Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels R. G. Grant

Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels

Author: R. G. Grant
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Book Title
Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels
Author
R. G. Grant
ISBN
9780316414470
Lighthouse is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive. With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create them. Beginning in the 18th century and ending in the mid-19th century, this book examines these iconic buildings from every angle, chronicling the evolution of lighthouse design; the tremendous obstacles overcome during construction and upkeep; the thrilling tales of heroism and mercilessness of the seas; and the daily lives of the dedicated and often long-suffering keepers. With over 350 illustrations, this seasonless gift book provides the tales and original architectural plans for beloved lighthouses found throughout the world, including Eddystone, Sandy Hook, Montauk Point, Stannard Rock, Borkum Grosser, Green Point, Tillamook Rock, Cape Hatteras, Erie Harbor, and many more.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: R. G. GrantPublisher: Black Dog & Leventhal PublishersPublished: 05/15/2018ISBN: 9780316414470Pages: 176Weight: 2.20lbsSize: 11.70h x 7.80w x 0.90dReview Citations: Library Journal 06/15/2018 pg. 73
Lighthouse is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive.

With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create them. Beginning in the 18th century and ending in the mid-19th century, this book examines these iconic buildings from every angle, chronicling the evolution of lighthouse design; the tremendous obstacles overcome during construction and upkeep; the thrilling tales of heroism and mercilessness of the seas; and the daily lives of the dedicated and often long-suffering keepers. With over 350 illustrations, this seasonless gift book provides the tales and original architectural plans for beloved lighthouses found throughout the world, including Eddystone, Sandy Hook, Montauk Point, Stannard Rock, Borkum Grosser, Green Point, Tillamook Rock, Cape Hatteras, Erie Harbor, and many more.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Published: 05/15/2018
ISBN: 9780316414470
Pages: 176
Weight: 2.20lbs
Size: 11.70h x 7.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal 06/15/2018 pg. 73
Lighthouse is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive.

With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create them. Beginning in the 18th century and ending in the mid-19th century, this book examines these iconic buildings from every angle, chronicling the evolution of lighthouse design; the tremendous obstacles overcome during construction and upkeep; the thrilling tales of heroism and mercilessness of the seas; and the daily lives of the dedicated and often long-suffering keepers. With over 350 illustrations, this seasonless gift book provides the tales and original architectural plans for beloved lighthouses found throughout the world, including Eddystone, Sandy Hook, Montauk Point, Stannard Rock, Borkum Grosser, Green Point, Tillamook Rock, Cape Hatteras, Erie Harbor, and many more.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Published: 05/15/2018
ISBN: 9780316414470
Pages: 176
Weight: 2.20lbs
Size: 11.70h x 7.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal 06/15/2018 pg. 73