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Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place

Author: Philip Marsden
Publisher: London : Granta, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly as old as the hills themselves are the man-made monuments that dot their slopes: the cairns, burial chambers, and stone circles that seem to mark out, in some mysterious way, man's relationship to the landscape. We do not know what impulse drove our earliest ancestors to cluster boulders and prop slabs against the skyline, but as successive generations have stood before these strange stones and pondered their  Read more...
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Named Person: Philip Marsden; Philip Marsden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Marsden
ISBN: 9781847086303 1847086306
OCLC Number: 910978403
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Awards: Short-listed for Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Philip Marsden.

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From an award-winning travel writer, this is an evocative journey around some of the country's most ancient sites and ritual places, and a profound exploration of the relationship between man and the  Read more...

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