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    DescriptionThe acclaimed author of "The Wild Places" examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move In this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane sets off to follow the ancient routes that crisscross both the landscape of the British Isles and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the voices that haunt old paths and the stories our tracks tell. Macfarlane's journeys 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. He matches strides with the footprints made by a man five thousand years ago near Liverpool, sails an open boat far out into the Atlantic at night, and commingles with walkers of many kinds, discovering that paths offer a means not just of traversing space but also of feeling, knowing, and thinking.


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    Title
    The Old Ways
    Subtitle
    A Journey on Foot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Macfarlane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 433
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780147509796
    ISBN 10: 0147509793
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, WSZC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    DC22: 914.2
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
    DC21: 914.2
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, TRV034000, SCI100000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    24 September 2013
    Author Information
    Robert Macfarlane is a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and has contributed to the "New York Times Book Review," the "Wall Street Journal," and "Harper's" as well as the "Times Literary Supplement" and the "London Review of Books." He lives in Cambridge, England.