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Landmarks

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Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two.

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.

Praise for The Old Ways:

'A magnificent meditation on walking and writing. An astonishingly haunted book' Adam Nicolson, Daily Telegraph

'Sets the imagination tingling . . . like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' John Carey, Sunday Times

'A wonderful book. He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer

Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind. His second, The Wild Places, won three prizes and was adapted for the BBC. The Old Ways was joint winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and eight other awards. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016

Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two - now available in a beautiful new Winter edition for Christmas

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.

Praise for Robert Macfarlane:

'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer

"I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent

'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times

Recensione:

Thoughtful and lyrical writing . . . It's gorgeous (Katy Guest Independent on Sunday)

Enormously pleasurable, deeply moving . . . Landmarks is both 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)

His writing has a confidence and enjoyment, a passionate purpose . . . he celebrates our vast, but evaporating, vocabulary for the landscape

( Daily Telegraph)

A story like this is salutary... Landmarks is a book that ought to be read by policymakers, educators, armchair environmentalists and active conservationists the world over. ( Guardian)

The writing is full of clarity and internal reflections and the chapters ripple over into each other like a linked chain of mountain pools.... What is remarkable about these words is how precise they are, and how deeply local. They feel as if they somehow grew out of the land itself. A delight. ( Sunday Times Magazine)

The mood is one of celebration... [Landmarks is] the product of an active academic intelligence and emotional generosity, irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly ( Independent)

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