Xenophobia: A phobia about foreigners, probably justified, always understandable.
Forewarned is forearmed—an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure xenophobia. This guide to understanding the Norwegians explores their national characteristics with humor and style. “There is nothing more important to Norwegians than enjoying the great outdoors. Happily, they have a lot of outdoors to enjoy.”
Learn all you need to know (and probably a good deal more than you want to know) about Lutefisk, Lefse and Luther League. John Louis Anderson covers everything from the new Scandinavian Gods to Blonde and Bland cooking. Paperback.
Kathleen Stokker provides a fascinating description of Norwegian Christmas folk traditions and their evolution in the U.S. with hundreds of evocative stories, recipes and memories. With scores of accounts of ancient and modern Christmases, this book reminds Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans of their connections to each other and explains how their celebrations differ on this joyous family holiday. Paperback.
This newly designed, beginner-level Finnish audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence while abroad. The audio CD features native Finnish speakers using phrases you’re likely to encounter in typical travel situations. In no time, you will be able to meet and greet people, be familiar with numbers, time and days of the week, find your way around transport, shops, and restaurants, and make new friends. Pack includes a sturdy 2-color booklet with phonetic transcription, handy tips, and keyword reminders. The audio CD runs for 60 minutes and the contents can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.