The Way Home : Tales from a Life Without Technology

The Way Home : Tales from a Life Without Technology

Description

It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.

No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bulb. Just a wooden cabin, on a smallholding, by the edge of a stand of spruce.

In this honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology, Mark Boyle explores the hard won joys of building a home with his bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing.

What he finds is an elemental life, one governed by the rhythms of the sun and seasons, where life and death dance in a primal landscape of blood, wood, muck, water, and fire - much the same life we have lived for most of our time on earth. Revisiting it brings a deep insight into what it means to be human at a time when the boundaries between man and machine are blurring.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark Boyle
Format
Hardback | 288 pages
Dimensions
146 x 225 x 24mm | 430.91g
Publication date
11 Jun 2019
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1786076004
ISBN13
9781786076007
Bestsellers rank
3,877