Explores our changing ideas of the wild. From the cliffs of Cape Wrath, to the holloways of Dorset, the storm-beaches of Norfolk, the saltmarshes and estuaries of Essex, and the moors of Rannoch and the Pennines, this book presents the journeys which become the conductors of people and cultures who have had intense relationships with these places.
Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), won the Guardian First Book Award, The Somerset Maugham Award, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and was filmed by the BBC. It was also short-listed for the Ondaatje Prize for the Literature of Place, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountaineering Literature, the Banff Mountain Literature Award, and long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It was acclaimed as 'one of the two most important books written around the experience of mountains in the past fifty years'. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lives in Cambridge with his family.
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-fiction Award 2008 and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008 and Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year Award 2008 and John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2007.