Beacon On The Rock: Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Greece to the Present Day (Barron's Education Series) pdf epub fb2

Beacon On The Rock: Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Greece to the Present Day (Barron's Education Series) by Peter Williams pdf epub fb2

Beacon On The Rock: Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Greece to the Present Day (Barron's Education Series) Author: Peter Williams
Title: Beacon On The Rock: Dramatic History of Lighthouses from Ancient Greece to the Present Day (Barron's Education Series)
ISBN: 0764153498
ISBN13: 978-0764153495
Other Formats: lrf txt lit azw
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Brécourt Academic (December 31, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1502 kb
Size EPUB version: 1762 kb
Subcategory: Architecture




Describes ancient lighthouses built by the Phoenicians and Greeks, then details development of lighthouses from seventeenth-century wood-fired beacons to today's state-of-the-art solar-powered lights. Readers are treated to a fascinating chronicle of lighthouse technology and architecture, with focus on how lighthouses have evolved over the centuries. Full-color cutaway diagrams show the inner workings of a lighthouse and describe how its lens system operates.