Synopses & Reviews
Once beckoning to ocean-weary sailors, the lighthouses of the Pacific Coast still stand as beacons to adventurous travelers. Let this beautifully illustrated book conduct you to these classic lighthouses and treat you the fascinating stories behind these picturesque structures and the keepers who served in them. Along with the history of the lighthouses’ development and service, the book also delves into their technological evolution, with special attention to the architecture, the actual lights and lenses, and today’s movement to preserve and restore them. A breathtaking and edifying tour page by page, the book is also an ideal, informative guide for those who wish to venture into the living history of these coastal lighthouses.
Stunning photography captures the beauty of the classic lighthouses of the U.S. Pacific coast in this book for lighthouse fans and residents of the region. The fascinating development of this region's lighthouses is explored, with special attention paid to its technological evolution. The book looks at the actual lights and lenses, the architecture of the lighthouses, the lives of the Lighthouse Service keepers, and today's movement to preserve and restore the lights.
A history and a guide rolled into one, this book details the fascinating development of the lighthouses on the Pacific Coast, with stunning photography that really sets this book apart.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173) and index.
About the Author
Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including his most recent Complete Book of Porsche 911 and Corvette 60 Years. He has just finished Porsche 911: Fifty Years, a reexamination of the 911 story based on nearly two dozen new interviews. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Learn more about him on his website: www.rleffingwell.com.