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Underland – final session with Robert Macfarlane - Shared screen with speaker view
Tamara Fox
16:33
Beautiful!
Maggie Taylor-Sanders
16:49
Hello again from beside the Discoed Ancient Yew, in the Welsh Borders.
Seana Quinn
17:11
Thank you!
Nash Tysmans
25:38
Language that really begs to be read aloud. Beautiful. Thank you.
Jane Ross
26:57
Robert MacFarlane, we can never get enough of your writing - and reading!
Jane Ross
27:59
Our glaciers here in the Alberta Rockies are 'disappearing'; their loss brings deep grief and sadness.
Jane Ross
30:23
The Milk Tree of Ndembu
Jane Ross
32:02
Yes, it is a book one has to put down; it becomes heavy in a beautiful way.
Tamara Fox
32:21
It is a book that had to be put down, to do further research on something mentioned but also to process what has been read. There is so much depth.
Jane Ross
34:36
Like what I experienced on my return to Cambridge, BUT THEN, Covid began forcing us home and into confinement here at home, like being in a different time zone. BTW, it is nice to hear you laugh and see you smile . . . I got so scared at points reading Underland that I wondered if you could ever smile again.
Jane Ross
35:50
I meant a different time period (not zone).
Jane Ross
36:09
There is power in recording without the additional interpretation . . .
Jane Ross
36:43
Like being on a vision quest our Cree neighbours descirbe
Tamara Fox
37:12
Agreed, Jane Ross. I think some experiences should just be held and accepted, not interpreted.
Jane Ross
42:41
Like the South African Bushmen who explain the vibrations of listening.
Jane Ross
43:21
Firn, Scree and so many gorgeous words!
Tamara Fox
45:51
I think there is an entire generation of potential poetry in this one book.
Jane Ross
47:05
I love seeing inside your office Robert - and now we get to see your notebooks!
Tamara Fox
47:21
Notebooks are magic!
Jane Ross
49:16
Think how well our world would work if there was more taking of the time that needs to be taken . . .
Megan Marvin
53:55
Does anyone have further reading recommendations?
Jane Ross
54:44
For Megan Marvin: Edmund deWaal; Sebastian Faulks.
Kyle Franta
55:13
Overstory is a fantastic Novel by Richard powers that is a must read. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Marianne Worthington
55:49
Agree with Kyle: OVERSTORY is fantastic!
Meredith Nemirov
55:51
A writer from my part of the world, SW Colorado, Craig Childs.
Megan Marvin
56:43
Yes, yes. I loved Overstory! I know Merlin Sheldrake has a new book out and there is an indie video game set to be released later this year “Roki” that I believe is based on the same folktale from the end of McFarlane’s book.
Margaret Urban
56:58
Powers jokes that he wrote Overstory, Lopez write Horizon, and MacFarlane wrote Underland. Given that Horizon is the only one I haven’t read and the other two were OUTSTANDING!
Nash Tysmans
57:33
Emergence Magazine also has a beautiful interview with Richard Powers. Must-listen!
Jane Ross
57:47
The Hidden Life of Trees - Woldenden
Anisha Grover
57:49
For Megan: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World
Kathryn Powell
58:17
Haha better to be an ice head than icehole
Kyle Franta
59:07
I second braiding sweetgrass!!
Kerri Arsenault
01:00:02
Read: Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth - great book
Kerri Arsenault
01:00:27
and David Farrier’s Footprints
Nash Tysmans
01:01:26
Merlin Sheldrake’s book too! Entangled Life.
Jane Ross
01:01:44
Robert, some of the people at CRASSH Cambridge are asking important questions about art and landscape - you probably know this.
Puneet Ahira
01:02:20
What was Robert referring to when he said 'X' has more biomass than the Galapagos, Amazon, all humans combined?
Emergence Magazine
01:02:43
Next Friday, June 5th, we’re partnering with Point Reyes Books for a live conversation with Merlin Sheldrake, (featured in the chapter “Understory” from “Underland”), and Helen Macdonald, bestselling author of “H is for Hawk.” The two will discuss Merlin’s newly published book, “Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures.” https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#entangled-life-how-fungi-make-our-worlds-change-our-minds-and-shape-our-futures
Tamara Fox
01:04:52
Nature is harsh and difficult.
Maggie Sloan
01:04:56
The mycelium just is. We’re giving it meaning. We need to let it be a “tuning fork."
Darryl Moore
01:05:35
Puneet- microbes in the soil
Emergence Magazine
01:07:36
Mike, yes! A recording will be on our site and we can send it around via email to everyone who registered as well.
Nash Tysmans
01:09:18
Yay! Cannot wait to read your next book! But in another 5 years? Haha!
Tamara Fox
01:09:35
I do fear that our emphasis on being “good ancestors” still places human experience at the center. I always wish we could take ourselves out of the discussion and save the planet for its sake, not ours. But if that’s what we need to do what is right, I’ll take it!
Emergence Magazine
01:10:13
Our June Book Club starts next week! We’ll be reading David Haskell’s award-winning book “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors.” Learn more:https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#the-songs-of-trees
Mark Norris
01:10:17
Great to have been able to join this for last 20 mins. Watching from deep in a wood (on MTB) somewhere in Surrey.
Emergence Magazine
01:10:44
We’ve also added a new Book Club Club from July, reading Chickasaw novelist Linda Hogan’s book “Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World.” https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#dwellings-a-spiritual-history-of-the-living-world
Cassandra Arnold
01:11:49
Thank yoou, what a wonderful treeat
Marianne Worthington
01:12:06
Thanks, Chelsea. And Thanks, Emergence for all these great opportunities via Zoom. I’ve gained so much ease during this pandemic because of Emergence!
Meredith Nemirov
01:13:14
Agreed! Inspiring, engaging, comforting, stimulating, lots of “ings” that have kept me company during this challenging time in the world! Thank you!
Kyle Lawson
01:13:50
🙏
Cheryl Capaldo Traylor
01:13:54
Thank you so much, Robert!!
Leslie Sobel
01:13:54
Beautiful - thank you for this
Tamara Fox
01:13:55
Reading Underland has been a profound experience. This conversation and the conversations in the book club meetings have truly deepened the experience. Thank you, Robert. Thank you Emergence. Thank you everyone.
Darryl Moore
01:13:56
Thanks Rob, Chelsea and Emergence
Luanne Buchanan
01:13:57
Thank you so much for this book and this discussion!
Rebecca Gummere
01:13:57
Lovely and life-giving.
Lymarie Rodriguez
01:14:00
Brilliant! Thank you!!!
Kerri Arsenault
01:14:09
Thanks Rob
Emergence Magazine
01:14:11
Our June Book Club starts next week! We’ll be reading David Haskell’s award-winning book “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors.”https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#the-songs-of-trees
Nash Tysmans
01:14:13
Wow, thank you for this beautiful month of reading.
Mairi Pileggi
01:14:17
Thank you!
Emergence Magazine
01:14:17
We’ve also added a new Book Club Club from July, reading Chickasaw novelist Linda Hogan’s book “Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World.” https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#dwellings-a-spiritual-history-of-the-living-world
Dana Sadan
01:14:19
Thank you so much! Truly wonderful
Margaret Urban
01:14:21
Thank-you for this experience and your time, Rob.
Kate
01:14:21
Thank you so much
Emergence Magazine
01:14:23
Next Friday, June 5th, we’re partnering with Point Reyes Books for a live conversation with Merlin Sheldrake, (featured in the chapter “Understory” from “Underland”), and Helen Macdonald, bestselling author of “H is for Hawk.” The two will discuss Merlin’s newly published book, “Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures.” https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#entangled-life-how-fungi-make-our-worlds-change-our-minds-and-shape-our-futures
Tamara Fox
01:14:37
So much more to look forward to! Thank you!!!
David Sanderson
01:14:38
And thank you
Melanie Scriptunas
01:14:38
Thank you! Brilliant!
Sharon Roberts
01:14:40
Thank you for Emergence and these marvelous opportunities to be together and share our experiences.
Martin Brown
01:14:40
Thank you Robert, Thank you Chelsea
Richard Baker
01:14:42
Thanks so much for your time, Robert.
Clare FitzGerald
01:14:43
thank you! lovely session!
Hendrik Rens van der Werf
01:14:44
Thank you so much.
Bethan Kellough
01:14:45
Thank you
Anisha Grover
01:14:47
thank you so much, moving readings
Jennifer Bartlau
01:14:52
Thank you!
Zoe Lidstrom
01:14:52
Thank you.
Nash Tysmans
01:14:53
Your work is a gift!
Rose Rylands
01:14:55
Thank you Chelsea and Robert