La nostra vita, ci ricorda Bill Bryson, è il risultato di "una straordinaria dose di fortuna biologica", l'esito di una serie lunghissima di eventi, per molti versi assolutamente misteriosi...

Una breve historia de casi todo (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Una breve historia de casi todo (Unabridged)

Science & Nature$27.99

UNO DE LOS MEJORES LIBROS DE DIVULGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS. MÁS DE 120.000 EJEMPLARES VENDIDOS EN ESPAÑA.¿Puede un solo libro convertirse en la perfecta introd...

Eine kurze Geschichte des menschlichen Körpers MP3 Audiobook

Eine kurze Geschichte des menschlichen Körpers

Nonfiction$12.99

Eine unterhaltsame Reise durch den menschlichen Körper mit Bill Bryson (»Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem«)Von der Haarwurzel bis zu den Zehen beschreibt Bill Bryso...

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (Unabridged)

Travel & Adventure$19.99

A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

Promenons-nous dans les bois MP3 Audiobook

Promenons-nous dans les bois

Travel & Adventure$16.99

"Jamais un bouquin ne m'a fait autant rire", affirme Robert Redford, qui en a fait son livre de chevet et vient de l'adapter à l'écran.Retour aux Etats-Unis, retour à la natur...

Une histoire de tout, ou presque... MP3 Audiobook

Une histoire de tout, ou presque...

Science & Nature$26.99

Posez une question, Bryson y répond dans ce livre, clair, synthétique, vivant, truffé d'anecdotes, qui conjugue avec bonheur science et sourire. Vous y apprendrez sans efforts par quels h...

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