Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History,
  • Romanticism,
  • Folklore,
  • United States - Pacific - Alaska,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Northwest, Pacific,
  • Indians of North America,
  • Historical - General,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Sailing - Narratives,
  • Humor / Political,
  • Nonfiction,
  • Adventure,
  • Art,
  • 18th century

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatAudio Cassette
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8663866M
ISBN 10156511390X
ISBN 109781565113909

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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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot by:   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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot/5.

Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban – life's choppier waters Raban’s book, which began as a project to navigate Alaska’s Inside Passage, is a superb travelogue, but the crises of his Author: Sarah Crown. 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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban Passage to Juneau book solo in a foot sailboat/5().

About Passage to Juneau. 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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35.

A rich, multilayered narrative of solitary travel through a vast and chilly landscape. Raban (Bad Land, ; Hunting Mister Heartbreak, ; etc.), a Londoner resident in Seattle, is one of the English-speaking world’s great travelers and travel writers.

Here he crafts a wonderfully literate account, full of thoughtful observation and self-deprecating humor, of a sailing trip up the Inside.

Passage to Juneau A Sea and Its Meanings (Book): Raban, Jonathan: 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, miles of difficult-and often. Author Information Jonathan Raban was born in Norfolk in He lives in Seattle, and is the author of eight previous novels, Soft City, Arabia, Old Glory, Foreign Land, For Love and Money, Coasting, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, and Bad has also edited the Oxford Book of the Sea and written a non-fiction book, Passage to Jueau.

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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. Passage to Juneau is travel writing at its very best.

Lyrical and soaring at one moment, darkly introspective at another, moods tracing the contours and texture of land and sea along the fantastic inner passage, this book hooks and engages the reader at every level.5/5(5).

The capital city is only accessible by boat or plane and is also the most popular port for Alaska Cruises along the Inside Passage, serving as an excellent basecamp to explore Southeast Alaska.

The city sits on the edge of the massive 1, square mile Juneau Icefield, which boasts over glaciers and an accumulation of ice and snow greater. Jonathan Raban has 36 books on Goodreads with ratings. Jonathan Raban’s most popular book is Life on the Mississippi.

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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot sailboat/5(8).

Passage to Juneau is not a travel thriller; the trip is hazardous, but that's not the point. Instead, Raban takes us on a journey of contemplation, literature, lore, mythology, and science. Instead, Raban takes us on a journey of contemplation, literature, lore, mythology, and science.

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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot sailboat.5/5(2).

Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day.

In Juneau became the official state capital when Alaska was admitted to the United. There's no history in a wilderness. It just is.'' Jonathan Raban's endlessly suggestive new book provides a gloss on these words from his ''Coasting'' -- a gloss, and refutation.

''Passage to Juneau'' shows that the sea isn't only the antonym of land, that wilderness is something other than civilization's absence.

Passage to Juneau A Sea and Its Meanings (Book): Raban, Jonathan: Baker & TaylorThe author describes his solo voyage from his Seattle home to the Alaska PanhandleBlackwell North AmerThe Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska is winding, turbulent, and deep - an ancient, thousand-mile-long sea route, rich in dangerous whirlpools, eddies, rips, and Jonathan.

Review. British-born Jonathan Raban sets out on a passage from Seattle to Juneau in a small boat that is more a waterborne writing den, and as usual with the brilliant Raban, this journey becomes a vehicle for history and heart-stopping descriptions that will make readers want to hail him as one of the finest talents who's picked up a pen in the 20th century/5(K).

Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban is reminiscent of Bad Land, Raban's treatise on the settlement of the Dakotas and the Montana territory. Like all good travel narratives, Passage to Juneau combines history, geography, natural science, memoir, and poetry. It is a moving depiction of the 1, Passage to Juneau Book Summary and Study Guide.

decides to sail alone up the Inside Passage from his Seattle home to the Alaska Panhandle. On his way, he talks about the first European explorers in the area, the indigenous peoples (offering, among other things, a new theory of Northwestern Indian aesthetics, based on the breakup and.

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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot sailboat.

Passage to Juneau is not a travel thriller; the trip is hazardous, but that's not the point. Instead, Raban takes us on a journey of contemplation, literature, lore, mythology, and science. Instead, Raban takes us on a journey of contemplation, literature, lore, mythology, and science.5/5(2).

Passage to Juneau A Sea and Its Meanings (Book): Raban, Jonathan: The Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska is winding, turbulent, and deep--an ancient, thousand-mile-long sea route, rich in dangerous whirlpools, eddies, rips, and races.

Here flourished the canoe culture of the Northwest Indians, with their fantastic painted masks and complex iconography and their stories of. Begin this Viking Travel tour with a three-night Alaska Ferry ride through Alaska’s Inside Passage on your way to the capital city of Juneau.

Once there you will enjoy a glacier flight and seafood feast at the remote Taku Glacier Lodge. Passage to Juneau is his finest achievement to date. Ostensibly an account of a voyage Raban took from his new home in Seattle to the Alaskan capital through that labyrinthine sea route called the Inside Passage, it is, in essence, a book about the nature of loss/5(K).

Juneau makes for a great jumping-off point for outdoor activities all over the northern Panhandle, as well as an excellent home base to explore Southeast Alaska. • Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts: They attest to the untamed wilderness that lies just beyond the souvenir shops. Climb the six-mile, 3,foot ascent of Mount Roberts on foot, or.

''Passage to Juneau'' shows that the sea isn't only the antonym of land, that wilderness is something other than civilization's absence. For like beauty -- or like the sublime, to which Raban devotes some of his best pages -- the wilderness has its being in the beholder's eye.4/5(19).

Passage to Juneau A Sea and Its Meanings (Book): Raban, Jonathan: The Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska is winding, turbulent, and deep--an ancient, thousand-mile-long sea route, rich in dangerous whirlpools, eddies, rips, and races.

Here flourished the canoe culture of the Northwest Indians, with their fantastic painted masks and complex iconography and their stories of malign. 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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot sailboat/5(4).

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 physical distance is 1, miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a foot sailboat.4/5(3).

It’s been said that a person doesn’t take a trip, but rather a trip takes a person. The Inside Passage took me – in a kayak – from Anacortes, Washington, to Juneau, Alaska.

It took me through glacially carved landscapes and impenetrable forests, narrow channels and wide ocean passages, barreling fronts and mixmaster waves. Check out this great listen on Acclaimed travel writer Jonathan Raban invites us aboard his boat, a floating cottage cluttered with books, curling manuscripts, and dead ballpoint pens.

He's about to sail alone from Seattle to the Alaskan Panhandle, following an ancient sea route rich 3/5(1). Alaska's Inside Passage, Juneau, Alaska.

12, likes 9 talking about this. Few places rival the scenic beauty, wildlife, culture and adventure found within Alaska's Inside Passage region. Explore. Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings is a travelogue by Jonathan ide an account of Raban's own trip by boat from Seattle to Juneau, the reader is presented with the voyage of Captain George Vancouver between and and his encounters with the seagoing natives living along the coast.

Sources. The New York Review of Books Janu 'Now Voyager'Author: Jonathan Raban. In “Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage,” float houses and boat harbors appear through mist; oyster catchers stare through foliage. Some images are. " I read this book on the Alaska Marine Ferry to Juneau. Amazing setting to read it.

Sometimes slow and dry, but Raban uses a lot of primary sources to put together an amazing story of the Inside Passage. "Elisa | 1/18/" I couldn't finish this book.

His writing is all over the place. Home / Pre-arrival Planning / Your Guide to Inside Passage Weather in Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan 07 Sep Planning your Alaskan cruise can take a lot of work, and depending on your desired experience and shore excursions, the weather and time of year can have a big impact.

Amazon Review. Jonathan Raban's Passage to Juneau is a pure delight, even for the most dedicated landlubbers. On April Fool's DayRaban set sail in his foot ketch from "virtual reality" Seattle to travel the 1, or so miles up the often turbulent and tricky Inside Passage to Alaska/5(84).

Passage To Juneau: A Sea and Its Meaning Idioma Inglés: : Raban, Jonathan: Libros en idiomas extranjeros/5(78).Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings Jonathan Raban Pantheon pp. $ Jonathan Raban isn't your typical "spit and polish" boat owner, as he readily confesses in his new book about sailing through Alaska's Inside boat--"a smart cruising ketch" build in Sweden in is covered in black dust, ropes lie uncoiled on the foredeck, and the cabin is "cluttered with books and.Jonathan Raban, Author Pantheon Books $ (p) ISBN

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