Landmarks (Paperback)Robert Macfarlane (author)
A critically acclaimed writer, journalist and fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Robert Macfarlane’s wide-ranging non-fiction writing encompasses nature, language, memory, landscape, literature and travel. His books include The Old Ways, Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, Holloway (with Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards) and Landmarks. His wonderful new book, The Lost Words was published on 2nd October 2017 and is available now.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 311 g
Dimensions: 199 x 131 x 31 mm
Publisher's description. The number one bestselling book from the author of The Old Ways. This is a celebration of the unique relationship between language and place; a field guide to nature writers from Roger Deakin to Nan Shepherd; and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable, poetic, funny, peculiar and endangered words to describe the natural world. - Penguin
Thoughtful and lyrical writing . . . It's gorgeous - Katy Guest, Independent on Sunday
Enormously pleasurable, deeply moving . . . Landmarks is both a bid to save our rich hoard of landscape language, and a blow struck for the power of a deep creative relationship to place - Financial Times
His writing has a confidence and enjoyment, a passionate purpose . . . he celebrates our vast, but evaporating, vocabulary for the landscape - Daily Telegraph
A story like this is salutary...Landmarks is a book that ought to be read by policymakers, educators, armchair environmentalists and active conservationists the world over. - Guardian
The writing is full of clarity and internal reflections and the chapters ripple over into each other like a linked chain of mountain pools.... What is remarkable about these words is how precise they are, and how deeply local. They feel as if they somehow grew out of the land itself. A delight. - Sunday Times Magazine
The mood is one of celebration... [Landmarks is] the product of an active academic intelligence and emotional generosity, 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
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