Readers will get a sense of the uniqueness of Finland's geography and culture of Finland in this fascinating volume. One of the most remote and ruggedly beautiful countries in the world, Finland for centuries was dominated by its powerful neighbors Sweden and Russia. In the last century, it has transformed itself into a strong democratic nation and, in the last decade, has emerged as a world leader in information and communication technology. In addition, this book portrays the history of the Finnish people, from ancient to modern times.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10