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Lighthouses (Shire Library, nr. 312)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – April 2003
The story of the lighthouse is as fascinating and diverse as the design of the buildings themselves. Roman and medieval attempts to help seafarers navigate, using beacons and other seamarks, preceded elegant Georgian lights, followed in the nineteenth century by huge rock-based lighthouses such as Eddystone, which were great feats of Victorian civil engineering. This book relates the story of their construction, often undertaken in desperately dangerous and stormy conditions, looks at the lives of their keepers, and considers how automation has changed the modern lighthouse. A gazetteer gives brief details of over 160 lights around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.
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ISBN-13: 9780747805564
ISBN-10: 0747805563
Pagini: 64
Ilustrații: 1 col
Dimensiuni: 149 x 210 x 3 mm
Greutate: 0.17 kg
Ediția: 2 Revised edition
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Shire Publications
Seria Shire Library

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Lynn F. Pearson is an achitectural historian and photographer specialising in research on uneralded structures from seaside architecture to multi-storey car parks and mausleums. She has published fourteen books including three Shire Albums

Cuprins

Private Lights and Public Provision /The First Rock Lighthouses /Lighthouse Construction in the Nineteenth Century /Showing the Light /The Lightkeeper and the Modern Lighthouse /A Selective Gazeteer of British and Irish Lighthouses /Further Reading /Websites /Places to Visit /Index of Lighthouses