Lighthousesby F. Ross Holland
Lighthouses not only guide ships to safety, they conjure up romantic images of solitude and solace. Through breathtaking color photographs of the lighthouses and their surroundings, explore the history and development of these captivating structures throughout the world. Look back to the light towers of antiquity, and then discover beautiful examples that brightened the coastlines in the British Isles, United States, Canada, and Caribbean. Find out about the different lighting systems, and the various types of towers. Meet the people who played a major role in the architectural and technological progress of these aids to navigation, and take a nostalgic look at the keepers, those who devoted their lives to the daily maintenance and operation of the lighthouse--sometimes even in the face of great danger.
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I found good facts, but the book didn't have specific chapters, so it was a little confusing....I found it good for research, and I think after the bad layout, it is a good source of information.
The author gathered many good facts, the pictures are not identified very well in this book. The index is not done well eough to make it easy to find the pictures. No credit is given for the photo's other than who the photographic editor was. On the content page the lighthouse is not even identified. If you are just looking for lighthouse information you will find that history resource, but a real search will ensue to figure out what lighthouse you are actually viewing. The photo's are excellent though.