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Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: [London] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this, his fifth book, Macfarlane brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of our archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall, and from Cumbria to Suffolk. Landmarks is a book about the power of language - 'strong style, single words' - to shape our sense of place. It is both a field guide to the literature he loves (Nan Shepherd, Roger Deakin and many more), and a 'word-hoard', gathering an  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Macfarlane; Robert Macfarlane; Robert Macfarlane; Robert Macfarlane
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Macfarlane
ISBN: 9780241146538 0241146534
OCLC Number: 904536854
Awards: The Wainwright Prize for best UK nature and travel writing, shortlist 2016.
Description: x, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Robert Macfarlane.
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Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, the author shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing  Read more...

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Publisher's description. The number one bestselling book from the author of The Old Ways. This is a celebration of the special relationship between language and place, a field guide to nature Read more...

 
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