Since before we were anatomically modern, humans have been making journeys into darkness to make and find meaning.
Robert Macfarlane

The Underland is a Deeply Human Realm

The Underland is a Deeply Human Realm

Nov 2, 2019-- Robert Macfarlane writes vividly about outdoor spaces, borders, and the way in which one type of territory transforms subtly into another. His new book, Underland, descends into a quite literally overlooked landscape: the one beneath our feet. He wrestles with grand questions about humanity and its effects on the natural world even as he chronicles journeys to isolated caves, the man-made caverns below cities, and scientific research facilities whose underground isolation is essential to their mission. (2166 reads)


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Take ActionMacfarlane reminds us that there are consequences to the power of our numbers and technologies, including "a keen sense of time and space running out." Do you feel time is running out on our life as humans on this earth? How could all of us be more aware of "the deep-time future we are presently making"?



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