Fully illustrated and information-packed, this colorful salute to the flags of the world presents a lively look at the history of these all-important banners.

Find out all about the history of flags—their design, symbolism, and terminology—and also about flags used for communication, organizations, sports, and in the maritime arena. Go through the handy A-Z guide that includes flags for every nation as well as all 50 states, along with concise summaries of their development and statistics for each country. Uncover the fascinating stories behind key flags flown around the globe today, and learn the meaning of their different colors: for example, Venezuela’s yellow, blue, and red flag symbolizes the wealth of the New World (yellow) separated from Spain (red) by the blue ocean. Every tidbit is fun and informative.