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BeschreibungAn illustrated work that offers an account of the first recorded long-distance sea-kayak trip made along Scotland's West Coast in the Autumn of 1934.
InhaltsverzeichnisINTRODUCTION by Ninian Dunnett VII 1 FAILURE 1 2 'CHANGE!' 11 3 THE START 17 4 JOURNEY WITH A MELON 27 5 THE KINSMAN 39 6 THE DORUS MOR 53 7 THE ISLES 63 8 SEA CANOEING 73 9 THE SPANISH ARMADA 83 10 FAMILY FARM 97 11 ARDMORE 113 12 THE FORBIDDEN ISLAND 127 13 THE HIGHLAND PROBLEM 143 14 THE HERRING FISHERS 155 15 NORTHWARD 171 16 THE HIGHLAND PROBLEM RESOLVED 183 17 'IT'S TOO LATE IN THE YEAR' 191 NOTES 195
PortraitAlastair Dunnett was one of the foremost Scots of the 20th century and was a key public figure in the Scottish Office after WWII. He married novelist Dorothy Dunnett in 1946 and later edited The Daily Record and The Scotsman before being instrumental in the evolution of the oil industry in the North Sea in the 1970s. He died, aged 89, in 1998.
Pressestimmen'Quite enthralling. I have read it with unfailing interest and unflagging pleasure.' Eric linklater 'One of the most unusual travel books published in a long time - Only those who have sailed among the Western Isles in substantial craft can realise the full implication of a trip there in a frail canoe. Such a method of voyaging in these waters seems fantastic. Yet it was done - absorbing reading.' Glasgow Herald 'A daring feat.' Sunday Times ' - spacious, humorous, penetrating log-book - the observant eye as well as the racy pen. New Books 'Adventure surely was part of the story, and that aspect of it is given full prominence. But there was more to it than adventure; there was a purposeful determination to discover personally the causes contributing to the depopulation of the Highlands.' Sunday Mail 'The purpose and spirit of the book stand forth inspiringly.' Daily Record 'A memorable cruise - he hotly denies that Highlanders are sly ne'er-do-weels; he rails at authority for its neglect of Gaeldom.' Evening Dispatch 'As a record of what must have been a very hazardous voyage, this is first-rate and exciting reading. It is, in the highest sense, a fine travel book.' Evening Citizen 'The charm of the book as a record of experience does not obscure the value inherent in its assessment of conditions and potentialities in a beautiful but long neglected area.' Scotsman
Untertitel: The First Epic Scottish Sea Journey by Kayak. New ed. intergrated b/w halftones, 2 maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Neil Wilson Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2007
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten