Underland: A Deep Time Journey - Signed Edition (Hardback)Robert Macfarlane (author)
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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. Written with lyricism, power and prescience, Underland brings together the ancient and the urgent in a revelatory examination of an unseen and essential netherworld.
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the sometimes vast and hidden 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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'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' - The Wall Street Journal
'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' - The Observer 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 onLandmarks 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' - The Sunday Times on The Old Ways