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Lighthouses for Kids : History, Science, and Lore With 21 Activities (Paperback) (Katherine L. House)
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Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation’s highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.
Explores lighthouses throughout United States history, including their construction in different environments, the many hazards keepers faced keeping them lit in harsh weather, and efforts made to preserve them today.