Excursions .: Excursions is an anthology of nine essays, all previously published, by Henry David Thoreau (Paperback)

Excursions .: Excursions is an anthology of nine essays, all previously published, by Henry David Thoreau By Henry David Thoreau Cover Image
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Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry amount to more than 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, in which he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close observation of nature, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility,
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ISBN: 9781718683761
ISBN-10: 1718683766
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2018
Pages: 120
Language: English