The Green Thoreau: America's First Environmentalist on Technology, Possessions, Livelihood, and More Hot
September 03, 2012 152 0Add
Henry David Thoreau saw nature as teacher and companion, and many of his philosophies guide the contemporary environmental movement. What Thoreau wrote about simplicity, materialism, technology, and our troubled relationship with nature is perhaps even more relevant to our lives today than it was in the nineteenth century. In these pages, editor Carol Spenard LaRusso presents quotations by Thoreau on nature, technology, livelihood, living, possessions, time, diet and food, and aspiration. At turns passionate, funny, and profound, this collection serves as a compelling introduction — or vivid reminder — of why Thoreau is one of America’s iconoclastic greats.
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The Green Thoreau: America's First Environmentalist on Technology, Possessions, Livelihood, and More 2012-09-28 16:34:53 Lamisha Serf
Reviewed by Lamisha Serf September 28, 2012
Last updated: September 28, 2012
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The Green Thoreau is an inspiring collection of quotations from various essays and books by Henry David Thoreau that illustrate his passion for nature and his brilliance with words. Carol Spenard LaRusso presents profound passages from some of Theoreau’s lesser-known pieces on nature, possessions, time, and aspiration that are quite relevant for our time. His words are timeless and encouraging as he discusses the importance of appreciating and respecting nature and living a simplified life, messages that we need now more than ever.