The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses - History * Legend * Lore * Design * Technology * Romance

Author(s): Michael J. Rhein; Samuel Willard Compton

General

The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores--and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings--has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a comprehensive and fascinating work, where you'll discover.

- Profiles of every kind of lighthouse, from the boldly striped 196-foot tower overlooking the notorious Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to the many octagonal and pyramidal beacons built to guide sailors into North American harbors
- Fascinating information about lightships, foghorns, and modest beacons
- Many remarkable engineering techniques used in constructing lighthouses
- Historical examples of our ancestors' courageous efforts to guide mariners through treacherous seas and storms
- Scores of stunning full-color photographs, and more

A celebration of one of America's purest landmarks, The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a must-have for any home.

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General Fields

  • : 9780785836049
  • : Book Sales, Incorporated
  • : Chartwell
  • : February 2018
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 22.4 Centimeters X 28.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 387.1550973
  • : 256
  • : Michael J. Rhein; Samuel Willard Compton
  • : Hardback