Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings

Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings

by Jonathan Raban


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Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings by Jonathan Raban

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679776147
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 285,089
Product dimensions: 5.15(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Raban lives in Seattle, Washington.


Seattle, Washington

Date of Birth:

June 14, 1942

Place of Birth:

Norfolk, England

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