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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane



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WW Norton & Co
05 May 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; Geology & the lithosphere; Physical geography & topography; Conservation of the environment; Wildlife: general interest
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. Traveling through the dizzying expanse of geologic time-from prehistoric art in Norwegian sea caves, to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, to a deep-sunk hiding place where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come-Underland takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.

Global in its geography and written with great lyricism, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.
By:   Robert Macfarlane
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   389g
ISBN:   9780393358094
ISBN 10:   0393358097
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   05 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Macfarlane's prize-winning and best-selling books include Mountains of the Mind, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and, with Jackie Morris, The Lost Words. He lives in Cambridge, England, where he is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge.

Reviews for Underland: A Deep Time Journey

With Underland Macfarlane gives us a work of nature writing for the age-and for the ages. Its eloquent but urgent prose reveals our complex relationship with nature while pushing us to think more deeply about earth's sublime underneath. -- Amy Brady - Gizmodo The most impressive exercise of imagination and scholarship I've come across lately.... A reader never will forget this journey through geologic time. -- Tony Norman - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Through this series of haunting descents, Macfarlane plumbs the strange and alarming ways we've changed the world and resurfaces with revelations about how to orient us to the future, weaving landscape and language together. -- Kate Yoder - Grist [Macfarlane] seems to metabolize landscape into lyrics as he walks. -- Rachel Riederer - Outside [Robert Macfarlane's] writing is luminous, intense.... [B]rilliant notes from the underground. -- Huw Lewis-Jones - Nature One of the most ambitious works of narrative non-fiction of our age. -- William Dalrymple - Guardian Remarkable... Underland may be [Macfarlane's] masterpiece. -- Colin Thubron - New York Review of Books Reading Macfarlane connects us to dazzling new worlds. It's a connection that brings, more than anything else, joy. -- Barbara J. King - NPR An excellent book?fearless and subtle, empathic and strange. -- Dwight Garner - New York Times Profound in every sense of the word. -- Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory

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