From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old WaysIn Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet.


From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.


Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.



'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely'

The Irish Times


'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation'

Wall Street Journal


'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be'

Observer on The Old Ways


'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder . . .  Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly'

Independent on Landmarks


'It sets the imagination tingling . . . like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems'

The Sunday Times on The Old Ways

Robert Macfarlane - Underland : A Deep Time Journey