Walking: Little books of wisdomAuthor: Henry David ThoreauPublisher: HarperOneCategory: Literary Essays, Anthologies (non-poetry), History Of Western Philosophy, Religious Life & Practice, Natural History BooksBook Format: Paperback
This volume of essays by Henry David Thoreau shows how anyone can more fully appreciate nature's wonders by sauntering in tranquility with senses wide open. This book is part of the Little Books of Wisdom series which offers inspiration, common sense, and perceptions on the big and not so big issues that concern everyone - from faith and feminism to nature, philosophy, literature, business and just getting through the day. The books illuminate daily living, the spiritual life, intellectual pursuits and the world around - all in all, a series which addresses life and how people live it.
About Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He spent time as a school teacher after attending Harvard College but was dismissed for his refusal to administer corporal punishment. In 1845, wanting to write his first book, he moved to Walden Pond and built his cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was during his time at Walden that Thoreau was imprisoned briefly for not paying taxes; this experience became the basis for his well-known essay "Civil Disobedience." He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the age of 44.
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