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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (987 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: Larry McKeever Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In wilderness is the preservation of the world. Life consists with wilderness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes him. Philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau preferred to contemplate the nature of man and his environment while walking. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by April | 2/10/2014

    " My favorite book of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gillian | 2/8/2014

    " "...in Wildness is the preservation of the World." Thoreau's two essays in my version of the text, "Walking" and "Night and Moonlight" focus on the importance of not only appreciating existing wildness around us, but cultivating wildness in ourselves and the surrounding areas. Almost contradicting himself in some parts, he suggest that the Farmer is above the Indian, in that he believes that some cultivation and agriculture is better than leaving things lie. At the same time, he holds the view of his time that the Indians (read, Native Americans) are a primitive culture with no complex technology, saying that they would cultivate the land with a "clam shell." Despite this evidence of his time period and a few slight contradictions, I found these essays to be fresh and informative, still applicable in a time when nature seems to be slipping away through our fingers. Thoreau's places where "no man has stood before and no man will ever stand" are growing few and far between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " Rebecca Solnit, despite doing this like 200 years after this, did it better. But the reason I like Thoreau as a rhetorician is that he's never too annoying. He's very literal and he's very clear and rarely has incomprehensible, highfalutin' ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 2/3/2014

    " Seemed to drag a bit when he got off the topic of walking. More philosophizing than naturalist observation, but then he was dying when he wrote this. He uses some really wonderful turns of phrase. "

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