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Underland : a deep time journey / Robert Macfarlane.

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  • 3 of 13 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

11 current holds with 13 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 Available -
Canton Library 551.447 MacFarlane (Text) 33115007669749 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/30/2019
Columbus Library 551.44 MAC (Text) 31250200072010 Adult New Nonfiction In process -
East Regional Library ACQ973847 (Text) ACQ973847 Technical Services In process -
Haywood County Main Library 551.447 MacFarlane (Text) 33115007669745 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch HCPL966400 (Text) HCPL966400 Adult New Nonfiction On order -
Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library 551.447 M (Text) 39149007860778 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Macon County Public Library 551.44 M (Text) 39493108487812 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/26/2019
Pack Memorial Library 551.447 MAC (Text) 0020512253863 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/28/2019
Richard H. Thornton Main Library 551.44 MACFAR (Text) 1001-2140 Adult New Nonfiction On order -
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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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