The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

An Illustrated Companion to the History, Design, and Lore

The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses
$24.99 / £16.99
Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785836049
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores—and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings—has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a comprehensive and fascinating work, where you’ll discover.

- Profiles of every kind of lighthouse, from the boldly striped 196-foot tower overlooking the notorious Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to the many octagonal and pyramidal beacons built to guide sailors into North American harbors
- Fascinating information about lightships, foghorns, and modest beacons
- Many remarkable engineering techniques used in constructing lighthouses
- Historical examples of our ancestors’ courageous efforts to guide mariners through treacherous seas and storms
- Scores of stunning full-color photographs, and more!

A celebration of one of America’s purest landmarks, The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a must-have for any home.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785836049
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

An Inside Look at I Know a Woman
Kate Hodges graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in Print Journalism. She has over 20 years writing experience on magazines, having been a staffer on publications including The Face, Bizarre, Just Seventeen, Smash Hits and Sky, and written for many more, including The Guardian, Kerrang! and NME. Her new book, I Know a Woman, details the extraordinary achievements, relationships and ...
Read More >
Modern Women: Junko Tabei
Kira Cochrane is Opinion Editor of the Guardian, and has written many novels including The Naked Season and Escape Routes for Beginners. Her new book, Modern Women, is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. Here’s the story of the first women to ever reach the summit of ...
Read More >
Modern Women: Sophia Duleep Singh
Kira Cochrane is Opinion Editor of the Guardian, and has written many novels including The Naked Season and Escape Routes for Beginners. Her new book, Modern Women, is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions, like suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh. Enter to win a copy of Modern Women ...
Read More >
See More Posts