Landmarks

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Landmarks

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Title: Landmarks

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin 

Publication Date: 2016

ISBN: 9780241967874

Format: Paperback 

Pages: 430

Dimensions: 19 x 13cm

Weight: 0.31kg

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE

From the bestselling author of UNDERLAND, THE OLD WAYS and THE LOST WORDS

'Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly'  Independent 

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.

'Enormously pleasurable, deeply moving. A bid to save our rich hoard of landscape language, and a blow struck for the power of a deep creative relationship to place' Financial Times

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Publisher: Penguin
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Format: Paperback
GTIN: 9780241967874
Product Code: 9780241967874
Weight: 0.31kg