The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Robert Macfarlane

The acclaimed writer of The Wild Places examines the delicate methods we're formed by way of the landscapes in which we move

In this exquisitely written e-book, which folds jointly ordinary background, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane units off to persist with the traditional routes that crisscross either the panorama of the British Isles and its waters and territories past. the result's an immersive, mesmerizing exploration of the voices that hang-out previous paths and the tales our tracks inform. Macfarlane’s trips take him from the chalk downs of britain to the chook islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. He suits strides with the footprints made by means of a guy 5 thousand years in the past close to Liverpool, sails an open boat a long way out into the Atlantic at evening, and commingles with walkers of many varieties, researching that paths supply a way not only of traversing house but additionally of feeling, understanding, and considering.

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