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Robert Macfarlane

The best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways returns with a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future.

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Best Book of the Year So Far

An Apple Books Best Book of the Year So Far

An ABA Indie Next Great Read Selection

Praise for Underland

Praise for Underland

“The #1 Best Reviewed Nonfiction Book of the Year So Far” —LITERARY HUB

“An eye-opening,

 lyrical, moving exploration.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

“Astonishing. . .

A powerful, epic journey.” —BOOKLIST, starred review


“Essential . . . 

A treasure all its own.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

“A sterling book.”

—LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

“Beautifully written and wise, this haunting book is a treasure by one of Earth’s keenest celebrants. Its unique spell is irresistible.”

—DIANE ACKERMAN


“Exquisite. . . I ended Underland with wonder at his ability to evoke so vividly places to which I and probably you will never go, and the sense of vast scale they restore to us at a time when it can feel like the world has shrunken around us.”

—REBECCA SOLNIT


“A devastating act of witness, and a clear, cogent, lyrical examination of the darknesses invisible beneath our feet.”



—PHILIP PULLMAN




“Beautifully written and wise, this haunting book is a treasure by one of Earth’s keenest celebrants. Its unique spell is irresistible.”

—DIANE ACKERMAN


“Exquisite. . . I ended Underland with wonder at his ability to evoke so vividly places to which I and probably you will never go, and the sense of vast scale they restore to us at a time when it can feel like the world has shrunken around us.”

—REBECCA SOLNIT


“Robert Macfarlane’s writing reminds us of the astonishing variety of things you can see when you go at walking speed, and of how strange and rich the world is.”

—PHILIP PULLMAN




“Robert Macfarlane’s writing reminds us of the astonishing variety of things you can see when you go at walking speed, and of how strange and rich 

—LAUREN GROFF


“Macfarlane’s most urgent, universal, and expansive book yet.”

—FRANCISCO CANTÚ


“At once thrilling and soulful, raw and erudite, Underland is a book of revelations.”

—PHILIP GOUREVITCH


“Robert Macfarlane’s writing is like a vortex—once caught, you’re pulled deeper and deeper with each page.”

—ANDREA WULF


“A devastating act of witness, and a clear, cogent, lyrical examination of the darknesses invisible beneath our feet.”

—LAUREN GROFF


“Macfarlane’s most urgent, universal, and expansive book yet.”

—FRANCISCO CANTÚ


“At once thrilling and soulful, raw and erudite, Underland is a book of revelations.”

—PHILIP GOUREVITCH


“Robert Macfarlane’s writing is like a vortex—once caught, you’re pulled deeper and deeper with each page.”

—ANDREA WULF


—Dwight Garner, NEW YORK TIMES

"An excellent book—fearless and subtle, empathic and strange."

—Dwight Garner, NEW YORK TIMES

—Terry Tempest Williams,

New York Times Book Review

—Barbara J. King, NPR

"Reading Macfarlane connects us to dazzling new worlds. It's a connection that brings, more than anything else, joy."

—Barbara J. King, NPR


“Mesmerizing. . . Underland is a portal of light in dark times.”

—Terry Tempest Williams,

New York Times Book Review

“Into the underland we have long placed that which we fear and wish to lose, and that which we love and wish to save.”

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