In the letter-press Heights are given approximately in
English feet, in the maps in metres (1 metre = 3.28 Engl. ft.;
1 Norw. ft. = 1.029 Engl. ft.; 1 Swed. ft. = 0.974 Engl. ft.).
Distances are given in kilometres, as the tariffs for carrioles
and boats are now calculated on the metrical system (comp.
p. lxxviii). The Populations and other statistics are from
the most recent official sources.
To the Languages of Norway and Sweden, the former
in particular, an unusually ample space has been allotted
(see removable cover at the end of the volume), partly on the
ground that a slight knowledge of them is almost indispen¬
sable, and partly because they are not included in the or¬
dinary manuals of conversation.
Lovers of Sport will still find scope for their pursuits in
Norway and Sweden, but seldom without leaving the beaten
track and undergoing privations. Several of the best places
for shooting and fishing are mentioned in the Handbook.
To hotel-keepers , tradesmen, and others the Editor begs
to intimate that a character for fair dealing towards tra¬
vellers forms the sole passport to his commendation, and that
advertisements of every kind are strictly excluded from his
Handbooks. Hotel-keepers are also warned against persons
representing themselves as agents for Baedeker's Handbooks.