The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places

The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places

by Robert M. Thorson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328969217
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 665,512
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


ROBERT M. THORSON is a professor at the University of Connecticut. An award-winning author, scientist, and journalist, he's an expert tour guide for Thoreau's Concord and a frequent speaker and consultant. From his home in Storrs, Connecticut, he walks to work on a trail through the woods.

Table of Contents

Timelines viii

Preface 1

Preparation 7

Fame 7

Preview 15

People 23

Questions 25

Using This Guide 26

The Tour 31

Northeast: Our World 33

1 Simple House 35

2 Terrace Edge 47

3 Eastern Shore 61

4 Boulder Wall 73

Northwest: Thoreau's World 83

5 Bare Peak 87

6 Thoreau's Cove 95

7 Wyman Meadow 105

8 House Site 117

9 Bean Field 137

10 Waterfront 145

Southwest: Walden's Star 156

11 Ice Fort Cove 159

12 Sandbank Cove 171

13 Deep Cove 179

14 Observatory 189

Southeast: Re-entry 199

15 Panorama 201

Looking Back 213

Acknowledgments 217

Notes 219

Organizations 233

Further Readings 237

Index 241

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