Symbols: A Universal Language (Hardback)
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Symbols: A Universal Language (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 12/09/2013
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Symbols: A Universal Language looks at the story behind the world's most famous symbols, from the peace sign to the smiley. It shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas and features over 40 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 hash tag 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: 9781782430001

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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

Hardback edition
20th January 2014
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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.
Piercy also explores how while simple... More

Hardback edition
2nd January 2014
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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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4th December 2013
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