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Lighthouses By Philip Plisson

Lighthouses by Philip Plisson

Condition - Very Good
$180.99
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Summary

As beacons of safety alerting sailors at sea, lighthouses have been a part of the coastal landscape for thousands of years. This book traces the history of these powerful beacons from the first known structure, built in Alexandria Egypt in 300 BCE, through the introduction of the powerful Fresnel lens, and up to the fully automated behemoths.

Lighthouses Summary

Lighthouses by Philip Plisson

Beacons of safety shining in the night, alerting sailors to dangers at sea, lighthouses have been a part of the coastal landscape for thousands of years. From the earliest towers, which burned coal and wood to produce fiery signals, to today's computer-automated structures, the world's vast network of lighthouses continues to provide a vital link to safety for those men and women who travel at sea. The ideal young person's introduction, "Lighthouses" traces the history of these powerful beacons from the first known structure, built in Alexandria Egypt in 300 BCE, through the introduction of the powerful Fresnel lens, and up to today's fully automated behemoths. Readers can also explore the sometimes harrowing job of the lighthouse keeper, both past and present. Stunning photographs by avid lighthouse photographer Philip Plisson bring these fascinating structures to life.

About Philip Plisson

Philip Plisson is a world famous photographer who has been taking pictures for more than twenty-five years. In 1982, his love for the ocean drew him to the coast from his home in central France. In the past ten years of his career he has taken over 220,000 images and published twenty-six books about the sea, the coast, and the countryside.

Additional information

GOR002701767
Lighthouses by Philip Plisson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Abrams
2005-09-16
78
0810959631
9780810959637
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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