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Underland : a deep time journey

By: Macfarlane, Robert

0241143802 / 9780241143803
Hardback
910.202
02/05/2019
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24 cm viii, 487 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times'Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard'Marvellous...

Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity...

This is a book well worth reading' The Times'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer'Attentive, thoughtful, finely honed...

I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing...

This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature. And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New StatesmanDiscover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet.

From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.

Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer onThe Old Ways'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder...

Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times onThe Old Ways

BIC:

1MTN Arctic regions, 1QMP Polar regions, RNKH Conservation of wildlife & habitats, THX Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology, WTL Travel writing

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