Robert MacFarlane Landmarks

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Landmarks

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9780241146538: Landmarks

#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.

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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.

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"Thoughtful and lyrical writing. . . It's gorgeous."  —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

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