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The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world

Autor: Eric Weiner
Editorial: New York : Twelve, 2008.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, this book takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The book uses a mixture of travel, psychology, science, and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic  Leer más
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Persona designada: Eric Weiner
Tipo de material: Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Eric Weiner
ISBN: 9780446580267 0446580260 0552775088 9780552775083
Número OCLC: 164803474
Descripción: x, 329 p. ; 24 cm.
Contenido: The Netherlands : happiness is a number --
Switzerland : happiness is boredom --
Bhutan : happiness is a policy --
Qatar : happiness is a winning lottery ticket --
Iceland : happiness is failure --
Moldova : happiness is somewhere else --
Thailand : happiness is not thinking --
Great Britain : happiness is a work in progress --
India : happiness is a contradiction --
America : happiness is home --
Epilogue. Are we there yet?
Responsabilidad: Eric Weiner.
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What makes a nation happy? Is one country's sense of happiness the same as another's? This travel book evaluates each country's different sense of happiness. It shows how the author in his quest to  Leer más

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por cwarden (Usuario de WorldCat en 2008-02-27)

Introduction -- The Netherlands: Happiness is a number -- Switzerland: Happiness is boredom -- Bhutan: Happiness is a policy -- Qatar: Happiness is a winning lottery ticket -- Iceland: Happiness is failure -- Moldova: Happiness is somewhere else -- Thailand: Happiness is not thinking -- Great Britain: Happiness is a work in progress -- India: Happiness is a contradiction -- America: Happiness is home -- Epilogue -- Are we there yet? -- Acknowledgments.

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"Part travelogue, part personal-discovery memoir and all sustained delight, this wise, witty ramble reads like Paul Theroux channeling David Sedaris on a particularly good day...Fresh and beguiling." Leer más

 
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Entertaining travel book with a little social science

por whisner (Publicadas por usuario de WorldCat 2011-01-24) Bueno Permalink

What makes a society happy? Weiner goes on a round-the-world quest, beginning in the Netherlands with a scholar who manages a database of happiness studies. He visits countries that score high on happiness measures (Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar, Iceland, Thailand, Great Britain, India) and one country...
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