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Robert Macfarlane / Roy McMillan
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane read by Roy McMillan.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.The audiobook version contains an exclusive bonus chapter - a recording of Finlay MacLeod (a novelist historian broadcaster archivist and one of the dedicatees of Landmarks) reading words and definitions from his Peat Glossary for the Isle of Lewis. This hoard of rare and evocative terms was one of the inspiring documents for the book.Finlay's voice is also used as a divider between chapters; and the other glossaries in the text are themselves bracketed with appropriate sound effects.

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Nature
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 5th March 2015
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 50 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780241972731