"Agile, wryly funny and wise." - Robert Macfarlane After years of expeditions all over the world, adventurer Alastair Humphreys spends a year exploring the small map around his own home. Can this unassuming landscape marked by the glow of city lights and hum of busy roads hold any surprises for the world traveler or slake his wanderlust? Could a single map provide a lifetime of exploration? Learning more about nature and wildness than in all his years in remote environments, he discovers a newfound appreciation for his neighborhood once he slows down enough to really observe it for the first time. Local is a celebration of curiosity and time outdoors, and a call to arms to protect the wild places on our doorsteps.