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  • Mountains of the Mindby Robert Macfarlane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    "Wonderfully illuminating. . . . An exhilarating blend of scholarship and adventure, displaying dazzling erudition, acute powers of analysis, a finely honed sense of cultural history and a passionate sense of the author's engagement with his subject." -- Los Angeles Times ?Fascinating stuff. . . a clever premise. . . . Goes back three centuries,... more...

  • The Old Waysby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    The Old Ways : ?With a steady command of the literature and history of each place he visits, [Macfarlane] tries ?to read landscapes back into being.? His sentences bristle with the argot of cartographers, geologists, zoologists, and botanists.? ? The New Yorker                                                                              ?Macfarlane... more...

  • The Old Waysby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    The Old Ways is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012 In The Old Ways Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British... more...

  • Siltby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 4.78

    In Silt , bestselling travel writer Robert Macfarlane walks the Broomway, the deadliest path in Britain. In one of the most striking chapters of his brilliant recent book The Old Ways , Robert Macfarlane walks the Essex offshore path which has claimed the lives of more than sixty people over the centuries. His companion on this atmospheric... more...

  • The Wild Placesby Robert MacFarlane

    Granta Publications 2009; US$ 12.51

    The Wild Places is both an intellectual and a physical journey, and Macfarlane travels in time as well as space. Guided by monks, questers, scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, both living and dead, he explores our changing ideas of the wild. From the cliffs of Cape Wrath to the holloways of Dorset, the storm-beaches of Norfolk, the salt marshes... more...

  • Mountains Of The Mindby Robert MacFarlane

    Granta Publications 2009; US$ 12.51

    Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season in Scotland than they do on the roads. Mountains of the Mind is a fascinating investigation into our emotional and imaginative responses to mountains and how these have changed... more...

  • Landmarksby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands... more...

  • The Wild Placesby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    ?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys... more...

  • The Worm Forgives the Ploughby John Stewart Collis; Robert Macfarlane

    Random House 2009; US$ 15.98

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life... more...

  • Climbing Essaysby Jim Perrin; Robert Macfarlane

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial... more...