Landmarks (Hardcover)

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#1 bestseller on the UK Sunday Times list, from the acclaimed author of The Old Ways

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. Traveling 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.

About the Author

Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for Mountains of the Mind. He is also the author of The Wild Places, which was adapted for the BBC, and The Old Ways, which was joint winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780241146538
ISBN-10: 0241146534
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2015
Pages: 400
Language: English