A wonderful evocation of Britain's natural beauty and a reminder of our need to connect with the wilderness
Time and again he takes the reader's breath away
A beautiful and inspiring book
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Mountains Of The Mind
WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD
Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride.
In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries lead us to the world’s highest places.
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‘The best writers rose to the challenge by seeking not originality of destination, but originality of form.’