Winner of the 2019 Wainwright Prize
Winner of the 2020 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award
From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways, comes a book about the world beneath our feet.
Underland by Robert Macfarlane
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.