Underland



Underland From the best selling, award winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet s past and future.Hailed as the great nature writer of this generation Wall Street Journal , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece an epic exploration of the Earth s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind Traveling through deep time the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present he moves from the birth of the universe to a post human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep sunk hiding place where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come Woven through Macfarlane s own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, artists, cavers, divers, mourners, dreamers, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls the awful darkness within the world Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment Taking a deep time view of our planet, Macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane s long term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world. Free Read eBook Underland author Robert Macfarlane – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • Underland
  • Robert Macfarlane
  • English
  • 15 September 2018
  • 0393242145

10 thoughts on “Underland

  1. Fiona says:

    I m a seasoned armchair traveler, used to shadowing journeys that I know I ll never do myself One of my BFFs is always telling me never say never and perhaps she s right, except when it comes to this book, Underland Hand on heart, I will never follow in Robert Macfarlane s footsteps underground I m too claustrophobic.This book is many layered A bridging theme to his many different journeys is our generation s legacy to the future In the words of Jonas Salk, Are we being good ancestors I m a seasoned armchair traveler, used to shadowing journeys that I know I ll never do myself One of my BFFs is always telling me never say never and perhaps she s right, except when it ...

  2. Melanie (Mel& says:

    I was wary of Underland at the beginning, as I normally reach for Macfarlane s books when I cannot go exploring myself Sort of a stand in adventure while bound to my desk for work or asthma keeping my indoors in winter How would it work reading about him exploring terrain that I have absolutely no interest in exploring myself Would I love it or would I be detached and disinterested Right from the beginning, I was greeted by the high level of writing It is a bit like meeting up with an old fr I was wary of Underland at the beginning, as I normally reach for Macfarlane s books when I cannot go exploring myself So...

  3. Nigel says:

    In brief Without question the best most interesting Macfarlane book I have read 4.5 5 and happily rounded up In fullI am a fan of Robert Macfarlane s work and have read a number of his books over the past few years All the previous books I ve read have been largely about life in the open This one takes a very different direction and goes Underland In common with previous books it looks at its subject in differing places, times and ways The range of Underland topics that he manages to cov In brief Without question the best most interesting Macfarlane book I have read 4.5 5 and happily rounded up In fullI am a f...

  4. Fiona says:

    I m a seasoned armchair traveler, used to shadowing journeys that I know I ll never do myself One of my BFFs is always telling me never say never and perhaps she s right, except when it comes to this book, Underland Hand on heart, I will never follow in Robert Macfarlane s footsteps underground I m too claustrophobic.This book is many layered A bridging theme to his many different journeys is our generation s legacy to the future In the words of Jonas Salk, Are we being good ancestors I m a seasoned armchair traveler, used to shadowing journeys that I know I ll never do myself One of my BFFs is always telling me never say never and perhaps she s right, except when it comes to this book, Underland Hand on heart, I will never follow in Robert Macfarlane s footsteps underground I m too claustrophobic.This book is many layered A bridging theme to his many different journeys is our gen...

  5. Rebecca says:

    This was a bit of a hodgepodge for me that it s exceptionally written goes without saying, but I m not sure Macfarlane succeeds in bringing together all of his wildly different subterranean topics mining, caving, burial chambers, the study of dark matter, radioactive waste, tree communication networks, Parisian catacombs, the mythical rivers of the underworld, prehistoric cave paintings, resistance to oil drilling, Greenland s glaciers and Finland s tunnels, andI felt crushed by the wei This was a bit of a hodgepodge for me that it s exceptionally written goes without saying, but I m not sure Macfarlane succeeds in bringing together all of his wildly different subterranean topics mining, caving, burial chambers, the study of dark matter, radioactive waste, tree communication networks, Parisian catacombs, the mythical rivers of the underworld, prehistoric cave paintings, resistance to oil drilling, Greenland s glaciers and Finland s tunnels, andI felt crushed by the weight of the prose by page 30 and skimmed the rest.Some lines I loved Time moves differently here in the underland It thickens, pools, flows, rushes, slows Philip Larkin famously proposed that what will survive of us is love Wrong What will survive of us is plastic, swine bones and lead 207, the stable isotope at the end of the uranium 235 decay chain The same three underground tasks recur across cultures and epochs to shelter what is precious, to yield what is valuable, and to dispose of what is harm...

  6. jeremy says:

    one of the most compelling, vivid, thought provoking, magnificent, and richly composed non fiction books i ve read in some time, robert macfarlane s underland a deep time journey traverses the european continent, exploring subterranean locales both natural and man made and, er, man caused with his poetic command of language, keen observational gifts, and worldly perspective, macfarlane s writing is frequently breathtaking.seamlessly blending scientific inquiry, nature writing, travelogue, ad one of the most compelling, vivid, thought provoking, magnificent, and richly composed non fiction books i ve read in some time, robert macfarlane s underland a deep time journey traverses the european continent, exploring subterranean locales both natural and man made and, er, man caused with his poetic command of language, keen observational gifts, and worldly perspective, macfarlane s writing is frequently breathtaking.seamlessly blending scientific inquiry, nature writing, travelogue, adventure tale, reportage, history, and requiem for our anthropocenic ...

  7. Alex Sarll says:

    Macfarlane s latest book is his weirdest and most magical, his most political, and definitely his darkest Maybe also his best It s a coming to terms with the Anthropocene that is aware of the issues with that term, and which at times feels like it would beat home with Donna Haraway s alternate coinage of the Cthulhucene not least when a melting glacier exposes something ancient and horrifying which for a moment resembles a black pyramid Alan Garner gets a mention early on, but that s Macfarlane s latest book is his weirdest and most magical, his most political, and definitely his darkest Maybe also his best It s a coming to terms with the Anthropocene that is aware of the issues with that term, and which at times feels like it would beat home with Donna Haraway s alternate coinage of the Cthulhucene not least when a melting glacier exposes something ancient and horrifying which for a moment resembles a black pyramid Alan Garner gets a mention early on, but that s for his early work, whereas the excursions into deep places and deep time here reminded meof the haunting, fragmentary Boneland Also of A Land, come to that, though with Jacquetta Hawkes faith in a kind of permanence sorely shaken by recent discoveries Elsewhere, as his voyages into the underdark strip Rob of light, voice, verticality, turning at times i...

  8. Leah says:

    Unfortunately, the author s style isn t working for me, so I m abandoning the book at 30% I find it shallow ironically , full of poorly evidenced observations on the human relationship to underground spaces which don t stand up to much thought I chose it because I d been told his writing is gorgeous, but I m afraid I m not seeing that The descriptions on the whole are pedestrian, and I am so tired of being told about him shimmying through almost impossible tunnels it would appear one narro Unfortunately, the author s style isn t working for me, so I m abandoning the book at 30% I find it shallow ironically , full of poorly evidenced observations on the human relationship to underground spaces which don t stand up to much thought I chose it because I d been told his writing is gorgeous, but I m afraid I m not seeing that The descriptions on the whole are pedestrian, a...

  9. Lou says:

    Award winning and bestselling author Robert Macfarlane is back with a stunning story of landscape, nature, people and place and the accompanying history Mr Macfarlane captures your attention rapidly with the interesting, information rich text describing places lots of people will have no knowledge of The author manages the fine balance between introducing us to enough information so that we are intrigued and suitably engaged but not so much that you become bored and drift away That s no easy Award winning and bestselling author Robert Macfarlane is back with a stunning story of landscape, nature, people and place and the accompanying history Mr Macfarlane captures your attention rapidly with the interesting, information rich text describing places lots o...

  10. Glen says:

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.A nature writer writes about caves and other underground topics Spelunking seems fun, but dangerous, much like skydiving Lots of ruminating and speculating.Fascinating, but several times we see how science is not all about facts and figures and dupli...

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