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Underland : : a Deep Time Journey

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- Book - 2019 551.447 Ma, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Macfarlane, Robert 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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First chamber -- Descending -- Part I. Seeing (Britain) -- Burial (Mendips, Somerset) -- Dark matter (Boulby, Yorkshire) -- The understorey (Epping Forest, London) -- Second chamber -- Part II. Hiding (Europe) -- Invisible cities (Paris) -- Starless rivers (The Carso, Italy) -- Hollow land (Slovenian highlands) -- Third chamber -- Part III. Haunting (The north) -- Red dancers (Lofotens, Norway) -- The edge (And√łya, Norway) -- The blue of time (Kulusuk, Greenland) -- Meltwater (Knud Rasmussen Glacier, Greenland) -- The hiding place (Olkiluoto, Finland) -- Surfacing.
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.

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A great writer submitted by redwood on August 1, 2019, 8:17am Macfarlane takes us through mushroom ecology, glaciers, caves and more in his polished and earnest prose. Still, I preferred his previous book, Landmarks, which was a more interesting project.

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PUBLISHED
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780393242140
0393242145

SUBJECTS
Civilization, Subterranean.
Underground areas -- History.
Voyages and travels.
Geology.