The Living Mountain : A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

The Living Mountain : A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

Description

'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian

Introduction by Robert Macfarlane. Afterword by Jeanette Winterson

In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.

Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0241967872
ISBN 13: 9780241967874

01 Oct 2016
Robert Macfarlane

ISBN 10: 0241978319
ISBN 13: 9780241978313

01 Jun 2017
Robert Macfarlane

ISBN 10: 0141030585
ISBN 13: 9780141030586

30 Sep 2015
Robert Macfarlane

ISBN 10: 1783784504
ISBN 13: 9781783784509

09 Nov 2017
Robert Macfarlane

ISBN 10: 1783784490
ISBN 13: 9781783784493

09 Nov 2017
Robert Macfarlane

ISBN 10: 0008216215
ISBN 13: 9780008216214

06 Apr 2017
J. A. Baker

ISBN 10: 0141010010
ISBN 13: 9780141010014

01 Dec 2008
Roger Deakin

ISBN 10: 0719566959
ISBN 13: 9780719566950

18 Jul 2013
Patrick Leigh Fermor

ISBN 10: 0241253586
ISBN 13: 9780241253588

05 Oct 2017
Jackie Morris

ISBN 10: 1903385334
ISBN 13: 9781903385333

10 Mar 2019
Nan Shepherd

ISBN 10: 0099282550
ISBN 13: 9780099282556

29 Aug 2000
Roger Deakin

ISBN 10: 1782118861
ISBN 13: 9781782118862

01 Apr 2017
Nan Shepherd