Culture Briefings are digital publications available in all e-book formats
(including EPUB, KINDLE (MOBI) PDF, RTF, LRF, PDP and TXT) for reading on
such devices as your e-reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Culture Briefings give you current, in-depth information found in no other
single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, traditions and
beliefs of people in other countries.
Whether traveling to a foreign country, working on a class paper or doing
business in a foreign land, you'll find Culture Briefings an invaluable resource.
If you're traveling abroad, supplement your travel guide with a Culture
Briefing. By focusing on the people, it will let you enrich your trip, gaining
more knowledge, enjoyment and insight -- and more financial success when
traveling on business.
A Culture Briefing will give you the information you need to help you feel
comfortable in what might otherwise be a strange environment. You’ll gain
the wisdom necessary to talk intelligently with the locals, discussing the life
they live, deciphering and interpreting how they think and behave.
No longer will you run the risk of embarrassment when in conversation with
the local people because you brought up a taboo subject, couldn’t comment
on an aspect of local life or knew nothing of their form of government.
Culture Briefings help you figure out a foreign people by penetrating below
their society’s surface to reveal the customs and established ways of life in
With a Culture Briefing you’ll discover the character, values, beliefs and
customs of the people in a foreign land. You’ll learn of their artistic endeavors
and political ways. You’ll find out about their home, family and religious life as
well as how they make a living, educate their children and spend their leisure
time. Plus, you'll get insight into doing business with them.
You’ll also discover the problems the people face and see how they handle
In today’s increasingly smaller world, understanding the ways of the earth’s
other peoples is an essential skill. And Culture Briefings can aid you in gaining
Who will benefit from a Culture Briefing
Culture Briefing e-books are essential tools for:
• Travelers, whether on a tour or traveling independently, who are curious
about the ways of life of the people they will meet abroad.
• Study-abroad students desiring in-depth information on the culture and
lifestyle of the people in the land where they will live and study.
• Students wanting to learn about the character, customs, values and
beliefs of the people in a foreign country.
• Business travelers seeking success through knowledge of the character
and business ways of their contacts abroad.
• Researchers needing current information on the customs, ways of life and
lifestyle of a people in a praticular country.
• Teachers requiring up-to-date data on foreign cultures.
• Travel agents needing insight into the issues, culture and customs in the
country to which they are sending travelers.
• Anyone striving to understand a foreign culture.
Special features improve usefulness
Culture Briefings contain special features that increase its usefulness:
• A complete table of contents linked to the text lets you find information
• A “Do's and Don’ts” list helps keep you on the right foot.
• A “Fast Facts” box provides quick reference to the names of a country's
current heads of state and government as well as quality-of-life statistics.
Experts prepare the Culture Briefings
Culture Briefings, created by traveler, writer and publisher Bob Martin, offer
solid, authoritative information. They are produced by a team that brings
together backgrounds in cultural geography and cultural anthropology as well
as extensive experience living for extended periods in a variety of foreign
cultures and writing about travel, geography and culture for both the popular
press and college-level textbooks.
Formats and ordering
Culture Briefings, ranging between 6,000 and 16,000 words, are available for
a growing list of nations as e-books.
Individual Culture Briefings are published in EPUB (Apple, Nook, Kobo, Galaxy,
etc), Kindle (MOBI), PDF, RTF, LRF, PDP and TXT formats for downloading
and reading on your computer, electronic device or eReader. For information
on purchasing individual Culture Briefings, click on a country below.
Countries currently avaialble
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