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Robert Macfarlane thinks about the worlds beneath our feet, before he sets off on a memorable cave journey.

In his eagerly awaited new book, Robert Macfarlane muses on the worlds beneath our feet. Abridged for radio by Katrin Williams.

In this the Anthropocene Age, life underground is ecologically and delicately poised... And then he recalls a vivid cave journey in the Mendips, with his friend Sean - "The entry is awkward, a body-bending downwards wriggle before a drop..."

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Producer Duncan Minshull

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Tue 30 Apr 2019 00:30

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