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The Flag Book
  

The Flag Book (EPUB ebook)

Did you know that flags are actually pictures that send a message to everyone who sees them? In The Flag Book you'll uncover the hidden meanings of flags - from country and state colours to flags used in sports, on ships and aeroplanes, and by the most dastardly of Caribbean pira... read full description below.

ISBN 9781788686549
Published 1 September 2019 by Lonely Planet Global Limited
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Lonely Planet Kids

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ISBN-13 9781788686549
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
Imprint Lonely Planet Kids
Publication Date 1 September 2019
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format EPUB ebook
Series Lonely Planet Kids
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Geography & Environment
Historical Figures & Biographies
Monarchs & Royalty
Knights & Crusaders
Reformers & Philanthropists
Explorers & Discoverers
Invaders, Settlers & Colonizers
Pirates & Outlaws
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Dewey Code 929.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

Welcome to the amazing world of flags! Did you know that each flag is actually a picture that sends a message to everyone who sees it?
In The Flag Book, Lonely Planet Kids introduces you to the flags of every country in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and tells you what their design, colours, and images represent, along with lots of other incredible facts.
What's the only country that doesn't have a rectangular flag? Why does Hawaii's state flag feature the UK's Union Jack in one corner? And what do the 13 stripes of the USA's Star Spangled Banner represent? You'll find out the answer to all these and much, much more.
We'll then show you the other fascinating ways flags are used throughout the world. Learn the International Code of Flag Symbols to communicate with ships at sea; read about flags used in sports, like Formula 1's chequered flag; marvel at flags commemorating world records and incredible human achievements; and peer with a microscope at the planet's smallest flag, which is no wider than a human hair.
But that's not all! Travel back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy and have your timbers shivered by the bloodthirsty flags of 'Black Bart' Roberts and his fellow pirates sailing the Caribbean.
Chapters include:

What are flags for?
Speaking in flag
Flag designs
Coats of arms
Pirate flags
Ships and aeroplane flags
The world's oldest flags
Semaphore flags
Flag record breakers
Flag tales
Sports flags
International flags

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

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