Thoreau’s Animals

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Yale University Press #ad - Whether serenading the perch of walden pond with his flute, chasing a loon across the water’s surface, observing a battle between black and red ants, or engaging in a battle of wits with his family’s runaway pig, Thoreau penned his journal entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.

From thoreau’s renowned journal, forests, funny, a treasury of memorable, and sharply observed accounts of his encounters with the wild and domestic animals of Concord Many of the most vivid writings in the renowned Journal of Henry David Thoreau concern creatures he came upon when rambling the fields, and wetlands of Concord and nearby communities.

Thoreau's Animals #ad - . A selection of his original sketchbook drawings is included, along with thirty-five exquisite illustrations by naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari. A keen and thoughtful observer, he wrote frequently about these animals, always sensitive to their mysteries and deeply appreciative of their beauty and individuality.

This volume, is arranged by the days of the year, like its companion Thoreau’s Wildflowers, following the progress of the turning seasons.

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Thoreau's Wildflowers

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Yale University Press #ad - Some of henry david thoreau’s most beautiful nature writing was inspired by the flowering trees and plants of Concord. They illuminate the author’s spirituality, and his sense that anticipation—of spring, his belief in nature’s correspondence with the human soul, of flowers yet to bloom—renews our connection with the earth and with immortality.

This volume also presents “thoreau as Botanist, ” an essay by Ray Angelo, the leading authority on the flowering plants of Concord. This inviting selection of thoreau’s best flower writings is arranged by day of the year and accompanied by Thoreau’s philosophical speculations and his observations of the weather and of other plants and animals.

Thoreau's Wildflowers #ad - . An inveterate year-round rambler and journal keeper, and described his sightings of the floating water lily, dated, the elusive wild azalea, he faithfully recorded, and the late autumn foliage of the scarlet oak. Thoreau’s wildflowers features more than 200 of the black-and-white drawings originally created by Barry Moser for his first illustrated book, Flowering Plants of Massachusetts.

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Thoreau and the Language of Trees

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University of California Press #ad - In this original book, richard higgins explores thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the poetry he saw in them, the joy they gave him, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark.

Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. When thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself.

Thoreau and the Language of Trees #ad - Trees were central to henry david Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his thought, his work as a naturalist, and his inner life. In short, he spoke their language. Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.

Thoreau and the language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.

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The Essays of Henry David Thoreau

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Dancing Unicorn Books #ad - Thoreau was one of America's best known and most influential writers. His work has helped shape the American Discourse and had a lasting effect on the environmental movement in America. Collected here are nineteen essays by Henry David Thoreau. Included here are the service, the landlord, autumnal tints, walking, wendell phillips before the concord lyceum, slavery in massachusetts, wild apples: the History of the Apple Tree, Reform and the Reformers, Civil Disobedience, The Last Days of John Brown, Paradise to be Regained, Herald of Freedom, Remarks After the Hanging of John Brown, A Walk to Wachusett, Night and Moonlight, Life Without Principle, Thomas Carlyle and His Works, A Plea for Captain John Brown, and The Highland Light.

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The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

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Penguin Books #ad - Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide for lay readers and experts alike. A cultural “biography” of robert frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. One hundred years after its first publication in august 1915, in fact, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, a poem.

And everyone remembers the traveler taking “the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference. But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says. Is it a paean to triumphant self-assertion, where an individual boldly chooses to live outside conformity? Or a biting commentary on human self-deception, where a person chooses between identical roads and yet later romanticizes the decision as life altering?What Orr artfully reveals is that the poem speaks to both of these impulses, and all the possibilities that lie between them.

And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David orr’s the road not taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. And in this, “the road not taken” is distinctively American, for the United States is the country of choice in all its ambiguous splendor.

The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong #ad - Published for the poem’s centennial—along with a new penguin classics Deluxe Edition of Frost’s poems, edited and introduced by Orr himself—The Road Not Taken is a treasure for all readers, a triumph of artistic exploration and cultural investigation that sings with its own unforgettably poetic voice.

The poem gives us a portrait of choice without making a decision itself.

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Walking

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Enhanced Media Publishing #ad - For thoreau walking is a self-reflective spiritual act that occurs only when you are away from society, that allows you to learn about who you are, and find other aspects of yourself that have been chipped away by society. This new 2017 edition of Thoreau’s celebrated essay includes an introduction by historian Elbert Hubbard.

. In walking, mentally, physically, henry david thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind, and how people cannot survive without nature, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society.

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Henry David Thoreau: A Life

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University of Chicago Press #ad - And, running through it all, thoreau the passionate naturalist, long before the age of environmentalism, who, saw tragedy for future generations in the human heedlessness around him. The thoreau i sought was not in any book, so I wrote this one, ” says Walls. Walden. The result is a thoreau unlike any seen since he walked the streets of Concord, a Thoreau for our time and all time.

 . Many books have taken up various aspects of thoreau’s character and achievements, “Thoreau has never been captured between covers; he was too quixotic, but, mischievous, as Laura Dassow Walls writes, many-sided. Two hundred years after his birth, walls restores Henry David Thoreau to us in all his profound, and two generations after the last full-scale biography, inspiring complexity.

Walls traces the full arc of thoreau’s life, and “america was a family affair, when the American experiment still felt fresh and precarious, from his early days in the intellectual hothouse of Concord, earned by one generation and about to pass to the next. By the time he died in 1862, thoreau had witnessed the transformation of his world from a community of farmers and artisans into a bustling, at only forty-four years of age, interconnected commercial nation.

Henry David Thoreau: A Life #ad - What did that portend for the contemplative individual and abundant, wild nature that thoreau celebrated? Drawing on Thoreau’s copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother; the ambitious Harvard College student; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos.

His attempt to “live deliberately” in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since the publication of Walden in 1854. But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment in living at Walden Pond.

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The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861 New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - Henry david thoreau’s journal was his life’s work: the daily practice of writing that accompanied his daily walks, the revolving seasons, and a project in its own right—one of the most intensive explorations ever made of the everyday environment, the workshop where he developed his books and essays, and the changing self.

It is a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English and, for those acquainted with it, its prismatic pages exercise a hypnotic fascination. Ranging freely over the world at large, the Journal is no less devoted to the life within. As thoreau says, “it is in vain to write on the seasons unless you have the seasons in you.

The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861 New York Review Books Classics #ad - ”. Yet at roughly seven thousand pages, or two million words, it remains Thoreau’s least-known work. This reader’s edition, the largest one-volume edition of Thoreau’s Journal ever published, is the first to capture the scope, rhythms, and variety of the work as a whole.

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Robert Frost: A Life

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - This fascinating reassessment of America's most popular and famous poet reveals a more complex and enigmatic man than many readers might expect. While he depicts the various stages of Frost's colorful life, Parini also sensitively explores the poet's psyche, showing how he dealt with adversity, family tragedy, and depression.

. Jay parini spent over twenty years interviewing friends of Robert Frost and working in the poet's archives at Dartmouth, Amherst, and elsewhere to produce this definitive and insightful biography of both the public and private man. By taking the reader into the poetry itself, which he reads closely and brilliantly, Parini offers an insightful road map to Frost's remarkable world.

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The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Using this guide, pausing at fifteen special places to learn about people, both armchair readers and trail-walkers alike can amble around the pond’s shoreline, historic events, and the natural world. Special thanks   concord free public library Concord Museum Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Thoreau Farm Trust Thoreau Society Walden Woods Project.

Abundantly illustrated with photographs, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful, and maps, drawings, engaging tour of Walden Pond as well as a souvenir of a visit. Thoreau will be a constant companion via quotes from Walden. An exploration of the history, landscape, and literature of one of America’s most iconic places This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau’s most defining place, nature, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness.

The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places #ad - Stop by stop, the place of his book will merge with the book of his place.

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The Boatman: Henry David Theoreau's River Years

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Harvard University Press #ad - The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. Yet he sought out for solace and pleasure those river sites most dramatically altered by human invention and intervention—for better and worse. Robert thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene.

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