9780141030579
Underland

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday TimesA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyThe highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways'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

  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Publication date: 27/08/2020
  • ISBN: 9780141030579
  • Page extent: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 mm x 129 mm
 
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