Mountains of the Mind A History of a Fascination

Robert Macfarlane


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A new cover edition of this bestselling classic of nature writing.


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ISBN – 9781783784509
Publisher – Granta Books
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 01/01/2018
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Travel

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Robert Macfarlane

Hauntingly beautiful Anthropocene fable from the bestselling author of Underland and The Lost Words

What happens when the land comes to life?Somewhere on a salt-and-shingle island, inside a concrete-and-iron structure called The Green Chapel, a figure called The Armourer is leading a black mass. He plans to detonate a thermonuclear missile. But something is coming to stop him.Five more-than-human figures – or forms, or forces – are traversing the landscape, moving steadily towards a point where they will converge and become Ness. Ness is the land awakened. Ness is lichen skin and willow-bones, condensing mist and tidal drift. Ness has hagstones for eyes and Ness speaks only in birds. And Ness has come to take this island back.



The Old Ways

The Top Ten bestselling book from one of Britain’s finest nature writers – about paths, landscape and the human heart

Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost Britain – a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all, the places and journeys which inspire and live inside our imaginations.



Underland A Deep Time Journey

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.