Passage to Juneau

A Sea and Its Meanings
Product Number: EB00171757
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307797261
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers-between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.

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Author(s): Jonathan Raban
Genre: Travel
Original Publish Date: Jun 22, 2011

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