The Maine Woods
"What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." -Henry David Thoreau
Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was just as likely to turn his observant eye to the habits and languages of the Abnaki Indians or the arduous life of the logger as he was to the workings of nature. He acutely observed the rivers, lakes, mountains, wolves, moose, and stars in the dark sky. He also told of nights sitting by the campfire, and of meeting men who communicated with each other by writing on the trunks of trees. In The Maine Woods, Thoreau captured a wilder side of America and revealed his own adventurous spirit.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Maine Woods (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)User Review - David Kessler - Goodreads
I enjoyed it more than Walden Pond. The views in the dense woods of Maine just made you feel closed in. Maine woods are so dense and inpenitrible. Good tales Read full review
Review: The Maine Woods (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)User Review - Jennifer Entwistle - Goodreads
These "classic" books are so wasted on me. All they really do is put me to sleep. It barely tells about the scenery and is mostly just a documentary about a journey. Zzzzz! Read full review
II FLOWERS AND SHRUBS
III LIST OF PLANTS
IV LIST OF BIRDS
VII A LIST OF INDIAN WORDS