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

著者: Eric Weiner
出版商: New York : Twelve, 2008.
版本/格式:   图书 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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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  再读一些...
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提及的人: Eric Weiner
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ISBN: 9780446580267 0446580260 0552775088 9780552775083
OCLC号码: 164803474
描述: x, 329 p. ; 24 cm.
内容: 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?
责任: 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  再读一些...

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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." 再读一些...

 
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Entertaining travel book with a little social science

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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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