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Walden Pond : a history

Author: W Barksdale Maynard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Perhaps no other natural setting has as much literary, spiritual, and environmental significance for Americans as Walden Pond. Some 700,000 people visit the pond annually, and countless others journey to Walden in their mind, to contemplate the man who lived there and what the place means to us today. Here is the first history of the Massachusetts pond Thoreau made famous 150 years ago. W.  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Barksdale Maynard
ISBN: 0195168410 9780195168419 0195181379 9780195181371
OCLC Number: 52216238
Description: x, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of maps --
Preface and acknowledgments --
1: In morning time --
2: Visited at all seasons (1821-1834) --
3: Intellectual grove (1835-1844) --
4: Far off as I lived (1845-1847) --
5: Viewed from a hilltop (1848-1854) --
6: Walden Wood was my forest walk (1855-1861) --
7: All honest pilgrims (1862-1882) --
8: Thoreau's country (1883-1921) --
9: Walden breezes (1922-1959) --
10: In these days of confusion and turmoil (1960-1989) --
11: walden.org (1990-2003) --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: W. Barksdale Maynard.
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Offers a comprehensive account of Walden Pond. Illustrated with historical photographs and detailed maps of Thoreau country, this book reveals the many ways an ordinary pond has come to be such an  Read more...

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"Important, illuminating, and of great narrative appeal."-Natural History "A painstakingly researched, reportorial history that begins with Thoreau's first glimpse of the pond in 1821 and carries Read more...

 
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