James Raffan
Circling the Midnight Sun
June 11, 2019 Comments.. 188
Circling the Midnight Sun Over the course of three years Jim Raffan seasoned traveller and bestselling author circumnavigated the globe at degrees latitude the Arctic Circle Armed with his passion for the north his int

  • Title: Circling the Midnight Sun
  • Author: James Raffan
  • ISBN: 9781443405843
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over the course of three years, Jim Raffan, seasoned traveller and bestselling author circumnavigated the globe at 66.5 degrees latitude the Arctic Circle Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change What he discovered was by turns shocking, frustrating, eOver the course of three years, Jim Raffan, seasoned traveller and bestselling author circumnavigated the globe at 66.5 degrees latitude the Arctic Circle Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change What he discovered was by turns shocking, frustrating, entertaining and enlightening In Circling the Midnight Sun, Raffan presents a warm hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change Compelling and utterly original, this is both an adventure story and a book that will transform the way we think about northerners and the north.

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    1. Ariel Gordon says:

      Based near Kingston, Ont James Raffan has built a career writing and lecturing on Canadian wilderness travel. He has written more than a dozen books in this vein, including the bestsellers Wildwaters (1986), Summer North of Sixty (1990) and Bark, Skin and Cedar (1999), a cultural history of canoes.In 2007, Raffan set himself a larger canvas, writing a biography of Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company from 1820 to 1860.While researching that book, Raffan was intrigued to learn [...]

    2. Thomas Isern says:

      A bit of a disappointment. I'll consider the work first according to its genre, which is travel narrative. The author has a declared quest: to determine the state of Arctic peoples faced with the challenge of climate change. The narrative falters, I think, because it lacks the unifying device of the journey. The writer travels to multiple points on or near the Arctic Circle, but he does not travel the Arctic Circle. He goes somewhere, goes home again, and then goes somewhere else. And when he do [...]

    3. Sky says:

      I'm not too much a fan of Raffan's writing style, but that didn't stop me from finishing this book, because I couldn't wait to meet the next culture along the way. The book didn't really become too engaging until about half way through, where I feel like Raffan really started to engage with the local people on THEIR turf. So much of the first half of the book just felt like stories of Raffan traveling, and talking about the book he was writing (the one in my hands), and not really getting into t [...]

    4. Meg Morden says:

      This book was lent to me by a friend because I had mentioned I had been on a trip reindeer trekking and kayaking north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden and Norway. It is a fascinating look at the indigenous people who make their home in the land of the midnight sun and an excellent critique of the challenges they face. By the end of the book it is clear that global warming is only one of many and in their mind, not the most pressing. The book is packed with facts and dwells on the travel, making i [...]

    5. Laurie Ness says:

      Far more than a travelogue of a remarkable circumpolar odyssey, James Raffan shares the stories of oft-forgotten northerners who people the lands at the Arctic Circle - their cultures, their struggles for survival (physically, culturally, financially and politically) interspersed with reflective thoughts and connections to his own life and experiences. Raffan is a masterful story-teller. Much food for thought in this book.

    6. Priscillia says:

      A heavy read, at times I can't get into it but I give it a go after a couple of times and finished the book. You cannot but feel and think about how we consume and treat the environment without feeling how it effects the rest of the living beings on this earth. Informative and interesting read.

    7. Annie Cholewa says:

      It may have taken me some time to read Raffan's book - it needed tighter editing, parts of the text are dry as dust - but it was totally worth the slog, it's an important book on so many levels.

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