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The Resource Flags of the Night Sky : When Astronomy Meets National Pride, by André G. Bordeleau, (electronic resource)

Flags of the Night Sky : When Astronomy Meets National Pride, by André G. Bordeleau, (electronic resource)

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Flags of the Night Sky : When Astronomy Meets National Pride
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Flags of the Night Sky
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When Astronomy Meets National Pride
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by André G. Bordeleau
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eng
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Many national flags display astronomical features{u2013}Sun, Moon, stars{u2013}but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon. At times, stars are seen right next to the crescent, where the darkened disc of the moon should be! This book will present true astronomical objects and patterns highlighted on national flags and link informative capsules about these objects to the political reasons why they were chosen to adorn such an important symbol
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Flags of the Night Sky : When Astronomy Meets National Pride, by André G. Bordeleau, (electronic resource)
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Flags of the Night Sky : When Astronomy Meets National Pride, by André G. Bordeleau, (electronic resource)
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Federative Republic of Brazil: Constellations in the Breeze -- Crux: Beacon of the Southern Hemisphere -- Northern Hemisphere: The Empty Sky -- Sun-bearing Flags: Here Comes the Sun -- Moon-bearing Flags: Bright side of the Moon -- Starry Flags: Here{u2019}s Stars in Your Eyes{u2014}Northern Hemisphere -- Starry Flags: Here{u2019}s Stars in Your Eyes{u2014}Southern Hemisphere -- Glossary: Vexillology -- Glossary: Astronomy
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XVII, 341 p. 353 illus., 347 illus. in color.
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