The World's Greatest Lighthouses

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Escape into these spectacular color photographs of more than 50 of the world's most beautiful lighthouses. They hail from North American shores such as the Outer Banks, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the California and Oregon coasts, as well as throughout the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the South Pacific, Asian waters, and the Caribbean.This book is dedicated to the lighthouses of history, legends, films, novels, and personal reveries. Spectacular Atlantic storms rage just outside the cozy interiors, which often ...

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Overview

Escape into these spectacular color photographs of more than 50 of the world's most beautiful lighthouses. They hail from North American shores such as the Outer Banks, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the California and Oregon coasts, as well as throughout the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the South Pacific, Asian waters, and the Caribbean.This book is dedicated to the lighthouses of history, legends, films, novels, and personal reveries. Spectacular Atlantic storms rage just outside the cozy interiors, which often contain the most unusual furniture. The text covers the individual characteristics, location, and history of these extraordinary coastal monuments, together with their technical development and the complex psychology of the modern-day hermits who live in them. This book is for all who love the seacoast and its architecture.

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"Lighthouses are more useful than churches." Fortunately, we aren't obliged to agree or disagree with Benjamin Franklin's contention; we can just bask in the sheer beauty of these majestic shore side structures. Annamaria Mariotti's World's Greatest Lighthouses contains color photographs and architectural descriptions of more than 50 coastal beacons from around the globe. Readers will also enjoy the detailed, evocative text that accompanies the 250 color photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788854406131
  • Publisher: White Star Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 807,284
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Annamaria "Lilla" Mariotti lives and works near Genoa, Italy. A frequent writer for the American Lighthouse Digest and other magazines, she has lectured frequently in Italy and the United States, promoting her CD-ROM "The Lighthouse, a Light in Time and History." She is currently writing a novel set among the lighthouses and fishermen of the North Atlantic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    Books on lighthouses

    I've received this book and read it with great pleasure. A part from the beautiful pictures that depict each light, the author tells the story of every lighthouse giving them life, telling their stories from the time of their construction, their evolution during the centuries and their appearance today. A good look is given also to the life of their keepers in these towers of the night, sometimes lost in the middle of the ocean. A great book for everybody, not only for ligthouse lovers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    A long story about lighthouses

    A beautiful book on lighthouses around the world. Great pictures and clear and explanative texts, not just technical, but historic and culturally interesting, with a view to the human adventure of those who built or kept the lights.
    Very good lecture, not only for lighthouse lovers. A book to be kept in a library together with other book that can be kept for future generation that can learn about the story of those lighthouses.

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