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Flags, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated guide to international flags, banners, standards and ensigns

Flags, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated guide to international flags, banners, standards and ensigns (Hardback, New edition)

By Znamierowski, Alfred

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A comprehensive reference to flags including a fascinating history , with over 1400 illustrations and newly updated in a special large-format edition.

ISBN 9780754834809
Published 31 July 2019 by Anness Publishing
Format Hardback, New edition
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780754834809
ISBN-10 0754834808
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Anness Publishing
Imprint Lorenz Books
Publication Date 31 July 2019
International Publication Date 3 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Znamierowski, Alfred
Category Flags & Insignia
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 282mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 929.9203
Catalogue Code 995530

Description of this Book

Throughout the ages flags have been a means of cultural and national identity, communication, and a means of representation for groups and associations. Compiled by a leading authority this book, newly updated for this larger format edition, is a definitive and exhaustive visual reference to international flags, from the largest countries to the smallest states. Split into two sections, the first part of the book presents a fascinating overview of the history of flags, from the 3rd century BC to the 21st century. The second section covers over 600 flags in current use, including a continent- by-continent examination of countries, territories, organisations, individuals and causes. Lavishly illustrated, this book is both a stunning reference book and an invaluable resource. Fascinating and compelling, it offers historical, geographical and political insights into one of our most ancient forms of identification and communication.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Alfred Znamierowski is a leading figure in vexillology and one of the world's foremost flag artists. He runs the Polish Institute of Heraldry and Vexillology and continues to designflags.

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