The Wild Places (Paperback)

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Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago''s most remarkable landscapes. Illustrated.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143113935
SKU 206662772
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143113933
Release Date 6/24/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 1T
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"[THE WILD PLACES] is a formidable consideration by a naturalist who can unfurl a sentence--poetry, really--with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas and reach far transcend the physical region he explores."
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Annotation Robert Macfarlane's nature and travel essays transcend the usual boundaries of those genres. In THE WILD PLACES, he visits and writes about the still untouched areas of the British Isles, the "wild places" indeed, where he finds landscapes that are sometimes barren and rough, other times lush and full of animal and plant life. As for humans? They figure here, too, in his historical narratives of centuries past as well as in the references to the enduring literature associated with these locales. Aware, learned, and entertaining, Macfarlane's essays help us realize the awesome power of the land and its ability to determine its own fate. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2008.
Editors Note ?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.?| ?Bill McKibben || Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago?s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane?s reputation as a young writer to watch.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0340
Publisher Penguin Books

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