Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ten top wilderness books

At the Waterstones blog Martha Greengrass tagged ten top wilderness reads, including:
A Field Guide To Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit

In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting.

Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.

With a bibliography including writing on ‘feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster', Rebecca Solnit is a significant and increasingly influential contemporary voice.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue