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Marcus,Jon
This is both an exciting history and a tour guide, illustrating the fascinating development of the lighthouses of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Long Island. Marcus and Kelly explain and show the technological evolution of lighthouses, the development of lights and lenses, the architecture of lighthouses, their construction and maintenance on remote sites, the life of the Lighthouse Service keepers, and the movement today to preserve and restore lights. Also included are excerpts from original logs and a descriptive tour of the last manned lighthouse in America, Boston Light, with its three resident Coast Guardsmen and their dog. The stunning photography includes intriguing images of lights in all kinds of weather -- plus photographs that bring readers inside the structures, showing the curling stairways, lenses, the keeper's homes, and more. A comprehensive appendix lists all the current New England lighthouses. 160pp.
Voyageur Press, Incorporated, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0896586170
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Inventory #8566
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Laing, Lloyd
144pp.
David & Charles, 1976, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0715372432
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Inventory #26778
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Ediceur, Eugen Rentsch
Slight spotting on last two pages. Contains 39 photographs.208pp.
Eugen Rentsch, 1925, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #21071
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Bradbury, John L.
Slight split to bottom of spine. Some slight chipping and creases to edges of D/J. Previous owners inscription on front paste down. 255pp.
The Governors of Chester College, 1975, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #22347
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Schultz, Anne-Catrin
At the time San Francisco International Airport opened as Mills Field Municipal Airport of San Francisco in 1927, most of the San Francisco Peninsula was pasture land. Over the years, new terminals and hangars were built to satisfy the demand of increased air traffic. Beginning with a small administration building of residential character including horizontal wood siding and red cedar shingles, the airport advanced to the larger San Francisco Airport Administration Building. After continuous growth, in 2000 the airport was reorganised and expanded into the vast, structurally iconic new International Terminal. The new building acts as a gateway between land and air, offering a recognisable image to arriving and leaving passengers. It is organised over five levels, making it America's first mid-rise terminal. It receives multiple modes of transportation - linking cars, buses, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and the internal light-rail system. According to Craig Hartman, design architect with SOM, the terminal is 'founded upon the qualities of light and lightness'. He says of the new roof: 'We conceived of it as a floating, sheltering plane and as a symbol'. The building's position above several lanes of traffic required a 380-foot long span between the central columns - essentially the building is a bridge. Thus the building itself is in a state of lift-off, offering the first step into the air for departure or a transition space for arrival before the traveller really gets back to the ground. The terminal is built on friction-pendulum base insulators that allow it to swing in the event of an earthquake. The roof trusses' shape evokes many possible associations, the rolling Bay Area hills, the wings of airplanes, a bird in flight - all images not unusual inspirations for airport designs, though in this case especially elegantly achieved.Slight fading to d/j spine.
Edition Axel Menges, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783932565649
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Inventory #19553
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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