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Symbols Joseph Piercy

Symbols By Joseph Piercy

Symbols by Joseph Piercy


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Symbols shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas, with over forty of the most significant symbols from religion, politics and popular culture down the centuries.

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Symbols: A Universal Language by Joseph Piercy

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.

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"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 a freelance writer. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in English Studies and is a regular contributor to various magazines and journals. He is the author of The 25 Rules of Grammar, also published by Michael O'Mara Books Limited. He lives in Brighton with his wife and daughter.

Additional information

GOR008529491
9781782437697
178243769X
Symbols: A Universal Language by Joseph Piercy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
2017-05-18
224
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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