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  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 wi

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    Second time attempting this second time DNF'ing I cannot stand this author's style nor can I stand the way he jumps all over the place I am in a slim minority here and most people love it alas I cannot take another page I thought for sure this

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    I will never again think of the world under my feet in uite the same way again I new Chicago had an underground because I h

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    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

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    How does one even begin to review this book? I’m not even sure what to label it – it’s partly a traveladventure book; it’s also a natur

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    Wonderful book The writing is fantastic It’s lovingly descriptive and deeply contemplative The author explores the spaces deep wit

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    British nature writer Macfarlane has written an enthralling exploration of the Earth below us He has structured the book around three uses that humans have had “to shelter what is precious to yield what is valuable and to dispose of what is harmful” Along the way the reader gets to experience claustrophobia that flows from Macfarlane’s experiences like when he and a fellow spelunker enter a ruckle an un

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    Robert Macfarlane is always interesting and this is probably his best book since The Old Ways His definition of underland is a loose one encompassing woodland and glaciers as well as caves His journeys are persona

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    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

  10. says:

    This is a strange duck of a book Especially if it is a spelunking duck with a penchant for science and poetryI want to say that it is a pretty interesting and diverse book on the concept of the underground whether it is exploring deep caverns crypts deep dives or mycelium networks in the forest And it is It's very very interesting Any kind of deep concept such as ice mining to discover the deep past ways to put away nuclear waste

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Underland A Deep Time Journey

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 seuel 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 Trav. I will never again think of the world under my feet in uite the same way again I new Chicago had an underground because I have been there and I had heard of the Parks catacombs but had no clue about much in this book Hidden ocesns invisible cities and people who make this type of exploration their lives uest Plants and their symbiosis between other plants and with what lies under their feet There is much included within this book for me some interesting than othersI love the humble way this is written an author who often feels out of his depth but is willing to learn as much as possible I love the thought and have actually been in ruins of houses barns but I could not bear to go to many of the places he went The areas he had to sueeze through I shudder just thinking if it The different ways the underground is used scientists running experiments a place to hide waste that is too dangerous to be stored any other way and even partying a underground culture He also travels to many different places in the world and often compares different things in mythology to what he investigates A good and solid look at what lies beneathThe narrator was Matthew Watterson and enjoyed his narrative ability

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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 uestion “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 wor. Robert Macfarlane is always interesting and this is probably his best book since The Old Ways His definition of underland is a loose one encompassing woodland and glaciers as well as caves His journeys are personal and idiosyncratic and there is plenty of speculation on deep time and how the anthropocene age might be viewed by whatever succeeds us in the long term future Many historical themes are touched on from primitive cave art in France and Norway to wartime atrocities in what is now the ItalianSlovenian borderInevitably with such a disparate collection not all of the subjects are eually interesting but Macfarlane s enthusiasms are infectious

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Eling 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 100000 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. 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 mean for our future His descriptions of exploring arctic ice and what the deepest levels may have locked within them was my favorite part It makes me want to go there even though I know I wouldn t last 30 minutes in that weather

  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • Underland A Deep Time Journey
  • Robert Macfarlane
  • English
  • 22 September 2017
  • 9780393242140

About the Author: Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane is a British nature writer and literary critic Educated at Nottingham High School Pembroke College Cambridge and Magdalen College Oxford he is currently a Fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge and teaches in the Faculty of English at Cambridge