The Natural History Essays

The Natural History Essays

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Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the qother nationsq of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. HENRY DAVID THOREAU was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history andphilosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism.The reciprocity of nature and mana#39;s imagination produces the warmth by which life is maintained. ... Many years later in the introduction to his lecture on aquot; Huckleberriesaquot; he would quote Pliny approvingly: In minimis Natura praestat a€” Nature excels in the least things. ... noting in almost microscopic detail the aquot; submarine cottages of the caddice- worms, aquot; the aquot;tiny tracks of mice around every stem, aquot; and theanbsp;...

Title:The Natural History Essays
Author:Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:Gibbs Smith - 2011


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