History YMMV / BillBryson

18th Oct '13 6:15:19 PM Shoebox
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* FridgeLogic: One of his ''Notes From a Big Country'' was partly devoted to examining all the gaping plot holes in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.
1st Apr '13 7:58:28 AM Austin
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: It is possible to track a distinct evolution in Bryson's attitudes and prejudices reading his books chronologically. He seems to become mellower and less judgmental in later books, perhaps as he becomes increasingly learned. In earlier books there was a hint of misogyny but in his most recent books he seems to have come over to the side of feminism (he uses 'she' as a default pronoun and is very active in documenting the achievements of women is his books about history and science, and is keen to denounce their often unacknowledged importance to their fields).The writer of books like 'A Short History Of NEarly Everything' and 'At Home' feels like a much more informed and liberal man that the writer of 'The Lost Continent'.
5th Mar '13 8:55:26 PM Doryna
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: ''Many'' descriptions of Australian wildlife and the travails of outback explorers (though it's all TruthInTelevision...). Also the descriptions of potential megadisasters in ''Short History''. (Now I've [[MadeMyselfSad made myself scared]]...)


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* NightmareFuel: ''Many'' descriptions of Australian wildlife and the travails of outback explorers (though it's all TruthInTelevision...). Also the descriptions of potential megadisasters in ''Short History''. (Now I've [[MadeMyselfSad made myself scared]]...)
4th Mar '13 10:52:18 AM Kyrillion
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*CharacterizationMarchesOn: It is possible to track a distinct evolution in Bryson's attitudes and prejudices reading his books chronologically. He seems to become mellower and less judgmental in later books, perhaps as he becomes increasingly learned. In earlier books there was a hint of misogyny but in his most recent books he seems to have come over to the side of feminism (he uses 'she' as a default pronoun and is very active in documenting the achievements of women is his books about history and science, and is keen to denounce their often unacknowledged importance to their fields).The writer of books like 'A Short History Of NEarly Everything' and 'At Home' feels like a much more informed and liberal man that the writer of 'The Lost Continent'.
6th Jan '12 9:26:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: ''Many'' descriptions of Australian wildlife and the travails of outback explorers (though it's all TruthInTelevision...). Also the descriptions of potential megadisasters in ''Short History''. (Now I've [[MadeMyselfSad made myself scared]]...)
* NewerThanTheyThink: Australia's Trans-Continental Railway
** As well as the reach of Australian utilities, geographical knowledge of the place, pretty much the whole country (only independent since 1901).
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