Lighthouses of California
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Lighthouses of California

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A winning combination of practical travel information, stunning color photographs, and rich maritime history makes Lighthouses of California your essential guide to maritime beacons in the Golden State. From Old Point Loma Light near San Diego to St. George Reef Light near Crescent City, the more than thirty-five lights included here are presented in geographical order, making it easy for you to move from your armchair to the driver's seat and back again. Take this handy little guide with you on your travels, and keep it as a picture-perfect souvenir of your trip to coastal California.Inside you will find:
  • detailed descriptions of each lighthouse
  • complete travel information, including driving directions and GPS coordinates
  • historical background notes
  • quick summaries of key information, such as date established, height of tower, and type of lens
  • more than thirty beautiful full-color photographs
  • a glossary of terms and important figures in lighthouse history
  • helpful icons indicating scenic quality, historic interest, and visitor accessibility and friendliness
  • descriptions and photos of lost lighthouses
  • Product Information

    Format: Paperback
    Vendor: Globe Pequot
    Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
    ISBN: 0762737352
    ISBN-13: 9780762737352
    UPC: 024933009954

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    Publisher's Description

    This stunningly illustrated handbook profiles dozens of lighthouses along the coast of California, which is one of the most lighthouse-rich states in the country. It offers not only history and travel information but also a beautiful full-color souvenir of the state. Profiles of each lighthouse include history, a detailed description of the structure, complete practical information for travelers, and at least one color photograph. From the most highly respected source of lighthouse books.

    Author Bio

    Bruce Roberts's photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life and Sports Illustrated, and in hundreds of books, many of them about lighthouses. He was director of photography at Southern Living magazine for many years. His work is also on display in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina.

    Ray Jones is the author or coauthor of fourteen best-selling books about lighthouses. He has served as an editor at Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, as writing coach at Southern Living magazine, and as founding publisher of Country Roads Press. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.

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