Download Audiobook Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet by Will Hunt in English

Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet


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A panoramic investigation of the subterranean panorama, from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and historical underground cities – an exploration of the historical past, science, structure, and mythology of the worlds beneath our ft.When Will Hunt was 16 years outdated, he found an deserted tunnel that ran beneath his home in Windfall, Rhode Island. His first tunnel journeys impressed a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York Metropolis to the sacred caves, catacombs, and tombs, from bunkers to historical underground cities in additional than 20 nations world wide. Underground is each a private exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic research of how we’re all linked to the underground, how caves and different darkish hollows have frightened and enchanted, repelled and captivated us by means of the ages.In a story spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a solid of subterranea-philes who’ve devoted themselves to investigating underground worlds. He tracks the origins of life with a staff of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for 3 days with city explorers within the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal household right into a 35,000-year-old sacred mine within the Australian outback, follows a ghostlike graffiti artist writing tales within the subway tunnels of New York, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists within the depths of a cave within the Pyrenees.Every journey is woven with findings in mythology and anthropology, pure historical past and neuroscience, literature and philosophy. In elegant and sleek prose, Hunt cures us of our “floor chauvinism”, opening our eyes to the planet’s hidden dimension. He reveals how the subterranean panorama gave form to our most simple beliefs, together with how we take into consideration ourselves as people. At backside, Underground is a meditation on the attract of darkness, the facility of thriller, and our everlasting need to attach with what we can not see.Advance reward for Underground:“An uncommon and intriguing journey guide…. As [Will] Hunt reveals the scientific, historic, literary, psychological, religious, and metaphorical qualities of his exploration, it begins to appear much less idiosyncratic than common, a pull that has continued all through civilization and a thriller that has but to be solved. The underground could characterize hell to some, but it surely has additionally supplied religious solace for hundreds of years…. A vivid illumination of the darkish and an efficient evocation of its profound thriller.” (Kirkus Opinions, starred evaluation)