- Published: 04/05/2023
- ISBN: 9781783789306
- Granta Books
- 352 pages
The Wild Places
Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness?
In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.
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
From the Same Author
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.
Robert Macfarlane on Granta.com
In Conversation | The Online Edition
Robert Macfarlane & Adam Scovell
‘Travelling into the Ness for the first time was exactly like Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker’
Robert Macfarlane in conversation with Adam Scovell.
Essays & Memoir | Granta 138
Robert Macfarlane | Is Travel Writing Dead?
‘The best writers rose to the challenge by seeking not originality of destination, but originality of form.’
Essays & Memoir | Granta 133
Roger Deakin & Robert Macfarlane
‘Entering a wood is to enter an element as different as the sea.’