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Robert MacFarlane - Landmarks (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001591
  • Format : Standard Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
  • Published : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780241967874
  • SKU : B001591
  • PPC : SP500gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015.

Landmarks is Robert MacFarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. 

Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. 

Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert MacFarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it.

A critically acclaimed writer, journalist and fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge -Robert MacFarlane's wide-ranging non-fiction writing encompasses nature, language, memory, landscape, literature and travel.

"I rarely purchase books. I don't have the budget or the space; I'm not a collector of things. But every rare once in a while I come across a book so lovely and profound, one that speaks directly to the writer and poet in me, I know it is one I must have one my shelves. Landmarks is just such a book.

A collection of essays and reflections on place as well as a series of glossaries of geography, geology, topography, weather and all other possible aspects of the natural world, Landmarks is a gorgeous reminder of what it means to breathe and exist completely in the world, the ineffability of the seasons, the immensity of nature, the healing and generous gift of open space." - Goodreads Review.


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