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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date September 24, 2013
Pages 433
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780147509796
ISBN-10 0147509793
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The acclaimed author of The Wild Places and Underland examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move

In this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane sets off to follow the ancient routes that crisscross both the landscape of the British Isles and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the voices that haunt old paths and the stories our tracks tell. Macfarlane’s journeys take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. He matches strides with the footprints made by a man five thousand years ago near Liverpool, sails an open boat far out into the Atlantic at night, and commingles with walkers of many kinds, discovering that paths offer a means not just of traversing space but also of feeling, knowing, and thinking.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670025114
 
from Viking Pr (October 11, 2012)
9780670025114 | details & prices | 432 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $27.95
About: From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places, an exploration of walking and thinkingIn this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (September 24, 2013)
9780147509796 | details & prices | 433 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The acclaimed author of The Wild Places and Underland examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we moveIn this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane sets off to follow the ancient routes that crisscross both the landscape of the British Isles and its waters and territories beyond.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781470816926
 
With Robin Sachs (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 11, 2012)
9781470816926 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $29.95
About: From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places comes an engrossing exploration of walking and thinking.

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