Rock Lighthouses of Britain

By Christopher P. Nicholson

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Describes the construction and history of some of the world's most famous lighthouses. This book talks about the story of the rock lighthouse - from the day the first granite block was laid, through construction, automation, the disappearance of the lighthouse keeper, to the technology of modern times with the use of solar and wind power.

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Whittles Publishing

Whittles Publishing has been established for some years but recently has expanded significantly, becoming a well-known technical publisher on a global stage. They publish quality, well-produced and attractive books and specialise in the following subjects: geomatics, civil and structural engineering and applied science. They are also developing new lists in specific disciplines including architecture and landscape, manufacturing and materials technology, fuel and energy science and geotechnics. They also publish non-technical books within the following areas: maritime, pharology, military history, nature and exploration.

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In this new and greatly enhanced edition of his classic book, which has become the standard work on the subject, Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world's most famous lighthouses. It brings the story of the rock lighthouse completely up-to-date - from the day the first granite block was laid, through construction, automation, the disappearance of the lighthouse keeper, right up to the technology of today with the use of solar and wind power. This new edition will be a joy to read with its mix of exciting text, some of the most dramatic new colour photographs of British lighthouses ever taken, a selection of beautiful, hand-coloured plans and drawings, a brand new chapter about Rockall, the most unusual rock 'lighthouse' of all, and a detailed appendix. For those not intimately connected with the sea, it's almost impossible to imagine waves higher than the vessels that sail upon them smashing against half-submerged reefs that stir the whole ocean into a raging foam of white water.


Man's struggle to build a permanent and durable structure such as a lighthouse on these sites is a story that cannot fail to stir the emotions of anyone who enjoys tales of endeavour, ingenuity and dogged determination.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 12 Feb 2015
SKU 9781849951371-grouped
Number of Pages 208

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'Rock Lighthouses of Britain is really terrific. I have seldom read a book so packed with interest, excitement and tumult ...a roaring, thundering, salt-caked, tearing gale of a history that deserves to be a best-seller'. Countryside Monthly 'Nobody born of a seafaring nation could fail to find such a book anything but totally absorbing'. Shipping World and Shipbuilder '...an absorbing book which I found irresistible ...the illustrative material of this handsome book is exciting and occasionally superb'. Country Quest

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