Beacons of Light: Lighthouses

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Scholastic, Jan 1, 1990 - Lighthouses - 38 pages
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FLASH... FLASH... FLASH...A lighthouse signals from the rocky shore, guiding ships away from danger. Once sailors watched for giant bonfires that were set high on hills. Now, most lighthouses are fully automated. In "Beacons of Light: Lighthouses," Gail Gibbons tells all about these beautiful and useful structures, using careful explanations, colorful facts, and helpful illustrations to show how lighthouse technology has developed and changed over the years. FLASH... FLASH... FLASH... In this informative, delightfully evocative book, lighthouses are beacons of light thatremind us of our past.

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User Review  - smdorr - LibraryThing

This book gives a brief historical and scientific look at lighthouses. It gives the history of how lighthouses started as stone towers with a fire as the signal to today’s very efficient electrical ... Read full review

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This book is chock full of information about lighthouses. The illustrations are also great. I particularly appreciated that the illustrations were of actual lighthouses. Read full review


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Gail Gibbons frequently buys milk at a dairy farm near Corinth, Vermont, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including "Trucks, The Post Office Book, " and "New Road. The Milk Makers" is her first book for Atheneum.

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