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Read & Download Landmarks: 4 à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A joyous meditation on words landscape and the relationship between the two travelling from Cu. If you like words nature and the Great Outdoors you ll enjoy this little gemMacFarlane unearths all sorts of words for different natural occurrences and introduces us to some of his favourite nature writersHe rails against the loss of nature vocabulary to the point where the mainstream has been left with dull generic terms like field hedge wood hill etcThere is a rich body of words out there from sailors farmers shepherds trekkers and country folk and Macfarlane s aim is to document these before they are lost foreverOne of the words I ve taken from it is smeuse a Sussex term for a small worn away tunnel or entrance in a hedge caused by a creature going back and forthMacFarlane makes the point that by giving things a name we are likely to notice them look out for them meaning the way we experience nature is enhancedA truly enjoyable life affirming work

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Read & Download Landmarks: 4 à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Others From Robert Macfarlane the bestselling author of The Old Ways Now published in paperba. This is a book about words and the cultures they belong to The main feature is a set of glossaries of countryside names in British languages and dialects as well as some technical and poetical terms Whether knowing the Gaelic for a gap in a hedge or the Herefordshire word for a flood is actually useful is debatable but I found it very interestingBetween the glossaries are essays on the works of other outdoors writers most of whom Mr MacFarlane seems to have known Part memoir and part book review these are of varying interest but readable and beautifully writtenI recommend to all who love words and the countryside

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Read & Download Landmarks: 4 à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Mbria to the Cairngorms and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin JA Baker Nan Shepherd and. Occasionally one comes across a book which is simply and utterly beautiful It doesn t happen often and even rarely when the book is non fiction But this book is special It is somehow nostalgic without being depressing uplifting without being pretentious As a celebration of all that is to be cherished in our landscape and our linguistic heritage it is without parallel Highly recommended