How Does a Lighthouse Work

How Does a Lighthouse Work
Author: Roman Belyaev
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1911509241

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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

A Short Bright Flash  Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse
Author: Theresa Levitt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-07-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780393733945

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“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.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Renard Press Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-06-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781913724092

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Described by Virginia Woolf herself as ‘easily the best of my books’, and by her husband Leonard as a ‘masterpiece’, To the Lighthouse, first published in 1927, is one of the milestones of Modernism. Set on the Isle of Skye, over a decade spanning the First World War, the narrative centres on the Ramsay family, and is framed by Mrs Ramsay’s promise to take a trip to the lighthouse the next day – a promise which isn’t to be fulfilled for a decade. Flowing from character to character and from year to year, the novel paints a moving portrait of love, loss and perception. Bearing all the hallmarks of Woolf’s prose, with her delicate handling of the complexities of human relationships, To the Lighthouse has earned its reputation – frequently appearing in lists of the best novels of the twentieth century, it has lost not an iota of brilliance.

Lighthouses for Kids

Lighthouses for Kids
Author: Katherine Lucille House
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1556527209

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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.

Brilliant Beacons A History of the American Lighthouse

Brilliant Beacons  A History of the American Lighthouse
Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-04-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781631491535

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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

America s Lighthouses

America s Lighthouses
Author: Francis Ross Holland
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1988-01-01
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 048625576X

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A history of the lighthouse which examines its technical development in the United States

Lighthouse Construction and Illumination

Lighthouse Construction and Illumination
Author: Thomas Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1881
Genre: Lighthouses
ISBN: UOM:39015020083138

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Historic Lighthouse Preservation Handbook

Historic Lighthouse Preservation Handbook
Author: Candace Clifford
Publsiher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1997
Genre: Government publications
ISBN: MINN:31951D014124273

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The Lighthouse Effect

The Lighthouse Effect
Author: Steve Pemberton
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780310362333

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In this stirring follow-up to his memoir, Steve Pemberton gives practical encouragement for how you can be a "human lighthouse" for others and through these inspiring stories will renew your hope for humanity. Our polarized, divisive culture seems to be without heroes and role models. We are adrift in a dark sea of disillusionment and distrust and we need "human lighthouses" to give us hope and direct us back to the goodness in each other and in our own hearts. Steve Pemberton found a lighthouse in an ordinary man named John Sykes, his former high school counselor. John gave Steve a safe harbor after Steve escaped an abusive foster home and together they navigated a new path that led to personal and professional success. Through stories of people like John and several others, you will identify how the hardships you have overcome equip you to be a "human lighthouse," inspiring those around you. The humble gestures of kindness that change the course of our lives can shift the course for America too. With a unique vision for building up individuals and communities and restoring trust, The Lighthouse Effect opens your eyes to those who are quietly heroic. You will reflect on the lighthouses in your own life and be reminded that the greatest heroes are alongside us--and within us.

The Lighthouse Stevensons

The Lighthouse Stevensons
Author: Bella Bathurst,HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-06-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780062094742

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For centuries the seas around Scotland were notorious for shipwrecks. Mariners' only aids were skill, luck, and single coal-fire light on the east coast, which was usually extinguished by rain. In 1786 the Northern Lighthouse Trust was established, with Robert Stevenson appointed as chief engineer a few years later. In this engrossing book, Bella Bathhurst reveals that the Stevensons not only supervised the construction of the lighthouses under often desperate conditions but also perfected a design of precisely chiseled interlocking granite blocks that would withstand the enormous waves that batter these stone pillars. The same Stevensons also developed the lamps and lenses of the lights themselves, which "sent a gleam across the wave" and prevented countless ships from being lost at sea. While it is the writing of Robert Louis Stevenson that brought fame to the family name, this mesmerizing account shows how his extraordinary ancestors changed the shape of the Scotland coast against incredible odds and with remarkable technical ingenuity.

Where Light in Darkness Lies

Where Light in Darkness Lies
Author: Veronica della Dora
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-04-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781789145496

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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.

On Lighthouses

On Lighthouses
Author: Jazmina Barrera
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1949641341

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Equal parts personal memoir and literary history, Jazmina Barrera's "collection" of lighthouses explores the allure of loneliness and asks how we use it to create meaning

My House Is a Lighthouse

My House Is a Lighthouse
Author: Christine Welldon
Publsiher: Compass
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-06-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1771087560

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Can you imagine yourself as a light keeper? Could you live full-time on an isolated coast? Your job is to keep a light shining out to sea, guiding ships to land, warning them of jagged shoreline, and maybe even assisting with a rescue in the case of a shipwreck. Even though there are 750 lighthouses across North America, only 51 light keepers actively live and work in one in Canada, and just 1 keeper remains in the United States. In the newest installment of Nimbus's popular Compass series, Christine Welldon takes readers past the postcard-perfect image and depicts a day in the life of 11 modern light keepers. From Cape Beale, British Columbia, to Puffin Island, Newfoundland, learn about the grit, intelligence, and quick thinking that helps keep our coastlines safe. Expertly weaving the historical with the modern, Welldon shows us how light keepers are still bound by an age-old mission: "Keep the light shining. Be ever watchful. Help those in trouble on the sea." Includes over 50 full-colour photos, illustrations, and maps, as well as a glossary, index, and historical timeline.

The Lighthouse Keeper s Daughter

The Lighthouse Keeper s Daughter
Author: Hazel Gaynor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062698636

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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.” 1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses
Author: Samuel Willard Crompton,Michael J. Rhein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1592231020

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The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores — and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings — has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Lighthouse Book is a panoramic, lavishly illustrated history of these legendary buildings and celebrates the rich heritage of our ancestors’ courageous efforts to guide mariners through treacherous seas and storms. Over 200 color photographs are featured in this fully revised, expanded and updated edition.