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The old ways : a journey on foot, Robert Macfarlane

Label
The old ways : a journey on foot
Title
The old ways
Title remainder
a journey on foot
Statement of responsibility
Robert Macfarlane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane's distinctive voice, 'The Old Ways' folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. His walks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds--wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space, but of feeling, knowing, and thinking."--Publisher description
Summary
The author recounts his walking explorations through historical British territories, roads, and sea paths, drawing on themes in natural history, cartography, archaeology, and literature
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10156182
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
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Macfarlane, Robert
Dewey number
914.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macfarlane, Robert
  • Historic rural landscapes
  • Trails
  • Natural history
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a journey on foot
Label
The old ways : a journey on foot, Robert Macfarlane
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049283122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 432 p.
Isbn
9780241143810
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The old ways : a journey on foot, Robert Macfarlane
Publication
Control code
000049283122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 432 p.
Isbn
9780241143810
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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