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Symbol sourcebook : an authoritative guide to international graphic symbols

Author: Henry Dreyfuss
Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects and defines more than twenty-thousand graphic symbols, used in scientific, industrial, and social communication.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-
Symbol sourcebook.
New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1984
(OCoLC)574240414
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Dreyfuss
ISBN: 0442218060 9780442218065 9780471288725 0471288721
OCLC Number: 9685331
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1972.
Description: 292 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Semantography / C.K. Bliss --
Isotype / Marie Neurath --
Basic symbols --
Accommodations and travel including terminals --
Agriculture --
Agronomy --
Livestock and dairy products --
Farm structure and lands --
Forestry --
Implements --
Architecture --
Drafting --
Landscaping and planning --
Astronomy --
Biology including botany, molecular biology --
Business including computers, office equipment, shops and services --
Chemistry --
Communications including movement and dance, non-graphic alphabets --
Engineering: chemical, electrical, mechanical --
Folklore --
Alchemy --
Astrology --
Hobo signs --
Geography --
Geology --
Handling of goods --
Home economics including appliances --
Manufacturing including heavy duty machinery --
Mathematics --
Medicine including equipment, hospitals --
Meteorology --
Music --
Photography --
Physics --
Recreation including Olympics --
Religion --
Safety --
Traffic: road, air, marine, rail --
Vehicle controls including 3-dimensional shapes --
Graphic form --
Color.
Responsibility: Henry Dreyfuss.

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