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Elevating Ourselves: Thoreau on Mountains

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"On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning," Thoreau wrote. J. Parker Huber is along for the climb, comparing what Thoreau say in his era to what we can see today.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 31st 1999 by Mariner Books
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Feb 02, 2010 Rebekah Bronwyn rated it it was amazing
I went on a hike with Throeau. Or, we went on ten hikes in the Northeast. I selected Henry David Thoreau’s (and J. Parker Huber’s) “Elevating Ourselves: Thoreau on Mountains” because I fell in love with what life use to be—when native species still occupied the most space. “There it was, the State of Maine, which we had seen on the map, but not much like that. Immeasurable forest for the sun to shine on, that eastern stuff we hear of in Massachusetts. No clearing, no house. It did not look as if ...more
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"Think of our life in nature,—daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it,—rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! The actual world! The common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?"
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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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