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Laws of Nature Excertps from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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ISBN-10: 1556439318

ISBN-13: 9781556439315

Edition: 2010

Authors: Walt McLaughlin, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Though written in the mid-nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emersonrs"s work, particularly his nature writing, speaks to contemporary sensibilities. The uniquely American, nature-based philosophy commonly attributed to Thoreau was first presented to the world by Emerson in his slender volumeNatureand later developed by both men, each with his own distinct voice. Emersonrs"s take on wild nature was richer and more complex than Thoreaurs"s, largely due to the influence of Darwinism and Emersonrs"s propensity for delving deeply into the most difficult philosophical matters. Featuring nearly 100 luminous watercolor illustrations,The Laws of Naturecollects Emersonrs"s most evocative thoughts on…    
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 9/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 8.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Known primarily as the leader of the philosophical movement transcendentalism, which stresses the ties of humans to nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and essayist, was born in Boston in 1803. From a long line of religious leaders, Emerson became the minister of the Second Church (Unitarian) in 1829. He left the church in 1832 because of profound differences in interpretation and doubts about church doctrine. He visited England and met with British writers and philosophers. It was during this first excursion abroad that Emerson formulated his ideas for Self-Reliance. He returned to the United States in 1833 and settled in Concord, Massachusetts. He began lecturing in Boston. His…