Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

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1. MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND by Robert Macfarlane (GRANTA, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

A beautifully written homage to mountains and the evolution of our relationship with them

2. BASIN AND RANGE by John McPhee (OUT OF PRINT)

Having spent years roaming the glorious landscapes of McPhee's subject, this really resonates with me

3. THE HIDDEN LANDSCAPE by Richard Fortey (OUT OF PRINT)

A wondrous exploratory journey through the UK, revealing how the character of its underlying geology has influenced not just scenery but culture, history, and ecology

4. THE MAP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Simon Winchester (PENGUIN, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

The compelling story of a modest man who defied convention to revolutionise the way in which we see our planet

5. FLOW by Phillip Ball (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 14.99 [pounds sterling])

A celebration of the glorious diversity of patterns in nature

6. PADDLE TO THE SEA by Holling C Holling (OUT OF PRINT)

The quintessential and inspirational story of a journey--for kids, their parents and their grandparents

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