Passage to Juneau A Sea and Its Meanings

Jonathan Raban

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Digital
Pages
448
Parution
juin 2011
Format
Ebook EPUB
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DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307797261
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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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