Underland: A Deep Time Journey- Paperback

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey- Paperback Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780141030579 Categories: , , Tag:

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.

From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways

  • A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
  • WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019
  • WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020
  • A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century

Reviews:

All Macfarlane’s books are urgings to take a closer look at the environment we live in, and at the natural world especially. They are perception-shifters. And with its darker, delving subject matter counter-weighing its lyricism, Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier-pushing, unsettling and exploratory * Evening Standard *

Robert Macfarlane’s writing reminds us of the astonishing variety of things you can see when you go at walking speed, and of how strange and rich the world is — Philip Pullman

The great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation
 * Wall Street Journal *

Beautifully written and wise, this haunting book is a treasure… It reads like a seamless dive, crawl, and trek through deep time, in sense-rich landscapes, accompanied by fascinating views of the human saga. Its unique spell is irresistible — Diane Ackerman

Beautifully and bravely balanced… This is a radical book in every sense.
 It goes as deep as it can, unafraid of the risk that what it finds will turn everything on its head * The Oldie *

Thrilling and soulful, raw and erudite.
 Robert Macfarlane writes of his astonishing subterranean explorations with wondrous, indelible power… Underland is a profound reckoning with humankind’s self-imperiled position in nature’s eternal order. It is a book of revelations — Philip Gourevitch

You’d be crazy not to read this book * The Sunday Times *

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 *

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