Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

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Thoreau (1817-62) protests the desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild spaces for instruction and recreation, and envisions a new American scripture. Difficulties with the handwriting, method of composition, notations, and pagination have kept his final observations and meditations from being published previously.
Hardcover, 409 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1999)
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I received this book as a gift(2004)from a mentor/co-worker while teaching at GHS. She reveled in my love of the outdoors down to the very last leaf and/or berry. This book travels with me throughout the year. The binding is now broken,pages are dirty and the margins filled with notes,thoughts,ideas, etc.
Marjorie Elwood
A catalog of when he saw each plant flower, in successive years, I just couldn't make it through this one....
David Hensley
As with everything I've read by Thoreau, this book is extremely rich with profound meaning. Filled with quips, digressions, and observations all worth their weight in gold, Thoreau uses this book to expound on an idea he defends elsewhere in "Walking" - that of going out into the world, unencumbered by idle thoughts, and simply living in it. Tasting its fruit, observing its patterns, and drinking it all up gratefully. It's hard to express how Thoreau does this so beautifully, but he does, every...more
Julie Barrett
Wild Fruits Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
1850's This lost manuscript is mostly about Thoreau and his time studying the plants he lives near.
Everything from when they first come out in the spring, the crop they produce and the taste and the history of the plant itself and how it was used in the past.
Wish I had the actual book as it might come with pictures of the actual plants that I could then identify here locally but this is a book on tape.
Thoreau's notes on edible wild foods (mostly fruit)and seeds. Interesting details...

When I lived on a farm, I kept notes like these about both the wild and cultivated plants.
Nov 20, 2007 Emily rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: field naturalists, new england residents
Shelves: nelp
a field guide more than anything, though it does contain some little story and folklore snippets.
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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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