Beacon on the Rock: A Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Times to the Present Day

Beacon on the Rock: A Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Times to the Present Day

by Peter Williams, P. Williams

Hardcover(1st U.S. Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764153495
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.58(w) x 13.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Williams is a photographer at English Heritage anda devoted enthusiast of the seaside.

Table of Contents


· THE EARLY BEACONS: How It All Began
· THE GUIDING LIGHT: Beacons and Sites Explained
· THE LIGHT SOURCE AND LENS SYSTEM
· DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS
· LIGHTHOUSE LORE: Truth, Myth, and Legend
· LIGHTSHIPS AND RELIEF VESSELS
· THE AGE OF RESPLENDENCE: Lighthouse Design and Architecture
· AUTOMATION ARRIVES
· TOURISM, CONSERVATION, AND PRESERVATION
· INDEX
THE BOOK OF ANGELS

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