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    Journal: 1837-1861 (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Damion Searls, Foreword by Damion Searls, Preface by John R. Stilgoe

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    DescriptionHenry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work: the daily practice that accompanied his daily walks; the source from which he drew his books and essays; and perhaps the most searching investigation ever made into the everyday environment, seasonal changes, and the ecology or interrelations among different facets of nature and the moods and mind of the observer. It is a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English and is deeply beloved by its readers-but at roughly two million surviving words, or 7,000 pages, it is not often read. This reader's edition, commissioned specially for New York Review Books, is the largest one-volume edition of the Journals ever published. It draws on the entirety of the Journals : rather than collecting highlights out of context, it captures the scope, dailiness, rhythms, and variety of the work as a whole. Thoreau's infinitely curious mind ranges over nearly every phenomenon of nature and life in nineteenth-century New England-the Journals are a rich source of social, environmental, natural, and cultural history-but he looks inward as well as outward, for "It is in vain to write on the seasons unless you have the seasons in you."


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    Title
    Journal
    Subtitle
    1837-1861
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Damion Searls, Foreword by Damion Searls, Preface by John R. Stilgoe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590173213
    ISBN 10: 159017321X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 13
    B&T Approval Code: C26108401
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 818/.303, 818.303
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306800
    Thema V1.0: DND
    LC classification: PS3053 .A2 2009
    Edition statement
    Original
    Publisher
    The New York Review of Books, Inc
    Imprint name
    New York Review of Books Classics
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), the author of Walden and "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience," was born and spent his life in Concord, Massachusetts. Damion Searls is the author of Everything You Say Is True, a travelogue, and What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going: Stories. John R. Stilgoe is the Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape at the Visual and Environmental Studies Department of Harvard University.
    Review quote
    There are other nature writers, other philosophers, other natural historians, other diarists, other political polemicists, but there has never been anyone who combined them all so thoroughly in his own person than Thoreau. Times A brilliant new selection from the vivid and voluminous diaries of the environmentalist and poet Henry Thoreau. Thoreau had an amazing eye for both the detail of the natural world and the foibles of his fellow New Englanders. Guardian