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Walden

By Henry David Thoreau
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1473547938
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 320
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BENJAMIN MARKOVITS In 1845 Thoreau, a Harvard-educated 28-year-old, went to live by himself in the woods in Massachusetts. He stayed for over two years, living self-sufficiently in a small cabin built with his own hands. Walden is his personal account of the experience, in which he documents the beauty and fulfilment to be found in the wilderness, and his philosophical and political motivations for rejecting the materialism which continues to define our modern world.

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On Reading

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400841143
  • Pages : 10
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 944
  • File Pdf: on-reading.pdf

Book Summary:

As the digital age settles on us and the ebook revolution dawns, the question of why we read to begin with is often forgotten. Who better to turn to for guidance on this question than the man who sought refuge in the simple things we often take for granted, Henry David Thoreau. His thoughts on reading are as relevant in the eBook era as they were in the age of the locomotive. Princeton Shorts are brief selections excerpted from influential Princeton University Press publications produced exclusively in eBook format. They are selected with the firm belief that while the original work remains an important and enduring product, sometimes we can all benefit from a quick take on a topic worthy of a longer book. In a world where every second counts, how better to stay up-to speed on current events and digest the kernels of wisdom found in the great works of the past? Princeton Shorts enables you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium. On Reading does just that.

Walden

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1605207322
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 506
  • File Pdf: walden.pdf

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This is one of the most important works by the most important American philosopher: Henry David Thoreau, vital figure in the Transcendentalist movement, hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity's happiness. First published in 1854, Walden collects the penetrating reflections from the two years Thoreau lived in solitude on the shores of Massachusetts' Walden Pond. In lucid, poetic prose, Thoreau ponders the beauty of living simply and in communion with nature. It is a work of pastoral magnificence and wisdom that has moved generations of readers. Writer and philosopher HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard University. His writings on human nature, materialism, and the natural world rank him among the most influential thinkers of American literature.

On a Sunbeam

By Tillie Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Isbn : 1250225973
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 845
  • File Pdf: on-a-sunbeam.pdf

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“Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work yet. It’s a ‘space’ story unlike any you’ve ever read, with a rich, lived-in universe of complex characters.” —Brian K. Vaughan, Saga and Paper Girls Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love—only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love. LA Times Festival of Books 2018 Book Prize Winner, Graphic Novel/Comics A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2018 One of The Washington Post's "10 Best Graphic Novels of 2018" A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018 A YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel A 2019 Hugo Award Nominee, Best Graphic Story A Harvey Award Nominee, Book of the Year A Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children's or Young Adult Book

Walden Warming

By Richard B. Primack
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022606221X
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 734
  • File Pdf: walden-warming.pdf

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“An unnervingly close-to-home perspective [on] the dynamics and impact of climate change on plants, birds, and myriad other species, including us.”—Booklist In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. Warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a period of record-breaking warmth, blueberries began flowering on April 1—six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time. In Walden Warming, Richard B. Primack uses Thoreau and Walden, icons of the conservation movement, to track the effects of a warming climate on Concord’s plants and animals, with the notes that Thoreau made years ago transformed from charming observations into scientific data sets. Primack finds that many wildflower species that Thoreau observed, including familiar groups such as irises, asters, and lilies, have declined in abundance or disappeared from Concord. Primack also describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects of Thoreau’s Concord, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the populations of fish, salamanders, and butterflies that live in the woodlands, river meadows, and ponds. Demonstrating the effects of climate change in a unique, concrete way using this historical and literary landmark as a touchstone, Richard Primack urges us to heed the advice Thoreau offers in Walden: to live simply and wisely. In the process, we can minimize our own contributions to our warming climate.

Walden Pond

By W. Barksdale Maynard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0198037686
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 787
  • File Pdf: walden-pond.pdf

Book Summary:

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. Barksdale Maynard offers a lively and comprehensive account of Walden Pond from the early nineteenth century to the present. From Thoreau's first visit at age 4 in 1821--"That woodland vision for a long time made the drapery of my dreams"--to present day efforts both to conserve the pond and allow public access, Maynard captures Walden Pond's history and the role it has played in social, cultural, literary, and environmental movements in America. Along the way Maynard details the geography of the pond; Thoreau's and Emerson's experiences of Walden over their lifetimes; the development of the cult of Thoreau and the growth of the pond as a site of literary and spiritual pilgrimages; rock star Don Henley's Walden Woods Project and the much publicized battle to protect the pond from developers in the 1980s; and the vitally important ecological symbol Walden Pond has become today. Exhaustively researched, vividly written, and illustrated with historical photographs and the most detailed maps of Thoreau country yet created, Walden Pond: A History reveals the many ways an ordinary pond has come to be such an extraordinarily inspiring symbol.

Walden

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 0834841266
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 725
  • File Pdf: walden.pdf

Book Summary:

Selections from one of the great classics of literature--now part of the Shambhala Pocket Library. In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and began to write Walden, a chronicle of his communion with nature. Since its first publication in 1854, the work has become a classic, beloved for its message of living simply and in harmony with nature. This abridged edition of Walden features exquisite wood engravings by Michael McCurdy and a foreword by noted author and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams, who reflects upon Thoreau’s message that as we explore our world and ourselves, we draw closer to the truth of our connectedness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Walden’s Shore

By Robert M. Thorson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674728416
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 593
  • File Pdf: walden-s-shore.pdf

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Walden's Shore explores Thoreau's understanding of the "living rock" on which life's complexity depends--not as metaphor but as physical science. Robert Thorson's subject is Thoreau the rock and mineral collector, interpreter of landscapes, and field scientist whose compass and measuring stick were as important to him as his plant press.

Walden x 40

By Robert B. Ray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253005515
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: walden-x-40.pdf

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Provocative and illuminating essays on Thoreau’s masterwork, shedding new light on its enduring inspiration and philosophical depth. In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved from his parents’ house in Concord, Massachusetts, to a one-room cabin he built himself on the land of his mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. He described his time there, just over two years, as an experiment in “living deliberately.” His daily journal entries became the source material for Walden, a masterful meditation on the virtues of simplicity, self-sufficiency, and man’s relationship to nature. In Walden x 40, Robert B. Ray adopts Thoreau’s compositional method to explore some of the questions posed in Walden. Drawing connections to the works of poets and philosophers from Wordsworth to Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, and Breton, Ray derives the inspiration for his 40 brief essays by exploring the pages of Walden in the same way Thoreau explored his own life—deliberately.

Walden and Maybrook

By Marc Newman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439628289
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 345
  • File Pdf: walden-and-maybrook.pdf

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The villages of Walden and Maybrook are located within the town of Montgomery, halfway between New York City and Albany. During part of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Walden was considered the Knife Capital of the United States; three companies specialized in producing pocketknives, penknives, and switchblades. At the same time, Maybrook was known as the Gateway to the East; it had the largest railroad-switching terminal connecting rail service from the interior of the country to the New England states. The two villages depended upon each other: Walden manufactured the goods, and Maybrook shipped them to market. With carefully selected photographs and detailed text, Walden and Maybrook traces the history of the two villages from the Colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century. The book contains some two hundred images, many of which have never before been published. Highlighted are the hardworking individuals who helped the villages prosper-the knife makers, polishers, grinders, and hefters, the prominent businesspeople of Chesnin & Leis Clothing and Brook May coats, and the railroad personnel who worked at the roundhouse, the engine house, and the coaling trestle.

Gita within Walden, The

By Paul Friedrich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 0791477479
  • Pages : 164
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 982
  • File Pdf: gita-within-walden-the.pdf

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"This book explores and interprets the myriad connections between two spiritual classics, Henry David Thoreau's Walden and the Bhagavad-Gita. Evidence shows that Thoreau took the Gita with him when he moved to Walden Pond, and the books have much in common, touching on ultimate ethical and metaphysical questions. Paul Friedrich looks at how each work speaks to fundamental problems of good and evil, self and cosmos, duty and passion, reality and illusion, political engagement and philosophical meditation, sensuous wildness and ascetic devotion. His examination moves through several stages, from an analysis of key symbols, such as the upside-down tree, to an exposition of social, ethical, and metaphysical values, to a consideration of the many sources of these syncretic works."--BOOK JACKET.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Henry David Thoreau's Walden, a Transcendentalist Masterpiece

By Lydia G. Fash
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 1535848014
  • Pages : 6
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: gale-researcher-guide-for.pdf

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Henry David Thoreau's Walden, a Transcendentalist Masterpiece is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

The Illustrated WALDEN with Photographs from the Gleason Collection

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400871425
  • Pages : 456
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 181
  • File Pdf: the-illustrated-walden-with-photographs-from-the-gleason-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

This illustrated edition of Walden features 66 photographs by Herbert W. Gleason, one of the great American landscape photographers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Gleason, who had a special love for what he called "the simple beauty of New England," became interested in Thoreau's work when commissioned in 1906 by the Houghton Mifflin Company to illustrate their edition of The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. With the help of the few surviving people who had known Thoreau, Gleason searched out the exact places Thoreau had described—all of them still looking much as they had when Thoreau knew them—and photographed them. Gleason became so interested in the project that he continued to photograph Thoreau country for more than forty years. Most of the photographs reproduced here were chosen by Gleason himself for an edition of Walden he planned but never published. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Harvey Walden's No Excuses! Fitness Workout

By Harvey Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Isbn : 1605297585
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 372
  • File Pdf: harvey-walden-s-no-excuses-fitness-workout.pdf

Book Summary:

Get into the fight—the fight against fat! The U.S. Marine drill instructor who has inspired millions through the massively popular TV show, Celebrity Fit Club, reveals his star-studded formula for lifelong health and fitness. Countless marines have trained with Drill Instructor Walden—and now you can too. Harvey offers a workout so simple, you can do it watching your favorite TV show, and so effective, it will change your life. In Harvey Walden's NO EXCUSES! Fitness Workout, he becomes your personal drill instructor for a platoon of one—YOU! All he asks is that you give him half an hour a day, four days a week, to develop a new body, a new attitude—and a new you. The tough marine from Chicago's South Side tells of his own personal challenges and the lessons he's learned. He will teach you how to get beyond your excuses and meet the challenge of getting fit. Harvey knows all about excuses—from rookie marines to Hollywood celebrities, he's seen every trick in the book. He knows just how hard people will try to AVOID getting fit. But he also knows that if you get off your butt, leave behind that sugary, salty, snacky food you've been chewing on, and follow his recipe for exercise success, you'll turn your life around. He knows because he's done it. And you can do it too! In this book, he sets out a complete three-stage fitness plan for YOU: Stage One: Get OFF Your Butt. Stage Two: Now You Are in the Fight. Stage Three: OOH RAH! You're a Stud (or Studette)! With thirty-minute workouts for each level of fitness that keep you in motion while taking you through warm-up, cardio, strength training, and cool-down, each stage will hone and tone your body, introducing new challenges as you get fitter. A bonus gym section can take you further still. And Harvey gives his very own personal advice at every stage. So—No Excuses! It's time to get in the fight.

Study Guide to Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

By Intelligent Education
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Isbn : 1645421872
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 250
  • File Pdf: study-guide-to-walden-and-on-the-duty-of-civil-disobedience.pdf

Book Summary:

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, a leading figure in transcendentalism. As a transcendentalist of the nineteenth-century, Thoreau’s work reflected his belief in the correspondence between Man and Nature. Moreover, his anti-materialistic ideology was influential in Western philosophy. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Thoreau’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Judge Walden: Back in Session

By Peter Murphy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 0857302043
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 865
  • File Pdf: judge-walden.pdf

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The second Judge Walden novel If you like Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll love Walden of Bermondsey Judge Walden is back, to preside over five new cases at Bermondsey Crown Court. Retired resident judge Peter Murphy takes us back to the world of criminal trials in South London for another session with Charlie Walden keeping the peace between his fellow judges – Marjorie, ‘Legless’ and Hubert – while fighting off the attacks of the Grey Smoothies, the civil servants who seem intent on reducing the court’s dwindling resources to vanishing point in the name of ‘business cases’ and ‘value for money’. Meet the rum and memorable characters who pop into Charlie’s domain, including Lester Fogle from one of London’s Disorganised Crime Families, Arthur Swivell the one-time Bermondsey singing legend and the very unbardlike Elias Shakespeare. And you will never feel the same about ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ or the Entente Cordiale again. Fortunately, Charlie has Elsie and Jeanie’s lattes and ham and cheese baps, and newspaper vendor George’s witty banter, to sustain him in the mornings; and in the evenings, the Delights of the Raj, or La Bella Napoli, to enjoy with the Reverend Mrs Walden. Praise for Walden of Bermondsey 'No one writes with more wit, warmth and insight about the law and its practitioners than Peter Murphy. He has no equal since the great John 'Rumpole' Mortimer' - David Ambrose 'Though his exasperation is sometimes palpable, what triumphs over everything is his sense of humour. And it is the humour that makes Walden of Bermondsey such a delightful read. Think of him as what Rumpole would be like if he ever became a judge, and you get some idea of his self-deprecating wit and indomitable stoicism. Add a dash of Henry Cecil for his situation and AP Herbert for the fun he has with the law, and you get a sense of Peter's literary precedents' - Paul Magrath 'The forensic process is examined in a light touch, good-humoured style, which will evoke a constant stream of smiles, and chuckles from nonlawyers and lawyers alike' – Igor Judge, Lord Judge, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

A Companion To Mekas Walden

By Scott Hammen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Eyewash Books
  • Isbn : 2958204405
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 725
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-mekas-walden.pdf

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A Companion to Mekas Walden is an in-depth guide to Jonas Mekas's film masterpiece. It is designed to enrich the viewer's journey through the cultural ferment of New York City in the 1960s explored by Mekas's film. When Mekas's Diaries, Notes and Sketches also known as Walden, premiered in New York in 1969, it opened a new chapter in the history of artists' film. A new generation suddenly discovered that the film medium was not reserved for the commercial entertainment industry. but could be used by individual artists and poets too. And at the same time Walden was also an invaluable record of a time and place that was the nexus of multiple forms of American art - including music, painting, dance, theater, and poetry. As critic Amy Taubin wrote: "Whenever people ask me what it was like to live in New York in the ’60s, I refer them to Mekas’s Walden…" A Companion to Mekas Walden provides a wealth of information on the film's subjects, not just those, like John Lennon and Andy Warhol, who were already world famous, but also many who have been undeservedly forgotten.

The Other “Hermit” of Thoreau’s Walden Pond

By Terry Barkley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Isbn : 1940669952
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 653
  • File Pdf: the-other-hermit-of-thoreau-s-walden-pond.pdf

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“I didn’t realize there was another ‘hermit’ of Walden Pond!” is the usual response author-historian Terry Barkley receives when he tells someone the subject of his new book. Henry David Thoreau’s experiment there from 1845-1847 is widely known and immortalized in his classic Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854). However, stresses Barkley, “Neither the world nor even most avid Thoreauvians know about Edmond Hotham’s six-months at Walden Pond during the winter of 1868-1869,” the fascinating story of which is detailed in The Other “Hermit” of Thoreau’s Walden Pond: The Sojourn of Edmond Stuart Hotham. A generation later and nearly seven years after Henry Thoreau died in 1862 of tuberculosis in Concord, Massachusetts, a young theological student from New York City arrived in Concord in November 1868. Edmond Hotham had never been there, but he immediately began preparations to pursue the “wild life.” He met transcendentalist poet (William) Ellery Channing, a former close friend of Thoreau’s who had suggested to Thoreau that he build his cabin at Walden Pond. It was Channing who likely introduced Hotham to transcendentalist leader Ralph Waldo Emerson (the “Sage of Concord”), and Emerson who gave Hotham permission, like Thoreau before him, to build his “Earth-cabin” on the poet’s property at Walden Pond. Edmond Hotham’s sojourn at Walden Pond was the first and only time someone traveled to Walden Pond to emulate Thoreau’s experiment in simplicity. Hotham made his way to Walden Pond to pursue some “private business” while he was preparing for Christian ministry and stateside missionary work. He built his shanty on the pond’s shore about 100 yards in front of Thoreau’s, where he attempted to out-economize and out-simplify Thoreau. Hotham’s sojourn as the second “hermit” at Walden Pond exemplified the growing adulation of Henry David Thoreau and his literary work. Author Terry Barkley has gleaned archival sources, vital records, period newspaper accounts, and census rolls for everything that is known about Edmond Hotham. The Other “Hermit” of Thoreau’s Walden Pond is the first book-length treatise on Hotham, half of which is wholly new material. It far supersedes the late Kenneth Walter Cameron’s 1962 article on Hotham, which until now was the most complete study of the man. Barkley’s groundbreaking study book is an important addition to the Concord-Walden Pond story and a fascinating read. To quote Thoreau, “What is once well done is done forever.”

Wing Shadows over Walden Ridge

By Kemmer Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1483616592
  • Pages : 107
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: wing-shadows-over-walden-ridge.pdf

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Wing Shadows Over Tennessee is a volume of poetry that tills and furrows through a planting of metaphors, myths, and memories. At the plow the poet turns words and shapes from the landscape of Walden Ridge, the Cumberland Plateau where the gardener works with a language that tries to capture how poems grow and harvested through the writing process. The vocabulary of birds and the barks of dogs speak through a cathedral of trees as the poet wanders among the seasons.

Walden

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400880793
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 898
  • File Pdf: walden.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, Walden is a vivid account of the years that Henry D. Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic work, originally published in 1854. Much of Walden's material is derived from Thoreau's journals and contains such engaging pieces from the lively "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For" and "Brute Neighbors" to the serene "Reading" and "The Pond in the Winter." Other famous sections involve Thoreau's visits with a Canadian woodcutter and with an Irish family, a trip to Concord, and a description of his bean field. This is the complete and authoritative text of Walden--as close to Thoreau's original intention as all available evidence allows. This is the authoritative text of Walden and the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.

瓦尔登湖

By H.D梭罗著
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
  • Isbn : 7205078040
  • Pages : 339
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 355
  • File Pdf: 瓦尔登湖.pdf

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《瓦尔登湖》是美国作家梭罗独居瓦尔登湖畔的记录,描绘了他两年多时间里的所见、所闻和所思。作者崇尚简朴生活,热爱大自然的风光,内容丰厚,意境深邃,对于今天的我们思考人类的过去与将来,重塑人与自然的和谐关系,实现心灵的安宁,具有一种使人沉静的力量。

The Guide To Walden Pond

By Robert M. Thorson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1328969843
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 358
  • File Pdf: the-guide-to-walden-pond.pdf

Book Summary:

An exploration of the history, nature, landscape, and literature of one of America’s most iconic places This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau’s most defining place, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness. Using this guide, both armchair readers and trail-walkers alike can amble around the pond’s shoreline, pausing at fifteen special places to learn about people, historic events, and the natural world. Thoreau will be a constant companion via quotes from Walden. Stop by stop, the place of his book will merge with the book of his place. Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful, engaging tour of Walden Pond as well as a souvenir of a visit. Special Thanks Concord Free Public Library Concord Museum Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Thoreau Farm Trust Thoreau Society Walden Woods Project

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465615288
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 338
  • File Pdf: walden-and-on-the-duty-of-civil-disobedience.pdf

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When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again. I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.

Customer Experience

By C. Shaw,Q. Dibeehi,S. Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230291775
  • Pages : 199
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: customer-experience.pdf

Book Summary:

Customer Experience is now the key differentiator as consumers and businesses alike decide among competing brands. The authors explore growing trends in Experience Psychology, Social Media and Neuroscience and their impact on Customer Experience that businesses need to understand to gain preference, loyalty and market share.

Where There's Smoke

By Peter Murphy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 0857302590
  • Pages : 76
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: where-there-s-smoke.pdf

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Meet Judge Charlie Walden in the first case of six from the novel, Walden of Bermondsey If you like Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll love Walden of Bermondsey When Charlie Walden took on the job of Resident Judge of the Bermondsey Crown Court, he was hoping for a quiet life. But he soon finds himself struggling to keep the peace between three feisty fellow judges who have very different views about how to do their job, and about how Charlie should do his. And as if that’s not enough, there’s the endless battle against the ‘Grey Smoothies’, the humourless grey-suited civil servants who seem determined to drown Charlie in paperwork and strip the court of its last vestiges of civilisation. No hope of a quiet life then for Charlie, and there are times when his real job – trying the challenging criminal cases that come before him – actually seems like light relief. Praise for Walden of Bermondsey 'No one writes with more wit, warmth and insight about the law and its practitioners than Peter Murphy. He has no equal since the great John 'Rumpole' Mortimer' - David Ambrose 'Though his exasperation is sometimes palpable, what triumphs over everything is his sense of humour. And it is the humour that makes Walden of Bermondsey such a delightful read. Think of him as what Rumpole would be like if he ever became a judge, and you get some idea of his self-deprecating wit and indomitable stoicism. Add a dash of Henry Cecil for his situation and AP Herbert for the fun he has with the law, and you get a sense of Peter's literary precedents' - Paul Magrath

The Illustrated Walden

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 110199326X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 496
  • File Pdf: the-illustrated-walden.pdf

Book Summary:

To coincide with the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth and TarcherPerigee's publication of Expect Great Things: The Life of Henry David Thoreau, here is a sumptuous rediscovery edition of the first illustrated volume of Thoreau's classic, as originally issued in 1897. In 1897, thirty-five years after Thoreau's death, Houghton Mifflin issued a two-volume "Holiday Edition" of Walden illustrated with thirty remarkable engravings, daguerreotypes, and period photographs. In 1902 the publisher collected the work into a single volume. Now, to mark the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth in 1817, this timeless landmark is reproduced with all of the original illustrations and the complete text of his mystical, practical, magisterial record of a life in the woods.

ON A SUNBEAM Sneak Peek

By Tillie Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Isbn : 1250203589
  • Pages : 60
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 490
  • File Pdf: on-a-sunbeam-sneak-peek.pdf

Book Summary:

Download a FREE sneak peek of ON A SUNBEAM by Tillie Walden. On a Sunbeam is an epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love, from acclaimed author Tillie Walden. Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A restoration crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. A boarding school student meets a mysterious classmate and falls deeply in love—only to learn the pain of loss. With two interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love. “Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work yet. It’s a ‘space’ story unlike any you’ve ever read, with a rich, lived-in universe of complex characters.” —Brian K. Vaughan, Saga and Paper Girls

Two Fish on One Hook

By Raymond Paul Tripp
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Isbn : 9780940262898
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 162
  • File Pdf: two-fish-on-one-hook.pdf

Book Summary:

Raymond Tripp: Here is a book about Walden that takes Thoreau on his own terms. Two Fish on One Hook is a transcendental study of Thoreau's transcendental work. It offers us the task of doing as Thoreau does, exhorting us to follow the patterns Thoreau sets up in Walden and to approach his work as "an act of communication"--one that urges us to listen, to hear, and to act upon what he has to say, one that becomes a transformative experience. Thoreau's first step is to remind us of how very idle and blockheaded we are. The busy folk "mind[ing] their own affairs" he leaves to their own devices. Books about Walden are also obliged to begin on the right note by sounding Thoreau's stern wake-up call. Many will find it a jarring note, but there is no better way to wake up from the Procrustean "sense of men asleep" and to get "a sick one to lay down his bed and run" into Walden in time. It may be wisdom to let the dead bury the dead; but Thoreau is convinced that "a man is not required to bury himself." He, therefore, begins by asking his readers, "Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?" C O N T E N T S 1. Prolegomenon 2. Graceful Communication 3. As Above, So Below 4. And Even Lower 5. The Subtle and Unsubtle Gumphus 6. Coleridge's "Lost Letter" 7. Meanwhile Thoreau's Beans: Yankee Samsara 8. Bent Nails and the Barbed Gumphus 9. Central Heating 10. Plastered with Patience 11. Unity of Equivalence

Why Can’t We Just Get Along?

By Terry Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1728308895
  • Pages : 66
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 120
  • File Pdf: why-can-t-we-just-get-along.pdf

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This book is a collection of the author’s opinions on all the problems he sees happening in America. He wanted to be able to speak his mind and give his thoughts. We hear only from the media, which, most of the time, is fake, while politicians only tell you what you want to hear.

Messenger's Angel

By Heather Killough-Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101588667
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 786
  • File Pdf: messenger-s-angel.pdf

Book Summary:

Since the beginning of time, the archangels have longed to know true love. When four female angels were created for the four archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Azrael, a chaos spurred by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted away to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia… For hundreds of years, Gabriel has passed himself off as a common Scottish villager. Few know he is the Messenger, a powerful archangel who has secretly scoured the world for the only woman who can complete him. Now, he’s shocked to discover the object of his fierce and driving desire shows up in his own backyard. Researching her Ph.D. in the Outer Hebrides, Juliette Anderson has always been the rational type—until she looks across a quaint pub and into the flashing silver eyes of a stranger. He’s handsome. He’s intense. And he claims her with a soul-searing kiss on the spot. Gabriel’s scorching gaze, wavy black hair and deep, sexy brogue ignite a fire in her that can’t be denied, and yet every instinct she has tells her to run. But when a familiar dark force rises, and the truth of her incredible identity is revealed, Juliette must follow her heart and put her faith in the tall, dark mysterious man who enflames her.

Redemption

By Mark Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442494239
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: redemption.pdf

Book Summary:

Sam and his friends embark on one last mission, one final epic final battle against their alien enemies to determine the fate of the Earth in this fast-paced, action-packed conclusion to Mark Walden’s Earthfall Trilogy. After the death of his father, Sam is still struggling to come to terms with the Illuminate powers that he inherited, the changes that the alien nanites have wrought on his body, and the mysterious summons calling to him, urging him to come and retrieve “his birthright.” After separating himself from his friends, Sam realizes the call is coming from the Primarch, an ancient spaceship and the first of the Voidborn, a digitized Illuminate consciousness, that was driven insane after it was left drifting lost and alone in space for thousands of years. It’s calling to him to join the fight and destroy the Vore. But just as Sam thinks he finally has an ally against the Vore, he realizes the Primarch has an agenda all its own… As the final conflict takes place in the skies above the Grand Canyon, Sam is forced to confront the fact that even with some surprising new allies, the price for defeating the Earth’s invaders may be vastly more than he is prepared to pay. One thing is certain, whatever happens, life will never be the same for Sam—or for the rest of humanity—ever again.

SPINNING Chapter Sampler

By Tillie Walden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Isbn : 1250171180
  • Pages : 45
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 756
  • File Pdf: spinning-chapter-sampler.pdf

Book Summary:

Download a FREE sampler of SPINNING by Tillie Walden! It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good. She won. And she hated it. Poignant and captivating, Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden’s powerful graphic memoir captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.