Ultimate Pocket Flags of the World
DK Pub., 1997 - Reference - 240 pages
Here are all the flags of the world presented in full color with complete annotations on the history, evolution, and design of each, complete in one compact volume. This reference locates countries on nearly 200 full-color maps. It includes federal and state flags, plus flags of major international organizations.
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