William Atkins vs the desert

This is an extract from William Atkins’ book The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places, taken from the chapter covering his trip to the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert. John C. Frémont had no desire to settle the desert, nor any expectation that it might be made to bloom as the boosters…

William Atkins and The Lure of the Moors

The Moors, be they in Yorkshire or Devon, Cornwall or the Scottish Highlands, have always held a unique place in the British consciousness. Three years ago the writer William Atkins set out on a mission to understand better this mysterious and alluring part of our landscape. Here he explains why this particular type of terrain…