Searching for Thoreau: On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England

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Searching for Thoreau vividly transports the reader to the places in New England that were most important to the great American writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau in ten vigorous essays that range from Walden Pond to the shores of Cape Cod and the heights of Mount Katahdin in northern Maine. Retracing Thoreau's steps from 150 years ago in a series of hikes and excursions, Slayton shares Thoreau's colorful descriptions of his experiences in nature along with his own first-hand observations of the same ...

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Overview

Searching for Thoreau vividly transports the reader to the places in New England that were most important to the great American writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau in ten vigorous essays that range from Walden Pond to the shores of Cape Cod and the heights of Mount Katahdin in northern Maine. Retracing Thoreau's steps from 150 years ago in a series of hikes and excursions, Slayton shares Thoreau's colorful descriptions of his experiences in nature along with his own first-hand observations of the same places today, and reflects on the changes wrought by time and man.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884592447
  • Publisher: Images From The Past, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,406,551
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Slayton, editor-in-chief of Vermont Life Magazine from 1986-2007, and a long-time commentator for Vermont Public Radio, has published books on various subjects related to travel, art, and literature, including Sabra Field, the Art of Place. He recently was granted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Vermont, and has also received an honorary doctorate from Southern Vermont College and the Franklin Fairbanks Award for outstanding service to Vermont and its people. He has spent more than 30 years studying the works of Henry David Thoreau and traveling to places associated with him. He has given public presentations and published several articles on those travels. Mr. Slayton is a member of the Green Mountain Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club and the 4,000-footers Club of the AMC. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont with his wife, Elizabeth.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Wise Travel by J. Parker Huber
Introduction

1.Walden Pond and Walden
2. A Walk in the Concord Woods
3. A Day on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
4. The Mountains of Home
5. Katahdin Means Greatest Mountain
6. Northern Maine: Big Woods, Big Question
7. Walking Cape Cod
8. Mount Washington, Two Times
9. Conclusion: What's Left

Chronology of Thoreau's travels
When You Go: Tips on Tracking Thoreau
Bibliography and Sources

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