Symbols: A Universal Language (Paperback)
  • Symbols: A Universal Language (Paperback)

Symbols: A Universal Language (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 18/05/2017
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From logos to flags to punctuation marks, symbols are all around us. But we're so used to seeing them that we never question why, for instance, the heart symbol is anatomically incorrect or why the Bluetooth symbol is named after a tenth-century Danish king in need of dental work. Symbols shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas, and features over forty of the most significant symbols from religion, politics and popular culture down the centuries. Did you know that 15% of all tweets on twitter contain the hashtag symbol? That's over 41 million uses of # each day. Or that the 'smiley face' originated in Massachusetts in the 1960s? This fascinating book highlights the roles symbols have played throughout history and how they have shaped our understanding of the world.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782437697
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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“A good introduction.”

This is a well written introduction to the history of everyday symbols which we see in the modern world. There are some very interesting nuggets of information to be found here, as well as a selection of more... More

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If you've ever puzzled over what certain symbols mean or how they've come to mean what they mean, then this interesting little book will help you unlock their mysteries.
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“Enjoyable and Enlightening.”

Joseph Piercy traces the origin and present day meaning of many of the most used and most iconic symbols in human history - from the Rosette stone to the swastika. Symbols: A Universal Language moves quickly and gives... More

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