This title contains all the world's flags in an attractive, informative package.
Waving in the wind, a flag may not seem like a code.
But hidden in the stripes, stars, suns, moons and colours of the world's flags are the keys to understanding different countries' shared histories and cherished ideals.
Flags do much more than identify countries and groups of people.
In every colour, pattern and design, the citizens and governments of countries announce their allegiances and herald their history.
If you know what to look for, a flag can reveal major insights into another country's history and culture.
In this complete compendium of the world's flags, each nation's flag is paired with facts and occasional tidbits of history.
These flags provide a window into the histories, values and cultures of countries around the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, full-colour images throughout
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 20/07/2009
- Category: People & places (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780810980105
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Review by cvosshans
This resource is 192 pages of colour and information that makes flags appealing to all readers, particularly students needing information on countries of the World. By seperating this book into logical sections of the World, the author helps readers better understand where the different countries are and put that knowledge into perspective. Sylvie Bednar is not a historian, she is a designer who was inspired by her travels as a designer, the designs on the flags and her interest in learning about the different countries she visits. The information shared is current, relevant and interesting while the pages are colourful.