A Natural History of Lighthouses

A history of lighthouses and the Stevenson dynasty of engineers. The natural history contribution of lighthouse keepers in the lighthouse story provides a survey of bird sightings and migration by keepers at the end of the 19th century."

Author: John A. Love

Publisher: Whittles

ISBN: 1849951543

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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A history of lighthouses and the Stevenson dynasty of engineers. The natural history contribution of lighthouse keepers in the lighthouse story provides a survey of bird sightings and migration by keepers at the end of the 19th century."

The Natural History of the Ocean

506 THE “ SKERRY VORE ” LIGHTHOUSE . a 66 Owing to the great difficulty of landing upon these rocks , which are worn smooth by the continual beating of the Atlantic waves , it was not until 1834 that the idea of erecting a lighthouse ...

Author: J. Wesley Van Dervoort

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435078317088

Category: Natural history

Page: 512

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From the Lighthouse Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light

Lighthouse Relief (2015) Lighthouse Relief, www.lighthouserelief.org/ (Accessed 10/12/2016). Lindberg, E. (2009) The Market and the Lighthouse: Public Goods in Historical Perspective. Paper presented to the Economic History and Society ...

Author: Veronica Strang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317131618

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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What is a lighthouse? What does it mean? What does it do? This book shows how exchanging knowledge across disciplinary boundaries can transform our thinking. Adopting an unconventional structure, this book involves the reader in a multivocal conversation between scholars, poets and artists. Seen through their individual perspectives, lighthouses appear as signals of safety, beacons of enlightenment, phallic territorial markers, and memorials of historical relationships with the sea. However, the interdisciplinary conversation also reveals underlying and sometimes unexpected connections. It elucidates the human and non-human evolutionary adaptations that use light for signalling and warning; the visual languages created by regularity and synchronicity in pulses of light; how lighthouses have generated a whole ‘family’ of related material objects and technologies; and the way that light flows between social and material worlds.

Brilliant Beacons A History of the American Lighthouse

Lighthouses: Documentation of Their Past (Alexandria, VA: Cypress Communications, 2005), 162; and Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford, Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers (Alexandria, ...

Author: Eric Jay Dolin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631491535

Category: History

Page: 448

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"What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate[s] the history of America itself" (Entertainment Weekly). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" (New York Review of Books), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses—from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii. A Captain and Classic Boat Best Nautical Book of 2016

A description and list of the lighthouses of the world 1861

PHAROLOGY ; OR , A DESCRIPTION OF LIGHTHOUSES , AND THEIR ILLUMINATION . CHAPTER I. EARLY HISTORY OF LIGHTHOUSES . To bring before the sailor's notice the many beautiful adaptations of refined science in operation in Lighthouses ...

Author: Alexander George Findlay

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600024084

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 154

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