A Deep Time Journey

Book - 2019
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In Underland, Macfarland delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. He takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through "deep time" - the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present - he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780393242140
Branch Call Number: 551.447 M164u
Characteristics: viii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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ontherideau Jul 19, 2019

Many of us are in awe of the vastness of the surface of our planet and the skies we gaze at. Robert MacFarlane shows us the vastness of what lies beneath the earth we walk on and the waters we sail across. It's another universe altogether, terrifying in ways. This book is an important piece of work.

debwalker Jul 10, 2019

A haunting journey into the planet's past and future. Huge in the UK.


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