Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862), born on the Thoreau Farm in Concord, MA.
In his commencement address at Harvard University in 1837, Thoreau declared, "This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than it is convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used." (Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau
of Connecticut) explores Henry David Thoreau
's Walden through the lens of his naturalist activities and the state of natural science in his time.
'Henry David Thoreau
, the State of Nature, and the redemption of liberalism'.
Henry David Thoreau
, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
Proenneke is a recommendation for any sports and outdoors collection, and comes from a modern Henry David Thoreau
who built a cabin in Alaska during the spring of 1968.
Just one sample (courtesy of nature writer Henry David Thoreau
) that might sum up Katy's approach to life: "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"Thumbing Through Thoreau: A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau
" looks at this nineteenth century American literary icon and how he came to be one of the most beloved minds and wits of all time.
The photos are paired with inspirational quotes by various authors and famous figures, from Albert Einstein to Mahatma Gandhi, and Henry David Thoreau
to Ram Dass.
With the lazy days of summer just a month away, we pause to take note of a strong selection of nonfiction - a trip to New York, a nature study of birds, and a pair of biographies - with a lyrical appreciation of Henry David Thoreau
thrown in for good measure.
The murder of the local madwoman at Walden Pond, along with the puzzling disappearance of a beautiful young woman he'd just met, give Oliver lots to investigate, and he receives help from his Algonquin friend Charley Bigbow as well as the eccentric but observant Henry David Thoreau
. Other famous personages appear as well, including a spirited teenage Louisa May Alcott, and the esteemed Ralph Waldo Emerson.
2 A GOOD READ You can't beat Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition (Yale University Press, 2004; $30) by Henry David Thoreau
. We're also partial to The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler (Vintage, 1988; $13).