Underland: A Deep Time Journey
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 * WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020. 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' - The Sunday Times. A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century. From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways.
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020. 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' - The Irish Times * 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' - Wall Street Journal * 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' - Observer on The Old Ways * 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' - Independent on Landmarks * 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' - The Sunday Times on The Old Ways