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The Guinness Encyclopedia of Signs and Symbols

Foley, John; Guinness Staff

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ISBN 10: 0851129455 / ISBN 13: 9780851129457
Published by Guinness Publishing, 1993
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Guinness Encyclopedia of Signs and ...

Publisher: Guinness Publishing

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Ex Library.

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Why do people cross their fingers for good luck? Who first used the V-sign? Why should being put "on the spot" be avoided in Chicago? How did the Turkish flag inspire the croissant? Throughout history, man has used signs and symbols to communicate and to help overcome the barriers of language and illiteracy. This is a guide to their history, development, meaning and use - from company logos and hand signals to heraldry and scientific symbols. The book also discusses their practical uses and their importance in an increasingly complex world.

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