Cover: Thoreau’s Country: Journey through a Transformed Landscape, from Harvard University PressCover: Thoreau’s Country in PAPERBACK

Thoreau’s Country

Journey through a Transformed Landscape

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674006683

Publication Date: 12/21/2001

Short

288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 fine line illustrations

World

  • Preface
  • Prologue: One Man’s Journal
  • Three Landscapes in New England History
  • The Cultural Landscape of New England
    • Views of the Nineteenth-Century Countryside
    • Daily Life
    • The Farmer as Hero
    • Meadows and Mowers
    • Stone Walls and Other Fences
  • A Natural History of Woodlands
    • Woodlands and Sproutlands
    • Forest Land Use and Woodland Practices
    • Firewood and Other Fuels
    • Wildfire: A Human and Natural Force
  • The Coming of the New Forest
    • Social Change and Farm Abandonment in New England
    • The Succession of Forest Trees
  • Losses and Change
    • Animals: From Bobolinks to Bears
    • The Passenger Pigeon
    • The American Chestnut
  • Stepping Back and Looking Ahead
    • Reading Forest and Landscape History
    • Landscape Change
    • Insights into the Ecology and Conservation of the Land
  • Bibliographic Essay
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, In Mrs. Tully’s Room: A Childcare Portrait by Vivian Gussin Paley, Harvard University Press

Remembering Vivian Gussin Paley

Renowned educator and author Vivian Gussin Paley died recently. Her former editor at Harvard University Press, Elizabeth Knoll, looks back on her life and work, which emphasized storytelling as an important tool in children’s learning. Vivian Gussin Paley was a small, gray-haired schoolteacher

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.