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0120190429

In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane muses on the worlds beneath our feet. Abridged for radio by Katrin Williams.

In this the Anthropocene Age, life underground is ecologically and delicately poised... And then he recalls a vivid cave journey in the Mendips, with his friend Sean - "The entry is awkward, a body-bending downwards wriggle before a drop..."

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Producer Duncan Minshull

Robert Macfarlane's eagerly awaited new book is subterranean in its story.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220190430

In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane describes his travels in various worlds beneath our feet.

This time the adventure is urban. He travels towards a city's catacombs - "Late in the morning we drop down a set of staircases to a point named on the maps as Hell Well."

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Producer Duncan Minshull

Robert Macfarlane's eagerly awaited new book is subterranean in its story..

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320190501

In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane is on his travels in various worlds beneath our feet.

On the Italian-Slovenian border he goes underground with the guide Sergio. Underneath the Karst, that is, where - "a path winds down past blocks of limestone, to a brick hut. The hut is built over the entrance to the abyss..."

Read by the author.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Robert Macfarlane's eagerly awaited new book is subterranean in its story..

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420190502

In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane travels to various places beneath our feet.

This time we find him in remotest Norway. His aim is to reach some caves near Moskenes, containing some amazing treasures. As he tells us: "some of the most striking painted rock art is found in the decorated sea caves of the country's western coastline..."

Read by the author.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Robert Macfarlane's eagerly awaited new book is subterranean in its story.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520190503

In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane discovers various worlds beneath our feet.

This time he heads to the ice mass of the Knud Rasmussen glacier - "An hour short of dusk on the evening of our arrival, the fog bank disperses to reveal the calving face of the glacier..." But what is meant by 'calving', exactly?

Read by the author

Producer Duncan Minshull

Robert Macfarlane's eagerly awaited new book is subterranean in its story.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres