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The Resource Walking, by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Adam Tuchinsky

Walking, by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Adam Tuchinsky

Label
Walking
Title
Walking
Statement of responsibility
by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Adam Tuchinsky
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""In Wildness is the preservation of the World," wrote Henry David Thoreau in his iconic deathbed essay "Walking." Published posthumously in 1862, "Walking" became a seminal influence in the environmental movement. "Above all," wrote Thoreau, "we cannot afford not to live in the present." He extolled walking as a delightful and necessary idleness, an antidote to the burdens of civilization, a means of immersing ourselves in nature and awakening to the moment. "Walking" is widely recognized as Thoreau's "other" masterpiece, Walden in a more concise form. Each reading of "Walking" offers new epiphanies from a writer and thinker who, two centuries after his birth in 1817, remains a towering figure in American nature writing. In the introduction to this book, Adam Tuchinsky accessibly and engagingly unpacks the essay's nineteenth-century associations and highlights the startling modernity of its sentiments."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1817-1862
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thoreau, Henry David
Dewey number
818.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3051
LC item number
.W35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tuchinsky, Adam-Max
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Walking
  • Wilderness areas
  • Natural history
  • Homes
  • Natural history
  • Walking
  • Wilderness areas
  • Massachusetts
Label
Walking, by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Adam Tuchinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn975900928
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780884486138
Lccn
2017944644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Walking, by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Adam Tuchinsky
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn975900928
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780884486138
Lccn
2017944644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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