Landmarks

by Robert Macfarlane
$22.99

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: July 18, 2016

ISBN: 9780241967874

Binding: Paperback

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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015
Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2016

Landmarks is 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.