What in the world does O mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol 8 originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that staring eye on top of the pyramid on our American dollar bill? This comprehensive guide to signs and symbols explains.
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An extensive collection of written and cultural symbols, including animals, instruments, stones, shapes, numbers, colors, plants, food, parts of the body, religious and astrological symbols, emojis, and gestures
Historical facts culled from a wide variety of sources
Learn all about the signs and symbols that surround us and their part in our rich world history.