Thoreau's Country Journey Through a Transformed Landscape

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780674006683
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
Harvard University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
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Heftet
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288
Vekt
448 gr
Høyde
233 mm
Bredde
155 mm
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Thoreau's Country Journey Through a Transformed Landscape

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk
In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. Foster was struck by how different the forested landscape around him was from the one Thoreau described more than a century earlier. The sights and sounds that Thoreau experienced on his daily walks through 19th-century Concord were those of rolling farmland, small woodlands, and farmers endlessly working the land. As Foster explored the New England landscape, he discovered ancient ruins of cellar holes, stone walls, and abandoned cartways - all remnants of this earlier land now largely covered by forest. Part ecological and historical puzzle, this text brings a vanished countryside to life in all its dimensions, human and natural, offering a rich record of human imprint upon the land. Extensive excerpts from the journals show the reader a Thoreau intimately acquainted with the ways in which he and his neighbours were changing and remaking the New England landscape. Foster adds the perspective of a modern forest ecologist and landscape historian, using the journals to trace themes of historical and social change.
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In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. This text, part ecological and historical puzzle, discusses how the countryside has changed since Thoreau's time.
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"[Foster] is a clear-eyed interpreter of the so-called hermit of Concord... [His] fine book lays the groundwork for a conservation ethic that is realistic, practical and-as it must be-sympathetic to human culture and informed by human history." -Chet Raymo, Boston Globe
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David R. Foster is Director of the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts, and teaches ecology at Harvard University. He is the author of New England Forests through Time (Harvard).
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780674006683
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
Harvard University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
288
Vekt
448 gr
Høyde
233 mm
Bredde
155 mm
Se alle
Forfatter