by Robert Macfarlane
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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IN LICE FOR SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015SHORTLISTED FOR WAINWRIGHT AWARD 2016Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane joyful meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the twoWords are grains in our landscapes, and landscapes are fine-grained in our words.Benchmarks on the power of language to shape our perception of placeIt is a field guide to nature literature, and a glossary of thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe the land, nature and weather conditions.Journey from Cumbria to Cairngorms, and explore the landscapes of Roger Deakin, JABaker, Nan Berger and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that the language, well used, is a vivid means of knowing landscape, and an essential means of coming to love it.
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