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
An evocative and engaging volume that chronicles and celebrates the golden age of the lighthouse
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.
'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 'Lavishly illustrated on high quality paper ... an excellent addition to the library or anyone interested in marine history' - Insurance Marine News '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