Comprehensive and completely up-to-date, this compact volume explains the origins, history and symbolism of the flags of over 200 countries, now in a new paperback with a fresh clear design. Contains fascinating facts as to why certain colours and images are used to reflect a country.
This Collins Gem continues to fill a vital gap on the Reference shelf. This new edition is clear, colourful and simple to use. There’s no need to trawl through the Web trying to locate a particular flag, you can just look it up in the Gem.
Includes full-colour illustrations of national and sub-national flags
Features a history of flags and a glossary of flag terminology
Organized by geographic region to show inter-relation of the flags of neighbouring countries
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An excellent up-to-date guide to the worlds national flags, 9 June, 2001
This is an excellent pocket guide to the national flags of every country in the world. It is sensibly organised so that you can see the similarities between various neighbouring countries. It also explains why each country's flag is designed the way it is as well as an small description of each nation. The only small problem is the speed in which it is updated. Some countries have changed their flags recently and others such as East Timor have become independent. But for a cheap quick reference this can't be beaten.
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