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The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses : An Illustrated Companion to the History, Design, and Lore
by Samuel Willard Crompton and Michael J. Rhein


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780785836049
  • ISBN-10: 0785836047
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • Publish Date: February 2018
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.04 pounds


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