The Lost WordsThe Lost Words
BAMB Beautiful Book Award 2017 Hay Festival Book of the Year THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'My top book of the year' Susan Hill, Spectator 'Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian 'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year' Fr ...
Number of pages: --- | Publication Date: 2017 | ISBN-13: 9780241253588

The Old WaysThe Old Ways
Robert Macfarlane
The acclaimed author of The Wild Places examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we moveIn this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane sets off to follow the ancient routes that crisscross both the landscape of the British Isles and its wa ...
Number of pages: 448 | Publication Date: 2013-09-24 | ISBN-13: 9780147509796

Landmarks (Landscapes)Landmarks (Landscapes)
Robert Macfarlane
From Robert Macfarlane, the acclaimed author of The Old Ways—a celebration of the language of landscape and the power of words to shape our sense of place   For years now, the British writer Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather, drawn from dozens of languages and dialects of the B ...
Number of pages: 448 | Publication Date: 2016-08-02 | ISBN-13: 9780241967874

The Wild Places (Landscapes)The Wild Places (Landscapes)
Robert Macfarlane
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 Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and a finalist for the Orion Book AwardAre there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the quest ...
Number of pages: 340 | Publication Date: 2008-06-24 | ISBN-13: 9780143113935

Mountains of the MindMountains of the Mind
Robert Macfarlane
The basis for the new documentary film, Mountain: A Breathtaking Voyage into the Extreme. Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination—and perennially draws leg ...
Number of pages: 324 | Publication Date: 2004-07-13 | ISBN-13: 9780375714061

The Gifts of ReadingThe Gifts of Reading
Robert Macfarlane
From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2017-11-21 | ISBN-13: 9780241978313

The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)
J. A. Baker
From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2004-12-31 | ISBN-13: 9781590171332

The PeregrineThe Peregrine
Mark Cocker (introduction), Robert Macfarlane (afterword), John Fanshawe (editor) J. A. Baker (author)
Peregrine ...
Number of pages: --- | Publication Date: 2017-04-06 | ISBN-13: 9780008216214

Home GroundHome Ground
Hailed by book reviewers as a "masterpiece," "gorgeous and fascinating," and "sheer pleasure," Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape was published in fall 2006 in hardcover. It was met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream, this visionary reference revitalized a descriptive languag ...
Number of pages: 672 | Publication Date: 2013-08-20 | ISBN-13: 9781595341754

The Living MountainThe Living Mountain
Nan Shepherd
In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. S ...
Number of pages: 160 | Publication Date: 2011-08-18 | ISBN-13: 9780857861832

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