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The World's Lighthouses: From Ancient Times to 1820

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Publisher Comments:

This superb, profusely illustrated survey by noted authority recounts the history of seamarks from antiquity to the early 19th century. Chronicling both the construction of the towers and the methods of illumination, the text offers a wealth of technical data in highly readable form, plus 261 black-and-white illustrations.

Book News Annotation:

D. Alan Stevenson (1815-1886) presents a well-illustrated survey of lighthouses, describing the transition from the wood fires of antiquity to the reflector lights of 1819. Topics include, for example, the use of candles and oil lamps, the invention of the parabolic reflector, and the 1819 construction of Bell Rock Tower. The volume is a reprint of a 1959 Oxford University Press edition titled .
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486418247
Author:
Stevenson, D. Alan
Author:
Stevenson, David
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N. Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Lighthouses
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Lighthouses -- History.
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.38 in 2.1 lb

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