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Latvian Lighthouses

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Postby LeadingLight » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:50 am


With the goal of preserving the heritage of lighthouses, the Latvian computer services firm Capital has published the book Latvijas bākas / Lighthouses of Latvia, a thorough guide to the many significant seaside structures in Latvia.
The hardcover book features detailed historical and technical writings on each of them, as well as a large number of color photographs.
The book, produced by Capital President Ivars Putniņš and released in December, features texts written in Latvian by Andris Cekuls of the Museum of the History of Rīga and Navigation (Rīgas vēstures un kuģniecības muzejs), as well as full English translations by Maija Treilona.
The 152-page book also features historical photographs, facsimiles of Latvian newspaper articles about lighthouses throughout history, and arranges the lighthouses in geographic order, from the Pape lighthouse (near the Lithuanian border) north to the Ainaži lighthouse (near the Estonian border).


The publisher was hard to find, but I finally succeeded. Its website is only in Latvian, the email I received is very basic so English correspondation is possible, but it looks like its a bit difficult for them. I will collect orders from Dutch people. It's okay for me if others want me to order for them too, but shipping may then cost more than the benefit of a bulk order. Total cost for 1 copy, including shipping to Europe, is now about 40 euros. If I am able to collect more than 20 orders, I may get it for 25, but with 17 euros shipping cost outside Europe, Americans and Australians better order directly.

Publishers website: http://capital.lv/
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Postby mylights » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:31 pm


A preview of the cover of the book and a discription. Halfway the page.

http://www.buratajiem.lv/

Translating in Englisch

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&from=&to=en&a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.buratajiem.lv%2f
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Postby LeadingLight » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:43 pm


Thanks Jo :wink:

I will make it easy: Image
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