Landmarks

Landmarks

Paperback - 2016
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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 British Isles. In this, his fifth book, Macfarlane 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.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2016
ISBN: 9780241967874
0241967872
Branch Call Number: 914.1048 Macfarlane
DA632 .M3245 2016x
Characteristics: x, 434 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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sundanced Jul 07, 2017

A fantastic book that examines the power of language in developing an understanding and love for our natural world.

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Sep 26, 2016

A well written book about nature, landscape, language and literature in Great Britain.
Their connection is uniquely observed.

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