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  • Mountains of the Mindby Robert Macfarlane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world?s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination?and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes. His story begins three centuries ago,... more...

  • Siltby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 4.21

    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 2012 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 and... more...

  • Wild Placesby Robert MacFarlane

    Granta Publications 2009; US$ 13.32

    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$ 13.32

    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$ 14.09

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 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... more...

  • The Gifts of Readingby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 4.21

    From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual... more...

  • The Death of Grassby John Christopher; Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    A thought experiment in future-shock survivalism' Robert MacFarlane 'Gripping ... of all science fiction's apocalypses, this is one of the most haunting' Financial Times WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE A post-apocalyptic vision of the world pushed to the brink by famine, John Christopher's science fiction masterpiece The Death... 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...

  • Nature Near London (Collins Nature Library)by Richard Jefferies; Robert Macfarlane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.26

    The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing ? reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain?s best known and highly acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a modern context. more...

  • A Land (Collins Nature Library)by Jacquetta Hawkes; Robert Macfarlane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.26

    The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing ? reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain?s best known and highly-acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a modern context. more...