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The World's Greatest Lighthouses
     

The World's Greatest Lighthouses

by Annamaria Mariotti
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788854406131
Publisher:
White Star Publishers
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
548,448
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 11.80(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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