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For the wild places

profiles in conservation

by Janet Trowbridge Bohlen

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Island Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conservationists -- Biography.,
  • Biological diversity conservation.,
  • Habitat conservation.,
  • Endangered species.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-206) and index.

    StatementJanet Trowbridge Bohlen ; foreword by Al Gore.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH26 .B63 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 218 p. :
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1733370M
    ISBN 101559631252, 1559631244
    LC Control Number92038118

      In his inspiring new book, The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane explores the idea and the reality of wildness in the world immediately around him—the British Isles, where "the wild" is . The second, The Wild Places, was about why we might powerfully need certain kinds of wild landscape – moors, valleys, peaks, islands, forests. The last and newest book is more about humanised places – for paths are made by walking.

    Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and a finalist for the Orion Book Award. 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. Get this from a library! The wild places. [Robert Macfarlane] -- Macfarlane embarks on a series of journeys in search of the wildness that remains in the British Isles. At once a wonder voyage, an adventure story and a work of natural history, this text also tells.

    The wild places by Macfarlane, Robert, Publication date Topics "First published in Great Britain by Granta Books "--Title page verso "A Penguin original"--Page 4 of cover Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index.   Science and nature books The Wild Places and Irish landscape in an inspired attempt to "draw up a prose map that would seek to make some of the remaining wild places .


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In The Wild Places, Robert MacFarlane sets out to find if there are any such environments left within the British Isles.

The book begins contemplatively, with the author journeying to one of his favourite local places, a beech wood outside the city of Cambridge where he lives, climbing a tree as is his wont, so he can sit and observe, and be part of, this sylvan idyll/5.

The Wild Places is the second of Robert MacFarlane’s books that I have read, the other being Old Ways, his most recent book. I enjoyed The Wild Places even more than Old Ways, which I thought was by: The Wild Places is the second of Robert MacFarlane’s books that I have read, the other being Old Ways, his most recent book.

I enjoyed The Wild Places even more than Old Ways, For the wild places book I thought was wonderful. In this book, MacFarlane visits a number of places in the British Isles, each of which is in some sense wild, in order to experience /5.

Robert Macfarlane is the author of a prizewinning quartet of books about landscape and the human heart: Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, and Landmarks.

He has contributed to Harper’s, Granta, The New Yorker, the Observer (London), the Times Literary Supplement (London), and the London Review of Books.

He is a fellow of Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and a finalist for the Orion Book Award 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/5(3).

The first book of Robert Macfarlane's that I read, almost a year ago now, was The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. As I do for truly exceptional books, I gave it a "6-star" rating, and knew I would be reading more of his works.

With "The Wild Places" I was again dazzled, as well as humbled by this rich, well-written and informative work. Humbled?Reviews: The Wild Places- Book Review My wilderness journeys and my love of nature and wild places are inextricably linked with my love of literature.

The two intertwine and inspire each other. This goes back to my childhood when I was enthralled by the stories of Arthur Ransome and even Richmal Crompton’s “William” books, which often have woods.

The Wild Places is a book that inhales the zeitgeist, as well as the fresh air of open country. Sebald's prose is permanently conscious of the distance between self and surroundings: he is. The Irish Times described the book as "a new kind of exploration writing, perhaps even the birth of a new genre, which demands a new category of its own." The Wild Places was published in Septemberand describes a series of journeys made in search of the wildness that remains in Britain and Ireland.

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The book is separated into 15 chapters, each a description of Macfarlane's journey to a particular type of wild place, such as "Island", "Valley", and "Moor".Cited by: About The Wild Places. From the author of The Old Ways and Underland, an “eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we’re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth’s surface.” –Bill McKibben Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and a finalist for the Orion Book Award Are there any genuinely wild places left in.

"The Wild Places" is both an intellectual and a physical journey, and Macfarlane travels in time as well as space. Guided by monks, questers, scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, both living and dead, he explores our changing ideas of the wild.

From the cliffs of Cape Wrath, to the holloways of Dorset, the storm-beaches of Norfolk, the saltmarshes and estuaries of Essex, and the moors. I was esp fascinated with the map he made of the wild areas he is exploring. Its a map that doesn't look like any you've ever seen.

But it connects all of the places he is visiting, and shows how all of these places are indeed connected. The book isn't all nature - he weaves in local history, interesting people, and stories along the way. Altogether, the book is broken down into five sections: Context, Perspective and Reminisce, Places of Special Legacy, Voices For the Wild, and The Task Before Us.

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