Alpha, Bravo, Charlie by Sara Gillingham
The Complete Book of Nautical Codes

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

This stunning visual refence 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!


About Sara Gillingham

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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.
Published May 23, 2016 by Phaidon Press. 120 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Gr 2–6—Nautical codes, flags, and signals presented with examples of the boats and ships that might use them make this a unique and engaging reference for lower and upper elementary students. Letter by letter, A to Z, each nautical signal flag is listed with its name, its current meaning, and a s...

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