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Lighthouses (EPUB ebook)

By Charles, Victoria

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of Pharos, and was the remarkable Lighthouse of Alexandria; however, it se...ems that volcanoes like Stromboli and its frequent eruptions were possibly at the origin of this invention, as the fires guided boats to their shores. Faced with the increasing development of modern navigational aids, these lone sentinels do not hold the same functional importance today. However, this work emphasises not only their role as a major architectural development, but also the place that they hold in the cultural heritage of the world. From the Lighthouse of the Whales (France) to the Lighthouse at the End of the World (Tierra del Fuego,Argentina), and passing by the Lighthouse of Green Island (Canada) and the Bell Rock Lighthouse (Scotland), this work invites the reader to rediscover the richness of these witnesses of other times.
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ISBN 9781785259289
Published 31 Dec 2015
Publisher Parkstone International
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Our Earth

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ISBN-13 9781785259289
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 31 Dec 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Charles, Victoria
Series Our Earth
Category Architecture
Public Buildings: Civic, Commercial, Industrial, Etc
Number of Pages 150
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 725.34
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade