[Epub] ↠ Underland: A Deep Time Journey Author Robert Macfarlane – Diclofenac16.us

Underland: A Deep Time JourneyKINDLE X Underland A Deep Time Journey X Author Robert Macfarlane Petrasrobert From The Best Selling, Award Winning Author Of Landmarks And The Old Ways, A Haunting Voyage Into The Planet S Past And FutureHailed As The Great Nature Writer Of This Generation Wall Street Journal , Robert Macfarlane Is The Celebrated Author Of Books About The Intersections Of The Human And The Natural Realms In Underland, He Delivers His Masterpiece An Epic Exploration Of The Earth S Underworlds As They Exist In Myth, Literature, Memory, And The Land ItselfIn This Highly Anticipated Sequel To His International Bestseller The Old Ways, Macfarlane Takes Us On An Extraordinary Journey Into Our Relationship With Darkness, Burial, And What Lies Beneath The Surface Of Both Place And Mind Traveling Through Deep Time The Dizzying Expanses Of Geologic Time That Stretch Away From The Present He Moves From The Birth Of The Universe To A Post Human Future, From The Prehistoric Art Of Norwegian Sea Caves To The Blue Depths Of The Greenland Ice Cap, From Bronze Age Funeral Chambers To The Catacomb Labyrinth Below Paris, And From The Underground Fungal Networks Through Which Trees Communicate To A Deep Sunk Hiding Place Where Nuclear Waste Will Be Stored For , Years To Come Woven Through Macfarlane S Own Travels Are The Unforgettable Stories Of Descents Into The Underland Made Across History By Explorers, Artists, Cavers, Divers, Mourners, Dreamers, And Murderers, All Of Whom Have Been Drawn For Different Reasons To Seek What Cormac McCarthy Calls The Awful Darkness Within The World Global In Its Geography And Written With Great Lyricism And Power, Underland Speaks Powerfully To Our Present Moment Taking A Deep Time View Of Our Planet, Macfarlane Here Asks A Vital And Unsettling Question Are We Being Good Ancestors To The Future Earth Underland Marks A New Turn In Macfarlane S Long Term Mapping Of The Relations Of Landscape And The Human Heart From Its Remarkable Opening Pages To Its Deeply Moving Conclusion, It Is A Journey Into Wonder, Loss, Fear, And Hope At Once Ancient And Urgent, This Is A Book That Will Change The Way You See The World

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey
  • Robert Macfarlane
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 9780393242140

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ Underland: A Deep Time Journey Author Robert Macfarlane – Diclofenac16.us


  1. says:

    I m a seasoned armchair traveler, used to shadowing journeys that I know I ll never do myself One of my BFFs is always telling me never say never and perhaps she s right, except when it comes to this book, Underland Hand on heart, I will never follow in Robert Macfarlane s footsteps underground I m too claustrophobic.This book is many layered A bridging theme to his many different journeys is our generation s legacy to the future In the words of Jonas Salk, Are we being good ancestors No, we re not, is the short answer and I think we all know that There s nowhere that it s apparent than on Greenland s glaciers The speed at which they re melting should terrify us all MacFarlane doesn t just travel over the glaciers, he abseils into a moulin which is a hole made by meltwater that deep down will turn into a fast flowing river that melts the glacier from below.It is his journeys below ground that sent shivers down my spine He describes his caving exploits in England so well that I found myself holding my breath with him as he squeezed through holes so narrow that he had to turn his head sideways to get through How can people do that He journeys miles out under the North Sea through mining tunnels where equ...


  2. says:

    I was wary of Underland at the beginning, as I normally reach for Macfarlane s books when I cannot go exploring myself Sort of a stand in adventure while bound to my desk for work or asthma keeping my indoors in winter How would it work reading about him exploring terrain that I have absolutely no interest in exploring myself Would I love it or would I be detached and disinterested Right from the beginning, I was greeted by the high level of writing It is a bit like meeting up with an old friend, you sit down and pick up where you left off, even when it has been years The writing is sublime And the introduction to the Underlands is gentle, sharing his fascination, his motives for writing, he slowly guides us into the book I loved visiting underground spaces in this way without the need for myself to get uncomfortable, wet or in a dangerous situation Armchair travelling at its best.Not all journeys take you literally underground, some are just left you wondering what s underfoot and I certainly took that with me on my walks last week on holiday in Scotland Oddly, I thought most about his words after climbing the hill to an old Iron Age Hillfort, pondering what lay beneath me and what memories the stones held that I was standing on I don t think, I ever really gave that much thought to what is under my feet than that what lies before my eyes when out walking And quite frankly that change in perspective was refreshing.It also got me thinking about my own pl...


  3. says:

    In brief Without question the best most interesting Macfarlane book I have read 4.5 5 and happily rounded up In fullI am a fan of Robert Macfarlane s work and have read a number of his books over the past few years All the previous books I ve read have been largely about life in the open This one takes a very different direction and goes Underland In common with previous books it looks at its subject in differing places, times and ways The range of Underland topics that he manages to cover is diverse, fascinating and thought provoking at times.I would argue that you need to savour a Robert Macfarlane book I actually took a couple of months to read this, dipping in when I felt the inclination In the case of this book in particular, and his others sometimes, they take you to strange places often known mainly to the author For example the chapter on the Wood Wide Web I found simply fascinating It was a subject I had little knowledge at all of and I found that it touched something in me The Paris catacombs I knew slightly about Or at least I thought I did Once I read the chapter I knew far .Within the chapters there are often comments that are almost asides Ag...


  4. says:

    Wonderful book The writing is fantastic It s lovingly descriptive and deeply contemplative The author explores the spaces deep within the Earth for what they say about the Earth s long past and what it might mea...


  5. says:

    This was a bit of a hodgepodge for me that it s exceptionally written goes without saying, but I m not sure Macfarlane succeeds in bringing together all of his wildly different subterranean topics mining, caving, burial chambers, the study of dark matter, radioactive waste, tree communication networks, Parisian catacombs, the mythical rivers of the underworld, prehistoric cave paintings, resistance to oil drilling, Greenland s glaciers and Finland s tunnels, and I felt crushed by the weight of the prose by page 30 and skimmed the rest.Some lines I loved Time moves differently here in the underland It thickens, pools, flows, rushes, slows Philip Larkin famously proposed that what will survive of us is love Wrong What will survive of us is plastic, swine bones and lead 207, the stable isotope at the end of the uranium 235 decay chain The same three underground tasks recur across cultures and epochs to shelter what is precious, to yield what is valuable, and to dispo...


  6. says:

    I m a seasoned armchair traveler, used to shadowing journeys that I know I ll never do myself One of my BFFs is always telling me never say never and perhaps she s right, except when it comes to this book, Underland Hand on heart, I will never follow in Robert Macfarlane s footsteps underground I m too claustrophobic.This book is many layered A bridging theme to his many different journeys is our generation s legacy to the future In the words of Jonas Salk, Are we being good ancestors No, we re not, is the short answer and I think we all know that There s nowhere that it s apparent than on Greenland s glaciers The speed at which they re melting should terrify us all MacFarlane doesn t just travel over the glaciers, he abseils into a moulin which is a hole made my meltwater that deep down will turn into a fast flowing river that melts the glacier from below.It is his journeys below ground that sent shivers down my spine He describes his caving exploits in England so well that I found myself holding my breath with him as he squeeze...


  7. says:

    Mankind has long looked to the heavens seeking fortune, inspiration and direction Numerous cultures have all considered the underworld to be a place where a river carried the dead away from the surface, where death abounded, hell, hades and other places were thought to exist It was somewhere to be avoided Yet, people have worked underground for thousands of years, tracing and extracting the minerals and ores in the ground, However, it is not something that most people do on a regular basis in the UK now our mining industry is gone We do head beneath the surface though as millions of people think nothing about going on the tube under London and other capital cities to get to work However, very few get to go to where Macfarlane is heading.His journeys into the nether regions of our planet will take him to the catacombs of Paris where his guide knows the numerous passages so well that she doesn t need a map Squeezing through tiny gaps, pulling his bag behind him, he will not see the sun for a week He will venture deep underground in Finland visiting a nuclear waste site Here they are burying copper and steel tube holding waste uranium, that will have to be buried for thousands of years and sealed behind a million tonnes of rock The engineer s joke that they might find the last lot that was buried in the rock they were blasting.People have been entering caves since time immemorial, some caves are easy to enter, though not straightforward ...


  8. says:

    one of the most compelling, vivid, thought provoking, magnificent, and richly composed non fiction books i ve read in some time, robert macfarlane s underland a deep time journey traverses the european continent, exploring subterranean locales both natural and man made and, er, man caused with his poetic command of language, keen observational gifts, and worldly perspective, macfarlane s writing is frequently breathtaking.seamlessly blending scientific inquiry, nature writing, travelogue, adventure tale, reportage, history, and requiem for our anthropocenic age, underland delves deeply both literally and figuratively macfarlane s new book is a remarkable exploration of natural wonder at some of the earth s most inaccessible and outlying underlying places macfarlane s enthusiasm and awe are contagious, as is his evident sorrow for what our species has collectively wrought and brought to bear on ecosystems near and far perceptive, reflective, and educative, underland is unequivocally one of the year s must read books a masterful, exceptional work we should resist inertial thinking indeed, we should urge its opposite deep time as a radical perspective, provoking us to action not apathy for to think in deep time can be a means not of escaping our troubled present, but rather of re imagining it countermanding its quick greeds and furies with older, slower stories of making and unmaking at its best, a deep time awareness might help us see ourselves as ...


  9. says:

    Award winning and bestselling author Robert Macfarlane is back with a stunning story of landscape, nature, people and place and the accompanying history Mr Macfarlane captures your attention rapidly with the interesting, information rich text describing places lots of people will have no knowledge of The author manages the fine balance between introducing us to enough information so that we are intrigued and suitably engaged but not so much that you become bored and drift away That s no easy feat.This time we follow him on an adventure to learn about those secret often unmapped places beneath our feet I found it quite profound and nothing short of beguiling Anyone who enjoyed Macfarlane s other nonfiction will find the same to admire here That said, I think this is his best and most informative book yet It is also written in a fashion that seems accessible and understandable to everyone The subterranean landscape he explores is so unique and fascinating and the folktales and mytholog...


  10. says:

    An excellent continuation of MacFarlane s mapping of both real and psycho geographic spaces, this time sub terranean Adds wonderfully to what will ultimately be a completely unique interactive history Hard to imagine what might be next but very much looking forward to it Thanks to NetGa...

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