"I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil-to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that."Henry David Thoreau, noted transcendentalist, wrote Walking as a message of the battle between the importance of nature and the pull of the demands of society, while at the same time writing his other environmental work, Walden.
A NOTE ABOUT ONLINE ORDERS
Due to precautions at our distributor's warehouse and the overwhelming number of orders we've received, there is currently a week's delay between receipt and shipment of orders.
Please consider contributing to our Book Angels fund, which will be used to provide books to local children in need of reading material now that schools and public libraries are closed.
We have reduced our Media Mail rate to $2.95. As of April 15, we will no longer be offering in-store pickup.