The story of the evolution of the lighthouse is a gripping and awe-inspiring one - a tale of trail and error, of inspiration and disaster, and of achievements made against almost impossible odds. This fascinating book examines lighthouses inside and out, from the primitive beacon and the fabled Pharos of the ancient world to the "Texas towers" of modern times.
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I have collected lighthouses for years and have had a fascination with them since childhood. My boyfriend bought this book for me for Valentine's Day and it is one of the nicest gifts I have ever received. Truly a must for lighthouse lovers.
An excellent book, both in photography and infromational research. A must for anyone who likes lighthouses.
This book combines detailed technical information that includes engineering blueprints and diagrams with beautiful photography of hundreds of lighthouses from around the world including fold-out pages. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in lighthouses.