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The Wild Places (Landscapes #2)

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The Wild Places (Landscapes #2)

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From the author of The Old Ways and Underland, 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

Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and a finalist for the Orion Book Award

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 through some of the archipelago's most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance.

Robert Macfarlane is the author of a prizewinning quartet of books about landscape and the human heart: Mountains of the MindThe Wild PlacesThe Old Ways, and Landmarks. He has contributed to Harper’sGrantaThe New Yorker, the Observer (London), the Times Literary Supplement (London), and the London Review of Books. He is a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

ISBN: 9780143113935

ISBN-10: 9780143113935

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 06/24/2008 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/24/2008 - 12:00am

Pages: 352

Language: English


Nature / Essays

Travel / Europe / Great Britain

Travel / Europe / Ireland