How Does a Lighthouse Work  Book

How Does a Lighthouse Work

  • Author : Roman Belyaev
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1911509241
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb

How Does a Lighthouse Work Summary:

How can we tell one lighthouse from another? What does a lighthouse keeper do? Where are the most unusual lighthouses in the world? Depart on an enchanting voyage with the school children in this book to discover the answers to these questions along with other fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work. A charming journey through the science and history of lighthouses around the world.

A Short Bright Flash  Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse Book

A Short Bright Flash Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse

  • Author : Theresa Levitt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-07-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393733945
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb

A Short Bright Flash Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse Summary:

“Combin[es] matters of biography, science, engineering, technology, art, history, economics and politics seemingly effortlessly and definitely seamlessly. An excellent book and a joy to read.”—Henry Petroski, Wall Street Journal Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently. Battling the establishment, his own poor health, and the limited technology of the time, Fresnel was able to achieve his goal of illuminating the entire French coast. At first, the British sought to outdo the new Fresnel-equipped lighthouses as a matter of national pride. Americans, too, resisted abandoning their primitive lamps, but the superiority of the Fresnel lens could not be denied for long. Soon, from Dunkirk to Saigon, shores were brightened with it. The Fresnel legacy played an important role in geopolitical events, including the American Civil War. No sooner were Fresnel lenses finally installed along U.S. shores than they were drafted: the Union blockaded the Confederate coast; the Confederacy set about thwarting it by dismantling and hiding or destroying the powerful new lights. Levitt’s scientific and historical account, rich in anecdote and personality, brings to life the fascinating untold story of Augustin Fresnel and his powerful invention.

Brilliant Beacons  A History of the American Lighthouse Book

Brilliant Beacons A History of the American Lighthouse

  • Author : Eric Jay Dolin
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631491535
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb

Brilliant Beacons A History of the American Lighthouse Summary:

"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

Where Light in Darkness Lies Book

Where Light in Darkness Lies

  • Author : Veronica della Dora
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789145496
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb

Where Light in Darkness Lies Summary:

An illuminating history of both real-life lighthouses and the beacons of literature and art alike, shedding light on the multifaceted power of these liminal structures. Suspended between sea and sky, battered by the waves and the wind, lighthouses mark the battle lines between the elements. They guard the boundaries between the solid human world and the primordial chaos of the waters; between stability and instability; between the known and the unknown. As such, they have a strange, universal appeal that few other manmade structures possess. Engineered to draw the gaze of sailors, lighthouses have likewise long attracted the attention of soldiers and saints, artists and poets, novelists and filmmakers, colonizers and migrants, and, today more than ever, heritage tourists and developers. Their evocative locations, isolation, and resilience, have turned these structures into complex metaphors, magnets for stories. This book explores the rich story of the lighthouse in the human imagination.

Lighthouses for Kids Book

Lighthouses for Kids

  • Author : Katherine Lucille House
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 1556527209
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

Lighthouses for Kids Summary:

Explores lighthouses throughout United States history, discussing their construction in different environments, architectural features, the hazards and isolation faced by their keepers, and the efforts made to preserve them today.

Keep the Lights Burning  Abbie Book
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Keep the Lights Burning Abbie

  • Author : Connie Roop
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512418644
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

Keep the Lights Burning Abbie Summary:

Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie Burgess, who in 1856 single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.

Lighthouses Book


  • Author : Philip Plisson
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2005-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000057931111
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

Lighthouses Summary:

A collection of color photographs is accompanied by information on the history and functions of lighthouses.

To the Lighthouse Book

To the Lighthouse

  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 1095442619
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

To the Lighthouse Summary:

To the Lighthouse (5 May 1927) is a novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psychological exploration.To the Lighthouse follows and extends the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, where the plot is secondary to philosophical introspection, and the prose can be...