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Author Name:    RABAN, Jonathan

Title:   Passage to Juneau. 1st US in dj.

Publisher:    Pantheon, 1999, ISBN:0679442626 

Seller ID:   39798

RABAN, Jonathan. Passage to Juneau : A Sea and Its Meanings. NY: Pantheon, (1999). First Printing. Pp 435. 8vo, blue spine with tan boards. "To the ordinary seaman, the 1,000-mile Inside Passage between Seattle and Juneau is a rigorous obstacle course of clustered islands, labyrinthine channels, mercurial tides, and boiling whirlpools. When the navigator if Jonathan Raban,though, the passage becomes a canvas of myth and history, art and philosop hy; a proscenium for discourses on the physics of waves, the worldview of the Northwest Indians, and the contentious voyage of Captain George Vancouver, who charted these waters for England in 1792. It is also the place whereone of our most thrillingly erudite and eloquent writers sounds the abysse s of his own life." -from the cover. Vg in dj. 28.00


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