Sweden

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Gareth Stevens Pub., 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs, as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada, emphasizing the rich sharing of cultures that helps define today's global society. Also included in each volume is a black-and-white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities.The fourth largest country in Europe, Sweden is well-known for its efficiency. Once the center of a great overseas empire, Sweden now follows a policy of political neutrality, which it has upheld for almost two hundred years. From the revolutionary inventions of Alfred Nobel to the creation of a comprehensive welfare state, this volume provides insight into a nation that is proud of its Scandinavian heritage.

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Contents

AN OVERVIEW OF SWEDEN
5
Geography
6
History
10
Government and the Economy
16
People and Lifestyle
20
Language and Literature
28
Arts
30
Leisure and Festivals
34
A National Pastime
58
Smorgasbord
60
Swedish Pop Music
62
The Swedish Welfare State
64
Swedish Women
66
The Vikings
68
The Warship Vasa
70
The Wolverine
72

Food
40
A CLOSER LOOK AT SWEDEN
43
Acid Rain
44
His Life and Work
46
Glassmaking and the Kingdom of Crystal
48
Gustav I Vasa
50
The Ice Hotel
52
Father of the Nobel Prize
54
The Sami
56
RELATIONS WITH NORTH AMERICA
75
Fullcolor
86
Blackandwhite reproducible
88
Sweden at a Glance
90
Glossary
92
Books Videos Web Sites
94
Index
95
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About the author (2001)

Alsacienne, impregnee d arts et de traditions populaires, Michele Wagner est souvent sollicitee pour des decors de papier decoupe dans des expositions en tous genres (Lalique, musee du textile, etc..).

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