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Dec 14, 2021
| ISBN 9780744045628
May 19, 2014
| ISBN 9781465419675
May 19, 2014
| ISBN 9781465434050
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Dec 14, 2021 | ISBN 9780744045628
May 19, 2014 | ISBN 9781465419675
May 19, 2014 | ISBN 9781465434050
Explore the fascinating world of flags! Find intriguing stories and factoids on the design of country, province, state and special flags. Read how these flags are used as heraldic symbols, cultural and national emblems, and how designs and meanings have evolved.This is the perfect guide to vexillology for anyone interested in the origin, history and symbolism of flags. Inside this flag book you’ll find: • Highly detailed full-color flag illustrations for each main entry. • Comprehensive text explaining the significant elements of their design, colors, symbols and insignia. • Beautifully illustrated introductory spreads that trace the history of banners, standards and flags, and explain the terms used to describe them. • Sections on signal flags and flag protocol, as well as a concise glossary of terms. • A flag identification guide and alphabetical flag directory enable easy navigation. A wonderful gift for flag enthusiasts! This guide to flags helps you identify flags and understand their symbolism. Learn about how flag designs have evolved over centuries and how to identify flags by their distinguishing features. This educational guide to flags details more than 400 examples and covers everything from geography, communications, politics, sport, history and art.Find out what makes the U.S. stars and stripes so unique, and the ancient medieval cantons of Switzerland noteworthy. Detailed notes and annotation reveal the origins, design development and significance of colors, symbols, crests and coats of arms, and the reasons for recent changes to the flags.
Are you learning the flags of the world at school or home? Or do you always wonder which flags belong to which countries at sporting events? This clear guide is what you need!Flying the flag for countries all over the world, Complete Flags of the World is a comprehensive reference handbook, suitable for readers of all ages. Learn about the history, symbolism, parts, colors, and types of flags, and identify the flags of different nations from around the world – discovering their cultural importance and special meanings along the way.This is the ultimate educational book of flags, covering more than 400 examples of flags from geography, communications, politics, sport, history, and art. Detailed notes and annotations reveal the flags’ origins and development, and explain the significance of colors, symbols, crests, and coats of arms.From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, if you’re a flag fanatic, this handy guide is exactly the reference that you need.
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