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Underland : a deep time journey / Robert Macfarlane.

Available copies

  • 7 of 21 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

10 current holds with 21 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Braswell Memorial Main Library 551.44 MAC (Text) 37807000009873 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/10/2019
Canton Library 551.447 MacFarlane (Text) 33115007669749 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
East Regional Library 551.447 M (Text) 31781066207216 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Forsyth Central NF (Text) FOR647681537332 On Order In process -
Haywood County Main Library 551.447 MacFarlane (Text) 33115007669745 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 09/03/2019
Henderson Main Branch 551.447 M (Text) 33258008592425 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/31/2019
Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library 551.447 M (Text) 39149007860778 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Lee County Main Library FIC MCFARLANE (Text) 33262003261407 New Materials-Books Available -
Macon County Public Library 551.44 M (Text) 39493108487812 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/20/2019
North Asheville Library 551.447 MAC (Text) 0020512273697 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/27/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393242140
  • ISBN: 0393242145
  • Physical Description: viii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-464) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
First chamber -- Descending -- Seeing (Britain) -- Second chamber -- Hiding (Europe) -- Third chamber -- Haunting (The north).
Summary, etc.:
An extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through “deep time” — the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present — we move from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come. “Woven through Macfarlane’s own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, artists, cavers, divers, mourners, dreamers, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls “the awful darkness within the world.”Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. Taking a deep-time view of our planet, Macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question: “Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?” Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.--book jacket.
Subject: Civilization, Subterranean.
Underground areas > History.
Voyages and travels.

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