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    Description?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth's surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago's most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, "The Wild Places" solidifies Macfarlane's reputation as a young writer to watch.


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    Title
    The Wild Places
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Macfarlane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143113935
    ISBN 10: 0143113933
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    DC21: 914.10486
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    DC22: 914.10486
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000, TRV009100
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: DA632 .M33 2008
    Thema V1.0: WN, WTH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1DDR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    ?A formidable consideration by a naturalist who can unfurl a sentence ? poetry, really ? with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas and reach transcend the physical region he explores?the natural world swells with meaning through Macfarlane's devoted observations, which can be both minutely detailed and vast in scope?like the wild it parses, [this book] quietly returns us to ourselves.? ? "The New York Times Book Review" ?Inspiring?Macfarlane brings these landscapes to pulsing life?His precision in apprehending the world is a salutary lesson in and of itself?His descriptions have created a new map of Britain and Ireland in my mind. And like pebbles in a pond, those descriptions are now altering the way I look at the world immediately around me.. this is the final gift of Macfarlane's wild places: they illuminate the wild wonder of our everyday world.? ? "National Geographic Traveler" ?" The Wild Places" boldly celebrates places that aren?t