Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | October 28, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG Miriam Toews: The Powells.com Interview



    Some people are compelled by a restlessness from within; others are shaped by the unwieldy forces around them. In Miriam Toews's poignant new novel... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Travel- Central Asia
8 Remote Warehouse Travel- Central Asia
6 Remote Warehouse Travel- Central Asia

Other titles in the Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture series:

Culture Smart! Kazakhstan: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture)

by

Culture Smart! Kazakhstan: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries on earth, was long hidden from the rest of the world behind the Iron Curtain, and continued to remain unnoticed among the “stans” of Central Asia that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Now, twenty years later, it has emerged as a modern state with far-reaching ambitions. It has developed rapidly over the last decade, raising a brand-new capital in the middle of its vast, empty grasslands, and stepping up to take the leading position in the region. Blessed with great reserves of oil, gas, and mineral resources, it is politically and economically stable, and the richest country in Central Asia.

   

The seemingly endless expanse of the Kazakh Steppe takes visitors by surprise. In the east and southeast the terrain eventually changes to picturesque highlands and mountains, providing natural habitats for a number of rare animal and bird species. Once home to ancient civilizations, this immense land has yielded a wealth of archaeological artefacts.

 

The modern Kazakh people emerged from the rise and fall of a succession of medieval Turkic states before being absorbed into the Russian Empire. They were pastoral nomads, self-sufficient, free, and famously adaptable. Their openness and generosity of spirit have survived against all the odds of a grim history. Today Kazakhstan is open for business, and receptive again to outside cultural influences.

 

Culture Smart! Kazakhstan introduces Western readers to this complex, unknown people. It guides you through their traditions, customs, and social values. It describes how they behave at work, at home, at leisure, and on the street, and what they eat and drink. There are vital tips on communicating, and invaluable insights into Kazakhstan’s dynamic business culture and economy.

About the Author

Dina Zhansagimova is a Kazakh journalist living in Almaty. After graduating in economics from the Kazakh State University, and gaining an MBA, she became a reporter covering news and current affairs for Kazakh television companies. She then joined the UN Development Program to work on social development projects in Kazakhstan, traveling to some of the most remote regions of the country. In 2003 she was invited to London by the BBC World Service to broadcast news programs in Kazakh. Later she moved to the BBC World Service Trust, the BBC’s international development charity, where she ran a number of media projects in Eurasia, before eventually returning to Almaty. She currently works for the British Council in Kazakhstan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857336818
Author:
Zhansagimova, Dina
Publisher:
Kuperard
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Travel-Central Asia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Culture Smart!
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
6.68 x 4.42 x 0.53 in 0.4 lb

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Management
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nursing
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Etiquette
Travel » Asia » Central Asia
Travel » Asia » General
Travel » General
Young Adult » General

Culture Smart! Kazakhstan: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 168 pages Kuperard - English 9781857336818 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.