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Bewes, D: Swiss Watching

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Beschreibung

A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island.

Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe's most individual and misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Diccon Bewes proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks and skis, francs and cheese. This book dispels the myths and unravels the true meaning of Swissness.

In a land of cultural contradictions, this is a picture of the real and normally unseen Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation not just a tour itinerary, and where tradition is as important as innovation. It's also the story of its people, who have more power than their politicians, but can't speak to one another in the same language and who own more guns per head than the people of Iraq. As for those national cliches, well, not all the cheese has holes, cuckoo clocks aren't Swiss and the trains don't always run exactly on time.

We all know that Switzerland gave us the world of cuckoo clocks, triangular chocolate and penknives, but how about the Toilet Duck, Velcro and LSD? Europe's landlocked island is a great subject for a cultural anthropologist and Bewes is a perfect guide. Financial Times, Book of the Year

Details

  • Einband

    Taschenbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum

    22.03.2012

  • Verlag N. Brealey Publishing
  • Seitenzahl

    336

  • Maße (L/B/H)

    22,2/13,6/3,5 cm

Beschreibung

Details

  • Einband

    Taschenbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum

    22.03.2012

  • Verlag N. Brealey Publishing
  • Seitenzahl

    336

  • Maße (L/B/H)

    22,2/13,6/3,5 cm

  • Gewicht

    360 g

  • Auflage

    2nd, rev. ed.

  • Sprache

    Englisch

  • ISBN

    978-1-85788-587-3

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Very funny but extremely comprehensive!

Ruslan Cusnir aus Forel am 03.02.2021

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I love this book and I offered it as a present already two times! Very funny, sometimes arrogant, but still very comprehensive concerning life in Switzerland. Strongly recommend!

Very funny but extremely comprehensive!

Ruslan Cusnir aus Forel am 03.02.2021
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

I love this book and I offered it as a present already two times! Very funny, sometimes arrogant, but still very comprehensive concerning life in Switzerland. Strongly recommend!

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