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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, standing 198.49 feet, is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. From 1803, when the first Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built, to today, it cast its light over the waters off the Outer Banks of North Carolina, also called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." Its history--stretching from Augustin-Jean Fresnel's lens laboratory in France to the beaches of Hatteras Island where the lighthouse keepers labored--includes war, shipwrecks, hurricanes, and cutting-edge technology. Due to politics, funding, and its precarious location, it took great effort to erect and protect a lighthouse built on a barrier island. The supporters and caretakers were many, including Alexander Hamilton in the 1700s and children donating coins to a statewide preservation campaign in 1982. In the 21st century, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse continues to send out its beam to mariners.

Lighthouse Ghosts

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Author: Norma Elizabeth,Bruce Roberts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Lighthouse Ghosts by Norma Elizabeth,Bruce Roberts Book Resume:

A new edition with updated information.

Historically Famous Lighthouses CG-232 (Illustrations)

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Author: United States Coast Guard
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Historically Famous Lighthouses CG-232 (Illustrations) by United States Coast Guard Book Resume:

Example in this ebook Under the supervision of the United States Coast Guard, there are today some 158 manned lighthouses in the nation. Another 60 are cared for by other Coast Guard units in the general area. There are hundreds of other lights of varied description that are operated automatically. And, as technology improves, more and more lighthouses are being operated without a full time crew. Indeed, many of the isolated lighthouses described in this booklet are scheduled for automation. In the course of our history as a nation, and before that as British colonies, we have built hundreds of lighthouses, some of which still stand though now inactive, having been sold for private residential or other use. Many have been rebuilt and not a few have succumbed to the ravages of time. The history of our lighthouses thus parallels the history of our nation. Since 1716, when the Province of Massachusetts built Boston Light, scarcely a year has passed that has not seen a new light structure erected somewhere along our sea coasts, on our navigable rivers, or along our lake shores. To tell the story of these lighthouses would be a major undertaking. These stories of some of them, however, have been selected chiefly for their historical interest. Others have been included because their unique locations or types of construction are of more than usual interest. The lighthouse typifies maritime safety. As part of our early coastal defense system, they played a major role in important Coast Guard duties related to military readiness. Additionally, the light’s strategic locations along our coasts aided another early Coast Guard function, law enforcement, by making it possible for cutters to judge their distances from the coast and so prevent smuggling operations within the three-mile limit. The stories of 56 lighthouses have been told here. The stories of hundreds of others, of equal interest, could have been included had space permitted. The oldest lighthouse described is the Boston Light built in 1716. The newest in this booklet is Buzzards Bay Light which is located some five miles off the Massachusetts coast, replacing a lightship that had been there for many years. The distance these lights are visible has been given in the geographical range. The theoretical visibility of a light in clear weather depends upon two factors, the height of the light above water, and its intensity. The height controls what is known as the geographic range, while the intensity controls what is known as the luminous range. As a rule, for the principal lights the luminous range is greater than the geographic, and the distance from which such lights are visible is limited by the earth’s curvature only. Under some atmospheric conditions the glare or loom of these lights, and occasionally the light itself, may be visible far beyond the computed geographic range. On the other hand, and unfortunately more frequently, these distances may be lessened by fog, rain, snow, haze, or smoke. To be continue in this ebook

Lighthouses & Keepers

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Author: Dennis Noble
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures of the maritime world, these lonely sentinels by the sea have long been the subject of paintings and photographs. Today they continue to capture public imagination as Americans flock to their sites for visits and volunteer to help preserve these endangered structures. This book covers all aspects of the subject, not only lighthouses and lightships but buoys, buoy tenders, fog signals, and their keepers. The work is as rich in historical information as it is in rarely seen photographs, and fourteen maps guide readers to the exact locations of the lighthouses. Readers are also treated to stories of shipwrecks and rescues, including the extraordinary story of Ida Lewis, head keeper of the light at Lime Rock, Rhode Island, who rescued eighteen people from the sea.

Lighthouse Families

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Author: Cheryl Shelton-Roberts,Bruce Roberts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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New paperback edition of original hardback published by Crane Hill in 1997. A record of the memories and stories of America’s lighthouse keepers. Descriptions of daily life at a lighthouse.

North Carolina and World War II

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Author: Anita Price Davis
Publisher: McFarland
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North Carolina and World War II by Anita Price Davis Book Resume:

North Carolina did more than its part during World War II. This Southern state trained more troops than any other state in the nation. Can one still find the military posts and shipyards, the cemeteries and memorials, the convalescent units and R&R facilities today? This volume describes in detail both the state's 20-plus military sites and the eight little-known North Carolina prisoner of war camps. Images and memories tell the story of service personnel and their families who contributed to the war effort at much personal sacrifice. The book reminds readers of how those Carolinians who remained behind did their part through supporting the troops, rationing, salvaging metals, growing Victory Gardens and purchasing War Bonds.

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

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Author: Eric Jay Dolin
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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse by Eric Jay Dolin Book Resume:

"What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate[s] the history of America itself" (Entertainment Weekly). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" (New York Review of Books), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses—from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii. A Captain and Classic Boat Best Nautical Book of 2016

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero [2 volumes]

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
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Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero [2 volumes] by Mitchell Newton-Matza Book Resume:

Exploring the significance of places that built our cultural past, this guide is a lens into historical sites spanning the entire history of the United States, from Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero. • Covers locations across the entire United States • Includes photographs, illustrations, and sidebars • Serves as both an educational and research tool

International Code of Signals

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Author: U.S. Hydrographic Office
Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Author: Doug Stover
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore by Doug Stover Book Resume:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore was authorized by Congress on August 17, 1937, and established on January 12, 1953. As the nation’s first national seashore, it encompasses 30,000 acres and crosses three islands, Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke, for approximately 70 miles. Nearby Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located within the authorized seashore boundary, is 5,880 acres. Over the centuries, the seashore has witnessed major historic events, including the landing of the first English explorers, the death of Blackbeard the pirate, Civil War battles, German U-boat attacks, hundreds of shipwrecks, and devastating hurricanes. Descended from horses brought over by Spanish explorers, the Ocracoke ponies still roam the landscape. This National Park Service unit also includes the majestic Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses. The seashore is a haven for wildlife and recreational beachgoers. Cape Hatteras National Seashore showcases the rich natural and cultural heritage of America’s first national seashore.

Haunted Lighthouses

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Author: Ray Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Haunted Lighthouses by Ray Jones Book Resume:

Lighthouses and ghosts are two popular passions. Melded together by master storyteller and lighthouse expert Ray Jones, these tales of spirited lights are guaranteed to grab the attention of all readers. As an added bonus, practical information is given for those who wish to visit the featured lighthouses for themselves . . . if they dare.

Hatteras Island

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Author: Maureen McClain Miller
Publisher: America Star Books
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Hatteras Island by Maureen McClain Miller Book Resume:

A lively reunion begins to unfold on an island off the coast of North Carolina, as a destination wedding is scheduled to take place. It follows the bridal party members' antics during the week of vacationing at the beach house. Monroe McCay Murphy is prompted by a rush of memories from her past and relives scenes about her time spent on Hatteras Island. This book is filled with love, high spirits, and lots of laughter.

Lighthouse Encyclopedia

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Author: Ray Jones
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Lighthouse Encyclopedia by Ray Jones Book Resume:

A wealth of facts and history fill this beautifully designed armchair and reference book. This single volume, packed with full-color and vintage photos, contains everything a lighthouse lover or maritime historian wants to know about lighthouse history, changing technologies, lighthouse keepers, and the lenses themselves. A detailed index of more than 150 lighthouses around the world offers quick and easy access to basic information—know the height, age, elevation, optic type and status for every lighthouse! An appendix listing lighthouse groups nationwide makes it easy to see these historic treasures, visit museums and get involved with preservation. See how the appearance or location of lights has changed over time. Read about the historical contributions made by Augustin Fresnel, Winslow Lewis and Stephen Pleasanton, and learn about breakwater lights, caissons, lightships, mercury baths, daymarks and clamshell lenses. The most complete reference book on lighthouses—which won a Benjamin Franklin book design award in hardcover—is finally available in paperback. Ray Jones is a leading authority on lighthouses and the author of more than 14 books and countless magazine articles on American history. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.

Voyage of the Paper Canoe

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Author: Nathaniel H. Bishop
Publisher: DigiCat
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Voyage of the Paper Canoe is a biography by Bishop Nathaniel Holmes. It follows the adventurous trek of Holmes, using a wooden canoe to follow the natural and artificial connecting watercourses from Canada to Florida.

The Civil War on Hatteras

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Author: Lee Thomas Oxford
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The Civil War on Hatteras by Lee Thomas Oxford Book Resume:

A noted Civil War historian chronicles the fascinating role played by North Carolina’s Hatteras Island in the War Between the States. Hatteras Island was home to many Civil War firsts—among them the first Confederate capture of an armed Union vessel and the first combined amphibious assault of the Confederate army and navy. With illuminating research and vivid prose, historian Lee Oxford demonstrates why these episodes make Hatteras Island vital to the story of the Civil War. The Confederates' desire to regain control of this Outer Banks island saw the capture of the U.S. gunboat "Fanny." This in turn led to the famous Chicamacomico Affair at Live Oak encampment. The skirmish featured harrowing acts of valor by the Twentieth Indiana Regiment, as well as a path toward victory for the Confederate forces.

Mysterious Tales of Coastal North Carolina

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Author: Sherman Carmichael
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Mysterious Tales of Coastal North Carolina by Sherman Carmichael Book Resume:

Master storyteller Sherman Carmichael ventures into the Tar Heel State to deliver strange and mysterious tales along the coast. Read about shipwrecks such as that of the SS Liberator, which still sits at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Diamond Shoals, and legendary storms like the 1911 Water Spouts, which were described as tornadoes spinning wildly atop the ocean. Find out why the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is said to be haunted by a large black cat. Learn about the origins of Boo Hag, a fiendish creature that sucks the life out of her victims as they sleep at night--a tale that originates from the rich Gullah culture of the Carolinas. Join Carmichael as he contemplates these stories and more from the mysterious side of North Carolina's beloved coastal counties.

The Earth Around Us

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Author: Jill Schneiderman
Publisher: Routledge
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Soil contamination . . . public lands . . . surface and groundwater pollution . . . coastal erosion . . . global warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it?These vital questions are addressed in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe: Earth's time and history and the place of people on it Views of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on Earth Resources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlines Ill-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United States Innovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soil Natural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth system Our responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on Earth. Never before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth's environment works. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants.

American Lighthouses

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Author: Ray Jones,Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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American Lighthouses by Ray Jones,Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts Book Resume:

A celebration of the great American lighthouses, their keepers, their histories, and their ongoing stories For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. Completely revised and updated, American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them. Included are many endangered lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, as well as “ghost lights,” which are no longer standing.

Homicide in Hatteras

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Author: Kate Merrill
Publisher: Bella Books
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When Amanda Rittenhouse’s new girlfriend, psychiatrist Sara Orlando, convinces her to hire one of her patients to bake a wedding cake, Amanda can’t say no. The fact that the baker is an ex-con doesn’t really worry her until the wedding day arrives. Then during the ceremony the baker disappears, thrusting Amanda and Sara into a twisted web that involves kidnapping, drug trafficking, and murder. Concerned for her patient Tammy, Sara invites Amanda to vacation with her on the Outer Banks, where Tammy’s mother still lives. As it turns out Amanda isn’t the only amateur sleuth in the relationship. With every layer Sara and Amanda peel back about Tammy and her family, the deeper they’re pulled into a dangerous trap. With Hurricane Bella barreling its way to shore, the pressure is on to find Tammy and uncover the reasons behind her disappearance. Is Tammy just an innocent victim in these shadowy dealings, or does she play a larger role? Sara and Amanda are about to find out. Amanda Rittenhouse Mystery Book 2.

The Hatterasman

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Author: Ben Dixon MacNeill
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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The Hatterasman by Ben Dixon MacNeill Book Resume:

A classic memoir of North Carolina’s Outer Banks penned by native Ben Dixon MacNeill and winner of the 1958 Mayflower Award, The Hatterasman is part nature story, part historical narrative, part adventure story, and part rhetorical farce.

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks (Third Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks (Third Edition) (Explorer's Complete) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Renee Wright
Publisher: The Countryman Press
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Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks (Third Edition) (Explorer's Complete) by Renee Wright Book Resume:

See why the Outer Banks is one of the most unique and cherished places in the U.S. The complete guide to North Carolina's stunning coast—some of the most beautiful in North America—is better than ever in this revised, updated, and beautifully redesigned edition. Detailed reviews of lodging, dining, and recreation, plus outfitters, campsites, trails, and point of historic and cultural interest make this book the indispensable companion to the incomparable Outer Banks region. Renowned travel writer Renee Wright makes it easy to get the very most out of your journey to this majestic destination. In addition to the overwhelming beauty of North Carolina's shores, the Outer Banks preserves history and traditions lost to more urban areas of the eastern United States. So, whether it's wild Banker ponies, historic Kitty Hawk, or hidden beaches that visitors would otherwise never find, the gems of the Outer Banks are yours to discover.

Don Laws

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Author: Beverly Ann Menke
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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Don Laws by Beverly Ann Menke Book Resume:

At the 1984 Olympics, American Scott Hamilton skated into the history books when he claimed a gold medal in Sarajevo. Beside him the entire time was his coach, Don Laws. Don Laws: The Life of an Olympic Figure Skating Coach recounts Don’s youth, from his childhood in Washington, D.C. to his Junior Men’s Figure Skating Championship to his triumphs as a coach on the international stage. Featuring personal interviews with many of his former pupils, this humorous and enlightening biography captures Don’s dedication to the sport and to his students.

Embassy Cruising Guide Chesapeake Bay to Florida & the ICW, 8th edition Cape May, NJ to Fernandina Beach, FL Detailed Coverage of the Intracoastal Waterway

Embassy Cruising Guide Chesapeake Bay to Florida & the ICW, 8th edition Cape May, NJ to Fernandina Beach, FL Detailed Coverage of the Intracoastal Waterway [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Maptech
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Embassy Cruising Guide Chesapeake Bay to Florida & the ICW, 8th edition Cape May, NJ to Fernandina Beach, FL Detailed Coverage of the Intracoastal Waterway by Maptech Book Resume:

The Embassy Cruising Guide Chesapeake Bay to Florida is a must for recreational boaters traveling the waters of Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, VA to the Florida border.

Insiders' Guide® to Civil War Sites in the South

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Author: Shannon Lane
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Insiders' Guide® to Civil War Sites in the South by Shannon Lane Book Resume:

Civil War history buffs will love this unique travel guide to the South's most famous and infamous battle sites, including historical background, directions to hard-to-find locations, and tips on where to stay, eat, and shop.

Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 6

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Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 6 by Book Resume:

Strong reading skills are the basis of school success, and Spectrum(R) Reading for grade 6 will help children triumph over language arts and beyond. This standards-based workbook uses engaging text to support understanding key ideas, details, story structure, and knowledge integration. Spectrum(R) Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse

A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Theresa Levitt
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A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse by Theresa Levitt Book Resume:

“Combin[es] matters of biography, science, engineering, technology, art, history, economics and politics seemingly effortlessly and definitely seamlessly. An excellent book and a joy to read.”—Henry Petroski, Wall Street Journal Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently. Battling the establishment, his own poor health, and the limited technology of the time, Fresnel was able to achieve his goal of illuminating the entire French coast. At first, the British sought to outdo the new Fresnel-equipped lighthouses as a matter of national pride. Americans, too, resisted abandoning their primitive lamps, but the superiority of the Fresnel lens could not be denied for long. Soon, from Dunkirk to Saigon, shores were brightened with it. The Fresnel legacy played an important role in geopolitical events, including the American Civil War. No sooner were Fresnel lenses finally installed along U.S. shores than they were drafted: the Union blockaded the Confederate coast; the Confederacy set about thwarting it by dismantling and hiding or destroying the powerful new lights. Levitt’s scientific and historical account, rich in anecdote and personality, brings to life the fascinating untold story of Augustin Fresnel and his powerful invention.

Big Book of Civil War Sites

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Author: Eric Ethier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Big Book of Civil War Sites by Eric Ethier Book Resume:

The Big Book of Civil War Sites is the consummate travel reference for America's Civil War battlefields. Whether exploring the Southern states or the Eastern theater, history-focused travelers and Civil War buffs finally have ready access to in-depth and thorough listings of all major sites, including historical background information, travel options, museums, and events.

Lighthouses of the Carolinas

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Author: Terrance Zepke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Lighthouses of the Carolinas by Terrance Zepke Book Resume:

Eighteen lighthouses still stand in the Carolinas, from Currituck Lighthouse near the Virginia border down to Haig Point Lighthouse near the border with Georgia. Author Zepke tells how they were built and how they have weathered hurricanes, erosion, and neglect. Some are open to visitors; others can be seen from the coast or on a passing boat. In this second edition, all the travel guide information is updated, along with new sections on light keepers, the U.S. Lighthouse Board, and a timeline.

Man on the Move

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Author: Peter Rowlands
Publisher: iUniverse
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Man on the Move by Peter Rowlands Book Resume:

Pete Friesen trusted his intuition and employed his skills to create a lifetime filled with extraordinary achievements. Born in post-revolutionary Russia and raised on the Canadian prairie during the Great Depression, Friesen overcame challenging odds and found his way to the pinnacle of engineering success in the United States. As noted by Peter Rowlands, who was involved in production of Friesens bio-documentary Pete: Moving Man Made Mountains, Pete Friesen considered life on earth to be an adventure where every challenge and every failure was a learning experience. With little formal education, he became an inventor and innovator who moved more than four thousand buildings in his structural-moving career. Possessing the ability to visualize resolution of complex problems, Friesen designed machinery and developed procedures that propelled his chosen profession into the modern age. Rowlands chronicles Friesens fascinating life from beginning to endfrom a turbulent childhood through inventions and innovations to international acclaimcreating a fitting memoir and an unforgettable tribute to a man who lived by his credo of hopeto never, never give up.

Altered Environments

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The constant assault of natural forces make fragile barrier islands some of the most rapidly changing locations in the world, but human activities have had enormous impact on these islands as well. In Altered Environments, Jeffrey and Kathleen Pompe explore the complex interactions between nature and human habitation on the resilient Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Pompes employ modern and historical photographs and maps to illustrate the geographic and ecologic changes that have taken place on the Outer Banks, evaluating efforts to preserve these lands and also meet the evolving needs of a growing population. The Pompes examine the various forces that have created an environment so very different from the Outer Banks of only a few decades ago. The defining event in the reshaping of the islands for expanded development was the dune-construction project of the 1930s, when the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed a wall of self-sustaining dunes along 125 miles of Outer Banks shoreline in an effort to stave off beach erosion. This event created a historical demarcation in conservation efforts and heralded the beginning of a period of rapid economic development for the Outer Banks. The construction project reshaped the islands' geography to accomplish perceived economic advantages and prepared the Outer Banks for the last half of the twentieth century, when tourists increasingly visited this shore, bringing corresponding developments in their wake. The dune-restoration project is just one of the Pompes' examples of how human actions have altered the islands to meet the demands of a growing number of visitors and residents. While Altered Environments focuses on the Outer Banks, the narrative also considers social, environmental, and economic issues that are relevant to much of the seashore. Most coastal communities face similar problems, such as natural disasters and shoreline erosion, and in recent decades rapid population growth has exacerbated many conservation problems. Real-estate developments, the fisheries industry, tourism, climate change, and oil exploration all come under scrutiny in this investigation. Using the Outer Banks as a case study to frame a host of environmental challenges faced along the Atlantic seaboard today, the Pompes provide a valuable commentary on the historical context of these concerns and offer some insightful solutions that allow for sustainable communities.

American Lighthouses

American Lighthouses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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American Lighthouses by Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts Book Resume:

For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of over 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them.

Insiders' Guide® to North Carolina's Outer Banks

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Author: Karen Bachman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Insiders' Guide® to North Carolina's Outer Banks by Karen Bachman Book Resume:

Written by a local and true insider, Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Backs is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information. Each guide is packed with useful tips on places to stay, restaurants, events, attractions, fun things to do with the kids, nightlife, recreation, shopping, local history, and much more--as well as information on real estate, education, health care, and more.

100 Secrets of the Carolina Coast

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Author: Randall Duckett,Maryellen Duckett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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100 Secrets of the Carolina Coast by Randall Duckett,Maryellen Duckett Book Resume:

The stretch of shore running from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Lowcountry of South Carolina offers an amazing array of places to stay, places to eat, adventures and attractions. 100 Secrets of the Carolina Coast includes the best lesser-known, off-the-beaten-path travel tips. There's something for everyone with a wide variety of secrets -- from down-home shrimp shacks to gourmet bistros; from primitive campgrounds to luxury bed-and-breakfasts. The Carolina coast has all this and more for you to enjoy if you know the secrets. With this book, you soon will.

Road Trip USA

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Author: Jamie Jensen
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen Book Resume:

Criss-cross the country on America's two-lane highways with the 25th anniversary edition of the ultimate guide to the classic road trip. InsideRoad Trip USA you'll find: 11 routes through the heart of America, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique Over 125 streamlined maps covering more than 35,000 miles of two-lane American blacktop Full-color photos and illustrations of America both then and now Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who sped along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Insight into the great American road trip, as well as resources, history, and fun facts along the way Hit the road, roll down the windows, and discover the soul of the country with Road Trip USA.

Wakulla

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Author: Kirk Munroe
Publisher: Good Press
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Wakulla by Kirk Munroe Book Resume:

"Wakulla" by Kirk Munroe. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World

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Author: Lawrence Berlow
Publisher: Routledge
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Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World by Lawrence Berlow Book Resume:

More than 650 landmarks are covered, ranging from ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, to contemporary engineering feats such as the World Trade Center in New York City. The concisely-written entries describe when the landmark was built, who built it, why it was built, its dimensions, how it was constructed, and any problems encountered during construction. Additional features include: numerous photographs; biographies of important builders and designers; glossary; chronology of dates in civil engineering from 3000 BC to the present; listings of tallest buildings, longest bridges, and highest dams, and a geographical index which locates the structures by country.

Keys to the Mysteries

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Author: Mary I. Schmal
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Keys to the Mysteries by Mary I. Schmal Book Resume:

In this final episode, all mysteries come to completion. Adventures begun in 1884 find the Children of the Light two years older. Tiny keys unlock secrets from a desk, a box, and a crate. A skeleton key exposes a thrilling surprise behind a puzzling lighthouse door. Two children are injured. Pirates unload unusual treasure. Lucinda DePere's secret wows not only islanders but her two adoring suitors. Florence "Dellie" Delight wonders why she is the only one of the nine not to receive an extraordinary gift. She never loses faith. Dellie knows that faithfulness is a blessed Fruit of the Spirit guaranteed to her and to all "Children of the Light."

Backroads of North Carolina

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Author: Kevin Adams
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Backroads of North Carolina by Kevin Adams Book Resume:

North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements. Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures. The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores. Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.

Tomorrow's Coasts: Complex and Impermanent

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Author: Lynn Donelson Wright,C. Reid Nichols
Publisher: Springer
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Tomorrow's Coasts: Complex and Impermanent by Lynn Donelson Wright,C. Reid Nichols Book Resume:

This book is intended as a conceptual roadmap to show how some of the numerous pieces of complex coastal systems intersect and might interact under changing future environmental regimes. It is addressed to a non-technical but environmentally literate audience that includes the lay public, policy makers, planners, engineers and academics interested in the causes and consequences of global changes as they are likely to affect coastal systems. The book also outlines some strategies for anticipating and responding to the challenges that lie ahead. The purpose is not to offer a technical treatise on how to build better numerical models or to provide the cognoscenti with new scientific details or theories. Quite on the contrary the authors aim to provide a holistic, easy-accessible overview of coastal systems and therefore use a writing style that is non-technical, nonmathematical and non-jargonized throughout. Wherever scientific terms are required to avoid ambiguity, a clear and simple definition is presented and those definitions are repeated in the glossary. The authors aim to communicate with all who care about the future of coastal environments. In Part 1, they present some underlying general “big picture” concepts that are applicable to coastal processes and coastal change worldwide. Part 2 reviews some of the more important physical, ecological and societal causes and outcomes of coastal change. A selection of case studies of some prominent and highly vulnerable coastal regions is presented in Part 3. Some strategies for facilitating and supporting collaboration among the global scientific community to enhance future coastal resilience are outlined in Part 4.