Our relationship with the underground, from the prehistoric to the distant future. We bury what we want to protect, but also what we want to protect ourselves from. Cave drawings, buried war crimes, nuclear waste disposal, salt mines beneath the North Sea, Parisian catacombs. History, geology, war, and science all in one fat book. - PD
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.