Delving deeper into the books from "Underland: A Deep Time Journey"
I recently finished reading Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. This book is wide ranging in the subjects Macfarlane delves into. His focus throughout the book is places underground that people tend to ignore because they are often off-limits or at least difficult to get to. To him this means everything from soil and caves to human built places like the Paris catacombs and underground labs where scientists search for dark matter. I really enjoyed going on this journey with him and exploring such places as underground lakes and rivers in Italy, caves in England, forest soils in London and glaciers in Greenland. Macfarlane does a wonderful job describing all of these places, and he piqued my interest into many topics. I’ve rounded up some books we have in our collection that Macfarlane either referred to or cover topics he touched on. Happy exploring and don’t forget a flashlight!
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Paris: The Secret History by Andrew Hussey
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat
Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver by Jill Heinerth
Encyclopedia of Caves, edited by David Culver and William B. White
In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation and Adventure Beneath the Waves by Bill Streever
"Greenland is Melting” in The New Yorker by Elizabeth Kolbert (Oct. 2016)