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A Natural History Of Lighthouses

Author : John A. Love
ISBN : 1849951543
Genre : Nature
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A history of lighthouses and the Stevenson dynasty of engineers. The natural history contribution of lighthouse keepers in the lighthouse story provides a survey of bird sightings and migration by keepers at the end of the 19th century."

The Natural History Of Skokholm Island

Author : Graham Victor Frederick Thompson
ISBN : 9781490721422
Genre : Nature
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Skokholm is a remote island nature reserve located off the southwest coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Home to over 100,000 seabirds (including the third-largest Manx shearwater colony in the World), it was made famous by pioneer naturalist Ronald Mathias Lockley in the 1930s and 1940s as a result of the many books that he wrote about it. He leased Skokholm for 20 years from 1928 until 1948, during which time he established Britain's first Bird Observatory (in 1933). The field outing of the 8th International Ornithological Congress was held on the island in the following year. The Pembrokeshire Bird Protection Society (now the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales), of which Lockley was a founder, took over the lease in 1948, and ran the island as a ringing station and nature reserve. In 1954 it was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. A huge number of studies have been carried out looking into the lives of the various birds, the House Mice and Rabbits, invertebrates, plants and plant communities. In 1963 the Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology became involved and began a number of studies looking at seabird biology and populations. The Council for the Promotion of Field Studies (now the Field Studies Council) was, at this time, running the island under license from the Wildlife Trust. The Medical Research Council and then the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine undertook a study on the genetically unique island House Mouse, and the Ministry of Agriculture studied the Rabbit population as the disease Myxomatosis swept across Britain, but did not affect the island animals at all, making the site even more interesting.

From The Lighthouse Interdisciplinary Reflections On Light

Author : Veronica Strang
ISBN : 9781317131618
Genre : Social Science
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What is a lighthouse? What does it mean? What does it do? This book shows how exchanging knowledge across disciplinary boundaries can transform our thinking. Adopting an unconventional structure, this book involves the reader in a multivocal conversation between scholars, poets and artists. Seen through their individual perspectives, lighthouses appear as signals of safety, beacons of enlightenment, phallic territorial markers, and memorials of historical relationships with the sea. However, the interdisciplinary conversation also reveals underlying and sometimes unexpected connections. It elucidates the human and non-human evolutionary adaptations that use light for signalling and warning; the visual languages created by regularity and synchronicity in pulses of light; how lighthouses have generated a whole ‘family’ of related material objects and technologies; and the way that light flows between social and material worlds.

Brilliant Beacons A History Of The American Lighthouse

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
ISBN : 9781631491535
Genre : History
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"What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate[s] the history of America itself" (Entertainment Weekly). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" (New York Review of Books), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses—from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii. A Captain and Classic Boat Best Nautical Book of 2016

Lighthouses Of Lake Winnebago

Author : Steve Krueger
ISBN : 9781467124560
Genre : History
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Lake Winnebago has a rich history as a major settlement area in the Midwest, and a significant part of its times gone by involved water transportation for both commerce and passengers. Throughout its history, the 137,700-acre lake has been home to six current lighthouses, two navigation lanterns that have long disappeared from the landscape, and one that was scheduled to be built but never came to fruition. History has forgotten a few, but Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago will take you on a trip around the largest lake within Wisconsin's borders and show you the familiar, while introducing you to the forgotten.

Guardians Of The Lights

Author : Elinor De Wire
ISBN : 9781561648511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a charming blend of history and human interest, this book paints a colorful portrait of the lives of a vanished breed—the lighthouse keepers—from the year 1716, when the first lighthouse was established in America, to the early 1980s when automation replaced the last human “guardian of the light." A wealth of material from the archives of the 19th and 20th centuries—primarily letters, diaries, and newspaper accounts—provides vivid stories about lighthouse keeping in this country: the daily work; coping with fog, storms and other catastrophes; legends and ghosts; women's and families' roles; lighthouse children and pets; the natural world around lighthouses; and the diverse characters of those who held the job. Lighthouse keeping was a unique occupation, now obsolete, and this book is a fitting tribute to these tough, usually solitary, and dedicated heroes who kept the lights burning every night, without fail.

Insiders Guide To The Oregon Coast

Author : Lizann Dunegan
ISBN : 9780762756391
Genre : Travel
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This guide offers travelers, locals, and newcomers alike the most comprehensive information on what's happening along the more than 300-mile stretch of shoreline that comprises the Oregon Coast. From fishing villages to charming resort towns, discover the region's natural beauty, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, and cultural attractions.

Ireland A Natural History Collins New Naturalist Library Book 84

Author : David Cabot
ISBN : 9780007400423
Genre : Nature
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Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, this book covers all aspects of the natural history of Ireland, from biological history, geology and climate, through to nature conservation.

The History Of Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Author : Frank A. Perry
ISBN : UCSC:32106007366666
Genre : Authors, American
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A Lighthouse Adventure

Author : Mary Māden
ISBN : 1890479640
Genre : Lighthouses- Elementary Fiction
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Story about the moving of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

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