The Laws of Nature: Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This book examines the nature writing and philosophy of one of America's most important writers, and the founder of Transcendentalism. His work influenced Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman and many others, both at home and abroad. Here are excerpts from his writings, gleaned from personal journals as well as published works, to provide a glimpse into the mind of a true lover of nature. Walt McLaughlin has compiled this selection of Emerson's most thought-provoking nature writing. The text is accompanied by 34 Roderick MacIver watercolors.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, a renowned American essayist and poet, died in 1882 at age 79. Walt McLaughlin operates Wood Thrush Books, which has published the work of many emerging nature writers. A well-regarded Emerson scholar, he lives in St. Albans, VT. Artist Roderick MacIver lives in North Ferrisburg, VT.

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