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The Roundtable

"Underland: A Deep Time Journey" By Robert Macfarlane

Book cover for "Underland"

Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation,” Robert Macfarlane is the author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In his latest, "Underland," he delivers an exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.

In the sequel to his bestseller "The Old Ways," looks 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.

Robert Macfarlane is the author of best-selling, prize-winning books about nature, place, and people, including "Mountains of the Mind," "The Old Ways," "Landmarks," and "The Lost Words." In 2017 he was awarded the E. M. Forster Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.