Underland

Underland PDF Book Detail Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0141030577
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2020 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 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. SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard 'Marvellous... Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity... This is a book well worth reading' The Times 'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer

Underland A Deep Time Journey

Underland  A Deep Time Journey PDF Book Detail Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242153
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 496

Book Description
National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future. Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through “deep time”—the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present—he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come. Woven through Macfarlane’s own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, artists, cavers, divers, mourners, dreamers, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls “the awful darkness within the world.” Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. Taking a deep-time view of our planet, Macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question: “Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?” Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.

Underland

Underland PDF Book Detail Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789100180850
Category :
Languages : sv
Pages :

Book Description
I Underland gör Robert Macfarlane en resa till jordens inre och ställer frågan: Vad lämnar vi efter oss? Han vandrar genom Paris katakomber, dyker i Lofotens undervattensgrottor och tittar ner i slovenska slukhål. Macfarlane är den perfekta vägvisaren och låter människans korta tidshorisont ställas mot jordens långsamma skiftningar. Slutdestinationen är människans djupast begravda hemligheter, drömmar och farhågor.

Im Fuhrpark der Literatur

Im Fuhrpark der Literatur PDF Book Detail Author: Gwendolin Engels
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835349619
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : de
Pages : 354

Book Description
Manta, Marken, Mobile – eine kluge Kulturgeschichte des Autos. Die heutige selbstverständliche Automobilität wird durch die Klimakrise und die sich abzeichnende Verkehrswende ebenso infrage gestellt wie durch die Digitalisierung. Ausgehend von diesem kulturgeschichtlichen Wendepunkt suchen die Autorinnen und Autoren kulturelle Imaginationen des Autos zwischen nostalgischer Glorifizierung und auratisiertem Zukunftsversprechen. Im Zentrum stehen verschiedene Formen von Automobilität und ihre Grenzen, die in literarischen und filmischen Inszenierungen von Unfällen besonders drastisch sichtbar werden. Am Beispiel verschiedener Fahrzeugtypen lassen sich die Wege des Autos in die Moderne und aus ihr heraus verfolgen. Im Vergleich zwischen Deutschland und den USA werden kulturelle und nationale Unterschiede im Umgang mit dem Auto erkennbar. Anhand literarischer und filmischer Beispiele wird dargestellt, wie der Innenraum des Autos zu einem Ort der sozialen Bedeutungsstiftung und der medialen und technischen Reflexion werden kann. Aus dem Inhalt: Stephan Kraft: Franz Werfels Jacobowsky und der Oberst; Franziska Thun-Hohenstein: Mit Komfort über die russische Wegelosigkeit; Moritz Baßler: Frau am Steuer in den 1950er Jahren; Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Autos in der deutschen und amerikanischen Kultur; Rüdiger Campe: Der Held und sein Auto in The Big Sleep; Jürgen Fohrmann: Ein Essay zu Fargo, zweite Staffel; Barbara Vinken/Anselm Haverkamp: Un Homme et une femme

Deep Time Reckoning

Deep Time Reckoning PDF Book Detail Author: Vincent Ialenti
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262539268
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 205

Book Description
A guide to long-term thinking: how to envision the far future of Earth. We live on a planet careening toward environmental collapse that will be largely brought about by our own actions. And yet we struggle to grasp the scale of the crisis, barely able to imagine the effects of climate change just ten years from now, let alone the multi-millennial timescales of Earth's past and future life span. In this book, Vincent Ialenti offers a guide for envisioning the planet's far future—to become, as he terms it, more skilled deep time reckoners. The challenge, he says, is to learn to inhabit a longer now. Ialenti takes on two overlapping crises: the Anthropocene, our current moment of human-caused environmental transformation; and the deflation of expertise—today's popular mockery and institutional erosion of expert authority. The second crisis, he argues, is worsening the effects of the first. Hearing out scientific experts who study a wider time span than a Facebook timeline is key to tackling our planet's emergency. Astrophysicists, geologists, historians, evolutionary biologists, climatologists, archaeologists, and others can teach us the art of long-termism. For a case study in long-term thinking, Ialenti turns to Finland's nuclear waste repository “Safety Case” experts. These scientists forecast far future glaciations, climate changes, earthquakes, and more, over the coming tens of thousands—or even hundreds of thousands or millions—of years. They are not pop culture “futurists” but data-driven, disciplined technical experts, using the power of patterns to construct detailed scenarios and quantitative models of the far future. This is the kind of time literacy we need if we are to survive the Anthropocene.

Inner and Outer Worlds

Inner and Outer Worlds PDF Book Detail Author: Anthony Uhlmann FAHA
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1743327803
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 168

Book Description
Gail Jones is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary novelists. Her books have won or been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Miles Franklin Award, the Stella Prize, and numerous state literary awards. They are taught in high schools and universities across the country. This collection of essays offers reflections on Jones’ fiction by leading Australian and international literary critics. For readers who loved Sixty Lights, Five Bells, Sorry and Jones’ other novels, and for students of Jones’ work, this book will be an illuminating companion. With chapters on her use of language, her thematic preoccupations, and her place in local and global literary culture, it is a timely guide to the work of an exceptional Australian writer.

Byzantine Tree Life

Byzantine Tree Life PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas Arentzen
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030759024
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 190

Book Description
This book examines the many ways Byzantines lived with their trees. It takes seriously theological and hagiographic tree engagement as expressions of that culture’s deep involvement—and even fascination—with the arboreal. These pages tap into the current attention paid to plants in a wide range of scholarship, an attention that involves the philosophy of plant life as well as scientific discoveries of how communicative trees may be, and how they defend themselves. Considering writings on and images of trees from Late Antiquity and medieval Byzantium sympathetically, the book argues for an arboreal imagination at the root of human aspirations to know and draw close to the divine.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2022

The Best Australian Science Writing 2022 PDF Book Detail Author: Ivy Shih
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 1742238580
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
What can a microbial gravesite on a moon teach us? Why is a group of scientists risking their lives to safeguard a seed bank? How does a virus detective story show us why we need to be vigilant about the next disease outbreak? Great science writing has the ability to make us captive bystanders to the complexities of research. It makes us ask questions, and sustains in us an infinite curiosity about our world. Science writing also brings into sharp focus stories that surprise and compel us to pay attention to parts of the world often unseen, from a dusty gold mine which could help answer one of the biggest questions in astrophysics to a delightful date with the misunderstood blobfish. This much-loved anthology – now in its twelfth year – selects the most riveting, entertaining, poignant and fascinating science stories and essays from Australian writers, poets and scientists. With a foreword by health broadcaster and author Dr Norman Swan, this anthology covers another remarkable year filled with seismic moments in science. Includes the shortlisted entries for the 2022 UNSW Press Bragg Prize and the 2021 student prize-winning essay.

Eco Travel

Eco Travel PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Cronin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108916740
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Human encounters with the natural world are inseparable from the history of travel. Nature, as fearsome obstacle, a wonder to behold or a source of therapeutic refuge, is bound up with the story of human mobility. Stories of this mobility give readers a sense of the diversity of the natural world, how they might interpret and respond to it and how human preoccupations are a help or a hindrance in maintaining bio-cultural diversity. Travel writing has constantly shaped how humans view the environment from foreign adventures to flight-shaming. If much of modern travel writing has been based on ready access to environmentally damaging forms of transport how do travel writers deal with a practice that is destroying the world they claim to cherish? This Element explores human travel encounters with the environment over the centuries and asks, what is the future for travel writing in the age of the Anthropocene?

Site Dance and Body

Site  Dance and Body PDF Book Detail Author: Victoria Hunter
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030648001
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 279

Book Description
How does the moving, dancing body engage with the materials, textures, atmospheres, and affects of the sites through which we move and in which we live, work and play? How might embodied movement practice explore some of these relations and bring us closer to the complexities of sites and lived environments? This book brings together perspectives from site dance, phenomenology, and new materialism to explore and develop how ‘site-based body practice’ can be employed to explore synergies between material bodies and material sites. Employing practice-as-research strategies, scores, tasks and exercises the book presents a number of suggestions for engaging with sites through the moving body and offers critical reflection on the potential enmeshments and entanglements that emerge as a result. The theoretical discussions and practical explorations presented will appeal to researchers, movement practitioners, artists, academics and individuals interested in exploring their lived environments through the moving body and the entangled human-nonhuman relations that emerge as a result.

The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities PDF Book Detail Author: Jeffrey Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1009037463
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
This Companion offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the environmental humanities, an interdisciplinary movement that responds to a world reconfigured by climate change and its effects, from environmental racism and global migration to resource impoverishment and the importance of the nonhuman world. It addresses the twenty-first century recognition of an environmental crisis – its antecedents, current forms, and future trajectories – as well as possible responses to it. This books foregrounds scholarship from different periods, fields, and global locations, but it is organized to give readers a working context for the foundational debates. Each chapter examines a key topic or theme in Environmental Humanities, shows why that topic emerged as a category of study, explores the different approaches to the topics, suggests future avenues of inquiry, and considers the topic's global implications, especially those that involve environmental justice issues.

Elderflora

Elderflora PDF Book Detail Author: Jared Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465097855
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 436

Book Description
The epic story of the planet’s oldest trees and the making of the modern world Humans have always revered long-lived trees. But as historian Jared Farmer reveals in Elderflora, our veneration took a modern turn in the eighteenth century, when naturalists embarked on a quest to locate and precisely date the oldest living things on earth. The new science of tree time prompted travelers to visit ancient specimens and conservationists to protect sacred groves. Exploitation accompanied sanctification, as old-growth forests succumbed to imperial expansion and the industrial revolution. Taking us from Lebanon to New Zealand to California, Farmer surveys the complex history of the world’s oldest trees, including voices of Indigenous peoples, religious figures, and contemporary scientists who study elderflora in crisis. In a changing climate, a long future is still possible, Farmer shows, but only if we give care to young things that might grow old.

Time Space Matter in Translation

Time  Space  Matter in Translation PDF Book Detail Author: Pamela Beattie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1000641627
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Time, Space, Matter in Translation considers time, space, and materiality as legitimate habitats of translation. By offering a linked series of interdisciplinary case studies that show translation in action beyond languages and texts, this book provides a capacious and innovative understanding of what translation is, what it does, how, and where. The volume uses translation as a means through which to interrogate processes of knowledge transfer and creation, interpretation and reading, communication and relationship building—but it does so in ways that refuse to privilege one discipline over another, denying any one of them an entitled perspective. The result is a book that is grounded in the disciplines of the authors and simultaneously groundbreaking in how its contributors incorporate translation studies into their work. This is key reading for students in comparative literature—and in the humanities at large—and for scholars interested in seeing how expanding intellectual conversations can develop beyond traditional questions and methods.

Culture 2

Culture 2 PDF Book Detail Author: Frank Kelleter
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839457874
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 266

Book Description
How to do cultural studies in the twenty-first century? This essay collection is not a handbook, encyclopedia, or a »state of the field« compendium. Instead, it is a reflexive exercise in cultural studies, featuring fifteen accessible essays on a selection of critical key works published since 2000. The contributors aim to provide readers with a fresh and engaging look at recent criticism, exploring the interdisciplinary traffic of theories, methods, and ideas within the field of cultural and literary studies. This book shows how the work of Lauren Berlant, Rita Felski, Fred Moten, Anna Tsing, and others can inspire new thinking and theorizing for the twenty-first century.

Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis

Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis PDF Book Detail Author: Andrew J. Auge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000484912
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 214

Book Description
Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis addresses what is arguably the most crucial issue of human history through the lens of late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century Irish poetry. The poets that it surveys range from familiar presences in the contemporary Irish literary canon – Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, Moya Cannon – to lesser-known figures, such as the experimental poet Maurice Scully, contemporary poets Stephen Sexton and Sean Hewitt, and the Irish-language poets Simon Ó Faoláin, Bríd Ní Mhóráin, and Máire Dinny Wren. Adopting a variety of ecotheoretical approaches, the essays gathered here address several interrelated themes crucial to the climate crisis: the way in which the scalar scope of climate change interweaves local and global, distant past and imminent future, nature and culture; the critical importance of acknowledging the complex kinship of the human and nonhuman; and the necessity of warning against the devastating environmental losses to come while mourning those that already occurred. Ultimately, by envisioning new ways of existing on an earth that humans no longer dominate, this book engages in what the philosopher Jonathan Lear refers to as a process of ‘radical anticipation’.

Writing Remains

Writing Remains PDF Book Detail Author: Josie Gill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350109479
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 247

Book Description
Writing Remains brings together a wide range of leading archaeologists and literary scholars to explore emerging intersections in archaeological and literary studies. Drawing upon a wide range of literary texts from the nineteenth century to the present, the book offers new approaches to understanding storytelling and narrative in archaeology, and the role of archaeological knowledge in literature and literary criticism. The book's eight chapters explore a wide array of archaeological approaches and methods, including scientific archaeology, identifying intersections with literature and literary studies which are textual, conceptual, spatial, temporal and material. Examining literary authors from Thomas Hardy and Bram Stoker to Sarah Moss and Paul Beatty, scholars from across disciplines are brought into dialogue to consider fictional narrative both as a site of new archaeological knowledge and as a source and object of archaeological investigation.

The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art Visual Culture and Climate Change

The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art  Visual Culture  and Climate Change PDF Book Detail Author: T. J. Demos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000342263
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 608

Book Description
International in scope, this volume brings together leading and emerging voices working at the intersection of contemporary art, visual culture, activism, and climate change, and addresses key questions, such as: why and how do art and visual culture, and their ethics and values, matter with regard to a world increasingly shaped by climate breakdown? Foregrounding a decolonial and climate-justice-based approach, this book joins efforts within the environmental humanities in seeking to widen considerations of climate change as it intersects with social, political, and cultural realms. It simultaneously expands the nascent branches of ecocritical art history and visual culture, and builds toward the advancement of a robust and critical interdisciplinarity appropriate to the complex entanglements of climate change. This book will be of special interest to scholars and practitioners of contemporary art and visual culture, environmental studies, cultural geography, and political ecology.