The Wild Places

The Wild Places

£9.99
The Wild Places
The Wild Places

The Wild Places

£9.99
ISBN: 9781783784493
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 and estuaries of Essex and the moors of Rannoch and the Pennines, his journeys become the conductors of people and cultures, past and present, who have had intense relationships with these places. Certain birds, animals, trees and objects - snow-hares, falcons, beeches, crows, suns, white stones - recur, and as it progresses this densely patterned book begins to bind tighter and tighter. At once a wonder voyage, an adventure story, an exercise in visionary cartography, and a work of natural history, The Wild Places is written in a style and a form as unusual as the places with which it is concerned. It also tells the story of a friendship, and of a loss. It mixes history, memory and landscape in a strange and beautiful evocation of wildness and its vital importance.
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Publisher: Granta Books
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by Robert Macfarlane (Author)
Format:Paperback / softback 352 pages
Publisher:Granta Books
Imprint:Granta Books
ISBN:9781783784493
Published:9 Nov 2017
Classifications:United Kingdom, Great Britain, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Dorset, Yorkshire, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Memoirs, Natural history, Travel writing
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight:250g
Dimensions:199 x 130 x 22 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom