Underland is a profound journey into the mirror world of the dead

An emotional and intellectual voyage into an underground mythical world imagined by the Sami people reveals truths about our collective future

Earth 8 May 2019
Svalbard vault
Underland entrance: the door to a vault in Svalbard that preserves plant seeds

Fredrik Naumann/Panos Pictures

LANDSCAPE essayist Robert Macfarlane has gone subterranean with his latest book, digging deep to understand our planet’s past and future and, he promises, to plumb the very depths of the human heart.

In Underland, he travels the world in search of “deep time” in deep places. This is mythology as much as geology, anthropology as much as climatology. He goes not underground …

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