Geomedia: Books: Rediscovering the science behind Thoreau's 'Walden'

Last summer, I had the opportunity to enjoy a personal tour around the world’s most famous kettle pond, Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., led by geologist Robert Thorson, who recently authored the book “Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science.” The rainy, gray day did not diminish our hike or Thorson’s delight in sharing what he had learned from his research into Henry David Thoreau’s lifelong fascination with Walden Pond and the science behind his iconic book, “Walden.”

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John-Manuel Andriote

Andriote (jmandriote.com) is a Connecticut-based journalist and author of “Victory Deferred,” an award-winning history of the AIDS epidemic, and, most recently, “Wilhelmina Goes Wandering,” a children’s book based on the true story of a runaway cow in Connecticut.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:00