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ISBN-10: 1846973422

ISBN-13: 9781846973420

Edition: N/A


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The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden, and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of Southcentral Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles. In this volume, Malachy Tallack explores the places that share this latitude, beginning and ending in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. The book focuses on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes. It explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and…    
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