Walking: A Little Book of Wisdom   -     By: Henry David Thoreau
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Walking: A Little Book of Wisdom

HarperCollins / 1994 / Paperback

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The ideal book of portable wisdom from America's quintessential nature writer. Thoreau's celebrated essay shows how anyone can more fully appreciate nature's wonders by "sauntering" in tranquillity with senses wide open.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 92
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 5.01 X 4.28 X 0.32 (inches)
ISBN: 0062511130
ISBN-13: 9780062511133

Publisher's Description

A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudeonly, Walking, by America's first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that, like no other, awakens the senses and the soul to the "absolute freedom and wildness" of nature.

Author Bio

Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He spent time as a school teacher after attending Harvard College but was dismissed for his refusal to administer corporal punishment. In 1845, wanting to write his first book, he moved to Walden Pond and built his cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was during his time at Walden that Thoreau was imprisoned briefly for not paying taxes; this experience became the basis for his well-known essay "Civil Disobedience." He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the age of 44.

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