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Old Ways,The: A Journey On Foot Hardcover – Jul 31 2012

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (July 31 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241143810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241143810
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.9 x 24 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A wonderful book: Macfarlane has a rare physical intelligence, and his writing affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time -- Antony Gormley A naturalist who can unfurl a sentence with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas and reach far transcend the physical region he explores The New York Times Book Review [Mountains of the Mind is] a distinguished book that jolted my heart. Adventurous, passionate, intensely romantic ... fizzes with insights -- Roger Deakin A new naturalist to set beside the classics in our literature Evening Standard

About the Author

Robert Macfarlane was born in Nottinghamshire in 1976. He is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways and Landmarks. Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker Award. Both books have been adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The New York Times. He is currently working on an illustrated children's book about the natural world in collaboration with illustrator Jackie Morris.


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This book takes you on a wonderful journey, if you love walking, love to think when walking, this book will drive you to pop on your boots and start to dream again. You will look at every path as a new adventure.
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a wonderful journey through journeys undertaken and expressed through the heart of someone attuned to the ways of old . . .
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This is by far the best written travel/adventure book I have read in years.
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What wonderful writing. It is as if we are walking together.
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