This book features lots of colour photographs of lighthouses alongside the text, with details of each lighthouse shown.
The story of the lighthouse is as fascinating and diverse as the design of the buildings themselves. From Roman and medieval attempts to help seafarers navigate, elegant Georgian lights and Victorian feats of civil engineering, this book relates the story of lighthouse construction, often undertaken in stormy and dangerous conditions. It also looks at the lives of the lighthouse keepers, and considers how automation has changed the modern lighthouse. A gazetteer gives brief details of over 160 lights around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.