Underland | Robert Macfarlane

Underland | Robert Macfarlane

Hamish Hamilton

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019

The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways. Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.

'You'd be crazy not to read this book'
The Sunday Times
'Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory'
Evening Standard
'Marvellous... Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity... This is a book well worth reading'
The Times
'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer'Attentive, thoughtful, finely honed... I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man'
Telegraph
'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing... This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature. And there is no one I would more gladly follow on it'
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'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen'
New Statesman
 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely'
The Irish Times
'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation'
Wall Street Journal

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