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Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane

"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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Re: Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 06:20:33 am »
Starts with an abbreviated history of Aveline's Hole & his trip is into Swildon's:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qftk
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Re: Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 08:17:26 am »
The book has some beautiful, compelling writing, and covers many fascinating topics other than caving. And, I can reveal, there will be a copy offered as a prize in a special competition in the next BCA newsletter!

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Re: Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 03:44:07 pm »
Part 2 in the Paris catacombs & 3 Italian / Slovenian karst.

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Re: Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 03:39:27 pm »
 
The book also came out on Kindle today £9.99

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Re: Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 08:23:21 am »
Part 4 Lofoten cave paintings, 5 glacier NW Greenland.

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Re: Book of the Week on Radio 4: Underland by Robert Macfarlane
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 10:10:00 am »
There was a preview by the author in the Guardian recently.