The old ways: a journey on foot

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From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places comes an engrossing exploration of walking and thinking. In 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. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane's distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology, and literature. His walks 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. Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds-wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space but of feeling, knowing, and thinking.
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subject_facet England -- Description and travel, Great Britain -- Description and travel, Historic rural landscapes -- Great Britain, History / General, Landscape, Landscapes, Macfarlane, Robert, -- 1976- -- Travel, Macfarlane, Robert, -- 1976- -- Travel -- England, Macfarlane, Robert, -- 1976- -- Travel -- Great Britain, Macfarlane, Robert, -- 1976- -- Travel -- Scotland, Natural history, Natural history -- Great Britain, Scotland -- Description and travel, TRAVEL / Hikes & Walks, Trails, Trails -- Great Britain, Voyages and travels, Walking
title_display The old ways : a journey on foot
title_full The old ways : a journey on foot / Robert Macfarlane, The old ways : a journey on foot [electronic resource] / Robert Macfarlane
title_short The old ways :
title_sub a journey on foot
topic_facet Description and travel, Historic rural landscapes, Landscape, Landscapes, Macfarlane, Robert, Natural history, Trails, Travel, Voyages and travels, Walking