Sweden, fourth in size of the countries of Europe, is a high latitude land. Its landscape is rocky, with thousands of lakes, rivers rich in power, and a long, many-islanded coastline, most of which faces the Baltic Sea. Most of its eight million inhabitants live close to the water. They also live near the woodlands, because large areas are covered with a mantle of pine and spruce. Sweden balances a privileged south - where the population is concentrated in a score of cities of which the capital Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo are the largest - and a less privileged north with its heavily-subsidized industry, farming and urban centres. Within two generations, Sweden has been transformed into one of the world's most technically advanced countries, with a standard of living matched by few. She cares for her past - as evidenced by her splendidly maintained medieval churches, Renaissance castles and manor houses, her pioneering folk museums, and the persistence of old customs. She is deeply concerned with her present - as shown in her advanced welfare legislation, frequently experimental economic policies, technical research and conservation programmes. This beautifully presented book bears ample witness to Sweden's achievements and attractions. For its author, Professor William Mead, the country has a personal charm which pervades his detailed, appreciative text. For its photographers, Sweden's many moods and visions offered enormous scope for an entertaining and diversified picture content. For its readers, the combination of authoritative writing and almost 150 richly colourful illustrations will prove that Sweden is indeed a land of many dreams.
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