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Waving in the wind, a flag may not seem like a code. But hidden in the stripes, stars, suns, moons, and colors 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 color, 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."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 62.
- Review Date: 2009-07-27
- Reviewer: Staff
The vibrant flag images included in this flag-shaped, coffee-table–appropriate book are treated as works of art in and of themselves, with many taking up a full page (spot art depicts native peoples, sites and animals). The symbolic components of each flag are analyzed (the flag for Papua New Guinea features a yellow bird found nowhere else in the world), and statistical, sociological and geographical information is given for each country. Flag aficionados and students of geography should appreciate the attention paid to each stylized form. Ages 8–12. (Aug.)