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Swisscellany : Facts & Figures About Switzerland.

Author: Diccon Bewes; Mischa Kammermann
Publisher: Basel : Bergli Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fact lovers will enjoy this treasure-trove of serious and not-so-serious facts and figures about Switzerland - a collection of lists that will amuse and enlighten you with things you never dreamed you'd enjoy knowing. You can learn how to play Hornussen, be able to sing along to the Swiss National Anthem and understand what the Geneva Conventions stand for. You'll discover the special significance of number eleven  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bewes, Diccon.
Swisscellany : Facts & Figures About Switzerland.
Basel : Bergli Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diccon Bewes; Mischa Kammermann
ISBN: 9783905252477 3905252473
OCLC Number: 823726388
Notes: National Cycling Routes.
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Foreword; Switzerland in Brief; Swiss on Board the Titanic; Roger Federer's Grand Slams; Communities by Area; What the Swiss Eat; The Federal Council; Switzerland at Eurovision; Climbing the Mountains; The Geneva Conventions; Switzerland at the Olympics; Milestones on Swiss Roads; The United Nations in Geneva; Heidi on Film; Ten Largest Lakes; Important Swiss battles; Swiss Football Championships; The Roof of Europe; How to Play Hornussen; James Bond and Switzerland; Happy Swiss Birthday; Wakker Prize Winners; Swiss Hit Parade; The Ricola Herbs. Swiss Films on the Big ScreenThe Seven Federal Departments; The Federal Chancellors; Rivers of Ice; Lauberhorn Downhill Winners; Ice Hockey; Chocolate --
a National Industry; Cantonal Rankings; Causes of Death in 1900 & 2000; Car Ownership; Swiss Person of the Year; Most Common Street Names; Swiss Dog Breeds; The Daily Swiss Diet; Ten Longest Rivers; Islands in Switzerland; And the Swiss Winner is ... ; The Main Political Parties; A Year of Festivals; Tallest Buildings; Weird Place-Names; Italian --
the Third Language; The Federal Charter; Women's Voting Rights --
a Chronology. Solothurn's Magic NumberHow Food Prices Have Changed; The Swiss Abroad; Where the Swiss Go on Holiday; Some Treaties with Swiss Names; Famous Swiss Brands; Sleeping in the Clouds; Brits in Switzerland; Postcode Regions; Wine Production by Canton; Tunnels and Bridges; Swiss Authors; Big Cities and Tiny Villages; Famous Swiss Americans; Swiss Nobel prize winners; Foreigners in Switzerland; Women in the Federal Parliament; National Hiking Routes; Births, Deaths, Marriage and Divorce; A Bed for the Night; Lost Property on Swiss Trains; Potatoes --
a National Vegetable; The American Food Invasion. Lake Paddle SteamersThe Original Geneva Convention; Who Has the Most Cows?; Highest Point of each Canton; Switzerland in 1850; The Swiss Army Knife; Famous Foreign Graves; Across the Rostigraben; Swiss Coins; The Swiss Path; EU-Swiss Bilateral Agreements; Federal Elections since 1971; Council of States; The Swiss Flag; Number of National Council Seats by Canton; The U17 Worldbeaters; Oldest Football Clubs; Most Visited Tourist Attractions; Down the Rhine; The Top of Europe; The United States of Switzerland; Counting the Animals; Bernese Men; Imports and Exports; Package Pioneers. Foreign VisitorsBiggest Swiss Employers; Switzerland in Different Languages; Cheese Production; The Swiss Arms Trade; Main Swiss Motorways; Swiss Football Cup; Cantonal Capitals by Height; A Year of Weddings; UNESCO Heritage Sites; Speed Limits; Interesting Road Rules; The Swiss Air-Rescuers; National Population Change; Two Foreign Lands; Swiss Watch Brands; Lucerne's City Wall Towers; Some Swiss Records; Switzerland in the World Cup; Swiss Funiculars; Most Common Causes of Death; Riding the Rack Railways; Population Density; The White Death; A Multilingual Country; Reading the News.

Abstract:

Fact lovers will enjoy this treasure-trove of serious and not-so-serious facts and figures about Switzerland - a collection of lists that will amuse and enlighten you with things you never dreamed you'd enjoy knowing. You can learn how to play Hornussen, be able to sing along to the Swiss National Anthem and understand what the Geneva Conventions stand for. You'll discover the special significance of number eleven in Solothurn, why a clock in Lucerne always chimes one minute before the others or where to find all the UNESCO Heritage sites in Switzerland. This lovely book is charmingly illustrat.

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