The Resource Underland : a deep time journey, Robert Macfarlane

Underland : a deep time journey, Robert Macfarlane

Label
Underland : a deep time journey
Title
Underland
Title remainder
a deep time journey
Statement of responsibility
Robert Macfarlane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Underland, Macfarlane 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. Woven through Macfarlane's own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, artists, cavers, divers, mourners, dreamers, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls "the awful darkness within the world." Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world."
Summary
Presents an exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and geography, offering unsettling perspectives into whether or not humans are making the correct choices for Earth's future
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
--From dust jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781939
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macfarlane, Robert
Dewey number
551.44/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN755
LC item number
.M295 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Subterranean
  • Underground areas
  • Voyages and travels
  • Geology
  • Civilization, Subterranean
  • Geology
  • Underground areas
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a deep time journey
Label
Underland : a deep time journey, Robert Macfarlane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 (Andøya, Norway) ; The blue of time (Kulusuk, Greenland) ; Meltwater (Knud Rasmussen Glacier, Greenland) ; The hiding place (Olkiluoto, Finland) ; Surfacing
Control code
on1054001747
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780241143803
Lccn
2019000216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029230697
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054001747
Label
Underland : a deep time journey, Robert Macfarlane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 (Andøya, Norway) ; The blue of time (Kulusuk, Greenland) ; Meltwater (Knud Rasmussen Glacier, Greenland) ; The hiding place (Olkiluoto, Finland) ; Surfacing
Control code
on1054001747
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780241143803
Lccn
2019000216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029230697
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054001747

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