Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Sentinels of the Sea


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Saga of the Eddystone Light * 1. Wonders of the World: A Brief History of the Lighthouse * 2. Defying the Elements: The Perilous Business of Lighthouse Business * 3. A Light in the Darkness: The Evolution of Lights and Lenses * 4. Keepers of the Light: Splendours and Miseries of the Lighthouse Crews * Epilogue: The End of an Era

Promotional Information

An evocative and engaging volume that chronicles and celebrates the golden age of the lighthouse

About the Author

R.G. Grant is a historian and writer whose numerous publications include Battle at Sea: 3,000 Years of Naval Warfare. He was also a significant contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century and Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel, and a consultant on Dorling Kindersley's The History Book.


'R.G. Grant brings the history of lighthouses to life with effortless storytelling verve ... this comprehensive volume is a fitting tribute to their romantic appeal' - Boat International
'Lavishly illustrated on high quality paper ... an excellent addition to the library or anyone interested in marine history' - Insurance Marine News
'These solitary towers staring out to sea are more than their function; they stand as landmarks of human endurance, endeavour and ingenuity' - Jeanette Winterson, Daily Telegraph

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Sentinels of the Sea: A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top