In this highly anticipated sequel to The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with the world beneath our feet. For millennia we’ve used the earth’s underworld to shelter what it valuable, to yield what is precious, and to dispose of what is harmful. At once ancient and urgent, the writing has a mythological quality that enthrals and delights.
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Underland by Robert Macfarlane
A beautiful gift for the intrepid explorer in your life by one of the most acclaimed and beloved nature writers working today, the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet’s past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane’s long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.