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Now Comes Good Sailing

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"An anthology of original reflections on Henry David Thoreau's life and work"--

Henry Thoreau

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This biography of Henry Thoreau offers insight into his social activism, his interest in fine arts, William Gilpin and John Ruskin's influence on his nature writing, and his involvement in, and influence by, the Agassiz-Darwin debate over "The Origin of Species."

The Midlife Manual

Author : John O'Connell
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This manual is here to help those of us experiencing "midlife", showing us how to get the meagre most out of these years and making us feel less alone. It will make you laugh. It may at times even be genuinely helpful.

Nature Incorporated

Author : Theodore Steinberg
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A reinterpretation of industrialization that centres on the struggle to control and master nature.

Living at the End of Time

Author : John Hanson Mitchell
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In this second book in his Scratch Flat Chronicles, John Hanson Mitchell tells how he set out to recreate Henry David ThoreauÕs two years at Walden Pond in a replica of ThoreauÕs cabin. Mitchell lived off the grid, without running water or electricity, in a tiny house not half a mile from a major highway and in the shadow of a massive new computer company. Nevertheless, his contact with wildlife, the changing seasons, and the natural world equaled and even surpassed ThoreauÕs. Hugely popular with the international community of Thoreau followers when it was first published, this book will now be essential reading for the growing community of people who are interested in living in a tiny house, fully experiencing the natural world, or finding self-sufficiency in an increasingly plugged-in society.

Raging for the Exit

Author : David Breeden
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Inspired by the commonplace books and epistolary tradition of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in which writers ranged through science, philosophy, music, theology, poetry, and anything else that struck their fancies, this book is a collaboration, an improvisation in two voices. Drawing on a variety of traditions and a cloud of witnesses, from Amos Wilder, Paul Ricoeur, and Theodor Adorno to Michael Taussig and Zhao Dongming, along with wide-ranging riffs on Hebrew and Christian scriptures, the authors search reality's mysteries with wit and insight.

Henry David Thoreau for Kids

Author : Corinne Smith
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Hands-on nature activities for the budding transcendentalist Author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for living two years along the shores of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. He is also known for spending a night in jail for nonpayment of taxes, which he discussed in the influential essay "Civil Disobedience." More than 150 years later, people are still inspired by his thoughtful words about individual rights, social justice, and nature. His detailed plant observations have even proven to be a useful record for 21st-century botanists. Henry David Thoreau for Kids chronicles the short but influential life of this remarkable thinker. In addition to learning about Thoreau's contributions to our culture, young readers will participate in engaging, hands-on projects that bring his ideas to life. Activities include building a model of the Walden cabin, keeping a daily journal, planting a garden, baking trail-bread cakes, going on a half-day hike, and starting a rock collection. The book also includes a time line and list of resources—books, websites, and places to visit—which offer even more opportunities to connect with this fascinating man.

The Illustrated A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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This book offers a selection of superb photographs by the famous turn-of-the-century photographer Herbert Gleason. Retracing one of Thoreau's early journeys, Gleason produced moving and dramatic pictures of life along the rivers of New England. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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When the Noted philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote today's one of the most sought after classics, Walden, he had nothing but only criticism from almost all of his countrymen in America. When it was first published in 1854 as Walden; or, Life in the Woods, it found only a few purchasers. Later, it helped many renowned persons on their struggles to achieve their goals. Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Kennedy and Leo Tolstoy are a few of many noted persons who got directions and enlightenment from this book.Walden is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings with personal declaration of independence, a social experiment, a voyage of spiritual discovery, a satire, and a manual for self-reliance. It emphasizes the importance of solitude, contemplation, and closeness to nature in transcending the "desperate" existence that, he argues, is the lot of most people. The book is not a traditional autobiography, but combines autobiography with a social critique of contemporary Western culture's consumerist and materialist attitudes and its distance from and destruction of nature. The book is not simply a criticism of society, but also an attempt to engage creatively with the better aspects of contemporary culture, is suggested both by Thoreau's proximity to Concord society and by his admiration for classical literature. Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817 in a the "modest New England family" of John Thoreau (a pencil maker) and Cynthia Dunbar. His paternal grandfather was born in Jersey. His maternal grandfather, Asa Dunbar, led Harvard's 1766 student "Butter Rebellion", the first recorded student protest in the Colonies. Henry David Thoreau studied at Harvard College between 1833 and 1837. He lived in Hollis Hall and took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics, and science. He was a member of the Institute of 1770 (now the Hasty Pudding Club). Thoreau returned to Concord and first worked as teacher and then in his family's pencil factory, which he continued to do for most of his adult life. On July 24 or July 25, 1846, Thoreau ran into the local tax collector, Sam Staples, who asked him to pay six years of delinquent poll taxes. Thoreau refused because of his opposition to the Mexican-American War and slavery, and he spent a night in jail because of this refusal.Aware he was dying, Thoreau's last words were "Now comes good sailing", followed by two lone words, "moose" and "Indian". He died on May 6, 1862 at age 44. Bronson Alcott planned the service and read selections from Thoreau's works, and Channing presented a hymn. Emerson wrote the eulogy spoken at his funeral. Originally buried in the Dunbar family plot, he and members of his immediate family were eventually moved to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (N42° 27' 53.7" W71° 20' 33") in Concord, Massachusetts.

Great American Sailing Stories

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Few people would want to test their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat with an Arctic explorer, sail the Straits of Magellan with Joshua Slocum, or watch with Owen Chase as an angry whale sends his ship to the bottom, thousands of miles from the nearest land. But it's quite another thing to read these true accounts while settled into a favorite chair. Slocum and Chase persevered in the face of travails that would have given Job pause. Their stoic accounts are stronger and more dramatic for their total lack of affection, their frankness, and their lack of ego. Their gripping stories are custom-made for the imaginative reader who seeks adventure in a more controlled environment, safe and warm, and well fed - civilized readers with their armchairs anchored firmly to the living room floor. Rich in drama and history, here are stories that will entertain, inform, and inspire--enduring stories that have attracted generations of readers.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau s Seasons

Author : Richard Lebeaux
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Traces the life of Henry David Thoreau from his late twenties to his death and examines his treatment of the theme of the life cycle

Great Lives from History

Author : Frank Northen Magill
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A five-volume set of biographical sketches, arranged alphabetically, of some 400 Americans, presenting their contributions and impact on United States history and development and including individual bibliographies.

Five Thousand Days Like this One

Author : Jane Brox
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Presents the history of the author's family who were farmers in New England's Merrimack Valley

The American Voice

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The Book of Concord

Author : William D. Howarth
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In this exploration of Henry David Thoreau, an figure in the landscape of American literature, the author focuses on a part of Thoreau's life that is largely unknown: his life as a writer.

American Heritage Dictionary of American Quotations

Author : Margaret Miner
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Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics.

The Concord Saunterer

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Profitably Soaked

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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A century of academic scholarship has left us with an incredibly dull and dry image of Thoreau as the moping detached intellectual or the reflective nature mystic. In this collection of quotations compiled from all of Thoreau's works and arranged under the headings Adventure, Joy, Contact, and Contemplation, editor Robert France counters this prevalent view through nothing less than resurrecting Thoreau--bringing him back to the life that he so fully lived. This work clearly demonstrates that Thoreau was very much the thirsting sensualist, using his body at every opportunity as the way in which to engage the world. And it was water, above all else, that served as the means for Thoreau's deepest immersion into nature.

Henry David Thoreau what Manner of Man

Author : Edward Wagenknecht
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An insightful, multifaceted portrait of Thoreau, both as man and writer, that discusses such topics as Thoreau's physical appearance, temperament and tastes; his relationships with others; his ideas about the state, war and pacifism; his interest in sports, nature, science and technology; his attitudes toward Native Americans, blacks and other ethnic minorities; and his views on sex, morality, religion and death. The major controversies in Thoreau scholarship, such as his alleged misanthropy and the degree of his egotism, are explored.