The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane

The Wild Places

Robert Macfarlane

340 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

nonfiction nature travel adventurous informative reflective slow-paced


Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

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reflective 82%
adventurous 68%
informative 65%
inspiring 60%
relaxing 28%
emotional 25%
hopeful 25%
sad 8%
challenging 2%
dark 2%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%


slow 75%
medium 24%

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