Henry David Thoreau for Kids

Henry David Thoreau for Kids
Author : Corinne Smith
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2016-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781613731499
ISBN 13 : 1613731493
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry David Thoreau for Kids Book Description:

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 Journal 1837 1861

The Journal  1837 1861
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Total Pages : 667
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781590173213
ISBN 13 : 159017321X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal 1837 1861 Book Description:

The largest one-volume edition of the American thinker's journals ever published captures the scope, rhythms, and variety of the work as a whole, exploring the source from which Thoreau drew his timeless books and essays. Original.

Thoreau s Book of Quotations

Thoreau s Book of Quotations
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2012-05-24
ISBN 10 : 9780486159317
ISBN 13 : 0486159310
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoreau s Book of Quotations Book Description:

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.

Walden

Walden
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages : 375
Release : 1999-08-12
ISBN 10 : 9780192839213
ISBN 13 : 0192839217
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walden Book Description:

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. Walden is Thoreau's classic autobiographical account of this experiment in solitary living. This new edition of Walden traces the sources of Thoreau's reading and thinking and considers the author in the context of his birthplace and his sense of its history - social, economic and natural. In addition, an ecological appendix provides modern identifications of the myriad plants and animals to which Thoreau gave increasingly close attention as he became acclimatized to his life in the woods by Walden Pond. - ;`The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation' In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut he built himself a mile and a half away on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. Walden is Thoreau's classic autobiographical account of this experiment in solitary living, his refusal to play by the rules of hard work and the accumulation of wealth and above all the freedom it gave him to adapt his living to the natural world around him. This new edition of Walden traces the sources of Thoreau's reading and thinking and considers the author in the context of his birthplace and his sense of its history - social, economic and natural. In addition, an ecological appendix provides modern identifications of the myriad plants and animals to which Thoreau gave increasingly close attention as he became acclimatized to his life in the woods by Walden Pond. -

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees
Author : Richard Higgins
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2017-04-04
ISBN 10 : 9780520294042
ISBN 13 : 0520294041
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoreau and the Language of Trees Book Description:

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language. In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs. Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.” Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.

Walden

Walden
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher :
Total Pages : 255
Release : 2012-09-27
ISBN 10 : 1619493918
ISBN 13 : 9781619493919
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walden Book Description:

"In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin by Walden Pond. With the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life, Thoreau sustained his retreat for just over two years. ...'Walden' is a paean to the virtues of simplicity and self-sufficiency." -- p. [4] of cover.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau
Author : Milton Meltzer
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2006-12-22
ISBN 10 : 9780822558934
ISBN 13 : 0822558939
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry David Thoreau Book Description:

Profiles the solitary student of Ralph Waldo Emerson who was well-known as a naturalist in his own time but who became posthumously famous for his writings.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau
Author : Laura Dassow Walls
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 640
Release : 2018-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9780226599373
ISBN 13 : 022659937X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry David Thoreau Book Description:

"Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since the publication of Walden in 1854. But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment in living at Walden Pond. A member of the vibrant intellectual circle centered on his neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was also an ardent naturalist, a manual laborer and inventor, a radical political activist, and more. Many books have taken up various aspects of Thoreau's character and achievements, but, as Laura Dassow Walls writes, "Thoreau has never been captured between covers; he was too quixotic, mischievous, many-sided." Two hundred years after his birth, and two generations after the last full-scale biography, Walls renews Henry David Thoreau for us in all his profound, inspiring complexity. Drawing on Thoreau's copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive, full of quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother; the ambitious Harvard College student; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos. We meet the man whose belief in human freedom and the value of labor made him an uncompromising abolitionist; the solitary walker who found society in nature, but also found his own nature in the society of which he was a deeply interwoven part. And, running through it all, Thoreau the passionate naturalist, who, long before the age of environmentalism, saw tragedy for future generations in the human heedlessness around him. "The Thoreau I sought was not in any book, so I wrote this one," says Walls. The result is a Thoreau unlike any seen since he walked the streets of Concord, a Thoreau for our time and all time.--Dust jacket.

Thoreau s Animals

Thoreau s Animals
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780300223767
ISBN 13 : 0300223765
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoreau s Animals Book Description:

"From Thoreau's renowned Journal, a treasury of memorable, funny, and sharply observed accounts of the wild and domestic animals of Concord."--Front flap.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau
Author : Raymond R. Borst
Publisher : Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages : 232
Release : 1982
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010357229
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry David Thoreau Book Description: