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Lighthouses

David Ross

One day lighthouses stand watchfully over serene waters, the next they are bombarded with waves. They can look out on the world’s most spectacular views, adjoin a community or be placed in some of the most desolate locations. They witness... Read moreRead less

One day lighthouses stand watchfully over serene waters, the next they are bombarded with waves. They can look out on the world’s most spectacular views, adjoin a community or be placed in some of the most desolate locations. They witness the most extremes of weather, from heavenly sunsets to being encased in ice. To seafarers they are guiding lights in dangerous waters, but, once abandoned and rusting, they acquire a spooky air of mystery. Lighthouses celebrates 150 structures and the stunning vistas surrounding them. Taking examples from around the world, the book features lighthouses in all weathers – from storms to tranquil waters to those that have become ice palaces. From working lighthouses to eerie, long abandoned ones, from those in beautiful locations to those with a darker history, such as the lighthouse in Alcatraz Island, the book features in immense range of striking images. With 150 colour photographs and captions explaining the location, construction and story of each entry, Lighthouses is a fascinating visual exploration of some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth.

Format: 213 x 290mm
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10000
Illustrations: 150 photos
ISBN: 9781782746591

David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime and railway history and has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914–Present, Great Warships and The World’s Greatest Battleships.

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