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The Way That I Went Robert Lloyd Praeger

The Way That I Went

Robert Lloyd Praeger

Published 2014
ISBN : 9781848891944
Paperback
304 pages
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Written by Robert Lloyd Praeger, Ireland’s greatest field botanist, and published in 1937, this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5,000 miles across hills and bogs, swimmingMoreWritten by Robert Lloyd Praeger, Ireland’s greatest field botanist, and published in 1937, this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5,000 miles across hills and bogs, swimming through flooded caverns, staying out all night on islands, sifting fossil bones and exploring cattle-tramped tombs. That was when conservation was still in the future, farmers welcomed rambling strangers, bogs were intact, bungalows, cars, ESB poles and chain saws were absent, and the countryside was largely tourist-free. Praegers journey began in Donegal and ended in Kerry. Along the way he discovered much, including the passage tombs of Carrowkeel in Sligo, which he was the first to enter. This is an absolute must for lovers of natural history.