A difficult environment with a harsh Arctic climate has made life for the Finns extremely challenging. But they have overcome more than just their environment. Religious divisions that developed between the Catholic and Orthodox churches also divided the country during the Great Schism. Later, the country was a battleground for fighting between the historical powers of Sweden and Russia. Today, Finland is a communications titan, and the country is no longer situated on the fringes of human activity. The use of technology has helped the Finns move to a point of virtual centrality in the European community. This full-color survey of the Finnish geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture will assist student researchers in investigating this Nordic country.
- Hardback | 120 pages
- 170.18 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
- 01 Jul 2008
- Chelsea House Publishers
- Broomall, United States
- full-colour photographs & maps, bibliography, further reading, index
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About Douglas A. Phillips
Douglas A. Phillips is an educator, writer, and consultant who has worked and traveled in more than 100 countries on six continents. He is a former president of the National Council for Geographic Education and has received the Outstanding Service Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. Phillips is the author or coauthor of 10 Chelsea House geography books, including Bangladesh and Thailand.