Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore with 21 Activities

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Chicago Review Press, Mar 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation's highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Growing Up at a Lighthouse
1
Chapter 2 Why Lighthouses?
19
Chapter 3 A Field Guide to US Lighthouses
31
Chapter 4 Amazing Construction Stories
45
Chapter 5 The Science Behind Lighthouses
55
Chapter 6 Keep the Lights Burning
69
Chapter 7 Lighthouses Today
89
Resources
99
Index
118
Back Cover
119
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