Author: Annamaria Mariotti

Publisher: White Star Editions

ISBN: 9788854406131

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 987

Features photographs of the most picturesque lighthouses in the world and text that describes each structure's location, architecture, construction, history, technology, and lighthouse keepers.
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Author: Ray Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001701

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 4221

A wealth of facts and history fill this beautifully designed armchair and reference book. This single volume, packed with full-color and vintage photos, contains everything a lighthouse lover or maritime historian wants to know about lighthouse history, changing technologies, lighthouse keepers, and the lenses themselves. A detailed index of more than 150 lighthouses around the world offers quick and easy access to basic information—know the height, age, elevation, optic type and status for every lighthouse! An appendix listing lighthouse groups nationwide makes it easy to see these historic treasures, visit museums and get involved with preservation. See how the appearance or location of lights has changed over time. Read about the historical contributions made by Augustin Fresnel, Winslow Lewis and Stephen Pleasanton, and learn about breakwater lights, caissons, lightships, mercury baths, daymarks and clamshell lenses. The most complete reference book on lighthouses—which won a Benjamin Franklin book design award in hardcover—is finally available in paperback. Ray Jones is a leading authority on lighthouses and the author of more than 14 books and countless magazine articles on American history. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
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The Definitive Reference

Author: Ray Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149300171X

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 7764

A wealth of facts and history fill this beautifully designed armchair and reference book. This single volume, packed with full-color and vintage photos, contains everything a lighthouse lover or maritime historian wants to know about lighthouse history, changing technologies, lighthouse keepers, and the lenses themselves. A detailed index of more than 150 lighthouses around the world offers quick and easy access to basic information—know the height, age, elevation, optic type and status for every lighthouse! An appendix listing lighthouse groups nationwide makes it easy to see these historic treasures, visit museums and get involved with preservation. See how the appearance or location of lights has changed over time. Read about the historical contributions made by Augustin Fresnel, Winslow Lewis and Stephen Pleasanton, and learn about breakwater lights, caissons, lightships, mercury baths, daymarks and clamshell lenses. The most complete reference book on lighthouses—which won a Benjamin Franklin book design award in hardcover—is finally available in paperback. Ray Jones is a leading authority on lighthouses and the author of more than 14 books and countless magazine articles on American history. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
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A Photographic and Historical Guide, Revised Edition

Author: Ken Wardius,Barb Wardius

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870206109

Category: History

Page: 224

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“Lighthouses are a reflection of the human spirit and a mirror to our past.”—from the Introduction No symbol is more synonymous with Wisconsin’s rich maritime traditions than the lighthouse. These historic beacons conjure myriad notions of a bygone era: romance, loneliness, and dependability; dedicated keepers manning the lights; eerie tales of haunted structures and ghosts of past keepers; mariners of yesteryear anxiously hoping to make safe haven around rocky shorelines. If these sentinels could talk, imagine the tales they would tell of ferocious Great Lakes storms taking their toll on vessels and people alike. In this fully updated edition of Wisconsin Lighthouses, Ken and Barb Wardius tell those tales, taking readers on an intimate tour of lighthouses on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Winnebago. Both delightful storytellers and accomplished photographers, the couple complement their engaging text with more than 100 stunning color photographs, along with dozens of archival photos, maps, documents, and artifacts. Detailed “how to get there” directions, up-to-the-minute status reports on each light, and sidebars on everything from lighthouse vocabulary to the often lonely lives of lightkeepers make this the definitive book on Wisconsin’s lighthouses.
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Author: Sharma Krauskopf

Publisher: Sharma Krauskopf

ISBN: 0946487960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 1365

This work depicts the nine year quest of an American couple (an agricultural advisor and a writer/webmaster) living on a farm in Michigan, USA, to own and live in a remote Scottish lighthouse keepers home. In the form of e-mails, the book gives an intimate view of the gleefully-reported successes, and the less happily reported tragedies along the way, and describes the joys and difficulties of running and living in such a home in a remote, but beautiful, part of the Shetlands.
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Author: Peter Stothard

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468310399

Category: History

Page: 400

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When Peter Stothard found himself stranded in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the winter of 2010, he set out to explore a nation on the brink of revolution. Guided by two native Egyptians, Stothard reawakens his life long obsession with the life and myth of Cleopatra while exploring the city and country she once ruled. Blending aspects of memoir, history, and travel narrative into an elegant and unique tapestry, Stothard uses the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the experiences that shaped his life. Melancholy yet often humorous, Alexandria probingly deconstructs the enigma of modern Egypt—with its uneasy mix of classical touchstones and increasingly volatile Middle Eastern politics—and offers a first–hand glimpse into the fracturing state just before the Tahrir Square uprising and the start of the Arab Spring.
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Author: Sharma Krauskopf

Publisher: Appletree Press

ISBN: 9780762709441

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 4256

This book contains illuminating text and splendid color photographs of 30 of Ireland's finest, most historic lights. Also included are a locator map of Irish lights, a list of lights by date of establishment, and a glossary of terms.
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Australia's Highway of Lighthouses

Author: Garry Keith Searle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992309107

Category: Aids to navigation

Page: 418

View: 9402

First Order - Australia's Highway of Lighthouses documents the extraordinary history of Australia's greatest lighthouses - those bearing a first order lens, measuring up to twelve feet high and six feet across. Painstakingly researched First Order presents in chronological order, the motivation, history of design, construction and function as well as the technical details of each lighthouse. Juxtaposed is the intimate human saga; that of the architects, engineers and builders facing hardship and danger as they toiled on remote, windswept sites; the soul of each lighthouse -- the keepers and their families; vignettes of isolated family life and tales of tragedy, of illness, death and lonely graves; stories of a harsh climate, shipwreck and survival but also of love, romance and triumph over adversity. Lavishly illustrated with archival images as well as the author's breath-taking photographs, First Order is a milestone in Australia's lighthouse history as it presents Australia's finest lighthouses in all their magnificent glory over two centuries.
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Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429109122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4171

"The Greeks" (1000 B.C.—300 B.C.) provides an overview of Greek civilization from its origins in ancient Minoan and Mycenaean culture through the Golden Age of Athens and the rise of Alexander the Great. Special emphasis is given to the sociology of life in Ancient Greece—the lives of ordinary women, children, families, and soldiers—as well as to the great political, cultural, and intellectual achievements which shaped the course of the Western world. The birth of democracy, science, philosophy, poetry, and drama are among the events vividly depicted in this richly illustrated text. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests and answer keys are included.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electric engineering

Page: N.A

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405359080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4482

Did you know early lighthouses were used up to 3,000 years ago with woodfires on headlands? Dive deep into the underwater world of shipwrecks, find out the most common causes of sinking and see inside spectacular wrecks full of ancient secrets fromaround the world.
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Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 6528

View: 3026

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