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Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

Author : Michael A. W. Strachan
ISBN : 9781445682525
Genre : Architecture
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Michael Strachan tells the story of one of Scotland's great tourist attractions, with a wealth of previously unpublished images.
Category: Architecture

Coastal Headlands Of Mainland Britain

Author : Griff Fellows
ISBN : 9781783014583
Genre : Travel
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Many books claim to be unique. In this instance the claim is justified. There are walking guides to coastal footpaths, books devoted to beaches, local guides and general books about the coast. No other book concentrates on the headlands of mainland Britain. The author has visited all the headlands in this book and has included descriptions of well over 200. Every part of the coastline of mainland Britain is covered. Sufficient information is given for walkers to find their way without difficulty. No fewer than 93 have full access for wheelchair users. A symbol in the heading to each headland indicates wheelchair accessibility.The book will appeal to nature lovers and walkers. Recreational walking has always been popular and never more so than today. Much of the coast is open to walkers. The author only found a handful of headlands that had no public access and these have not been included. What is more most headlands are strikingly beautiful. Their variety is infinite. Many are equipped with car parks making access easy. Even in the remoter parts of Scotland the headlands can be explored easily within a day from a town or village with accommodation.An introduction outlines the attractions of headlands. This is followed by descriptions of individual headlands beginning in north Kent at the mouth of the Thames estuary and proceeding clockwise right round Britain. A heading to each headland gives its name and the county where it can be found, followed by its grid reference and the relevant Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps. All headlands are illustrated with colour photographs. Many of these are aerial. This book is packed full of interesting information. This is presented in nontechnical language easily understood by the general reader. There is a wealth of facts on subjects such as flora, local history (civil and military), geology, shipwrecks and lighthouses, mining and quarrying and many other subjects. Of particular interest are features unique to the headland in question. These may be local literary associations, someone buried on the headland, a rare flower found hardly anywhere else, and so forth. The list is endless. There is a comprehensive general index leading the reader direct to the relevant headlands. Wheelchair users can find an index of headlands that are wheelchair friendly.Published as an e-book means that the reader can take his/her smart phone or tablet computer on a walk and read about the headland while on the spot. Many are the guidebooks that have remained unread because events have moved on once the walk is over. An e-book adds immediacy to the experience.The author wishes to share his enthusiasm for headlands with all his readers. Headlands are a priceless heritage to be preserved for the enjoyment of this and future generations.
Category: Travel

Lighthouse Encyclopedia

Author : Ray Jones
ISBN : 9781493001712
Genre : Reference
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A wealth of facts and history fill this beautifully designed armchair and reference book. This single volume, packed with full-color and vintage photos, contains everything a lighthouse lover or maritime historian wants to know about lighthouse history, changing technologies, lighthouse keepers, and the lenses themselves. A detailed index of more than 150 lighthouses around the world offers quick and easy access to basic information—know the height, age, elevation, optic type and status for every lighthouse! An appendix listing lighthouse groups nationwide makes it easy to see these historic treasures, visit museums and get involved with preservation. See how the appearance or location of lights has changed over time. Read about the historical contributions made by Augustin Fresnel, Winslow Lewis and Stephen Pleasanton, and learn about breakwater lights, caissons, lightships, mercury baths, daymarks and clamshell lenses. The most complete reference book on lighthouses—which won a Benjamin Franklin book design award in hardcover—is finally available in paperback. Ray Jones is a leading authority on lighthouses and the author of more than 14 books and countless magazine articles on American history. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
Category: Reference

An Account Of The Bell Rock Light House Including The Details Of The Erection And Peculiar Structure Of That Edifice To Which Is Prefixed A Historical View Of The Institution And Progress Of The Northern Light Houses

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9781465606068
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Among the Nations of Europe, the Scots have always been allowed to possess a considerable share of maritime enterprise. The local situation and circumstances of Scotland necessarily directed the genius of its people to the pursuit of nautical affairs. Their voyages to the Hanseatic Towns, and to all the commercial countries of Europe, were naturally longer than those of their more southern neighbours of England, who were separated from the Continent only by a narrow channel, which must have rendered their communication in the rude periods of maritime discovery comparatively easy. The voyages of the Scots even to the most contiguous parts of France and the Low Countries were upwards of 140 leagues, along a coast intersected by innumerable shoals; and, in the time of war, lay so open to the attacks of English ships, that, in prosecuting them, the navigators were obliged to abandon the usual track, and hold a course far from the shelter of the land, exposed to all the dangers of the seas and the vicissitudes of the weather. In those early periods of our national history, when Britain was divided into two separate and independent states, jealous of each other, it became necessary for Scotland to form alliances with foreign powers, when distant voyages, and much intercourse by sea was indispensable. The frequent struggles with the marauding powers of the North, obliged her to keep a more considerable navy than would otherwise have been required for the protection of her commerce. The connection likewise, with Denmark and Norway, through the marriage of James III. with Margaret daughter of Christian I., in 1469, was attended with the final annexation of the Orkney and Shetland Islands to the Crown of Scotland;—circumstances which naturally extended her foreign traffic, and completely united the dominion and the navigation of the whole line of her coast. It was reserved, however, for the influence and happy effects of the Union of the Crowns and Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, to draw forth the full energies of these countries. During the long and glorious reign of his late Majesty, the name and character of the United Kingdom have been highly advanced in arms, while her works of industry, have not only flourished at home, but been extended to the remotest parts of the world.
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Scottish Lighthouses

Author : Michael A. W. Strachan
ISBN : 9781445658407
Genre : Architecture
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A fascinating pictorial history of Scottish lighthouses.
Category: Architecture

North Sea Pilot

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ISBN : OXFORD:600016665
Genre : Pilot guides
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North Sea Pilot

Author : Great Britain. Hydrographic Department
ISBN : HARVARD:HN2YQH
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Lighthouse And Lightships

Author : William Henry Davenport Adams
ISBN : UOM:39015010834136
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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North Sea Pilot

Author : Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept
ISBN : UOM:39015073416102
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Reports From Committees

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OXFORD:555096406
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Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106488265
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain