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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot Hardcover – 7 Jun 2012

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton; 1st Edition edition (7 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241143810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241143810
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.9 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 322 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A wonderful book: Macfarlane has a rare physical intelligence, and his writing affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time -- Antony Gormley A naturalist who can unfurl a sentence with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas and reach far transcend the physical region he explores The New York Times Book Review [Mountains of the Mind is] a distinguished book that jolted my heart. Adventurous, passionate, intensely romantic ... fizzes with insights -- Roger Deakin A new naturalist to set beside the classics in our literature Evening Standard

About the Author

Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways and Landmarks. Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker Award. Both books have been adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The New York Times. His most recent book is The Lost Words, a spell-book for adults and children alike, illustrated by Jackie Morris.



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