Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: A Complete Book of Nautical Codes by author Sara Gillingham


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A graphically stunning, first-ever volume of nautical codes for children.

This extraordinary visual reference is an introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling.

Today's system of international maritime signal flags was developed in the 19th century, and is still used for communication between ships, or between ship and shore. Each flag, boldly colored for visual distinction at sea, stands for a letter as well as a phrase relevant to seafaring. The resulting code is both beautiful and functional, inviting readers to code and decode messages of their own!

Created for ages 6-8 years.

About the Author Sara Gillingham (2016)

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. She was the Design Director for Children's Publishing at Chronicle Books and taught at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. She created the 'In My' series for Chronicle, and the Empowerment Series for Abrams. She lives with her family in British Columbia, Canada.

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Title Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Author Sara Gillingham
Edition illustrated
Publisher Phaidon Press Incorporated, 2016
ISBN 0714871257, 9780714871257
Length 120 pages


Type: Book