eBook - 2008
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* dos, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

" useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
Publisher: London : Kuperard ; New York : Random House [distributor], c2008
Edition: Rev
ISBN: 9781857336092
Characteristics: 1 online resource (104 p.) : ill., map
Alternative Title: Canada : customs & etiquette
Call Number: eBook


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Aug 29, 2018

The problem with books of this nature is two-fold. Firstly, they're out of date almost immediately upon being published and secondly, they are often used as an infallible resource when they should be viewed with a certain healthy skepticism. The problem is that in a country that is as diverse as Canada--or really any other country--it's not necessarily a viable approach. It's all well and good to say 'well, in this region people do X', but very often only a few people do X. Some do Y. Some do 22/7. Some do X at certain times or in certain circumstances, but at other times they do something else...

Jul 07, 2013

It is an easy read.There could be errors here and there,but all in all the little booklet provides some basic information about the country and people.

Mar 19, 2011

This pocket guide to Canada in the Culture Smart! series is not recommended for those either travelling on business or vacation. There are numerous errors which should have been corrected before going to publication. Two of the prairie provinces' capitals are listed incorrectly. Sloppy work on the part of Lemieux. Revisions must be made to this volume before I can endorse this book as a reference guide to Canada. 1/2 star.


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