The environment in Henry David Thoreau"s Walden
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Published by Greenhaven Press in Farmington Hills, MI .
Written in English


  • Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862,
  • Environmental literature -- History and criticism,
  • Environmental protection in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGary Wiener, book editor.
SeriesSocial issues in literature
ContributionsWiener, Gary.
LC ClassificationsPS3048 .E58 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23834073M
ISBN 109780737746549, 9780737746556
LC Control Number2009040566

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. Contents: Life of Henry David Thoreau / Walter Harding --Thoreau spoke of the environment in a way that made people listen / Laura Dassow Walls --Thoreau was a poet-naturalist / Stephen Hahn --Thoreau was an ecologist before there was ecology / Roderick Nash --Walden. Henry David Thoreau (–) is considered one of America’s most important authors and naturalists. In , he completed Walden; or, Life in the Woods, which became his most important is based on Thoreau’s personal experiences at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and describes a life devoted to personal development and the pursuit of knowledge of .   Revisiting Thoreau’s Walden. Every so often, I like to pick up books I haven’t glanced at in a while and lose myself in the words of a sagacious writer. One author I find myself constantly revisiting is Henry David Thoreau. Most have probably heard of Thoreau. Walden, series of 18 essays by Henry David Thoreau, published in and considered his masterwork. An important contribution to New England Transcendentalism, the book was a record of Thoreau’s experiment in simple living on Walden Pond in Massachusetts (–47). It focuses on self-reliance and individualism.

  Henry David Thoreau is considered by many to be the environmental father of the green movement. As a teacher, scientist, historian, student, author, and naturalist, Thoreau has made a number of contributions to the ecological movement, his most significant including his own personal published reflections on conservation and his search for the meaning of life. Walden and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. Table of Contents Economy Where I Lived, and What I Lived For Reading Sounds Solitude Visitors The Bean-Field The Village The Ponds Baker Farm Higher Laws Brute Neighbors House-Warming Winter Animals The Pond in Winter Spring Conclusion ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. Henry David Thoreau lived for two years, two months, and two days by Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. His time in Walden Woods became a model of deliberate and ethical living. His words and deeds continue to inspire millions around the world who seek solutions to critical environmental and societal challenges. Her current work, Thoreau’s Religion: Walden Woods, Social Justice, and the Politics of Asceticism (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press), treats Henry David Thoreau as an inheritor of traditional ascetic practices, and argues that his asceticism is politically relevant – both in his period and for contemporary environmental ethics.

Written by noted Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, Walden is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. Published in , it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his Cited by: Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; J – May 6, ) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, [4] he is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay " Civil Disobedience " (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust mater: Harvard College.   Henry David Thoreau was born on J , in Concord, Massachusetts. He began writing nature poetry in the s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a Born: When Thoreau perceives nature, he sees an inexhaustible source of wisdom, beauty, and spiritual nourishment. He regards it with great respect and awe while also having with it an intimate familiarity and comfort. Many chapters in the book are dedicated to his fond, painstaking observations of the natural world, from the way the ice breaks up on the pond in springtime, to the habits of the.