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Thoreau"s country

journey through a transformed landscape

by David R. Foster

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New England,
  • New England.
    • Subjects:
    • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Homes and haunts -- New England.,
    • Foster, David R., 1954- -- Travel -- New England.,
    • Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.,
    • Landscape changes -- New England.,
    • Natural history -- New England.,
    • New England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.,
    • New England -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]-259) and index.

      StatementDavid R. Foster.
      ContributionsThoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3053 .F66 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 270 p. :
      Number of Pages270
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL377520M
      ISBN 100674886453
      LC Control Number98039531

      Dr. Kevin Dann, author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, will give a talk on this new book and perform Captain of a Huckleberry Party. Dr. Dann is to make the pilgrimage to Thoreau Farm in honor of Henry Thoreau's th anniversary. Dr. Dann will be walking (and driving) from New York City to Thoreau Farm, performing Captain of a . Thoreau and Civil Disobedience. In March , the United States acquired a new president – James K. Polk – a forceful, aggressive political outsider intent on strengthening his country and asserting its pre-eminence in front of other world powers, especially Mexico and Great Britain.

      Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in , it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden opens with a simple announcement that Thoreau spent two years in Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, living a simple life supported by no one. He says that he now resides among the civilized again; the episode was clearly both experimental and temporary. The first chapter, “Economy,” is a manifesto of social thought and meditations on domestic management, and in it Thoreau.

        Part ecological and historical puzzle, this book brings a vanished countryside to life and offers a rich record of human imprint upon the land. With Thoreau as muse, Foster adds the perspective of a modern forest ecologist and landscape historian, using the journals to trace themes of historical and social change. From the 19th century, I would like to recognize and praise the work of Henry David Thoreau, more specifically, the book “Walden”, which has kept Thoreau’s spirit alive to this day.


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Thoreau"s country by David R. Foster Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thoreau's Country makes for good browsing, rich grazing, appreciative ruminating.” ―R. Butterfield, American Studies “Foster's book, with its mix of Thoreau himself and thoughts about Thoreau, will repay any visitor who has previously walked a mile in Thoreau's Cited by: 6.

This book results from his trip to northern Vermont to build a cabin in the woods. He took along assorted reading material, including the journals of Henry David Thoreau, who had constructed his own cabin at Walden Pond well over a century before.5/5(2). This book is a coffee table book showcasing the very best of Gleason's collections of photographs of Thoreau scenery.

Gleason was a minister turned nature photographer. From around tohe amassed a collection of over a thousand images of scenery mentioned in Thoreau's writings, especially his in journals/5(2). Early life. Thoreau was born in in Concord, Massachusetts, the third child of a feckless small businessman named John Thoreau and his bustling wife, Cynthia Dunbar Thoreau.

Though his family moved the following year, they returned in Even when he grew ambivalent about the village after reaching adulthood, he never grew ambivalent about its. Thoreau rose to defend him with the speech "A Plea for Capt.

John Brown," calling him "an angel of light" and "the bravest and humanest man in all the country." Death. In his later years, Thoreau Born: Walden (the second and last of his books published during his lifetime) fared better but still took five years to sell 2, copies.

And yet Thoreau is regarded as both a classic American writer and a cultural hero of his country. Published inWalden is Thoreau’s most famous book and many would argue is his best.

The book is about the virtues of simple living and self-sufficiency in a modern world and was inspired by the two years Thoreau spent living in a small cabin at the edge of Walden Pond in the s. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition.

Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order.

WILDEST COUNTRY: A GUIDE TO THOREAU'S MAINE By J. Parker Huber **Mint Condition**. Thoreau's Life by Richard J. Schneider Henry David Thoreau () was born and lived nearly all his life in Concord, Massachusetts, a small town about twenty miles west of Boston. He received his education at the public school in Concord and at the private Concord Academy.

And while Thoreau’s journals give palpability to his country, no coherent contemporary picture of that country emerges from these pages—despite a slew of intriguing elements, including why bobcats have appeared where once the bobolink sang—let alone the much more difficult to capture sense of place, something that John Hanson Mitchell (Walking Towards Walden, Author: David R.

Foster. Back in print by popular demand, this fully updated and revised edition of The Wildest Country: A Guide to Thoreau’s Maine follows the famed naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s sojourns in Maine and offers modern commentary on how the route has changed.

Drawing on Thoreau’s faithfully recorded itineraries in his classic book The Maine Woods, Reviews: 2. First published inWalden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.

Thoreau’s Country: Journey Through a Transformed Landscape eBook: Foster, David R., Thoreau, Henry David: : Kindle StoreReviews: 2. 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.

Life in the Woods = Walden, Henry David Thoreau Walden is a book by Henry David Thoreau, First published in The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.

The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and a manual for self-reliance/5(K). By Henry David Thoreau I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.

Book publishing in the 19th century was very different than it is today. It’d be far harder to work with a major publisher and have books ramble and meander in the way they did back then, for better and worse. Reply; Jim Septem at pm. Permalink. There were great writers of Thoreau’s generation who did not ramble or meander.

Thoreau's country: journey through a transformed landscape. [David R Foster; Henry David Thoreau] -- "Part ecological and historical puzzle, this book brings a vanished countryside to life, offering a rich record of human imprint upon the land. Excerpts from the journals show us a Thoreau intimately.

Buy a cheap copy of Thoreau's Country: Journey Through a book by Henry David Thoreau. In David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands.

Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Free shipping over $ How had Thoreau's open countryside, shaped by ax and plough, divided by fences and laneways, become a forested landscape.

Part ecological and historical puzzle, this book brings a vanished countryside to life in all its dimensions, human and natural, offering a. Get this from a library! Thoreau's country: journey through a transformed landscape. [David R Foster; Henry David Thoreau] -- Looks at how the land that Thoreau experienced in nineteenth-century New England has changed from open farm land to forrest.A clean, tight firm book, Very Good condition in multicolor illustrated hard boards, 11 5/8" x 9 3/8" x clean and beautifully illustrated pages of wonderful writing and memoir from Thoreau, stunningly well illustrated by the editors of Country Beautiful.The term "Thoreau Country" was first popularized by by H.W.

Gleason, the photographer who did the images for the Houghton Mifflin edition of Henry D. Thoreau's Collected r, a variation of it appeared in an article signed "A.L." in the New York Evening Post on October 10th, "Thoreau's country," says a picturesque writer, "has the broad .