9 edition of The Lighthouse Stevensons found in the catalog.
November 7, 2000
by Harper Perennial
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||304|
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The earliest mention of a lighthouse in Scotland is in , when Charles I Granted a patent to James Maxwell of Innerwick and John Cunninghame of Barnes to erect a lighthouse on the Isle of May, at the mouth of the Firth of Forth, and collect, at the rate of 1½d. per ton for Scotch vessels and double that rate for foreigners, duties from shipping for its maintenance. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Lighthouse Stevensons: The Extraordinary Story of the Building of the Scottish Lighthouses by the Ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff and Bella Bathurst (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!
A romantic historical story full of adventure and invention, The Lighthouse Stevensons is a unique account of how a single family virtually defined the Scottish coast by designing and building lighthouses in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For centuries the seas around Scotland were notorious for shipwrecks. Mariners' only aids were skill, luck, and a Pages: The Lighthouse Stevensons, all four generations of them, built every lighthouse round Scotland, were responsible for a slew of inventions in both construction and optics, and achieved feats of engineering in conditions that would be forbidding even today. ‘This is a grand book doing for lighthouses what Dava Sobel’s Longitude did for Pages:
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The Lighthouse Stevensons in the story of the many generations of Stevensons whose priority was with the Scottish lighthouse building. In the 18th century Thomas Smith married Robert Stevensons widowed mother which merged their two families, and thus began from scratch the building of the lighthouses in Scotland/5.
In the preface, Ms. Bathurst says that she didn't attempt to write a definitive biography of the Lighthouse Stevensons, but she hoped the book "will be seen as a kind of taster for the subject, and that anyone wanting to search further will be able to do so." This reader, for one, found this remarkable book to be very tasty by: 2.
In the preface, Ms. Bathurst says that she didn't attempt to write a definitive biography of the Lighthouse Stevensons, but she hoped the book "will be seen as a kind of taster for the subject, and that anyone wanting to search further will be able to do so." This reader, for one, found this remarkable book to be very tasty indeed/5(27).
Buy The Lighthouse Stevensons UK ed. by Bathurst, Bella (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(44). A detailed account of the building of Scotland’s lighthouses and the family that engineered them. In this day of elaborate tracking devices like the Global Positioning System, the loss of even one sailor can be national news, so it is a sobering fact that Bathurst presents when she writes that “by Lloyds of London estimated that one ship was lost or wrecked every day around Britain.
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From Robert acted as engineer to the Northern Lighthouse Board. During this time he oversaw the construction of many lighthouses, the most famous of which was the Bell Rock Lighthouse. Notably, Robert Stevenson invented intermittent and flashing lights.
In this engrossing book, Bella Bathhurst reveals that the Stevensons not only supervised the construction of the lighthouses under often desperate conditions but also perfected a design of precisely chiseled interlocking granite blocks that would withstand the enormous waves that batter these stone pillars.
Buy a cheap copy of The Lighthouse Stevensons The book by Bella Bathurst. Whenever I smell salt water, I know that I am not far from one of the works of my ancestors. --Robert Louis Stevenson The 14 lighthouses dotting the Scottish Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.
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a warm welcome to all lighthouse fans from all over the world. This site shows the work from the Stevenson Family. 4 generations of great engineers. I hope you like my pictures, comments are welcome.
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The Lighthouse Stevensons. The story of the remarkable family who tamed the wild Scottish coastline, told years after the building of. I found this book to be a fast and informative read. I am neither a lighthouse enthusiast nor a Stevenson literary junkie but still managed to enjoy my time spent reading the book.
I can see where this blend of biography, history, and engineering would be too thin to please serious lighthouse fans, literary historians, or marine engineers/5(42). For centuries the seas around Scotland were notorious for shipwrecks. Mariners' only aids were skill, luck, and single coal-fire light on the east coast, which was usually extinguished by rain.
In the Northern Lighthouse Trust was established, with Robert Stevenson appointed as chief /5(3). Download The Lighthouse Stevensons in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. The Lighthouse Stevensons Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading.
The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers: Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland By Paul A Lynn Published by Whittles Publishing.
The Stevenson engineers are world-famous for the lighthouses they pioneered around Scotland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Bella Bathurst was born in Her first book, The Lighthouse Stevensons, was a national bestseller, won a Somerset Maugham prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Her first novel, Special, was published in and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second work of non-fiction, The Wreckers, was published in ¥ To order The Lighthouse Stevensons for the special discount price of £ (plus 99p p&p), call the Guardian Culture Shop on Topics Guardian first book award Author: Guardian Staff.
The Lighthouse Stevensons is a story of high endeavour, beautifully told; indeed, Bella Bathurst writes like a dream and this should be one of the most celebrated books of the season. As one reads the mesmerising account of the establishing of the Bell Rock lighthouse one almost feels the floor swinging like the sea beneath one; as a unique /5().The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst, Richard Dominick, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ‘The Lighthouse Stevensons’ is a story of high endeavour, beautifully told; indeed, is was one of the most celebrated works of historical biography in recent memory.
‘My own interest in the Lighthouse Stevensons is threefold. Firstly, from the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, who turned his family’s trade into the raw gold of all his /5(33).