Flags (Collins Gem)

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9780007165261: Flags (Collins Gem)

Comprehensive and completely up to date, this compact volume explains the origins, history and symbolism of the flags of over 200 countries. It also contains fascinating facts as to why certain colours and images are used to reflect a country. The book includes full-colour illustrations of national and sub-national flags, features a history of flags and a glossary of flag terminology, and is organized by geographic region to show the inter-relation of the flags of neighbouring countries.

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Collins Gems are smartly designed pocket reference guides, providing knowledge at a glance on a wide variety of popular and timely topics. Packed with color photos and illustrations, and sporting durable flexi–bindings, these unique quick–reference books offer the minimum in size and the maximum in useful information.

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Review from Amazon for the previous edition 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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