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The Resource Modern Finland, Harald Haarmann

Modern Finland, Harald Haarmann

Label
Modern Finland
Title
Modern Finland
Statement of responsibility
Harald Haarmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Providing a multifaceted view of modern Finland, this book describes its history, culture, language, geography, natural history and the mythology of early peoples. Topics include Fenno-Scandia inhabitants and their environment, traditional naturalism and modern environmentalism, and the salient features of 'Finnishness,' including an analysis of the Finnish educational system and gender equality. Finland's art, architecture and music, are highlighted, along with its peace-keeping missions worldwide. The country's several ethnic groups and their languages are discussed--the Saami, Finns, Finland-Swedes, Russian-speaking peoples, Jews, and Gypsies. The author examines Finland's late but rapid development in commerce and industry, with a focus on the history of Nokia Corporation, which grew from a 19th-century manufacturer of pulpwood and rubber boots to a 21st-century international digital communications company"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haarmann, Harald
Dewey number
948.97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DL1012
LC item number
.H33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finland
  • Finland
  • Ethnology
  • National characteristics, Finnish
  • Finland
  • Finland
  • Globalization
  • Human geography
  • Natural history
  • Social change
  • Economic history
  • Ethnology
  • Globalization
  • Human geography
  • Intellectual life
  • National characteristics, Finnish
  • Natural history
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Finland
Label
Modern Finland, Harald Haarmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What makes a small country like Finland exceptional? -- How do people interact with nature in Finland? : the natural environment vis-a-vis human cultural space -- Where do people live and what languages do they speak? : natives, newcomers and social networking in a multicultural society -- What makes a Finn and what makes Finnish society? : defining Finnishness -- What do Carl Gustaf Mannerheim and George Washington have in common? : impressions from the strife for independence -- How did Finland modernize? : the secrets of Finnish entrepreneurship, know-how and inventiveness -- What makes Finland's school education so efficient and how important are the language choices for knowledge-construction? -- What is known in the world about Finnish culture? : global manifestations of the Finnish creative mind -- Do the Finns have a recipe for world peace? : minding one's own business and that of others in a cooperative fashion -- Epilogue: How to cope with accelerating globalization -- Appendix I: Finland in figures -- Appendix II: Administrative regions of Finland
Control code
ocn957554798
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781476662022
Isbn Type
(softcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016039304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957554798
  • (Sirsi) a1986139
Label
Modern Finland, Harald Haarmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What makes a small country like Finland exceptional? -- How do people interact with nature in Finland? : the natural environment vis-a-vis human cultural space -- Where do people live and what languages do they speak? : natives, newcomers and social networking in a multicultural society -- What makes a Finn and what makes Finnish society? : defining Finnishness -- What do Carl Gustaf Mannerheim and George Washington have in common? : impressions from the strife for independence -- How did Finland modernize? : the secrets of Finnish entrepreneurship, know-how and inventiveness -- What makes Finland's school education so efficient and how important are the language choices for knowledge-construction? -- What is known in the world about Finnish culture? : global manifestations of the Finnish creative mind -- Do the Finns have a recipe for world peace? : minding one's own business and that of others in a cooperative fashion -- Epilogue: How to cope with accelerating globalization -- Appendix I: Finland in figures -- Appendix II: Administrative regions of Finland
Control code
ocn957554798
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781476662022
Isbn Type
(softcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016039304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957554798
  • (Sirsi) a1986139

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