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Underland - Robert Macfarlane

Underland

Robert Macfarlane

EGGHEAD CHOICE - Crack open for a hard boiled think

Underland is another remarkable book by this extraordinary author. It took Macfarlane, a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, six-and-a-half years to write, and delves into what lies beneath us: the places where we “shelter what is precious… yield what is valuable… dispose of what is harmful”. After all, “into the underland we have long placed that which we fear and wish to lose, and that which we love and wish to save.”