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The ultimate guide to the fascinating world of flags
This one-stop guide to flags of the world explains the intriguing stories behind the design of country flags, state flags and heraldic symbols.
The Complete Flags of the World is the essential guide to both identifying flags and understanding the complex history and symbolism behind the incredible variety of designs that have evolved over the years, from the ancient medieval cantons of Switzerland to the "Stars and Stripes" of the USA.
You'll learn to identify the flags of different nations and celebrate their cultural importance and special meanings. This comprehensive and educational guide to vexillology covers more than 400 examples and spans the areas of geography, communications, politics, sport, history, and art in the process.
Detailed notes and annotation reveal the origins, design development, and significance of colours, symbols, crests, and coats of arms, as well as the reasons for any recent changes to the flags.
A wonderful gift for flag enthusiasts of all ages.