Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages
Published: 02/05/2019

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Waterstones Says

Ten years in the making, Underland is Macfarlane's enthralling record of journeys deep into the worlds beneath our feet. From the burial grounds of the Mendip Hills to the deep blue, ancient ice of Greenland, he explores - through myth, memory and experience – our most feared and venerated spaces of loss, discovery and deep time.

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019

‘Superb and vital reading’ – Michael at Glasgow Fort

‘Lyrical, absorbing, a book that will stay with you’ – Emma at Wokingham

Underland is beautifully written, with its careful and precise prose, and above all it’s a thrilling read – Caroline at Norwich

From the high peaks of Mountains of the Mind to the lost paths of The Old Ways and the vanishing lexicon of The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane has traced the way our landscape is fused with language, storytelling and imagination.

Ten years in the making, Underland is his enthralling record of journeys deep into the worlds beneath our feet. From the burial grounds of the Mendip Hills to the hidden catacombs of Paris, and further, to the deep blue, ancient ice of Greenland, Macfarlane explores - through myth, memory and experience – our most feared and venerated spaces of loss, discovery and deep time.

Blending personal memoir, travelogue and nature writing, infused with a powerful ability to read the essential messages about our changing planet and our place within it embedded in the very ground we walk upon, Underland is an astonishing and unforgettable book. Written with lyricism, power and prescience, it brings together the ancient and the urgent in a revelatory examination of an unseen and essential netherworld.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241143803
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 728 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm

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“Transportive Magic and Urgent Warnings”

I was taken to deep places I never knew existed and made to feel like I was right there beside Macfarlane, sharing in the otherworldly power of those distant spaces. He masterfully ties his underground journeys... More

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Heather

“Powerful, poignant, and essential reading”

“Into the underland we have long placed that which we fear and wish to lose, and that which we love and wish to save.”

As he has done with his previous works, such as The Old Ways and Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane... More

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“A poetic beautiful book”

Robert Macfarlane is the master of poetic prose. His latest book Underland follows in the same flow as Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Worlds. It is hugely far reaching from the past to the future from the... More

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