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

    Introduced by Robert Macfarlane

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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, 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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  • 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 bookEvery 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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  • Holloway
    Holloway (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards

    Holloway - a hollow way, a sunken path. In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin - author of Wildwood - travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's sandstone. Six years later, after Roger Deakin's early death, Robert Macfarlane returned to the holloway with the artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards.

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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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  • 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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  • My House of Sky
    My House of Sky (English, Hardback) Hetty Saunders

    This is the first book about the enigmatic author J A Baker, author of The Peregrine.

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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 Snow Geese
    The Snow Geese (English, Paperback) William Fiennes

    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize

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

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANEDuring the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort.

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  • The Wild Places
    The Wild Places (English, Paperback) Robert MacFarlane

    Explores the changing ideas of the wild in Great Britain and Ireland, from the cliffs of Cape Wrath and the storm-beaches of Norfolk to the saltmarshes and estuaries of Essex and the moors of Rannoch and the Pennines.

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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 South Country
    The South Country (English, Paperback) Edward Thomas, Eric Fitch Daglish

    Acutely sensitive to rhythms of the countryside, Edward Thomas's lyrical, passionate, and sometimes political writing merges natural history with folk culture, and gives us a free-form record of the feelings and observations of one of the great poets of the English language. First published 1909 by J.M. Dent & Sons

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

    Examining the powerful and fateful influence of mountains on the human imagination and spirit, an accomplished climber explains why individuals are drawn to mountains, both as a source of remarkable natural beauty and as a challenge that must be overcome. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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  • The Storyteller
    The Storyteller (English, Paperback) John Robert MacFarlane

    I am an identical twin. Both my brother Jimmy and I have led abnormal interesting lives. Before I introduce you to my brother and me though, I am going to first introduce you to my family. I'll take you from the battlefield at The Battle of Brandywine to growing up in New Brunswick's beautiful St. John River Valley. I'll tell you about what most would describe as bad decisions. From smuggling...

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