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The Resource The almost nearly perfect people [book on cd] : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia, Michael Booth

The almost nearly perfect people [book on cd] : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia, Michael Booth

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The almost nearly perfect people [book on cd] : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia
Title
The almost nearly perfect people [book on cd]
Title remainder
behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Booth
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Narrator
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Language
eng
Summary
The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastical oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? British author Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world, whether it be for their food, television, social systems or chunky knitwear. Booth leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian
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BTCTA
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Booth, Michael
Dewey number
948.071
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DL41
LC item number
.B66 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Ralph Lister
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1971-
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Lister, Ralph
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  • Booth, Michael
  • Scandinavians
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
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Label
The almost nearly perfect people [book on cd] : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia, Michael Booth
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907181926
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (approximately 13.5 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781494511968
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)907181926
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The almost nearly perfect people [book on cd] : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia, Michael Booth
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907181926
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (approximately 13.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494511968
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)907181926
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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