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[London] : Penguin Books, 2016.
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x, 434 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZEFrom the bestselling author of UNDERLAND, THE OLD WAYS and THE LOST WORDS'Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent 'Enormously pleasurable, deeply moving. A bid to save our rich hoard of landscape language, and a blow struck for the power of a deep creative relationship to place' Financial Times'A book that ought to be read by policymakers, educators, armchair environmentalists and active conservationists the world over' Guardian 'Gorgeous, thoughtful and lyrical' Independent on Sunday'Feels as if [it] somehow grew out of the land itself. A delight' Sunday TimesDiscover Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two.

Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.

Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it.

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"First published by Hamish Hamilton 2015. Published with an additional glossary in Penguin Books 2016"--Title-page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, R. (2016). Landmarks. [London]: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976-. 2016. Landmarks. [London]: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976-, Landmarks. [London]: Penguin Books, 2016.

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Macfarlane, Robert. Landmarks. [London]: Penguin Books, 2016. Print.

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