The Wild Places
By Robert MacFarlane
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113935, 340pp.)
Publication Date: July 2008
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Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago's most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, "The Wild Places" solidifies Macfarlane's reputation as a young writer to watch.