Thorson discusses new Walden Pond guide

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Date(s) - Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Walden Woods Project



The Guide to Walden Pond is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau’s most defining place, visited by half a million people each year. Many more know it as the fountainhead of America’s environmental consciousness.

In the guide, Thoreau devotee Thorson takes us on an amble around the pond’s shoreline, pausing to explore people, events, and the natural world in fifteen special places. With quotations from Thoreau’s Walden throughout, stop by stop, the place of his book merges with the book of his place.

Dr. Robert M. Thorson is a Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut and is author of The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape and Literature of One of America’s Most Iconic Places (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Forthcoming March 13, 2018); The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years (Harvard, 2017); Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth Century Science (Harvard, 2014); and Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America’s Kettle Lakes (Bloomsbury, 2009).


This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 PM for a wine and cheese reception with the author, sponsored by The Cheese Shop of Concord.  The talk will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.  

There will be a book-signing by the author following the talk.

To make reservations AND/OR to reserve a copy of the book ($16,99, paperback), please call 781-259-4707 or email your name, phone number, number of seats you’d like reserved and how you heard about the event to  Within two business days after leaving your information, you will receive a confirmation and more details about the event.