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  • The Living Mountain
    The Living Mountain (English, Paperback) Nan Shepherd

    Introduced by Robert Macfarlane

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  • Holloway
    Holloway (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards

    In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's sandstone. They found their way into a landscape of shadows, spectres & great strangeness. Six years later, after Roger Deakin's early death, Robert Macfarlane returned to the holloway. The book is about those journeys and that landscape.

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  • Landmarks
    Landmarks (English, Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    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. This is a guide to literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.

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  • In the Cairngorms
    In the Cairngorms (Paperback) Nan Shepherd

    First published in 1934, In The Cairngorms is Nan Shepherd's only book of poems. It took her twenty- five years to write these forty-six poems. Each is possessed of a fierce intensity; together, they offer glimpses into what she once called 'the burning heart of life'. Shepherd's lifelong acquaintance with the Scottish mountains was a spiritual as well as a geographical exploration: in the...

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  • Landmarks
    Landmarks (English, Hardback) Robert Macfarlane

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

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  • The Peregrine
    The Peregrine (Paperback) J. A. Baker

    Reissue of J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane.

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  • The Death of Grass
    The Death of Grass (Paperback) John Christopher

    At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain, society starts to descend into barbarism.

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  • The Peregrine
    The Peregrine (English, Paperback) J. A. Baker, Robert MacFarlane

    A memoir of life in the wild on the trail of the peregrine falcon chronicles the habits and hunting techniques of the elusive predator while revealing the effects of human encroachment on their habitats. Original.

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  • Feet in the Clouds
    Feet in the Clouds (Paperback) Richard Askwith

    Feet in the Clouds is a chronicle of a masochistic but admirable sporting obsession and an insight into one of the oldest extreme sports.

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  • The Old Ways
    The Old Ways (Paperback) Robert MacFarlane

    Following the tracks, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, the author discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.

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  • Arctic Dreams
    Arctic Dreams (English, Paperback) Barry Lopez

    Lopez's journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages.

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  • Distance and Memory
    Distance and Memory (English, Paperback) Peter Davidson, Robert Macfarlane

    In these painterly essays Davidson reflects on art, place, history and landscape. Distance and Memory is his testament to the cold, clear beauty of the north.

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  • The Worm Forgives the Plough
    The Worm Forgives the Plough (Paperback) John Stewart Collis

    Set in the south of England, this book captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm. It contains sections on whatever happens to take the author's fancy and inspire his thoughtful curiosity.

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  • The Old Straight Track
    The Old Straight Track (English, Paperback) Alfred Watkins

    A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.

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  • Gifts Of Reading (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane $6.64
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  • The Gifts of Reading
    The Gifts of Reading (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each...

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  • The Old Ways
    The Old Ways (English, Paperback) Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Management Robert MacFarlane

    The acclaimed author of The Wild Places examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move In this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane sets off to follow the ancient routes that crisscross both the landscape of the British Isles and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an...

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  • The Wild Places
    The Wild Places (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    Explores our ideas of the wild. This book also tells the story of a friendship, and of a loss. It mixes history, memory and landscape in a strange and beautiful evocation of wildness and its vital importance.


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  • Coming into the Country
    Coming into the Country (Paperback) John McPhee

    Pulizter Prize winner John McPhee plunges into the wild frontiers and frigid climates of Alaska, exploring the varied regions and people of this northern US state. With an introduction by Robert Macfarlane.

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  • Mountains of the Mind
    Mountains of the Mind (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season in Scotland than they do on the roads. This title pursues an investigation into our responses to mountains, and how these have changed over the last few centuries.

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