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The World Encyclopedia of Flags: The Definitive Guide to International Flags, Banners, Standards and Ensigns Hardcover – 18 Apr 2013

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books (18 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754826295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754826293
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 2.2 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Alfred Znamierowski is a leading figure in vexillology, the world's foremost flag artist, and founder of the Flag Design Center in San Diego, USA. He now lives in his native Poland, where he runs the Institute of Heraldry and Vexillology, and continues to design flags.

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By Robin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 May 2017
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Alfred Znamierowski seems to have cornered the market in informative flag books and this latest version of his encyclopedia is an excellent buy. I originally bought Brian Johnson Barker's 'Complete guide to flags of the world' and though it it's good and up to date I didn't think the thick paper and the perfect binding on the paperback edition would last too long with regular usage.

For more or less the same money as the Johnson Barker book this 'World encyclopedia of flags' is vastly superior. The 256 pages are split into two sections, the first looks at flags (and pennants) historically, flag design, usage, government, military and naval flags et cetera. The second part details flags of the world and frequently breaks these down to flags of country regions. Each gets some detail about the origins and meanings of the flag's graphic elements.

There are some interesting pages at the back with flags from international organisations, regional and local flags, peoples and causes like Arapaho indians, Irish-American, Sami people of northern Finland. A nice touch, I thought, were the three pages devoted to house flags like Getty Oil or Sheraton hotels and the very last pages before the Index a look at yacht flags.

The six hundred flags in the book are shown on well designed pages and obviously all in colour. Some readers might find the caption type a bit small but other than that a remarkably comprehensive look at what's at the top of the flagpole, past and present.
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Beautiful book, but I have seen a few errors so far. Flags which should have yellow sections are illustrated in orange for Guinea-Bissau and Barbados; One of the Micronesian flags - Yap - has the correct text but the wrong flag.

These, and potentially other errors should be corrected.

Majority looks like a good reference though.
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Great informative book, has lots of clear descriptions, pictures and history. Was purchased as a present and well received. Recommend
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Bought it for my flag enthusiast nephew and he loved it. Can thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in flags and their origins
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A very good book, but a bit confusing with the order the flags are shown in. It's very good to have the other flags and banners but the World flags I feel would be better explained at the begginning rather than having all the old style flags taking preferance.
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I have already reviewed this item. Like it and once I have done a course in how to use a modern encyclopedia I will be happy just now it is a little difficult to sort out the various flags, but every possible flag, state flag, ensign, military, seagoing vessel and so on seems to be in there. should last a few generations I am sure!
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I've purchased this for my 6yr old son who is currently obsessed with flags and the countries they're from. I foresee many hours of being quizzed on them!
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