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Henry David Thoreau - Speaking For Nature DVD
Henry David Thoreau - Speaking For Nature DVD
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Product Code: TTS201017

In little more than a decade, near the end of his life,
Thoreau transformed his passing interest with nature into
a passion and practice that became the focus of his daily
activities. Thoreau’s plan for his “great work” was nothing
less than a comprehensive day-by-day calendar describing
the nature of the Concord region. And although his life was
cut short, his legacy from that period is astonishing.

This DVD shares a part of that legacy. Walk with Thoreau
on an early Spring morning as he delights in the arrival of
redwings - “calling the river to life and tempting the ice to
melt.” Follow him into a meadow where “the air is liquid
with the bluebirds’ warble.” Paddle up the Assabet to search
out painted turtles and the earliest blossoms of the silver
maple. Join Thoreau as he solves the mystery of his “dream
frog,” collects starflowers, violets, and marigolds, and
tracks the red fox along the river bank.

Thoreau’s narrative is contagious, his senses ever alert - the
“parti-colored” tints of autumn leaves, the “sweet, wild
world” embodied in the wood thrush’s song, and “primitive
fragrance” of the hay-scented fern. Travel with Thoreau
through the “wilds” of Concord and rediscover many of
the same delights.

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