Swiss Watching

Author: Diccon Bewes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473699711

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 8159


'A great subject for a cultural anthropologist and Bewes is a perfect guide' Financial Times, Book of the Year A brand new edition of the international bestseller, with new sections on the Swiss elections, the Swiss citizenship test and how Brexit has affected Switzerland. 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.

Swiss Watching, 3rd Edition

Author: Diccon Bewes

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 9781473677418

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 2743


'A great subject for a cultural anthropologist and Bewes is a perfect guide' Financial Times, Book of the Year A brand new edition of the international bestseller, with new sections on the Swiss elections, the Swiss citizenship test and how Brexit has affected Switzerland. 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 hundreds of miles away from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the center 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.

Swiss Watches, Adjustments

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clock and watch making

Page: 239

View: 3395


Investigates allegations of Treasury Dept failure to enforce Swiss watch import tariffs.

Swiss Watching

Author: Diccon Bewes

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 9781857885873

Category: Travel

Page: 228

View: 2494


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 clichés, well, not all the cheese has holes, cuckoo clocks aren't Swiss and the trains don't always run exactly on time.

Swiss Watching: Inside Europe's Landlocked Island

Author: Bewes, Diccon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN: 9781857885484

Category: Travel

Page: 310

View: 5567


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.

Consular Reports

Author: United States. Department of State

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Consular reports

Page: N.A

View: 3937


House documents

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 663


The American Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5780


A monthly miscellany, devoted to literature, science, history, biography, and the arts; including also state papers and public documents, with intelligence, domestic, foreign, and literary, public news, and passing events; being an attempt to form a useful repository for every description of American readers.