Signs & symbols /

From simple shapes and colors to gods, mythical beasts, sacred rituals, and global branding, over 2,000 signs and symbols are explained through text, illustrations, and photography. Grouped thematically and comprehensively cross-referenced. Includes the physical world, animals, plants, humans, color...

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Main Author: Harrison, Ian, 1965- (Author)
Other Authors: Dennis-Bryan, Kim (Editor), Hodgson, Nicola (Editor), Lockley, Neil (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : DK Publishing, 2008.
Edition:First American edition.
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