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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (June 18 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062511130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062511133
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.8 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,150,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking, by America's first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that, like no other, awakens the senses and soul to the 'absolute freedom and wildness' of nature.

About the Author

Henry 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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I bought this book after reading about Henry David Thoreau in my high school literature book. He writes about his love of nature and tries to show others how to enjoy it. This book brings out the beauty of all the surroundings that many people pass by every day. It also encouraged me to get out and live up my ocasional stroll around the neighborhood. I took this book to school and it even helped relieve me a little stress. I recommend this book to all nature lovers.
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J'ai acheté ce livre parce que j'avais acheté "Walden; or Life in the woods" que j'avais bien aimé. Je me sens une relation aprticulière avec Henry Walden et j'aurais aimé l'avoir comme ami.
Bien que ce deuxième livre "Walking" soit intéressant quant à son amour de la nature, je demeure sur ma faim.
De plus, je reproche l'introduction faite par R.W.Emerson parce que beaucoup trop longue, 34 pages d'intro sur 97, c'est énorme et ne laisse pas l'homme parler suffisamment.
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It is a perfect little book to carry with you for inspiration. It makes me want to take a walk... and the beautiful thing about this book is that it allows me to take a walk in my mind without ever leaving my office or room. I have and will continue to read it over and over.
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This is a beautiful essay on the need for wilderness and man's connection to it. Read the entire essay for free in the Atlantic Monthly archives where it was originally printed,
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By Patrick Sullivan TOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 7 2013
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I often enjoy walking in an urban setting, and hiking in the back country. Thoreau `s essay on walking, initially appealed to my similar interest in the subject.

I ended up not particularly enjoying his writing or his outlooks. To start off with, he claims to spend at least four hours a day hiking in the wilderness. Well who can relate to that sort of schedule? His opinions also reflect a man, that has nothing to do with the practical world. In fact, he views the working world as some sort of evil practice, that should be avoided. Well that would be just wonderful, if everyone could spend all their days walking through the woods.

Perhaps my timing was a little off. I read this, in the middle of all the Christmas holiday stress. I found most of Thoreau`s insights to be rather annoying. A re-read at some point in the future, may yield better results.
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