Read Underland – survivingtheholocaust.us

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. New Download Books Underland By Robert Macfarlane – survivingtheholocaust.us

Read Underland  – survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Underland
  • Robert Macfarlane
  • English
  • 09 May 2017
  • 0393242145

    10 thoughts on “Read Underland – survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. 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 generation s legacy to the future In the words of Jonas Salk, Are we being good ancestors No, we re not, is the short answer and I think we all know that There s nowhere that it sapparent than on Greenland s glaciers The speed at which they re melting should terrify us all MacFarlane doesn t just travel ove...


  2. 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...


  3. 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 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...


  4. 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 differe...


  5. 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...


  6. says:

    Happy to hold, at last, a first finished hardback copy of Underland, with StanleyDonwood s luminous cover swirling strata story endpapers I love endpapers portal pages in out of a book Robert Macfarlane


  7. 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...


  8. 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 an...


  9. says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Book of the week In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane muses on the worlds beneath our feet Abridged for radio by Katrin Williams.In this the Anthropocene Age, life underground is ecologically and delicately poised And then he recalls a vivid cave jou...


  10. 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 narr...

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