WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019
A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century
The unmissable new book from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words
'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
Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet...
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes a dazzling journey into the concealed geographies of the ground beneath our feet - the hidden regions beneath the visible surfaces of the world. From the vast below-ground mycelial networks by which trees communicate, to the ice-blue depths of glacial moulins, and from North Yorkshire to the Lofoten Islands, he traces an uncharted, deep-time voyage. Underland a thrilling new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of the relations of landscape and the human heart.
'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal
'Packed with stories based in geography, history, myth, gossip, legend, religion, geology and the natural world. Macfarlane's writing moves and enthrals' The Times on The 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