Outlandish: Walking Europe's Unlikely Landscapes
From an acclaimed writer twice shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of The Year Award, Outlandish is a stunning, transporting work of preservation.
We are thrilled to welcome back Nick Hunt to Stanfords with another stunning book. We hope you will join us for this fascinating evening of exploration and story telling.
In his brilliant new book Nick takes us across four unlikely landscapes scattered across Europe - landscapes that should not really be there, wildernesses one thinks of belonging to other continents: a fragment of the desert in Spain; a plateau of the Arctic tundra stranded in the east of Scotland: untouched primeval jungle in Poland; and the vast steppe grasslands of Hungary.
Because these geographical pockets feel more commonly associated with other climes, they make our own continent seem much larger and stranger.
Each chapter is a portal to a vaster, stranger place. Each offers tantalising glimpses past human history into deep time, from the ancient origins of our continent to its possible future.
Blending sublime travel writing, nature writing and history – by way of the Paleolithic cave art, reindeer nomads, desert wanderers, shamans. Slavic forest gods, European bison, Wild West fantasists, eco – activists, horseback archers, Big Grey Men and other unlikely spirits of place – these desolate and rich environments show us that the strange has always been near.
" Nick Hunts bold exploration of our hidden continent makes you fall in wonder with the Earth again. Passionate, learned, surprising and revelatory, this is a journey for our times."– Kapka Kassabova
"Fascinating, illuminating, and filled with revelations." – Neil Ansell, author of Deep Country and The Last Wilderness.
" A wise and beautiful book, glowing with atmosphere and passion for the worlds that’s slipping between our careless fingers." – Nick Jubber, author of Epic Continent.
About The author:
Nick Hunt has walked and written across much of Europe. His articles have appeared in the Economist, The Guardian and other publications, he has also worked as a storyteller and co - editor for the Dark Mountain Project. His first book Walking the Woods and the Water ( Nicholas Brealey 2014) was a finalist for the Stanfords Dolman Travel Book of the Year. He currently lives in Bristol.
The evening will start promptly at 6.30 pm.
Includes glass of wine/soft drink
(£4.00 off the published price of Outlandish by Nick Hunt for ticket holders when purchased on the evening).
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