The Lessons of History by Will Durant, Ariel Durant

By Will Durant, Ariel Durant

A concise survey of the tradition and civilization of mankind, The classes of History is the results of a life of study from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their obtainable compendium of philosophy and social development, the Durants take us on a trip via heritage, exploring the chances and barriers of humanity through the years. Juxtaposing the nice lives, rules, and accomplishments with cycles of battle and conquest, the Durants display the towering topics of historical past and provides desiring to our personal.

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Indd 31 11-6-20 9:55 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black 11 TJ81-6-2011 IMUK AUS0345 Living in history W:220mmXH:280mm 175L M/A Magenta 14 11 The two-hundred-and-fifty-metre sea cliffs which completely encircle the island are some of the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. 12 The lighthouse and keepers’ cottages. 13 Tasman Island lighthouse is one of Australia’s tallest. 5 seconds beaming over the Southern Ocean. 14 While their cottages were close, lighthouse keepers and their families rarely mingled. 12 communication was established in the 1930s, but this was only between Hobart, and Maatsuyker and Bruny islands, for emergencies and relaying the weather reports.

It is a dangerous, isolated and forsaken place. But for most of the 1900s Tasman Island was a thriving lighthouse station, home to one of Australia’s tallest lighthouses, three lighthouse keepers, their families and their farm. It was always difficult to find people who could bear the trials of living and working in this wild, inaccessible outpost located just off Tasmania’s south-east coast. The winds on the island are so strong the lighthouse tower used to violently sway and tanks full of water would literally fly off the island, as a pig sty once did with the Christmas pig still inside it.

John Cook would wear pyjamas, four sets of clothes and a rug in an attempt to stay warm. Every twenty minutes the on-duty keeper would have to register on a clock that they were still awake, with the records sent to Hobart each quarter for scrutiny. Every three hours keepers would relay weather reports to nearby Bruny Island. They were not permitted to leave the tower during their shift. During the day the keepers would be required to look seawards every half an hour and report any vessels they saw, in between tending to never-ending maintenance on the island and the small farm they ran for fresh milk and meat.

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