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Symbols By Joseph Piercy

Symbols by Joseph Piercy

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

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.

Symbols Summary

Symbols: A Universal Language by Joseph Piercy

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.

Symbols Reviews

Looks at the common (and less common) signs and symbols that we see all around us every day The Good Book Guide

About Joseph Piercy

Joseph Piercy is the author of Slippery Tipples: A Guide to Weird and Wonderful Spirits and Liquers, Are You Turning Into Your Dad? and The Story of English. He lives in Brighton.

Additional information

GOR005189158
Symbols: A Universal Language by Joseph Piercy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
2013-09-02
224
1782430008
9781782430001
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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