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    The World Encyclopedia of Flags: The Definitive Guide to International Flags, Banners, Standards and Ensigns (Paperback) By (author) Alfred Znamierowski

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    DescriptionThis book is the definitive visual reference to all the international flags. Compiled by a leading authority, the work is an exhaustive and up-to-date summary of world flags, from the largest countries to the smallest states. The extensively researched text explores the wealth of shapes and patterns in flag design, as well as flag-making techniques, terminology, usage and etiquette. Emperors, Sovereigns and Presidents; Government Flags; Military Signs and Naval Ensigns and Flags are all covered, tracing the history and development of the flags. This is both an excellent reference book and an invaluable educational resource. It offers historical, geographical and political insights into one of our oldest forms of identification and communication. Features include: a comprehensive illustrated reference to the flags of the world; discover the fascinating range of flags, including military signs, royal standards, civic flags, naval ensigns and national flags; includes the history of flags, charting their origin and development from as early as 3400 BC; examines and explains the symbolism behind flags; and, over 1,400 colour illustrations.

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    The World Encyclopedia of Flags
    The Definitive Guide to International Flags, Banners, Standards and Ensigns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfred Znamierowski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844768950
    ISBN 10: 1844768953

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24110
    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    Libri: I-RB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 929.92
    BISAC V2.8: REF010000
    B&T Approval Code: A18480000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: GBG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 929.9/2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 929.9203
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    BIC subject category V2: GTH
    LC classification: CR101 .Z59 2010
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    over 1400 colour illustrations
    Anness Publishing
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    Publication date
    16 May 2010
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    Author Information
    Alfred Znamierowski began publishing numerous press articles on flags in the 1960s, and since 1965 he has undertaken extensive research in Italy, France, Germany and the United States. During the last 25 years, thousands of his illustrations have been published in encyclopedias, books and journals. He has also designed flags and arms for commercial firms and for individuals. He is the founder of the Instytut Heraldyczno-Weksylologiczny (Institute of Heraldry and Vexillology) whose files contain thousands of specifications, laws and regulations relating to flags and arms. In 2001 the International Federation of Vexillological Associations recognized him as a Fellow of the Federation.