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The Resource Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane

Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane

Label
Landmarks
Title
Landmarks
Statement of responsibility
Robert Macfarlane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this, his fifth book, Macfarlane brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of our archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall, and from Cumbria to Suffolk. Landmarks is a book about the power of language - 'strong style, single words' - to shape our sense of place. It is both a field guide to the literature he loves (Nan Shepherd, Roger Deakin and many more), and a 'word-hoard', gathering an astonishing archive of place-terms from old Norse to Anglo-Romani, living Norman to Hebridean Gaelic. Over the book's course, via its chapters, its glossaries and surprise of its postscript - we come to mrealize that words, well used, are not just a means to describe landscape, but also a way to know it, and to love it. If we lose the rich vernacular lexis of these islands, developed over centuries, then we also risk impoverishing our relationship with nature and place"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Presents a joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. This 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
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10460608
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macfarlane, Robert
Dewey number
914.1/048612
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macfarlane, Robert
  • Macfarlane, Robert
  • Macfarlane, Robert
  • Geography in literature
  • English language
  • Books and reading
  • English language
  • Geography in literature
  • Travel
  • British Isles
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1415764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780241146538
Lccn
2015375152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780241146538
  • (OCoLC)904536854
Label
Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1415764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780241146538
Lccn
2015375152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780241146538
  • (OCoLC)904536854

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