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Robert Macfarlane
Books (The Lost Words, The Old Ways, Landmarks, The Wild Places) Films (Mountain) Essays (Guardian, New Yorker) New book Underland underway. Fellow, Cambridge.
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Robert Macfarlane 7h
Day 12 of Sound and Music What are the functions of listening and hearing in , which is in many ways such a heavily visual book? And (light relief?) if you had to choose a soundtrack for the book, what music/musicians would be involved?
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Robert Macfarlane 8h
I am loving these photographs! Look . And Lisa is also an supporter.
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Robert Macfarlane 8h
Absolutely amazing. - thank you for this huge generosity, and for helping bring everyday nature into the everyday lives of Bradford's children. Look, !
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 18
“We do not want to simply recreate some sort of unspoiled nature from the Middle Ages...We want to integrate the bald ibis into a modern landscape that has been created by humans for diverse uses”: on the return to Europe of a bird once revered as a god.
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
And with a scar across its face, too.
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
Absolutely. Amazing.
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
Just seen this! Amazing to watch The Lost Words going into schools, delivered so generously and personally. Thank you, Victoria.
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Robert Macfarlane 19h
Replying to @AdamDavidMorton
I’ll be most interested to know what you’ll make of what might be called the “combustion” chapter later in the book.
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Robert Macfarlane 19h
Wonderful to hear that!
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Robert Macfarlane 20h
So valuable to have you along on the journey, ADM. Something of a diversion for tomorrow's discussion. Keep an ear out.
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Robert Macfarlane 20h
I really do! Listening (and watching) right now. Brilliant work.
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Robert Macfarlane 20h
Replying to @friendsofdarwin
Great detective work!
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Robert Macfarlane 22h
I’m up for that!
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Robert Macfarlane 22h
Replying to @Speranza6162
Ha! Laughed loudly reading this!
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 19
Replying to @sjurdur @WhatBehaviour
(Almost) whenever I meet a professional conservationist, I ask them what ignited their vocation & get almost always the same two replies: an encounter with a place or creature (often as a child); and a book, film or television programme. Heart & wonder come first, then get lost?
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 19
The perfect habitat!
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 19
Replying to @sjurdur @WhatBehaviour
Yes. All with embedded 'use-value' & latent CBA/ecosystem service framings. The old question, then, of how to systematise intrinsic value to the degree that it gains purchase on policy-making but retains its integrity as concept.
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 19
Replying to @sjurdur
Fascinated & invigorated to hear you say that, though I'm not sure we need reach back to Muir. I think we can learn from our predecessors, but also forge a powerful contemporary language of place/nature, with as much force & vibrancy. Did you see this?
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 19
Great! Under the shade of a tree, in the dapple...
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Robert Macfarlane Jul 19
Replying to @nadia_land_
One of my proudest publications, that bottle of beer.
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