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Lighthouse: An Illuminating History
Lighthouse: An Illuminating History

Lighthouse: An Illuminating History

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Lighthouse - An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels by R. G. Grant. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, this book brings the golden age of seafaring alive.
Item Number: BK-149
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Lighthouse:  An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels  is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive.

With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create them. Beginning in the 18th century and ending in the mid-19th century, this book examines these iconic buildings from every angle, chronicling the evolution of lighthouse design; the tremendous obstacles overcome during construction and upkeep; the thrilling tales of heroism and mercilessness of the seas; and the daily lives of the dedicated and often long-suffering keepers. With over 350 illustrations, this seasonless gift book provides the tales and original architectural plans for beloved lighthouses found throughout the world, including Eddystone, Sandy Hook, Montauk Point, Stannard Rock, Borkum Grosser, Green Point, Tillamook Rock, Cape Hatteras, Erie Harbor, and many more.

"Filled with incredible stories, archival blueprints, and vintage photographs, this book is - in one word - illuminating."—The Columbian
  • Author: R. G. Grant
  • Softcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 12 inches

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