Lynn Pearson

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ISBN Number: 9780747805564
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Publication Date: 2003 (2008 reprint)
Publisher: Shire

The story of the lighthouse is as fascinating and diverse as the design of the buildings themselves. Roman and medieval attempts to help seafarers navigate, using beacons and other seamarks, preceded elegant Georgian lights, followed in the 19th Century by huge rock-based lighthouses such as Eddystone, which were great feats of Victorian civil engineering. This book tells the story of their construction, often in desperately dangerous and stormy conditions, looks at the lives of their keepers, and considers how automation has changed the modern lighthouse. A gazateer gives brief details of over 160 lights around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.
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