A brief atlas of the lighthouses at the end of the world

Macías, González


Beautifully illustrated stories of lighthouses and their guardians which transport the reader to the some of the most remote places on earth.

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Publish Date: 19/10/2023
ISBN: 9781529087147 Category: Tags: ,


There is something beautiful and wild in the impossible architecture of lighthouses. They have been the homes and workplaces of men and women whose romantic guardianship has saved countless lives from cruel seas. Yet while that way of life fades away, as the lights go out and the buildings crumble, we still have their stories.

From a blind lighthouse keeper tending a light in the Arctic Circle, to an intrepid young girl saving ships from wreck at the foot of her father’s lighthouse, and the plight of the lighthouse crew cut off from society for forty days, this is a glorious book full of illuminating stories that will transport the reader to the world’s most isolated and inspiring lighthouses.

With over thirty tales that explore the depths to which we can sink and the heights to which we can soar as human beings, and accompanied by beautiful illustrations, nautical charts, maps, architectural plans and curious facts, A Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses at the End of the World is as full of wonder as the far flung lighthouses themselves.

Translated from Spanish by Daniel Hahn

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Weight 574 g
Dimensions 248 × 178 × 19 mm










387.15509 (edition:23)


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