Robert Macfarlane

  • On accède au monde souterrain par le tronc fendu d'un vieux frêne...
    « Underland », c'est le monde d'en bas, les lieux où hommes et femmes enfouissent leurs secrets honteux ou merveilleux.
    Pendant plus de sept ans, l'écrivain Robert Macfarlane a visité des sites souterrains : un laboratoire caché dans une mine de sel sous la mer, des grottes norvégiennes abritant des peintures rupestres mystérieuses, les profondeurs de glaciers d'où surgissent des icebergs monstrueux.
    Tout ce que nous entreposons, cachons, jetons, laissera une empreinte dans la terre. Quel sera notre legs géologique aux générations futures ?
    En explorant notre rapport au sous-sol, Robert Macfarlane nous transmet un savoir riche, poétique et précieux.
    Mêlant littérature, science et récit de voyage, Underland est une odyssée puissante qui résonne longtemps après qu'on en a achevé la lecture.

  • SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times ' Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... In Underland , Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. 'Marvellous... Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity... This is a book well worth reading' The Times 'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer 'Attentive, thoughtful, finely honed... I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph 'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing... This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature. And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i 'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman

  • Anglais Old ways, the

    Robert Macfarlane

    Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, the author discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts.

  • Lets readers follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove - roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond.

  • L'esprit de la montagne

    Robert Macfarlane

    • Plon
    • 4 Novembre 2004

    Berceau de tous les fantasmes, des défis les plus fous, royaume du surnaturel et du diabolique au Moyen Âge, source de sagesse ou de passion aujourd'hui, la montagne n'a cessé de fasciner les hommes, qu'ils la craignent ou la conquièrent. La montagne a d'abord paru effrayante, et ce n'est qu'au début du XVIIe siècle que l'homme s'approprie ce paysage en l'étudiant, en l'observant. Peu à peu la peur se transforme en curiosité, les hommes cherchent à atteindre les sommets, poussés par de multiples raisons - et, d'abord, la sensation de se mettre en danger, la montée d'adrénaline, l'effort, le dépassement de soi ...

  • "Mountains of the Mind" pursues an investigation into our emotional and imaginative responses to mountains, and how these have changed over the last few centuries. It is rich with literary and historical references, and punctuated by descriptions of the author's own climbing experiences.

  • Les mots perdus


    • Arenes
    • 30 Septembre 2020

    Il y a très longtemps, certains mots commencèrent à disparaître du langage des enfants.
    Si discrètement qu'au début personne ne s'en aperçut.
    Et puis un jour, ils n'étaient plus là, le dictionnaire n'en avait gardé aucune trace.
    Pour retrouver ce qui manque, il existe des formules magiques : les mots perdus peuvent revenir.

  • This book is about a voyage of discovery to exceptional places. Photographer Eric Brasseur considers the question of where might there still be real wilderness in Europe? He journeyed for days at a time through remote and inaccessible areas, without any guarantee of success, to find out.

    Often enduring extreme conditions - the Finnish taiga at a temperature of minus 35 celsius and the mosquitoes of Berezina in Belorussia - Brasseur explored many different natural environments from glaciers, volcanoes, canyons and archipelagoes through to primeval forests. He watched orcas in northern Norway and encountered bears and wolves in the Italian Abruzzi. He visited unique ecosystems, some of them unspoilt, others clearly under pressure.

    From the Azores to the Balkans, from the highlands of Scotland to the steppes of Russia, Brasseur observed nature - birds of prey, vegetation of all kinds, sea creatures, rare plants and much more - at its very wildest. And here, with a supporting text by Erik Verdonck and interviews with local conservationists and scientists, he shares his experiences and reveals the remarkable sights he recorded through the lens of his camera.