The pleasures and sorrows of work / Alain de Botton

Author(s): De Botton, Alain
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Subjects: Work--Miscellanea
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: 326 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Table of Contents: I. Cargo Ship Spotting 11
II. Logistics 33
III. Biscuit Manufacture 69
IV. Career Counselling 105
V. Rocket Science 131
VI. Painting 171
VII. Transmission Engineering 193
VIII. Accountancy 225
IX. Entrepreneurship 269
X. Aviation 291
Notes: LCCN: 2008046060
ISBN: 9780375424441
ISBN: 037542444X
Contents: Cargo ship spotting -- Logistics -- Biscuit manufacture -- Career counselling -- Rocket science -- Painting -- Transmission engineering -- Accountancy -- Entrepreneurship -- Aviation
Summary: Alain De Botton explores the world of offices and factories, convention halls, outdoor installations and transportation routes. He spends time in and around some less familiar work environments and discloses both the sheer strangeness and beauty of the places where people spend their working lives. Along the way, De Botton uncovers some of the most compelling questions that we rarely make time to consider: Why do we do it?
OCLC Number: 251204993
ISBN/ISSN: 9780375424441