Swissness in a Nutshell
- An accessible, illustrated introduction to Switzerland and its unique characteristics
- Designed for both those new to Switzerland as well as anyone seeking to finally grasp Swiss identity
- With delightful cartoons by famed Swiss cartoonist Mix & Remix
This illustrated volume aims to answer a simple question: What is Switzerland?
The answer lies in the alpine nation's myths and landscape, its products and its icons, its embarrassing mistakes and its deserved successes. In this accessible guide's more than two hundred full-colour cartoons, photos, and works of art you'll find everything Swiss, from William Tell to Heidi, Swiss Army Knives to cheese, litter-free streets to punctual trains.
This volume is designed for both those new to Switzerland as well as anyone seeking to finally grasp Swiss identity. With delighful cartoons by famed Swiss cartoonist Mix & Remix, the book darts from Winkelried to Roger Federer, the Second World to chocolate, refugees to downhill skiing.
This is the third volume in Bergli Book's In a Nutshell series, which also includes Swiss History in a Nutshell and Swiss Democracy in a Nutshell, and which is the best source for entertaining and illuminating guides to Swiss culture.
The Swiss cross
Swiss Army knife
Fondue, Rösti and Raclette
Buildings and events
The Swiss chalet
Bunkers and bomb shelters
The Red Cross
Frontiers and the map of Switzerland
Immigration and emigration