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The Resource Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane

Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane

Label
Landmarks
Title
Landmarks
Statement of responsibility
Robert Macfarlane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for The Old Ways: "A magnificent meditation on walking and writing. An astonishingly haunted book' Adam Nicolson, Daily Telegraph 'Sets the imagination tingling ...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems". (John Carey, Sunday Times). "A wonderful book. He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy". (John Banville, Observer). Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind. His second, The Wild Places, won three prizes and was adapted for the BBC. The Old Ways was joint winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and eight other awards. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Summary
Presents a joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. This is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10460608
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macfarlane, Robert
Dewey number
914.1
Index
index present
LC call number
DA632
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macfarlane, Robert
  • Macfarlane, Robert
  • Geography in literature
  • English language
  • British Isles
Target audience
adult
Label
Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Contents note: 1.The Word-Hoard -- 2.A Counter-Desecration Phrasebook -- Glossary I Flatlands -- 3.The Living Mountain -- Glossary II Uplands -- 4.The Woods and the Water -- Glossary III Waterlands -- 5.Hunting Life -- Glossary IV Coastlands -- 6.The Tunnel of Swords and Axes -- Glossary V Underlands -- 7.North-Minded -- Glossary VI Northlands -- 8.Bastard Countryside -- Glossary VII Edgelands -- 9.Stone-Books -- Glossary VIII Earthlands -- 10.The Black Locust and the Silver Pine -- Glossary IX Woodlands -- 11.Childish -- Glossary X Left blank for future place-words and the reader's own terms
Control code
000054465450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780241146538
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904536854
Label
Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Contents note: 1.The Word-Hoard -- 2.A Counter-Desecration Phrasebook -- Glossary I Flatlands -- 3.The Living Mountain -- Glossary II Uplands -- 4.The Woods and the Water -- Glossary III Waterlands -- 5.Hunting Life -- Glossary IV Coastlands -- 6.The Tunnel of Swords and Axes -- Glossary V Underlands -- 7.North-Minded -- Glossary VI Northlands -- 8.Bastard Countryside -- Glossary VII Edgelands -- 9.Stone-Books -- Glossary VIII Earthlands -- 10.The Black Locust and the Silver Pine -- Glossary IX Woodlands -- 11.Childish -- Glossary X Left blank for future place-words and the reader's own terms
Control code
000054465450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780241146538
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904536854

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