Swiss Watching: Inside Europe's Landlocked Island [NOOK Book]

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Swiss Watching is a light-hearted yet revealing journey around Europe's most individual country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks, skis, francs and cheese. This is a picture of the real Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation (not just a tour itinerary) and where tradition is as important as technology. And where recycling is forbidden on ...
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Swiss Watching: Inside Europe's Landlocked Island

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Overview


Swiss Watching is a light-hearted yet revealing journey around Europe's most individual country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks, skis, francs and cheese. This is a picture of the real Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation (not just a tour itinerary) and where tradition is as important as technology. And where recycling is forbidden on Sundays. 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. One country, four languages, 26 cantons and 7.5 million people (only 80% of whom are Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be surrounded by land, but it is an island at the center of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857884517
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 321
  • Sales rank: 744,172
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.65 (h) x 0.95 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

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    Posted October 23, 2013

    The author was a little too self-absorbed, his humor a little to

    The author was a little too self-absorbed, his humor a little too juvenile, and his progressivism a little too smug for me to care to keep this volume on my shelf.

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    Posted October 23, 2013

    The author was a little too self-absorbed, his humor a little to

    The author was a little too self-absorbed, his humor a little too juvenile, and his progressivism a little too smug for me to care to keep this volume on my shelf.

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