By Michael Kerrigan (Author)
by Michael Kerrigan
Symbols are all around us—some mysterious, some timeless; some arcane and some prosaic. But what are their origins? What does the infinity symbol really signify? Do you understand yin and yang? And why is the swastika really a good-luck sign? From the ouroboros and the ankh to the menorah, caduceus, and astrological symbols, this book ranges widely across the world's most recognized symbols. With one symbol per page, accompanied by a detailed explanation and history, and printed on high-quality paper with a special binding, Classic Symbols is a unique and attractive book which will appeal to a broad range of readers, both as a gift and as a source for tattoo designs and other creative projects.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward's College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, The Roman Emperors: A Dark History, Ancients In Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and American Presidents: A Dark History. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael Kerrigan lives with his family in Edinburgh.