Book Recommendation: Culture Shock! Czech Republic

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Postby Jeff » 15-Feb-05 23:25

Hi Brigitte,

I think the ISBN# for the latest edition of the book is 1558686169.
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Postby Paint » 16-Feb-05 2:23

The last time I checked http://www.powells.com had Culture Shock Czech Republic (2001 edition) in stock... they are a bookstore in Portland, Oregon USA but do sell online. Good luck getting a copy...
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Postby brigitte » 16-Feb-05 10:14

Cheers for that Jeff. I just looked inside the cover of my copy and it says 1997 as the latest. I only got the book in the past 6 months or so, so it is possible there is a later edition!

Is the ISBN number the same internationally, wherever you buy it? I think it stands for International Book Standard Numbers or similar, I 'm pretty certain the I is correct. In that case the number probably would be the same internationally, therefore a more current edition is around, hence a different number. (above post, 2001!)
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Postby uuspoiss » 16-Feb-05 10:37

brigitte wrote:Is the ISBN number the same internationally, wherever you buy it? I think it stands for International Book Standard Numbers or similar, I 'm pretty certain the I is correct.

Yes, it's the same internationally. ISBN stands for "International Standard Book Number". According to isbn.org, 159 countries and territories are officially ISBN members.
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Postby brigitte » 16-Feb-05 13:27

Wonder why my outlet had an earlier edition out... Unless updated versions are only available in certain countries. Apparently the publishers are a London company, according to the inside cover - but possibly this could just be their London office. If the publishers have an office in the UK, I'm surprised the newest edition isn't on the shelves.

Wonder what the updated differences are! :wink:
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Postby allieanne » 21-Feb-05 20:28

:o wow thank you !
I have been looking all over for the right kind of reading material
for my trip tp CR - Prague and i think this will help alot.
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Postby JednaPusu » 24-Feb-05 18:53

Another good book, which I totally enjoyed, and would recommend to anyone studying the Czech culture or going to visit, is "Pink Tanks and Velvey Hangovers". This was a great book. I enjoyed it because I had been to nearly all of the places talked about in the book.
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Postby morrmusic » 15-May-05 16:28

Yeah,
The culture shock book was really helpful for my understanding of the Czech Republic. It's especially good if you're going to Prague because the author lived there.
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Postby My Czech Republic » 01-Dec-05 18:55

A new edition of the Culture Shock is out! It apparently came out just yesterday. It's available on Amazon here:

Culture Shock! Czech Republic - Amazon.com
Culture Shock! Czech Republic - Amazon.co.uk

Update: Links to the 2008/2009 edition are provided here and in the first post.

The links above include our affiliate ID, so if you happen to buy the book by clicking on one of them, you'll help support this site. :)

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Postby gementricxs » 01-Dec-05 19:07

Anybody knows where I can buy this book in the Czech Republic?

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