• Landmarks

    Landmarks
    Unity Wellington Stock : 1
    ISBN: 9780241967874
    Title: Landmarks
    Author: MACFARLANE ROBERT

    For years now, Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather, drawn from dozens of languages and dialects of the British Isles. Here he brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of the British archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall and from Cumbria to Suffolk, offering themed glossaries of hundreds of these rare, deeply local, poetical terms, organized by such geographical terrains as flatlands, uplands, waterlands, coastlands, woodlands, and underlands. Interspersed with this archive of place words are biographical essays in which Macfarlane writes of his favorite authors who have paid close attention to the natural world and who embody in their own work the huge richness of place language from Barry Lopez and John Muir to Nan Shepard, J. A. Baker, and Roger Deakin. "Landmarks" is a book about the power of language and how it can become a way to know and love landscape, from a writer acclaimed for his own precision of utterance and distinctive, lyrical voice."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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