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Beacon on the Rock: A Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Greece to the Present Day (Barron's Education Series)

Williams, Peter, Williams, P.

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ISBN 10: 0764153498 / ISBN 13: 9780764153495
Published by Barron's Educational Series, 2001
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Title: Beacon on the Rock: A Dramatic History of ...

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Educational Series.

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Describes ancient lighthouses built by the Phoenicians and Greeks, then details development of lighthouses from seventeenth-century wood-fired beacons to today's state-of-the-art solar-powered lights. Readers are treated to a fascinating chronicle of lighthouse technology and architecture, with focus on how lighthouses have evolved over the centuries. Full-color cutaway diagrams show the inner workings of a lighthouse and describe how its lens system operates.

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Peter Williams is a photographer at English Heritage anda devoted enthusiast of the seaside.

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