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In this book, the author, presents a chronicle of lighthouses and recounts the lives of their indomitable builders and keepers. He describes ancient lighthouses built by the Phoenicians and Greeks, then details development of lighthouses from seventeenth-century wood-fired beacons to today’s state-of-the-art solar-powered lights. Full-color cutaway diagrams show the inner workings of a lighthouse and describe how its lens system operates. The book’s other topics include – Lighthouse engineers, designers, and builders … Lighthouse lore, myths, and legends … Lightships and relief vessels … The arrival of automation … Tourism and lighthouse conservation and preservation. Shown and described are lighthouses from all over the world, including the 190-foot-high Cape Hatteras light on the North Carolina coast, moved more than a half-mile inland in 1999 to avoid destruction from coastal erosion; the famous Eddystone Lighthouse, located off the treacherously rocky coast of Plymouth, England; the luxurious lighthouse fit for a king in Courdouan, France; the series of modern, all-aluminum towers dotting the Japanese coastline; and many others.