Robert Macfarlane

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Hory v hlavě


Kdysi dávno si lidé mysleli, že v horách žijí nestvůry. V době osvícenství mnozí cestovatelé stoupali na hřebeny, aby zakusili vznešeno. Nedlouho poté alpinisté horečně dobývali vrcholy a štíty ve jménu vlasti. Odkdy dokážou hory tolik fascinovat lidskou mysl a co nutí nesčetné dobrodruhy, aby v horských výšinách znovu a znovu riskovali zdraví i život?

Ve své literární prvotině, která se vzápětí stala klasikou, nás Robert Macfarlane provádí místy koncentrovaného času a zničující krásy, kde lze zažít ryzí strach i opojnou závrať z vlastní bezvýznamnosti. Za Hory v hlavě obdržel Macfarlane řadu ocenění, mimo jiné Somerset Maugham Award nebo Guardian First Book Award, a na motivy knihy vznikl také pořad vysílaný televizní stanicí BBC.
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Lennvilág


Különös, összetett műfajú könyvében Robert Macfarlane föld alatti világokba kalauzol el bennünket: bronzkori temetkezési kamrákba, grönlandi gleccserek mélyére, a Párizs alatti katakombák labirintusába, a szlovéniai karsztvidék víznyelőibe. De szó esik a fák közti kommunikációt lehetővé tevő gombafonalrendszerekről, vagy az új-mexikói sivatag alatti radioaktívhulladék-temetőről is. Izgalmas, olykor megrendítő utazások ezek az emberi történelem és bolygónk történetének múltjába, jelenébe és jövőjébe. És rádöbbentenek, hogy a "lenti világ", melynek létezéséről alig veszünk tudomást, szerves része mindennapi életünknek.
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15,32 € 16,13 €

Podzemie. Cesta hlbokým časom


Žijeme na nepokojnej planéte, a tak nás prirodzene zaujíma, aký bude svet po nás? Aké tvory ho budú obývať? A kam sa pohnú nehybné horstvá? Odpoveď nehľadajme v budúcnosti, ale práve naopak - v tom, čo tu bolo dávno pred nami. Pod povrchom. So skvelým Robertom Macfarlanom.

Táto kniha definitívne zmení váš pohľad na svet. A to napriek tomu, že rozpráva o neviditeľnom, o tom, čo je ľudskému zraku skryté. Jaskynné systémy hĺbené milióny rokov trpezlivou vodou v sebe ukrývajú aj krvavé stopy druhej svetovej vojny. Bezrozmerné banské štôlne siahajú hlboko pod úroveň morského dna a podzemné laboratóriá sa snažia zachytiť kozmický vánok.
Robert Macfarlane navštívil mnohé kúty našej planéty, aby skúmal podzemné priestory vo všetkých možných formách. V londýnskom lesíku neďaleko rušnej diaľnice uvažuje o lesnom internete rozprávajúcich sa stromov, s Urbex výskumníkmi v obrovskom podzemnom meste pod ulicami Paríža zas o krehkosti ľudského života. A čo mu hovoria pohrebiská rádioaktívneho odpadu v hlbinách fínskeho pobrežia? A čo roztápajúce sa grónske ľadovce, spod ktorých sa vynára opustená raketová základňa?
Výnimočná kniha Podzemie sa zaoberá tým, čo by sme mohli nazvať archeológiou prítomnosti. Macfarlane pozerá okolo seba a snaží sa pochopiť, čo po nás nájde budúci výskumník a ako bude o tisíce rokov vysvetľovať našu prítomnosť. Podzemie je hlboká cesta strojom času do ďalekej budúcnosti, pri ktorej sa nám ponúka zdanlivo jednoduchá otázku: Sme dobrými predkami?

"Už vyše pätnásť rokov píšem o vzťahoch medzi krajinou a ľudským srdcom," povedal o svojej tvorbe Robert Macfarlane, ktorého označujú za najvýraznejšieho súčasného autora píšuceho o prírode. Jeho výnimočná kniha Podzemie vychádza v preklade Ivany Krekáňovej.
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16,05 € 18,90 €

The Old Ways


The "Old Ways" is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. In "The Old Ways" Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of songlines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place: about walking as a reconnoitre inwards, and the subtle ways in which we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Told in Macfarlane's distinctive and celebrated voice, the book folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. His tracks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird-islands of the Scottish northwest, and from the disputed territories of Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. Along the way he walks stride for stride with a 5000-year-old man near Liverpool, follows the 'deadliest path in Britain', sails an open boat out into the Atlantic at night, and crosses paths with walkers of many kinds - wanderers, wayfarers, pilgrims, guides, shamans, poets, trespassers and devouts. He discovers that paths offer not just means of traversing space, but also of feeling, knowing and thinking. The old ways lead us unexpectedly to the new, and the voyage out is always a voyage inwards.
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11,88 € 12,50 €

Underland - A Deep Time Journey


A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019
WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020

'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times

A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century

From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020

'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times

'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal

'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer on The Old Ways

'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks

'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times on The Old Ways
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The Gifts of Reading


With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Robert Macfarlane, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling, Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak

'This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. The gift, like so many gifts, was a book...' So begins the essay by Robert Macfarlane that inspired this collection.

In this cornucopia of an anthology, you will find essays by some of the world's most beloved novelists, nonfiction writers, essayists and poets.

'You will see books taking flight in flocks, migrating around the world, landing in people's hearts and changing them for a day or a year or a lifetime.

'You will see books sparking wonder or anger; throwing open windows into other languages, other cultures, other minds; causing people to fall in love or to fight for what is right.

'And more than anything, over and over again, you will see books and words being given, received and read - and in turn prompting further generosity.'

Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading.
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12,30 € 12,95 €

Mountains of the Mind


Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season in Scotland than they do on the roads. "Mountains of the Mind" pursues a fascinating investigation into our emotional and imaginative responses to mountains, and how these have changed over the last few centuries. It is rich with literary and historical references, and punctuated by beautifully written descriptions of the author's own climbing experiences. There are chapters on glaciers, geology, the pursuit of fear, the desire to explore the unknown, and the desire to get to the summit, and the book ends with a gripping account of Mallory's attempt on Everest. "Mountains of the Mind" is a beautifully written synthesis of climbing memoir and cultural history.
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10,37 € 10,92 €

Underland


Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet...

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.
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23,70 € 24,95 €

Landmarks


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. Praise for The Old Ways: "A magnificent meditation on walking and writing. An astonishingly haunted book' Adam Nicolson, Daily Telegraph 'Sets the imagination tingling ...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems". (John Carey, Sunday Times). "A wonderful book. He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy". (John Banville, Observer). Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind. His second, The Wild Places, won three prizes and was adapted for the BBC. The Old Ways was joint winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and eight other awards. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
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The Lost Words


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019

WINNER OF THE BEAUTIFUL BOOK AWARD 2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2018

'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year' Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer

'Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian

'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Alex Preston, Observer

'My top book of the year' Susan Hill, Spectator

From the outstanding creative partnership of Robert Macfarlane (Underland, The Old Ways) and Jackie Morris (Tell Me a Dragon, The Snow Leopard)

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds.

The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.
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22,75 € 23,95 €

The Gifts of Reading


From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt. From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.
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Ness


Eerie, unsettling and hauntingly beautiful - a new collaboration from the bestselling creators of Holloway 'Ness goes beyond what we expect books to do. Beyond poetry, beyond the word, beyond the bomb -- it is an aftertime song. It is dark, ever so dark, nimble and lethal. It is a triumphant libretto of mythic modernism for our poisoned age. Ness is something else, and feels like it always has been' Max Porter, Booker-longlisted author of Lanny and Grief is the Thing with Feathers Somewhere on a salt-and-shingle island, inside a ruined concrete structure known as The Green Chapel, a figure called The Armourer is leading a ritual with terrible intent. But something is coming to stop him. Five more-than-human forms are traversing land, sea and time towards The Green Chapel, moving to the point where they will converge and become Ness. Ness has lichen skin and willow-bones. Ness is made of tidal drift, green moss and deep time. Ness has hagstones for eyes and speaks only in birds. And Ness has come to take this island back. What happens when land comes to life? What would it take for land to need to come to life? Using word and image, Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood have together made a minor modern myth. Part-novella, part-prose-poem, part-mystery play, in Ness their skills combine to dazzling, troubling effect. Robert Macfarlane is the author of The Lost Words with Jackie Morris, The Old Ways and Underland, among other books. Stanley Donwood is an artist and the author of Slowly Downward and Household Worms. His next books are There Will Be No Quiet and Bad Island.
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18,00 € 18,95 €

The Wild Cards


From the bestselling, prize-winning authors of beloved cult phenomena The Lost Words and The Lost Spells

'Breathtaking and magical. Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at' New Statesman

'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Observer

Discover and share the wonders of the wild world as seen in The Lost Words and The Lost Spells...

This collection of 100 postcards features artwork and words from two beloved modern classics, in which Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane celebrate the creatures, trees and plants of nearby nature, from Acorn to Wren, by way of Curlew and Kingfisher, Silver Birch and Snow Hare, Goldfinch and Gorse.

The front of each card bears one of Morris's Greenaway Medal-winning paintings; on the reverse, you will find an accompanying quotation from one of the spell-poems in the Lost books, as well as an identification of the species shown on the card. The remaining space is left blank for you to fill in these wild cards with pen, pencil or paint - and then send them out into the world to make and renew connections.
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17,58 € 18,50 €