The Foghorn’s Lament: Jennifer Lucy Allan

£9.99

What does the foghorn sound like? It sounds huge. It rattles. It rattles you. It is a booming, lonely sound echoing into the vastness of the sea. When Jennifer Lucy Allan hears the foghorn’s colossal bellow for the first time, it marks the beginning of an obsession and a journey deep into the history of a sound that has carved out the identity and the landscape of coastlines around the world, from Scotland to San Francisco. Within its sound is a maritime history of shipwrecks and lighthouse keepers, the story and science of our industrial past, and urban myths relaying tales of foghorns in speaker stacks, blasting out for coastal raves. Here is an odyssey told through the people who battled the sea and the sound, who lived with it and loathed it, and one woman’s intrepid voyage through the howling loneliness of nature.

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Description

Author Jennifer Lucy Allan Published by White Rabbit ISBN 9781474615044 EAN 9781474615044 Bic Code AV|HBT Cover Paperback

Additional information

Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

333.917 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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