Books by Robert Macfarlane

THE LOST WORDS by Robert Macfarlane
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape. (Picture book/poetry. 10-adult)"
An oversized album compiled in response to the recent omission by the Oxford Junior Dictionary of many natural-science words, including several common European bird, plant, and animal species, in favor of more current technological terms. Read full book review >
LANDMARKS by Robert Macfarlane
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Lucent, lyrical prose evokes Macfarlane's aesthetic, ethical, and powerfully tactile response to nature's enchantments."
A prizewinning naturalist explores the connection between what we say and how we see. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A breathtaking study of 'walking as enabling sight and thought rather than encouraging retreat and escape.'"
Macfarlane (English/Cambridge Univ.; The Wild Places, 2008, etc.) returns with another masterful, poetic travel narrative. Read full book review >
THE WILD PLACES by Robert Macfarlane
Released: June 24, 2008

"Evocative and well-written, a delight for nature and travel buffs."
Award-wining Macfarlane (Mountains of the Mind, 2003) celebrates Great Britain's remaining wilderness. Read full book review >
Released: June 3, 2003

"Macfarlane adds his bit to the long lore of mountaineering, but his encounters with the peaks themselves have special presence and acuity. (b&w illustrations)"
A crisp historical study of the sensations and emotions people have brought to (and taken from) mountains, laced with the author's own experiences scrambling among the peaks. Read full book review >