A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 9781681957340
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Nature

A Wonderful Journey through the Forests of Maine “The mission of men there seems to be, like so many busy demons, to drive the forest out of the country.”- Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness. It’s a personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486112039
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Literary Collections

While paddling with his brother, Thoreau makes brilliant observations on literature, philosophy, Native American and Puritan histories of New England, friends, and a diversity of other topics.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691063761
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts the author's experiences in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Cape Cod and his observations on human nature.

Thoreau s Morning Work

Author: H. Daniel Peck
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300061048
Release Date: 1994-08-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This important book presents a bold plan for converting the failing economies of the Soviet republics to functioning market economies. Its authors-Wil Albeda, Petr O. Aven, Richard N. Cooper, Alfred E. Kahn, William D. Nordhaus, Merton J. Peck, Thomas J. Richardson, and Kimio Uno-discuss the essential logic of the institutions of a market economy and argue persuasively for drastic and simultaneous economic reform within the Soviet system. Written at the request of Soviet economists and with their participation, the book offers advice on price deregulation, stabilizing and opening the Soviet economy, moderating the social costs of unemployment, and creating a commercial banking system.

Deep Travel

Author: David K. Leff
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781587298394
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Travel

In the hot summer of 2004, David Leff floated away from the routine of daily life just as Henry David Thoreau and his brother had done in their own small boat in 1839. Fortified with Thoreau’s observations as revealed in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Leff brought his own concept of mindful deep travel to these same New England waterways. His first-person narrative uses his ecological way of looking, of going deep rather than far, to show that our outward journeys are inseparable from our inward ones. How we see depends on where we are in our lives and with whom we travel. Leff chose his companions wisely. In consecutive journeys his neighbor and friend Alan, a veteran city planner; his son Josh, an energetic eleven-year-old; and his sweetheart Pamela, a compassionate professional caregiver, added their perspectives to Leff’s own experiences as a government official in natural resources policy. Not so much sight seeing as sight seeking, together they explored a geography of the imagination as well as the rich natural and human histories of the rivers and their communities. The heightened awareness of deep travel demands that we immerse ourselves fully in places and realize that they exist in time as well as space. Its mindfulness enriches the experience and makes the voyager worthy of the journey. Leff’s intriguing, contemplative deep travel along these historic rivers presents a methodology for exploration that will enrich any trip.

Henry David Thoreau A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN: 1785435213
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Genre:

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12th, 1817 on Virginia Road in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau studied at Harvard between 1833 and 1837 taking classes in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics, and science. On graduating the normal professions left him unmoved and, after a period teaching at his own school, a growing friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson moved his career onto that of writer and observer of nature. Thoreau was a philosopher of nature and how it affected the human condition. He was deeply influenced by Nature and especially the Walden woods. Eventually his published writings were to celebrate this area and his own philosophies. A noted Abolitionist Thoreau was a man to stand by his principles regardless of the minority view he might be holding. Tragically his life and career were short. In 1859, following a late-night excursion to count the rings of tree stumps during a rain storm, he fell ill with bronchitis. His health now fell into an irreversible decline with only short periods of remission. Thoreau spent his last years revising and editing his unpublished works. In the decades that followed he would be regarded as one of America's greatest writers. Henry David Thoreau died on May 6th, 1862 at the tragically early age of just 44.

The Maine Woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:26234191
Release Date: 1895
Genre: Maine


Irons in the Fire

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374708474
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Literary Collections

In this collection John McPhee once agains proves himself as a master observer of all arenas of life as well a powerful and important writer.

Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:B3575856
Release Date: 1910
Genre: Authors, American


Journeys Adventures Life in Harmony with Nature 6 Book Collection Illustrated

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026874645
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This carefully crafted ebook: “Journeys, Adventures & Life in Harmony with Nature – 6 Book Collection (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers” is a narrative of a 2 week boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts, down the Concord River to the Middlesex Canal, to the Merrimack River, up to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, taken by Thoreau and his brother John. It covers diverse topics such as religion, poetry, and history, which Thoreau relates to his own life experiences. “Walden” details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built in the woods near Walden Pond, Massachusetts. The book is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. “The Maine Woods” is a collection of accounts of 3 different trips Thoreau took to wilds of Maine, unified by his increasing fascination with the primitive world and the "wild," both environmental and psychological. “Cape Cod” is an account based on a few trips Thoreau took to Cape Cod. It depicts a journey through the dismal, deserted, unpopulated wasteland that was Cape Cod in the early 1850s, describing both the landscape and the rugged people who lived in it. “A Yankee in Canada” is an excursion book about Thoreau’s journey to the region of Montréal and Québec in the Fall of 1850. “Canoeing” in the Wilderness is the record of the canoe trip through Main Woods. It is vast tract of almost virgin woodland, peopled only with a few loggers and pioneer farmers, Indians, and wild animals. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

The Maine Woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN: COLUMBIA:0020381360
Release Date: 1864
Genre: Maine


Of Friendship

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044080929540
Release Date: 1901
Genre: Friendship


The Essential Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781627931588
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Literary Collections

Collected here in this omnibus edition are Henry David Thoreau's most important works including A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; The Selected Essays of Henry David Thoreau, including Civil Disobedience; and of course, Walden. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is both a remembrance of an intensely spiritual moment in Henry David Thoreau's life and a memoriam to his older brother who accompanied him on the trip shortly before his death. Full of fascinating literary musings and philosophical speculations, this book is a true precursor to Walden. The Selected Essays contains nineteen essays (including Civil Disobedience). 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. Walden is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden was written with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau hoped to isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. Simplicity and self-reliance were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by Transcendentalist philosophy. This book is full of fascinating musings and reflections. As pertinent and relevant today as it was when it was first written.

Henry Thoreau

Author: Robert D. Richardson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520063465
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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."