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The Resource Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place, Philip Marsden

Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place, Philip Marsden

Label
Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place
Title
Rising ground
Title remainder
a search for the spirit of place
Statement of responsibility
Philip Marsden
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2010, Philip Marsden, whom Giles Foden has called "one of our most thoughtful travel writers," moved with his family to a rundown farmhouse in the countryside in Cornwall. From the moment he arrived, Marsden found himself fascinated by the landscape around him, and, in particular, by the traces of human history--and of the human relationship to the land--that could be seen all around him. Wanting to experience the idea more fully, he set out to walk across Cornwall, to the evocatively named Land's End. Rising Ground is a record of that journey, but it is also so much more: a beautifully written meditation on place, nature, and human life that encompasses history, archaeology, geography, and the love of place that suffuses us when we finally find home. Firmly in a storied tradition of English nature writing that stretches from Gilbert White to Helen MacDonald, Rising Ground reveals the ways that places and peoples have interacted over time, from standing stones to footpaths, ancient habitations to modern highways. What does it mean to truly live in a place, and what does it take to understand, and honor, those who lived and died there long before we arrived? Like the best travel and nature writing, Rising Ground is written with the pace of a contemplative walk, and is rich with insight and a powerful sense of the long skein of years that links us to our ancestors. Marsden's close, loving look at the small patch of earth around him is sure to help you see your own place--and your own home--anew
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsden, Philip
Dewey number
942.3/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA670.C8
LC item number
M34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historic sites
  • Cornwall (England : County)
  • Cornwall (England : County)
  • Antiquities
  • Historic sites
  • Travel
  • England
Label
Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place, Philip Marsden
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2015"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mendip -- Ardevora -- Bodmin Moor -- Garrow Tor -- Rough Tor -- Tintagel -- Glastonbury -- Hensbarrow -- Fal -- Tregony -- Ruan Creek -- Tolverne -- Porthleven -- Morrab -- Madron -- Zennor -- Nanjizal -- Lethowsow -- Scilly -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn920017591
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 348 pages
Isbn
9780226366098
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Rising ground : a search for the spirit of place, Philip Marsden
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2015"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mendip -- Ardevora -- Bodmin Moor -- Garrow Tor -- Rough Tor -- Tintagel -- Glastonbury -- Hensbarrow -- Fal -- Tregony -- Ruan Creek -- Tolverne -- Porthleven -- Morrab -- Madron -- Zennor -- Nanjizal -- Lethowsow -- Scilly -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn920017591
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 348 pages
Isbn
9780226366098
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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