Lighthouses of New England (Pictorial Discovery Guide)

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9780896584846: Lighthouses of New England (Pictorial Discovery Guide)

This is both an exciting history and a tour guide, illustrating the fascinating development of the lighthouses of this region -- with bonus coverage of the Long Island lighthouses.

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Jon Marcus of Massachusetts is the author of Voyageur Press' "Boston: A CityLife Pictorial Guide," and of "Unknown New England." A lifelong New Englander, Marcus is a senior editor at "Boston Magazine." He also has contributed to "Yankee," "Conde Nast Traveler," "Travel Weekly," and other magazines, and to the "Boston Globe," "Chicago Tribune," "Los Angeles Times," "Miami Herald," "Newsday," "Washington Post," and other newspapers; and is a U.S. education correspondent for "The Times of London."

Susan Cole Kelly of Massachusetts is the photographer of Voyageur Press' "Boston: A CityLife Pictorial Guide" and is a regular contributor to Boston Magazine's "New England Travel," the American Park Network guides to national parks, and the "Alaskan Milepost." Her photographs have also appeared in "Vermont Life," "Downeast," "Yankee," "Touring America," "Historic Traveler" magazines, and in wall calendars, postcards, and engagement calendars.

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At first glance, this seems to be a typical coffee-table book on a common subject, but there is much more to it than first appears. The stunning photographs are often taken from a peculiar angle, making lighthouses we've seen a hundred times look fresh. The text too takes us into areas not normally explored in a coffee-table book, such as the historical and technical (lamps, lenses, foghorns) background and the chapters on the lives of lighthouse keepers and the folklore of the beacons. While there are many other books with pretty pictures of lighthouses that provide historical and operational facts, and plenty of books on the folklore of the sea, no other title combines these elements so effortlessly. Marcus and Kelly have collaborated before on Boston: A CityLife Pictorial Guide. Recommended for public libraries and any house in New England with a coffee table. Thomas O'Connell, Owensboro Community Coll., KY
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